A luxury hotel in downtown Minneapolis has undergone some pretty big changes – not least its name.
Located in the historic Midland Bank building, the 229-room, 10-story Autograph Collection hotel has undergone a significant reconstruction as it shed its former name and forges a new path in downtown's competitive hotel market.
In a press announcement for the new hotel, Emery says guests can expect rooms with a "midcentury, 'Mad Men' vibe," while its lobby is filled with greenery that's "reminiscent of an indoor/outdoor garden."
But it's more than just a hotel. Anchoring the development is a new Northern Italian restaurant, Giulia, headed up by chef Josh Hedquist, a former competitor on Food Network's "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge."
Hedquist has been partnering on the new restaurant with another hugely influential Twin Cities chef: Steven Brown of Tilia and St. Genevieve, and together they have put together a menu that even includes table-side mozzarella service, as MSP Magazine reports.
The Minnesota inspiration runs throughout Emery, with each room stocked with a selection of Minnesotan snacks and drinks, and featuring local artwork.
The hotel will also showcase the first ever downtown location of local coffee chain, Spyhouse Coffee, which will turn into a lobby lounge serving wine and beer every evening.