The Gettys Group transforms Hilton Minneapolis, Minn.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company completed its $13.0=million renovation of the Hilton Minneapolis. The renovation, which commenced in November 2013, involved the guestrooms, guest bathrooms and corridors.

The hotel is the largest in Minnesota and is a AAA Four Diamond hotel.

All guestrooms were redesigned and now offer Hilton Hotels & Resorts' signature, Serenity Beds, 50-inch high-definition LCD televisions, in-room refrigerators, laptop safes, Cuisinart two-cup coffeemakers, a work desk with ergonomic chair and a digital panel that allows guests to connect and charge several digital devices at once. The renovated guest bathrooms have granite counter tops, back-lit mirrors and a custom nightlight.


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The renovations also introduced sustainability measures to improve the property's operating efficiency and environmental profile. These include: replacing CFL technology with LED lighting, converting 6,566 fixtures that will result in an annual 551,251 KWH reduction in electrical usage; converting 1,642 bathroom light fixtures to T-5 fluorescent bulbs, creating annual savings of 100,000 KWH; installing low-flow shower heads that yield an annual reduction in water consumption by 1,753,040 gallons; and replacing all guestroom heating systems with new energy-efficient fan motors.

The property was transformed by The Gettys Group.

The design is said to be thoughtful with warm colors, contemporary original art, and the occasional splash of accents. Wood tones were contrasted with light neutral fabrics and blended with stone and polished metal for an urban look.