Omni Hotels to open 320-room Minnesota hotel in late 2020

The Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, scheduled to open in late 2020, is under construction in Eagan, Minn. Photo credit: Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts unveiled plans to open a 320-room, 14-story hotel in Eagan, Minn.’s, Viking Lakes mixed-use development. The company joins MV Eagan Ventures, Ecolab, the Davis family (Mark, Mitch and Marty Davis) and Viking Lakes Hotel Physician Partners as ownership partners with owner MVE Hotel.

Slated to open in late 2020, the hotel will include an all-day dining outlet; a specialty restaurant and lounge featuring a bar and an outdoor terrace; a grab-and-go market; a retail outlet; an espresso and lobby bar; a spa with multiple treatment rooms, a sauna and a steam room; an indoor pool; and a fitness center.

Its 35,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and prefunction space will includesa 7,500-square-foot ballroom and a 4,410-square-foot event center. Every other guestroom floor will feature a nearly 1,500-square-foot hospitality lounge with couches, communal tables, a fireplace and a kitchen.

"Omni Hotels & Resorts is growing at a rapid pace over the next few years and our expansion into Minnesota with Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is an important next step in the strategic development of our brand," Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement.

The hotel is under construction, currently standing nearly seven stories high. MN Development Co. is leading construction in collaboration with Kraus Anderson. ESG Architecture & Design conceptualized architecture and interior design.

Located outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., the Viking Lakes mixed-use development is home to the Minnesota Vikings headquarters at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and TCO Stadium. It is planned to encompass more than 3 million square feet of corporate and medical offices, retail, entertainment and multifamily housing.