The Westin Minneapolis
214 rooms and suites
7,800 sq. ft. meeting space
Developer: Ryan Companies
Builder: Ryan Companies
Architect: ESG Architects
Interior Design: MONCUR
Hospitality Development Consultant
Minneapolis/St. Paul Biz Journal
Best Hotel Development 2006
The Minneapolis Preservation Award
"Adaptive Reuse 2007"
The Westin Minneapolis is located in the heart of the financial district adjacent to Gaviidae Common, Minneapolis' most upscale shopping experience anchored by Neiman Marcus. The property is connected via skyway to Wells Fargo Center, Dain Rauscher Tower and other major corporate offices. It is located next to the Light Rail Transit with access to the International Airport and the Mall of America.
The development incorporates the reuse of the historic Farmers and Mechanics Bank building. The former bank hall with its original interiors and 35-foot tall ceilings was restored to its original splendor and serves as the lobby and restaurant of the hotel.
The upper upscale hotel offers 214 guest rooms and suites featuring the Westin Heavenly Bed, the Westin Heavenly Bath, Flatscreen TV's, large work desks and high-speed internet connections. The Westin Minneapolis provides 11 meeting and boardrooms with a total of 7,800 square feet of meeting space, an indoor-pool and a state-of-the art fitness center.
The project is a historic redevelopment qualifying for Historic Tax Credits. The Westin Minneapolis was a turnkey development by Ryan Companies, which sold the property upon completion to HEI Hotels & Resorts, who operates the Westin Hotel.
Wischermann Partners was instrumental in conceptualizing the development, providing hospitality development consulting services to Ryan Companies and introducing the project to HEI Hotels & Resorts. The Westin Minneapolis opened in May 2007.