At the Hilton's 2016 Development Awards, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown was awarded the New Build/Adaptive Reuse of the Year award. HRI Properties, LLC were the developers for the $110 million conversion of the Plymouth Building into the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown, with hotel design firm The Gettys Group and Design-Builder Ryan Companies US. Inc. collaborating on the project. The Embassy Suites Minneapolis was honored because it met and exceeded the Hilton brand and quality standards while also influencing its community.
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Awet Sium was recently hired as general manager of Kimpton Donovan Hotel in downtown Washington D.C.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as General Manager of Kimpton Donovan Hotel?
Los Angeles-based hospitality company, sbe, has opened their second property in Miami, SLS Brickell. The property is the first project that Related Group and sbe have partnered for.
The Courtyard Minneapolis just opened its 5,200-square-foot East Town Ballroom. The venue can host receptions, weddings and other events in downtown Minneapolis. Featuring custom catering, a 10,000-square-foot pre-function space and a central, downtown location East Town aims to be one of Minneapolis’ top venues.
The hotel’s executive chef produces unexpected and custom day-of catering options for events. The Courtyard Minneapolis has won a Couple’s Choice award two years in a row.