Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District opened with 183 guest rooms in collaboration with Sherman Associates and DLR Group. The property is the first in the city for the brand and located in East Town, a large mixed-use development that includes residential and retail components.
“Canopy by Hilton adds vibrancy to the fabric of East Town and the Mill District. The shared vision of Canopy by Hilton and DLR delivers a spectacular Minneapolis experience,” said George Sherman, CEO and Owner, Sherman Associates. “We were driven to capture the spirit and history of Minneapolis and we are honored to celebrate it with guests, residents and businesses downtown.”
The 1900s building has been rejuvenated as a hotel set in the heart of the Mill District’s most popular area and offers guests easy access to the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum and the new U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
Hotel guests are also within steps to the temperature-controlled Skyway system and the light rail, making a quick ride to the Mall of America, University of Minnesota campus, downtown St. Paul and other popular areas.
“The original structure is an example of the kind of large-scale commercial and industrial buildings that were being constructed around the turn-of-the-century. Converting it has really been a labor of love,” said DLR Group Principal Ed Wilms, AIA, who leads the firm’s Hospitality Studio in Minneapolis. “The resulting design is one that both preserves the building’s heritage and offers guests a truly modern, energizing atmosphere in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.”
The hotel’s exterior combines brick with terra-cotta detailing, helping to clearly define the building’s upper and lower levels. The interior consists of heavy timber construction, exposed wood ceilings, and a central atrium that joins the two structures together, filling the space with daylight.
The hotel offers a selection of private and semi-private event spaces. There is over 6,000 square feet of flexible glass enclosed collaboration meeting space revealing exposed wood ceilings and exterior brink walls.
Canopy Minneapolis Mill District offers a culinary experience including UMBRA Bites & Pours, featuring dishes made with fresh, local and in-season ingredients, or, if on the go, guests can choose a Break Fast Bag delivered to their room. Additionally, Canopy Central serves coffee as well as locally sourced brews, wines and spirits.
Information is based off a news release from Canopy by Hilton.