• HRI Properties Obtains Minneapolis Hotel

     
    POSTED August 16, 2016
     

HRI Properties, LLC has acquired DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis. Located at 1101 LaSalle Ave., the hotel is six blocks from HRI’s owned and managed Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown that will open this September HRI Lodging, LLC, a subsidiary of HRI, will manage the new property.

“DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis is an excellent fit for our portfolio,” says Gary Gutierrez, HRIL president and HRI COO. “We are poised for success in the downtown Minneapolis market holding a majority of the all-suite product in the area and continuing our relationship with the Hilton brand—this being the 11th Hilton-flagged hotel in our portfolio.”

The downtown Minneapolis hotel features 229 suites, all with separate bedroom and living areas. HRI plans to invest $3.5 million in renovations that will begin early 2017. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis features a full-service Starbucks, Lot 57 Restaurant and Lounge, 24/7 fitness and business centers, an HHonors concierge level and 24-hour complimentary text message concierge service. The hotel specializes in small meetings and can accommodate 70 guests in its 1,162 square feet of meeting and event space. Among its unique meeting space suites, is the unique, small-size Merchandising Suite. The hotel has been recognized for its service and consistently averages four-star reviews and obtains a TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.