The Gettys Group, ESG Architects help redesign Hotel Ivy

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts completed the renovation of Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis.

Hotel Ivy's transformation included redesigned hotel guestrooms and public spaces, including a new street-level bar and lounge; Monello restaurant; and Constantine, a subterranean bar. The hotel's new dining experiences are the latest collaboration between Wischermann Partners and Jester Concepts.

The 136 guestrooms now have fabrics and earth-toned textiles that create a layered look. Led by The Gettys Group, the interior design brings together Mahogany wood furnishings with leather headboards, accented by metal hardware, bronze table lamps and blue velvet armchairs. Each of the guestrooms and suites has new window treatments in hues of grey, complementing the geometric patterns of the custom-designed carpets.

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Following the renovation, Hotel Ivy's lobby bar was also reimagined as a street-level lounge with banquettes, communal tables and a backlit marble bar. It is now named Venetia.

Hotel Ivy also introduced Monello, designed in a blue and silver color palette with mixed metals.

Tucked away downstairs from Monello, Constantine is a dimly lit, biblically-inspired cocktail bar. This space harkens back to the building's legacy as a church in 1930 with a repurposed pulpit, stained glass and organ pipes incorporated into the design. The horse-shoe shaped bar sits center stage. There is also a private whiskey room for 12 people.

Hotel Ivy's restaurant and bars were designed by ESG Architects and are owned by Jester Concepts.

The Ivy Spa Club spans 17,000-square-foot and has dedicated treatment rooms for massages, body treatments, facials and hydra-therapy as well as two couples' suites. The spa also has a relaxation lounge, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi as well as private hair and nail salons.

Meanwhile, situated next to the spa, Ivy Fitness Club has  Matrix weight equipment, treadmills and elliptical machines.

Part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection is investing in hotel conversions and landmark renovations in US destinations, including Key West, Lake Tahoe, San Antonio and San Francisco. The Luxury Collection is on track to surpass 100 hotels in more than 30 countries by the end of 2015.

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