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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » October 31st, 2012, 10:50 am

When in the world was that? Must have been over 20 years ago.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby MotorCity2TwinCities » October 31st, 2012, 3:49 pm

Really glad that the Comfort Suites is getting a renovation. I live across from that Centre Village building and also park my car there and think it is the ugliest tower in the city. I know that the exterior of the building really can't be helped but I very much hope that the main lobby is included in the hotel's renovation!

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Nathan » October 31st, 2012, 4:13 pm

20 mil was about the same that Hyatt Spent on their Reno too right? And little to nothing changed on the exterior, but the inside is killer.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mattaudio » October 31st, 2012, 8:55 pm

Crazy to think that Centre Village hotel was an Embassy Suites just a few years ago. I wonder how they kept that franchise going in such a horrible building.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » October 31st, 2012, 10:36 pm

Well, they didn't. The owner refused to put money into it...so after a lengthy appeal process to Hilton quality assurance, and holding on as long as possible, they lost their flag. It took a couple years.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » October 31st, 2012, 10:37 pm

PS, on an unrelated note...the go date for the Ivy to become The Conrad is supposedly November 15 now.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Tyler » October 31st, 2012, 10:46 pm

mnmike wrote:PS, on an unrelated note...the go date for the Ivy to become The Conrad is supposedly November 15 now.
Is this going to be a legit 5 star hotel?
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby nickmgray » November 1st, 2012, 3:23 pm

Tyler wrote:
mnmike wrote:PS, on an unrelated note...the go date for the Ivy to become The Conrad is supposedly November 15 now.
Is this going to be a legit 5 star hotel?
Doubtful. Having worked at the Grand Hotel for 5 years, getting/keeping a 4 star rating is extremely hard. To my knowledge, the Ivy is currently the only 4 star rated hotel in Minneapolis. There are a few 4 diamond rated hotels, but it's a much easier rating system.

Star ratings are give out by Mobil/Forbes
Diamond ratings are given out by AAA

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Tyler » November 1st, 2012, 7:36 pm

Interesting. The Conrad NYC bills itself as 5 star but is not ranked by Forbes at all. No hotels here have ever even considered themselves 5 star to my knowledge. I wonder if the Conrad will.
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Nathan » December 12th, 2012, 4:07 pm

Not exactly DT but close enough since it bills it's self as the Metrodome Holiday... Is going under a major renovation by Heartland Realty Investors. Brand not announced yet.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Nick » December 12th, 2012, 4:48 pm

There are fences up around the Millennium Hotel as of today.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » December 12th, 2012, 7:03 pm

Yeah, they are going to be closed until April...pretty odd for a hotel, but it really needed the renovation bad.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » December 13th, 2012, 9:46 am

Rumor has it that the former Holiday Inn Metrodome will be a Marriott product...maybe a courtyard.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby min-chi-cbus » December 13th, 2012, 12:23 pm

mnmike wrote:Rumor has it that the former Holiday Inn Metrodome will be a Marriott product...maybe a courtyard.
Isn't there a Courtyard by Marriott pretty nearby at the Milwaukee Rd Depot? I know because I stayed there one night in an attempt to hook up, not knowing how damn expensive it was!

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » December 13th, 2012, 12:24 pm

Yes, there is. Courtyards are pretty run of the mill...their price point is pretty much right in the middle.

That is purely a rumor i have heard among hotel sales people...could be anything. Sometimes they are right, sometimes not.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Cyclotron » December 13th, 2012, 2:39 pm

Wasn't that Courtyard rebranded a Renaissance?
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mnmike » December 13th, 2012, 4:14 pm

Ah yes, that's right...it is the Residence Inn that remains, and the Courtyard became the Ren

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby John21 » December 13th, 2012, 4:37 pm

Yesterday I saw them taking down one of the Holiday Inn signs.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby FISHMANPET » December 17th, 2012, 8:31 pm

That Holiday Inn has a pretty nice jacuzzi suite on the top floor, or at least it used to, I can't find any mention of it anymore.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mattaudio » December 20th, 2012, 12:50 pm

Speaking of Millenium Hotel, I wish this renovation would integrate the skyway into the building, so they could get rid of the skyway that hugs the side and covers the sidewalk on 13th Street. http://goo.gl/maps/nyVu2


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