We're getting all the predictable descriptions from the hotel's website: "cutting edge," "understated elegance," "myriad splendors," and on and on. Is Ivy really "the heart of sophistication"? Well, based on the room specs we've seen, which include 400-thread count sheets, suites big enough to hosts cocktail receptions, "Rock Star" rooms with touches of concrete and stone, and Bose systems, we're going to go ahead and say, "Yeah, looks like it."
TripAdvisor ratings are mainly positive—"classy, and carefully thought out," raves one reviewer—and the view negative write-ups we saw are related to service complaints, at least one of which the hotel directly responded to.
There's also some trouble on the financial side of things for the hotel as the owner of The Ivy (which has residences attached) is seeking to foreclose on the project so it can recoup some of the building costs by ultimately selling the property. The hotel part, despite a foreclosure, will stay open.
Should you want to take a chance of the Ivy, room rates are blessedly of non-Luxury Collection caliber. Right now, we're seeing rooms in early January starting at $191.65 (with taxes and charges). So, will you make it to Minneapolis after all? The City of Lakes is a-callin'.