The 49-year-old Millennium Hotel in downtown Minneapolis will close in mid-December and reopen in April. Once the renovation work is officially complete in mid-June, Twin Cities Business writes each guest room will feature a plasma television, high-speed Internet and a mini refrigerator. Millennium's current restaurant and bar will also be replaced.
Meanwhile, the Star Tribune reports Hennepin County has hired a firm to study the demand for a 1,000-room hotel next to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Currently the Hilton Minneapolis is the largest hotel in the downtown area with 821 rooms.