Mining the Midwest: Hotel openings in the Heartland

The Emery opened in downtown Minneapolis April 3 following a gut renovation of the Hotel Minneapolis. Photo credit: Emery (The front desk at Emery)

The first weeks of April are seeing several hotel openings in the Midwest. The properties debuting include the Emery hotel in Minneapolis, Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee North in Glendale, Wis.

Emery, part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, opened April 3 in downtown Minneapolis. Emerging from a gut renovation of the Hotel Minneapolis, also an Autograph Collection property, the 229-room hotel is managed by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the luxury lifestyle division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts.

The property features Italian restaurant Giulia, the city’s first downtown location for Spyhouse Coffee, 4,500 square feet of meeting space and a fitness center. The hotel is within walking distance of U.S. Bank Stadium and Target Field.

The Michigan Embassy Suites by Hilton, owned and managed by Suburban Inns, opened April 5. The downtown property offers 250 two-room and studio suites; six flexible meeting spaces that, when combined, accommodate up to 250 persons; a convenience market, business center and fitness center—all open 24 hours—and an indoor pool. Located along the waterfront, the property offers access to a range of downtown attractions, including the DeVos Place Convention Center, Van Andel Arena and Grand Rapids Art Museum.

The 84-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee North will open April 11 in Glendale, Wis. Hotel amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, an exercise room, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi and fax and copy services. The property is located about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Milwaukee.