Markzeff transforms Marquette Hotel into Curio Collection by Hilton’s first Minnesota outpost

The converted hotel is the collection’s first Minnesota outpost, and features a locally-inspired design.

In Minneapolis, the Marquette Hotel unveiled its $25-million transformation into a Curio Collection by Hilton property. The converted hotel is the collection’s first Minnesota outpost, and has a locally inspired design from New York-based studio Markzeff.

The 282-room property’s design pays homage to the city’s heritage while keeping modern elements front-and-center. The color palette used includes deep gray, charcoal and blue tones.

Punctuated with open-concept spaces, the hotel lobby is reminiscent of an art gallery. It now has new furnishings, modern elements and textures, ambient lighting, and seating.

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Ranging in size from 450 square feet to 1,200 square feet, all rooms include monochromatic palettes complete with clean lines and hardwood floors accented with marble and white linen. The guestrooms were designed with a lounge area, large windows, views and grand bathrooms.

The hotel’s new Italian-Mediterranean eatery Jacques is located on the ground floor, replacing Jolliet House. Named for French Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette, the restaurant can seat 92 guests across 2,000 square feet.