Millennium Hotels and Resorts to Create 'New' Hotel in Minneapolis
Published 14 September 2012
Investment of $20 Million to Re-invent Millennium Minneapolis by April 2013 Awarded to Local Architecture Firm
MINNEAPOLIS (September 14, 2012) --- Millennium Hotels and Resorts has announced a $20 million investment in creating a "new" hotel for the 21st century in Minneapolis. The project, scheduled for completion in April 2013, calls for the redesign and reconstruction of virtually every aspect of the existing Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.
Guestrooms and meeting space will be closed to the public from mid-December until the hotel reopens April 1, 2013, while construction on the "new" Millennium Hotel Minneapolis is underway.
Architecture and design of the project is under the direction of Minneapolis-based RSP Architects. Renovations will include all 321 guestrooms, meeting facilities, lounge and lobby areas as well as a new location and concept for the restaurant. The hotel will be outfitted with many new materials and fixtures, some of which will be sourced locally.
Major features of the project include:
- Complete refurbishment of 321 guestrooms, including new electrical and HVAC systems; Cat 6 cable for the state-of-the-art phone/TV/wireless capabilities, and new furniture and fixtures in guestrooms and bathrooms
- Creation of a new restaurant and lounge concept with a variety of seating options ranging from tables for two to four guests to lounge and bar seating
- Complete renovations of the hotel’s 22,000 square-feet of meeting/business space with all new meeting facilities equipped with the latest sound and lighting systems including three ballrooms, breakout rooms and the property's iconic 14th floor Dome
- New, repositioned front desk and lobby area, including installation of a new gas-fired, two-sided fireplace with a soft-seating lounge area created for food and cocktails as well as a "waiting" lounge, all featuring new furniture, fixtures, walls and ceilings
"In no way, does the term 'renovation' do justice to what we are undertaking at the property. The Millennium Hotel Minneapolis will be, in virtually every respect, a brand new, stylishly modern, high-design, state-of-the-art city hotel," said Robert Rivers, general manager of the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.
The sales and marketing team will be accepting bookings for 2013 throughout the renovation period. Although these spaces will be closed during the renovation process, Millennium Minneapolis’ sales team will be excited to show a model room at any time. Corporate, meeting planners, group organizers and those organizing social events can be among the first to experience the “new” Millennium Minneapolis.
For more information, call Kelsey Bjornson at (612) 359-2227 or (612) 332-6000.
About Millennium Minneapolis Hotel
The 321-room Millennium Hotel Minneapolis is conveniently located on downtown's Nicollet Mall, within minutes of the city's theaters, museums and other cultural venues. It is connected directly to the Minneapolis Convention Center via an enclosed skyway. The property features 22,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space that can accommodate groups up to 700, including the popular "Dome" banquet room offering a panoramic skyline view of the Minneapolis. Other features include Nic's on Nicollet restaurant, Martini's lounge, exercise suite, indoor swimming pool with sauna, car rental service and gift shop. A convenient express bus direct to the Mall of America, the nation's largest retail and entertainment complex, is available. For more information see http://www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumhotelminneapolis/ or call (612) 332-6000.
About Millennium Hotels and Resorts
Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), established in the United States in 2000, is the North American arm of Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc (MLC). The MHR portfolio includes 14 hotels in the U.S. and over 100 hotels worldwide including United Kingdom, Singapore, Qatar, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, UAE, Thailand, China, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait. U.S. hotels include: Millennium Broadway Hotel New York, The Premier Hotel at the Millennium Broadway; ONE UN New York; Millennium Hotel Buffalo; Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles; Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago; Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston; Millennium Hotel Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel St. Louis; Millennium Hotel Cincinnati; Millennium Harvest House Boulder; Millennium Hotel Durham; Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage; Millennium Resort and Villas Scottsdale; and the Millennium Maxwell House Nashville. For further information on Millennium Hotels and Resorts, call 866-866-8086 or visit www.millenniumhotels.com.