Centrally located in downtown Minneapolis, near light rail
Modern, 24-hour gym with yoga studio and locker room
Express check-in/-out and laundry services
24-hour business center
Local artwork displayed throughout hotel
Upscale, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi
Self-parking and valet parking options
Only some rates include breakfast
Fee for parking
Some rooms face an interior air shaft
Outward-facing rooms get street noise
Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the
design-savvy, 360-room Radisson Blu Minneapolis caters
to business travelers with its express check-in/-out, 29,000 square feet of meeting space, and express laundry services. The huge 17th-floor gym, with views overlooking the skyline, has state-of-the-art equipment, a movement studio, locker rooms, and showers. Rooms are minimalist and modern, with a standard high-end chain appeal, while local artwork adds a more personal element. The on-site restaurant is a local favorite, serving farm-to-table cuisine to locals and guests alike. Just note there is no spa or pool, features that can be found at the Loews and Westin, respectively.
Sleek, modern hotel that attracts a business traveler clientele
This upscale chain hotel reopened as the Radisson Blu in the summer of 2014 after a $30 million renovation. The updates are impressive, and the lobby has slick modern design with mid-century modern influences: dark paneled walls, sleek white-and-mirrored tables, Eames-style red chairs, and large white domed light fixtures. There are also a lot of
reflective materials and walls, as well as a large screen, so, while the hotel suits
on-the-go business travelers, kids will also find it visually appealing.
The lobby attracts those who need to use its many computers or work at one of its many tables, while the Business Class Lounge -- accessible with some rates -- is especially popular with business travelers for its free breakfast and other perks. The FireLake restaurant is a popular downtown dining spot throughout the day, from breakfast meetings to after-work happy hours.
The Radisson Blu Minneapolis is located in
the city's downtown and is within walking distance of many attractions, including Hennepin
Avenue, the Target Center, and Target Field. Macy’s is just next door and the Mall of America is a 20-minute drive away. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International
Airport is 12 miles -- about a 25-minute drive -- away. The main Nicollet
Mall, with its shops and restaurants, and the 5th Street light rail station are just two blocks away from the
Spacious, stylish rooms with tech-friendly accents, Lavazza coffee, and local artwork on the walls
All categories of the large, modern rooms at the Radisson Blue Minneapolis cater to a tech-savvy
crowd. Rooms include iHome radios and flat-screen TVs, as well as Lavazza coffee and Rishi tea. Wi-Fi is free. In terms of decor, the rooms have a stylish take on the modern high-end chain look, with a neutral color palette (grey striped walls and carpets) accented by local artwork and lime-green lounge chairs. The desk, table, and dresser are sleek and compact, in keeping with the minimalist design. Business Class Rooms and suites also have extra sitting areas, including a dining table and a living area, for either meetings or extra work space; Business Class Rooms also give you access to the Business Class Lounge, which serves free breakfast and evening drinks. The sleek, grey-and-white bathrooms are spacious
and modern, and have walk-in rainfall showers, designer fixtures, high-end bath products, and black-and-white art deco wall designs on
one side. All rooms also have mini-fridges and bathrobes.
The facilities at the design-conscious Radisson Blu Minneapolis are aimed primarily at business travelers, from the three-hour express laundry services to the 24-hour business center. The state-of-the-art fitness center is strategically located on
the 17th floor, overlooks the Minneapolis skyline, and has both a yoga studio and a locker room with showers. The renowned FireLake Grill House
and Cocktail Bar is open from breakfast through dinner, and serves farm-to-table dishes with locally
sourced and sustainable ingredients to both locals and guests. Light-wood paneled walls and minimalist furnishings give off an urban-warehouse feel, while bright orange chairs
and dangling light fixtures warm up the space. Guests in Business Class Rooms have access to the Business Class Lounge, with free breakfast and evening drinks. The hotel also has 29,000 square feet of meeting space and offers express check-in and check-out. Note there is no spa or pool; if those features are important, visitors should consider the Loews for its spa or the Westin for its pool.
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