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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 4th, 2013, 3:17 pm
by min-chi-cbus
Surface lots are NOT easy to replace because owners hoard them in hopes of becoming super rich off of future land premiums, and if the parcels get subdivided then it becomes nearly impossible for large-scale developments (the profitable kinds) to occur on these lots. At least, that's what seems to be the impetus to having surface lots over boring, soulless boxes or parks (also hard to remove once there).

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 4th, 2013, 4:33 pm
by John
I'm glad the Hyatt is expanding, but it would be nice to see the exterior reskinned and have the hotel more engaged with Nicollet Mall at the street level. The building does nothing to contribute to the city's character or pedestrian experience. It's an awful looking building and everyone knows it. The owners need to stop being so miserly, and update the exterior to a higher standard.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 5th, 2013, 8:50 am
by gpete
Anyone know where this is at? I've seen some people that look like contractors in the old Om space lately.
Yes, the old Nate's Clothing space is the same building where Om used to be.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 5th, 2013, 10:24 am
by 5th Ave Guy
I should've been more specific... was wondering if anyone knew where the project was at. Is the hotel planned for that space still on track?

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 10th, 2013, 8:29 pm
by uptowncarag
Per the blog "Just Listed" in the Star Tribune by Janet Moore. Hotel proposed for south downtown. The block is 8th St.N.and 1st Ave So. 210 room Hampton Inn and Suites. I could go back to scan the posts but is this old news? Mortenson Development. No specifics and number of rooms could change.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 10th, 2013, 8:37 pm
by mnmike
Yeah, there is a thread...I just bumped it back up with your news:)

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 11th, 2013, 12:44 pm
by min-chi-cbus
Maybe Mortenson will be original and make this hotel 4 units per floor.....everyone gets a corner view!

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 29th, 2013, 2:12 pm
by lordmoke
Hilton will be dropping $14M on room upgrades for their downtown hotel:
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... ation.html

Among the more modest expenditures are 50 inch flat screen televisions for every room.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 30th, 2013, 7:02 am
by mullen
finance commerce has a paywalled story about a possible hotel project near the proposed apartment development on washington ave.
http://finance-commerce.com/2013/07/ano ... lis-hotel/

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 30th, 2013, 8:52 am
by Didier
I don't know if it's been said here yet, but the Seven Corners hotel now has all of the Courtyard by Marriott signage up.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 30th, 2013, 8:55 am
by twincitizen
Maybe one or two more small, private sector hotel developments and we can put the terrible idea of a publicly subsidized 1000-room convention center hotel to bed.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 30th, 2013, 9:03 am
by mattaudio
^ -1
It seems as though developers are skeptical of the 1000 room hotel project considering how we're seeing new rooms planned in the market.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 30th, 2013, 6:27 pm
by John
mattaudio wrote:^ -1
It seems as though developers are skeptical of the 1000 room hotel project considering how we're seeing new rooms planned in the market.
No. The developer's perceived market for the possible Alatus hotel is people using the new stadium. The Hampton Inn wants to attract people attending events at Target Field and the basketball arena. The purpose of the convention center hotel is to attract large conventions to our facility, and remain competitive with the many other cities now building state-of-the-art hotels for the convention business. They are really marketing to different demographic groups.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 30th, 2013, 6:39 pm
by Nick
John wrote:
mattaudio wrote:^ -1
It seems as though developers are skeptical of the 1000 room hotel project considering how we're seeing new rooms planned in the market.
No. The developer's perceived market for the possible Alatus hotel is people using the new stadium. The Hampton Inn wants to attract people attending events at Target Field and the basketball arena. The purpose of the convention center hotel is to attract large conventions to our facility, and remain competitive with the many other cities now building state-of-the-art hotels for convention business. They are really marketing to different demographic groups.
I would agree that you disagree.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: August 6th, 2013, 1:10 pm
by minnyapple
Not sure if this was known or posted on here before but saw this article on MSP Biz Journal this afternoon.

Hotel eyed for historic Plymouth Building in Minneapolis

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... hotel.html

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: August 6th, 2013, 3:35 pm
by min-chi-cbus
Would rather:

1. Plymouth Building remain apartments, because residential historic rehabs are some of my favorite projects
2. Hotel supply be met with something closer to a convention-sized building (800+ rooms) and not this


We'll see I guess.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: August 7th, 2013, 2:51 pm
by Avian
Hotel, eh? So basically they would be turning the Plymouth Building into a clone of the Dyckman Hotel across the street, which was demolished to make way for City Center. Ironic.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 1:27 pm
by lordmoke
I'm just going to put this here because this is where talk of Ameriprise buying the Ivy was:
http://finance-commerce.com/2013/08/ame ... vy-condos/

Failing to buy the hotel, they bought 17 condos instead. Haha.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: August 29th, 2013, 5:42 pm
by John
This is good news. Takes another 17 condos out of the already shrinking inventory downtown, which can only improve the chances for more condo development to happen sooner. Wish they would get rid of that ridiculous metal fence at the top of this project, and complete the crown as it was originally designed:
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: November 15th, 2013, 10:09 am
by Wedgeguy
Any one know of any movement on the boutique hotel in the old Nate's Clothing building??