Doubletree Opens a Boutique Hotel in Minneapolis
At first glance, you would not think the The Hotel Minneapolis is a Doubletree Hotel, except perhaps if it weren't for the cookies. But indeed this boutique hotel is part of the Doubletree family and we have to say it's one of the best-looking DTs ever. Check out these guest rooms. And like all boutique hotels, The Hotel Minneapolis has a restaurant and lobby bar as well as room service.
Now the hotel is wearing its heart on its sleeve, or rather, in its hallway, lobby, street, and city. Calling themselves the heart of the city, the hotel has been trying to win the hearts of Minneapolans all year in anticipation of their August opening.
First they celebrated National Chocolate Chip Day with cookies for the whole city, then they hit up local concerts with room furniture to give the Twin Cities an early taste of their hot, new place. For the opening party last weekend, they reunited big 80s R&B band, The Time.
The concert was the first time the band had been back together on hometown soil in over 25 years. Some fans complained about the ticket price--$150 a pop--while others were just ecstatic to get an opportunity to see an old favorite they never thought they'd hear again. The hotel is trying to demonstrate (read: prove) it's commitment to the community (read: win over guests). Will it work? Time will tell. (Ha! See what we did there?)
The Doubletree hotel is claiming the oft-claimed "business and leisure environment," and they may have achieved it. They've shown the leisure with the cookies--which will always be waiting for you at check in--and funky laid back design, and the business is evident in their outlet-ladden guest rooms with iPod docking stations and wireless internet. It's also connected to Minneapolis' famed indoor skyway system and close to city public transportation.
Even better, the hotel has doable rates starting at $179. Cookies included.