The Twin Cities’ Top Business Hotels

The Twin Cities’ Top Business Hotels

Star treatment for VIP clients and guests.

Graves 601 Hotel

As one of the first Twin Cities boutique hotels, the sleek, contemporary Graves 601 still feels as though a celebrity is ensconced in the penthouse suite. Business travelers appreciate the 24-hour business center, complimentary Internet access, and on-site fitness center. Graves’ Cosmos and Bradstreet Craftshouse restaurants are popular local hangouts. 601 First Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-677-1100, graves601hotel.com

 

Hotel Ivy

This elegant, 136-room hotel is a quiet oasis near the Minneapolis Convention Center. Guests like the spacious rooms, sophisticated décor, and complimentary access to the upscale Ivy Spa Club fitness facility. Porter & Frye is a popular local dining spot before or after a performance at nearby Orchestra Hall. 201 South 11th Street, Minneapolis, 612-746-4600, starwoodhotels.com

 

Le Méridien Chambers, Minneapolis

The choice of visiting celebrities, actors, and performers, this chic, minimalistic 60-room boutique hotel was recently named one of the “Five Best Art Hotels Worldwide.” Highlights include the art collection, the food at D’Amico Kitchen, and the outdoor Ice Chamber in season. 901 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-767-6900, lemeridienchambers.com

 

The Grand Hotel, Minneapolis

For business travelers who favor traditional over trendy, the 140-room Grand Hotel is a pleasure. This quiet, comfortable hotel offers spacious rooms and luxurious bathrooms, with complimentary access to Life Time Fitness. The award-winning Zahtar restaurant is a hot spot for happy hour. 615 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, 612-288-8888, grandhotelminneapolis.com

Shopping

For connoisseurs of handmade shoes, vintage cufflinks, European skincare, and other fine things, designer Greg Walsh’s new retail venture is a must-see. Under one stylish roof, ID Inside Design offers Ligne Roset and other top furniture lines, plus well-priced lighting, rugs, and accessories; Martin Patrick 3 features Dorfman Pacific hats, Grenson shoes, Android watches, Chesterfield sofas, and other timeless classics; and Walsh Design Group offers comprehensive residential design services. 210 Third Avenue North, Minneapolis, 612-746-5329, martinpatrick3.com

The Marquette

Ranked number-one local business hotel on TripAdvisor, the newly redesigned, 281-room Marquette offers spacious rooms, free Internet access, executive lounge, and handy business center. Downstairs, Mission American Kitchen is a favorite for business lunches, dinners, and happy hour. 710 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-333-4545, marquettehotel.com

 

Nicollet Island Inn

VIP guests of Minneapolis-based Ideas To Go love the inn’s unique location on an island in the Mississippi, as well as its warm, welcoming ambiance. The glassed-in dining room with spectacular views of the river is a lovely setting for a quiet business dinner. 95 Merriam Street, Minneapolis, 612-331-1800, nicolletislandinn.com

 

The Saint Paul Hotel

A Minnesota landmark since 1878, this gracious, 254-room hotel is a favorite of politicians, celebrities, musicians, and other VIP visitors. The St. Paul Grill, with its cozy, men’s club–style interior and attentive service is an ideal setting for power meals at any time of the day. 350 Market Street, St. Paul, 651-292-9292, stpaulhotel.com

 

The Westin Edina Galleria

VIP guests of Best Buy and other Edina and Bloomington companies choose this contemporary 225-room hotel for the attentive, personalized service, Executive Club Lounge, fitness facilities and swimming pool, and next-door access to the upscale shops and restaurants of Galleria. 3201 Galleria, Edina, 952-567-5000, westin.com

Shave and a Haircut

Longing for an old school, straight-edge razor shave with all the amenities? Head to Winston’s Barbershop, 1608 West Lake Street, 612-822-4323, and 700 on the Mall (Macy’s skyway level), 612-375-509, or Heimie’s Haberdashery, 400 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, 651-224-2354, heimies.com


Night Cap

Celebrate a successful deal with classic cocktails, stunning views, and an equally beautiful crowd. Prohibition, W Minneapolis, 821 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, 612-215-3700, facebook.com/prohibitionbar

The Westin Minneapolis

Located inside the historic 1941 Farmers & Mechanics Bank building, the 214-room Westin features the original, soaring vaulted ceiling and marble staircase. Guests love the attentive service, comfortable beds, and the popular Bank restaurant and lounge. 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, 612-333-4006, westin.com

 

W Minneapolis—The Foshay

Inside the renovated art deco Foshay, this 229-room boutique hotel is a hot spot for celebrities, models, and moguls, who contribute to its glamorous, high-energy vibe. Highlights include Manny’s, a nationally renowned steakhouse, and Prohibition, an intimate bar on the 27th floor. 821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-215-3700, starwoodhotels.com

 

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