Millennium Hotels and Resorts 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 spaces will be closed to the public from mid-December until the hotel reopens on 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 new materials and fixtures, some of which will be sourced locally.
The major features of the project will include a 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.
A new restaurant and lounge concept will be created, with a variety of seating options ranging from tables for two to four guests, to lounge and bar seating.
There will also be complete renovations of the hotel’s 22,000 square-feet of meeting/business space, with all new meeting facilities with newer sound and lighting systems, including three ballrooms, breakout rooms and the property’s iconic 14th floor Dome.
Also, a new and repositioned front desk and lobby area will be made, including installation of a new gas-fired, two-sided fireplace with a lounge area created for food and cocktails, as well as a waiting lounge, all featuring new furniture, fixtures, walls and ceilings.
The 321-room Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, located on downtown's Nicollet Mall, 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. Other features include Nic's on Nicollet restaurant, Martini's lounge, exercise suite, indoor swimming pool with sauna, car rental service, and gift shop.