The Metropolitan Airports Commission staff has reportedly recommended Graves Hospitality Corp. to develop a full-service hotel at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Graves reportedly beat out proposals from Golden Valley-based M.A. Mortenson and St. Paul-based Morrissey Hospitality Companies.
"We are super excited that the MAC and us can share the vision of having a world class hotel at the airport—and it's going to be a very upscale, luxury hotel," said Graves President Benjamin Graves, and as reported by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Graves is partnering with RSP Architects of Minneapolis and the Burnsville office of Denver-based PCL Construction Services.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission has said it wants a full-service hotel with at least 200 rooms on the two-acre site near Terminal 1's parking ramps and Blue Line light rail transit station.
Graves developed the Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, which it sold to Loews Hotels last year.