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New Minneapolis hotel boasts 'inner geek chic'

Minneapolis will soon get a new hotel that its owners are describing as "industrial schoolhouse chic," USA Today reports. Noble House Hotels and Resorts says the new Commons Hotel, scheduled to open in October, is inspired by its ties to the University of Minnesota and the industrial history of the Twin Cities. It embodies "a sense of inner geek in a chic setting," the company said in a press release.
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Minneapolis will soon get a new hotel that its owners are describing as "industrial schoolhouse chic," USA Today reports. Noble House Hotels and Resorts says the new Commons Hotel, scheduled to open in October, is inspired by its ties to the University of Minnesota and the industrial history of the Twin Cities. It embodies "a sense of inner geek in a chic setting," the company said in a press release.

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