Downtown Hotel News

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby 5th Ave Guy » November 15th, 2013, 12:42 pm

There are people in there doing something. That's about the extent of my knowledge, but it looks like something preliminary is going on in there when I walk by on the way to work.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Wedgeguy » November 15th, 2013, 1:59 pm

5th Ave Guy wrote:There are people in there doing something. That's about the extent of my knowledge, but it looks like something preliminary is going on in there when I walk by on the way to work.
Thanks, good to know that this project is not dormant then.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Nathan » January 17th, 2014, 1:55 pm

I've noticed that there is a new pop up floor on the top of this building! ( where Nate's clothing was)

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby woofner » January 17th, 2014, 2:01 pm

That's been there for a long time. You can see it in the google obliques:

http://goo.gl/maps/7emfg
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Nathan » January 18th, 2014, 11:10 am

Cool, I was hoping it was, or could be a cool feature for a hotel there, or a sign of something, but I just haven't been as observant as I thought! :)

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby seanrichardryan » January 18th, 2014, 12:51 pm

It was part of the build out for the defunct restaurant OM. VIP rooftop of something.
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby minnyapple » February 6th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Does anyone know if and when the Radisson Plaza hotel in Downtown will still be converted to a Radisson Blu? You would think they would have tried to do the renovation before the MLB all star game and the summertime. I found this old article from the Bussiness Journal. It says they planned to begin in a few months back in April 2013 and have it complete in 2014. I assume they meant at the time early 2014. Has anyone heard anything on this one? Thanks http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... l?page=all

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » February 6th, 2014, 10:25 pm

Yes. The renovation to Blu is well underway, started in December

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » February 21st, 2014, 1:32 pm

Minneapolis hotel occupancy reaches pre-recession heights

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -2013.html

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby nickmgray » February 25th, 2014, 2:25 pm

I think the market is ripe for one or two new 200-300 room hotel in downtown. Occupancy rates are extremely high, especially since there are more hotels rooms downtown now than there were last time the market was this good. If the hotel proposal next to the stadium isn't approved, there may be enough pend up demand to make a convention hotel a reality in the next 2-3 years without having the city put up any more for it.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby seanrichardryan » July 25th, 2014, 8:09 am

From the article about the Conrad- http://www.startribune.com/business/268545542.html
However, the renovation of the former Nate’s Clothing store into a Warehouse District boutique hotel has hit a snag, according to Tom Biegler, of South Dakota-based Regency Hotel Management.

“It’s probably still going to happen; we had a holdup with the [historic] tax credits, and we’re exploring other options,” he said.
Sounds like he wanted tax credits, but did't want to follow the guidelines.
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby seanrichardryan » October 13th, 2014, 7:37 pm

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Silophant » November 28th, 2014, 9:53 pm

That's cool. I didn't realize the Soo Line was that old.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby nBode » November 28th, 2014, 11:54 pm

These kinds of things tend to make me question whether anything we're doing these days is right/good. Everything seems like a good idea at the time (like that Radisson makeover). But I'm dreading that in 50 years we'll still be shaking our heads saying, "What were they thinking?"

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Nick » November 28th, 2014, 11:55 pm

Exactly.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby FISHMANPET » November 29th, 2014, 12:07 am

And why I hate trying to judge a new building through the same lens with which we judge a 100 year old building. How can anybody really say what people will think about a building for the next 75 years or so. Sure let's do our best to push for good architecture, but let's be sure to understand that we won't really be sure what that means until we're all dead.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Avian » November 29th, 2014, 11:06 am

That presumes that good design is based entirely upon opinion, and it's not. Great design survives the vagaries of fashion.

At least, it should. ;)

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby FISHMANPET » November 29th, 2014, 1:12 pm

And yet somehow we do things like tear down our Metropolitan Bulding because we think it's old and ugly. I'm not going to be arrogant enough to assume that we're sooooooo much smarter than we were then, or even 25 years ago when we tore down the Nicollet Hotel.

So to say "is this something we'll be glad to have in 100 years, or wish it never existed after 100 years" is basically not possible.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby EOst » November 29th, 2014, 2:14 pm

The obliteration of Gateway Park is possibly the biggest piece of vandalism here. The buildings are pretty, but at least they've mostly been replaced. That Park, though, could've become iconic of Minneapolis. Imagine this with all the towers of downtown shining behind it. Instead, we have this.


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