The second phase of a $27 million interior remodeling of Minnesota’s largest hotel, Hilton Minneapolis, finished up in the summer of 2017, with a transformed main floor lobby, second and third floor meeting rooms and a new restaurant.
Earlier in the summer, as the project was nearing completion, Ken Jarka, general manager of Hilton Minneapolis, said guests had been delighted by the transformation they had seen thus far.
Multiple changes to the spacious lobby area are designed to enhance its form and function, while capturing guest attention, said CNH Architects Associate Architect Brooke Jacobson. A larger revolving door at the vestibule gives a more modern appearance and limits the air flowing inside.
Updated finishes, furniture and fixtures are used in the registration and bar/restaurant areas, and registration is now visible from the vestibule entrance, said Jacobson. The 360-degree central bar seats as many as 40 people, and is surrounded by contemporary lounge seating and communal tables, according to a Hilton Minneapolis news release.
Along with these changes is a dedicated space for Ten 01 Market, a gourmet market and coffee bar featuring baked goods, locally sourced snacks, fresh sandwiches, salads and pizza.
“Ten 01 Social” is the hotel’s new restaurant, providing service to virtually anywhere on the main floor, with more traditional dining areas as well as several gathering spac
es, according to Hilton. Overall restaurant seating is up significantly.
Hilton also announced that more than 70 pieces of new and original abstract and contemporary artworks adorn the newly renovated spaces, more than half of them by Minnesota artists.
The completed renovations are ringing in the 25th Anniversary for Hilton Minneapolis, which offers 821 guest rooms and the largest ballroom in a five-state area, according to an announcement by the hotel.