The Hilton Downtown Rochester is celebrating the important process made in the construction of the new 20-story, upscale hotel with a ceremony. The event will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the spaces new location on the southeast corner of South Broadway and East Center Street. The event, which comes complete with a beam signing, commemorates the hard work that has been done by the Rochester-based developer Titan Development & Investments in partnership with Chicago-based Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors. The ceremony will also honor the general contractor Kraus-Anderson and Rochester’s HGA Architects and Engineers who designed the project.
The Rochester area knows Kraus-Anderson. The company has been serving the Rochester area for years. The student age population of Rochester is familiar with the mixed-use downtown student housing and retail development named 318 Commons. Another popular destination for college kids is the Rochester Community and Technical College Regional Sports Facility.
Kraus-Anderson didn’t forget about the rest of the community though. They opened a wellness center in the Shorewood Senior Campus and renovated a 150-year-old building to open the Grand Rounds Brewing Company. While all of these accomplishments impress, the new Hilton Downtown Rochester is set to be the crown jewel of this company’s impressive catalog.
“This topping off is a great milestone and highlights the significant progress being made in the DMC district,” noted Lisa Clarke, executive director of the DMC Economic Development Agency. “We look forward to the opening of the Hilton hotel in 2019, which will be a wonderful addition to downtown Rochester and its skyline.”
When complete, the 264-room Hilton will be the first completed project under the City of Rochester’s Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative. This combination of public and private entities is working to launch Rochester, Minnesota onto the world stage as the premier destination for health and wellness. “Spacious guest rooms and suites, first-class service and upscale amenities will meet the needs of distinguished travelers coming to Rochester for business or visiting Mayo Clinic,” said Sheila Thoma, spokesperson for Titan Development & Investments and Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors. “The upscale dining and retail will also be a great benefit for the local community.” Complete with a downtown skyway system making accessing the Mayo Clinic, Mayo Civic Center, shopping and dining areas convenient, there is no doubt the world is about to see a whole new Rochester.