Rising 36 storeys above the city and firmly rooted in its dynamic downtown, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis is now open.
Welcoming guests on 1 June 2022, the Hotel boasts 222 spacious rooms, all with unobstructed, inspiring views; new dining concepts by local award-winning chef and restaurateur Gavin Kaysen; more than 16,000 square feet (1,500 square metres) of event space, and an entire floor dedicated to wellness and fun – complete with an evolving and sustainable spa, an indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, and an outdoor pool on the city’s largest terrace.
“From the beginning, this project has been envisioned as much more than a hotel. It’s a gathering place for the local community as much as a place for visitors to stay,” says Christian Clerc, Four Seasons President – Hotels and Resorts. “Working with our esteemed owner-partners United Properties, whose commitment to their home city continues to inspire us, our passionate team is proud to offer elevated service and style in this important centre of business, leisure, culture and community.”
Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis will be led by General Manager Florian Riedel, who began his career as a Four Seasons busser 27 years ago, and has been on the ground in Minneapolis for 10 months building a team of more than 300 people to bring Four Seasons service to the Twin Cities.
“We are incredibly excited to open our doors to community members and travellers from near and far,” says Riedel. “In the months leading up opening, we have made so many connections, thanks in large part to our locally-recruited staff who can’t wait to share their love of Minnesota with visitors, while forming even closer bonds with our neighbours and colleagues throughout the Twin Cities.”
Located high above the city on the building’s 23rd to 30th floors, 183 guest rooms and 39 suites give way to sweeping skyline and river views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Smallwood, the interior designers of the Hotel’s public spaces and accommodations, complemented each offering with bright and calming colours, crisp linens, marble table tops set against woollen carpets and half-wall wood panels accented by brass details. Numerous in-room features include a private MyBar outfitted with locally-sourced snacks, a Nespresso coffee maker, plush robes and slippers, premium Wi-Fi and a 65- inch flat-screen TV. Plus, guests enjoy signature Four Seasons Beds, twice daily housekeeping, same day laundry and overnight shoeshine, 24-hour in-room dining, and more.
“The lavish 30th-floor Presidential Suite is our most stunning accommodation, perfect for a family or entertaining with its full kitchen, two bar areas and up to three bedrooms – but our River-View Executive Suites are proving to be very popular too. With open layouts, they’re studio-style suites that feel both intimate and spacious at the same time, thanks to sweeping city and river views in two directions,” notes Dawn Turbes, the Hotel’s Director of Sales.
In partnership with Four Seasons, two-time James Beard Award-winning local chef and restaurateur Gavin Kaysen has created two new Mediterranean-inspired dining concepts: Mara, an every-occasion restaurant and bar, and Socca, a cheerful street-front cafe?. Offering restorative experiences at the intersection of land, sea and craftsmanship, menu offerings are rooted in Chef Kaysen’s travels through the south of France and skills honed during his time working alongside Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud.
The Hotel’s third dining option is an oasis of sunshine and socializing. Located on the fourth-floor pool plaza, Riva Terrace invites guests to enjoy aperitivo hour and coastal Italian cuisine by Executive Chef MartiÌn Morelli. With views of the city skyline, it’s a nearly year-round destination for locals and visitors alike thanks to heating elements, a hot tub and cozy fire tables.
Beverage Director Adam Witherspoon and sommelier Paul Hennessy further elevate these dining destinations as well as Twin Cities makers, brewers, distillers, and crafters through their Mediterranean-meets-Minnesota cocktail enterprise and global wine program.
In addition to food and beverage pairings, global design leaders AvroKO complete the dining experience with reflections of both the Mediterranean coast and countryside as well as Minnesota’s mill history and continued commitment to industry and innovation.
Open to Hotel guests and day visitors, The Spa at Four Seasons presents signature rituals for body and soul inspired by Minnesota’s natural beauty. Director of Spa LeAnne Latham’s nourishment- through-nature concept includes experiences both indulgent and effective, such as the Honey Haven Ritual featuring a full body scrub and body wrap following by a pampering massage. Just the Two of Us is an opportunity to share a spa experience with a friend or loved one and includes a restorative soak and hour-long massage in the intimate songbird suite. Evolving with the seasons, spa experiences are enhanced through the creative reuse of florals and with natural, plant-based and cruelty-free products.
The full floor wellness facilities also include an indoor pool; sauna, steam and cold plunge; and relaxation lounge with private spaces. The 24-hour, naturally lit, Harley Pasternak-designed fitness facility is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment by TRX, LifeFitness, Peloton and Tonal.