Hotel Indigo opens in Downtown Minneapolis

Hotel Indigo, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio, has opened Hotel Indigo Minneapolis Downtown.

The property, owned by Great Lakes Management Group, was designed to reflect its surrounding neighborhood’s spirit of individuality and optimism. The 218-room hotel is housed in the original Northstar Center, which was built in the 1960s near a Greyhound bus station and united some of the most vibrant downtown blocks to form a “city within a city”—central to the revitalization of Minneapolis’ downtown.

Today, the hotel is filled with subtle nods to old Minneapolis—a diverse city that once was an industrial mill town on the Mississippi River—and features stained glass, photography and other items from the original Northstar Hotel.

The space has a sleek mid-century modern design scheme, accented by textural woods and plaid wallcoverings in moss green, that is carried from its public spaces into the guestrooms. Works from local artists and vinyl records throughout pay homage to the music history of Minneapolis, which was once the record distribution capital of the U.S.

“The Hotel Indigo brand has experienced strong global growth momentum over the last year, and this opening marks another exciting milestone for the fast-growing brand,” said Carol Hoeller, VP, Hotel Indigo. “Minneapolis has been beckoning visitors for decades with its community of vibrant music, entertainment and culinary scenes, all of which have been thoughtfully woven into the experience at Hotel Indigo Minneapolis Downtown.”

Neil Densmore, president, Great Lakes Management Group, added, “This will be Great Lake Management Group’s third Hotel Indigo in the U.S. We love this brand because we are able to create unique and inspiring atmospheres through design that gives guests a flavor of the surrounding neighborhood. The spirit of Minneapolis is one of individuality and resilience, and we look forward to being guests’ home base as they explore the culture of this revitalized city for themselves.”

Hotel amenities include Star Bar & Bistro, a fitness center overlooking the city with cardio and weight-training equipment as well as a business center and marketplace in the lobby. Beyond the hotel’s doors, guests can discover the neighborhood’s theaters and music venues, such as State Theatre or The Armory, as well as attractions like Loring Park, the Sculpture Garden at The Walker and U.S. Bank Stadium.