Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in partnership with United Properties today announced plans for Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Minneapolis, expected to open in early 2022 at RBC Gateway.
The new 34-storey building will be situated at the convergence of business and leisure in Minneapolis, at the top of Nicollet Mall, the city’s pedestrian thoroughfare. A few short blocks from the Mississippi River, the mixed use complex will also serve as RBC Wealth Management’s US headquarters.
Those looking for more leisure activities will enjoy the vicinity to Minneapolis’ North Loop neighbourhood, filled with history, arts, culture, dining, entertainment and more. Formerly an industrial warehouse area, and located within the Minneapolis Historic District and National Register of Historic Places, the North Loop now boasts a local farmers market; Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team; art galleries, music and entertainment venues; and so much more.
“Minneapolis is a booming corporate hub in the Midwest, and has a vibrant leisure, cultural and arts scene, and we look forward to creating a place for locals and visitors alike to come together while raising the standard of luxury and service in the city,” says Bart Carnahan, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Our partners at United Properties have envisioned a new luxury focal point in Minneapolis, and we look forward to helping them bring that vision to life.”
The 222 room Four Seasons Hotel will also feature a restaurant and bar, and one of the largest pool decks in the city, overlooking the city’s downtown. A spa complex, open to both Hotel guests and day visitors, is also planned, along with extensive event spaces. On the uppermost floors of the building, 31 fully serviced Four Seasons Private Residences will boast impressive city and Mississippi River views.
“This new property sits on the best location in the city, with historic roots on the site of the former Nicollet Hotel, and in the centre of the excitement and bustle of downtown Minneapolis,” says Bill Katter, President and Chief Investment Officer of United Properties Development. “Our partnership with Four Seasons allows us to elevate this exceptional project to new heights, delivering the signature hospitality and luxury lifestyle experience that Four Seasons is known for around the world.”
The project is being designed by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates, who have global projects and operations ranging from architecture, landscape and interior design, in hospitality, public spaces, education, government and beyond.