• New Owners for the Marquette Hotel

    FROM THE Spring 2022 ISSUE
    Photo credit: The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Triton Hospitality Group has acquired The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in downtown Minneapolis and has appointed Evolution Hospitality as manager of the property. Based in Santa Monica, California, Triton was founded in 2021 by hospitality and investment veterans John Murphy and David Parsky to acquire underperforming hotel assets. 

Built in 1970, the hotel underwent a full transformation of all 281 guestrooms and suites, public spaces, food and beverage outlets, and meeting spaces as well as rebranding as a member of Hilton’s Curio Collection in 2017. The 25,800 square feet of function space is spread across 19 rooms, including Windows on Minnesota.  

Triton plans to invest about $4 million to reimagine the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, add Topgolf Swing Suites, make aesthetic enhancements to Windows on Minnesota (a venue situated on the 50th floor of the IDS Center), transform the fitness center and install an energy-efficient, guest room HVAC system.

Some 35,000 people of Native American heritage call the Twin Cities home, and sites across the area have indigenous cultural roots.

Since winning the 2022 James Beard Best New Restaurant in the nation, Owamni by the Sioux Chef in Minneapolis has brought Native American cuisine to the forefront of fine dining in the eyes of foodies. It is one of many indigenous businesses in the Twin Cities. 


Explore Minnesota Tourism is accepting nominations for the agency’s tourism awards through Jan. 10, 2023. The awards honor people, marketing campaigns, and other initiatives that promote Minnesota as a destination.

To be considered for an award, a form must be submitted for each nomination. Explore Minnesota Tourism requests specific details about each nomination, i.e., goals, results, return on investment figures, accomplishments, etc. Supporting documents and creative elements help the Explore Minnesota Awards Committee score each submission.


Readers of Condé Nast Traveler chose the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America as the 28th best hotel in the world and the top hotel in the Midwest.

Since it opened in November 2015, the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America has set a new standard for luxury. Now, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have chosen the hotel as the 28th best in the world and the top hotel in the Midwest in the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.