The Westin Edina Galleria
225 rooms and suites
10,000 sq. ft. meeting space
Owner/Developer: Gabbert & Beck
Design-Build General Contractor & Dev. Manager: Ryan Companies
Architect: ESG Architects
Interior Design: Cole Martinez Curtis
Hospitality Development Consultant
Minneapolis/St. Paul Biz Journal
Best Mixed-Use Development 2006
“Best Pre-Opening Franchise Full-Service Hotels NA 2008”
No. 1 Guest Satisfaction Score in NA of all 533 Starwood-branded hotels
This upper-upscale hospitality development is located in Edina, a first-tier suburb to Minneapolis. The development connects to Galleria, the most upscale shopping experience in Minnesota. Retailers include Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, Bang & Olufsen, Williams Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Cole Haan, Tumi and other lifestyle retailers and restaurants.
The mixed-use development includes The Westin Edina Galleria with 225 rooms and suites and The Residences at The Westin Edina Galleria, 82 units ranging in size from 800 to 3,200 square feet. Selling prices range from the low $400's up to $3,000,000 per residential unit.
The Westin Edina Galleria offers 10,000 square feet of meeting space with a ballroom capacity for up to 300 people, and a McCormick and Schmick's seafood restaurant. The hotel rooms feature Westin's award-winning Heavenly Bed, a 37-inch Flatscreen TV, and a Minibar. The Heavenly Bath offers a soaking tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower.
WestinWORKOUT® combines state-of-the-art equipment and high-performance workouts to create a customized solution for guests who are committed to maintaining an active lifestyle during their travels. The indoor pool and whirl-pool spa complete the amenities at this 18-story property.
Residents have access to all services and amenities of The Westin Edina Galleria. From 24-hour room service to weekly housekeeping calls and a private underground garage. Wischermann Partners provided hospitality development consulting services to Gabbert & Beck, conceptualizing the overall the mixed-use project, securing the Westin brand via contract negotiations with Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
The Westin Edina Galleria opened August 21st, 2008. Wischermann Partners has been managing the daily hotel operations of the hotel. The team has been recognized by Starwood Hotels for the “Best Pre-Opening” of franchise hotels in North America in 2008. Guest satisfaction scores have been outstanding, leading to the Best Overall Guest Satisfaction Score for the year 2010 of all 533 Starwood-branded hotels in North America. The Westin Edina Galleria consistently outperforms its competitive set with a RevPAR Index ranging between 135 – 160%.