Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

New Minneapolis Hotel Debuts in University Area

Recently constructed hotel and restaurant in the heart of the University of Minnesota campus

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. November 7, 2017 - DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area, managed by LHR Hospitality Management, opened its doors this spring to guests in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota area. The hotel is ideally located on the corner of Huron Boulevard SE, two blocks from the Stadium Village light rail station, and across the street from the TCF Bank Stadium.

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area is a modern five-story full service hotel offering 141 stylish guest rooms and over 6,500 square feet of event and meeting space. The upscale hotel also features amalgamate kitchen, a 24-hour market, in-room dining, a heated pool and whirlpool plus fitness center.

The hotel’s fresh new event space is ideal for special events and weddings with the ability to accommodate groups ranging in size from 30 to 300. The Bridges Ballroom, with 3,864 square feet of event space, features floor-to-ceiling windows, impressive views and plenty of natural light.

This newly-built Minneapolis hotel is not your grandma’s DoubleTree. The dedicated staff, clean rooms, and signature DoubleTree cookies are just as travelers come to expect. However, DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area showcases a contemporary look, stylish decor that draws from local scenery and features artwork from local artists.

“We are delighted to welcome business and leisure travelers coming to the Minneapolis area,” said General Manager, Joe McCurdy. “Both our signature level of service and amalgamate kitchen provide an inviting environment for the local community to enjoy as well.”

amalgamate kitchen

Open to both travelers and locals, amalgamate kitchen is a full-service restaurant and bar that strives to serve guests the best meal of their stay without leaving the hotel. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The inspired menu features steaks, seafood, and pasta dishes such as Seared Scallops, Frenched Breasted of Chicken and Pappardelle Bolognese . The 25-foot bar is open from 4:00pm - 10:00pm daily. Complimentary valet parking is available to guests of amalgamate kitchen.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-University Area is situated east of downtown Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus, two blocks from Stadium Village light rail station. Across the street from the University of Minnesota Clinics and Surgery Center and TCF Bank Stadium, this upscale hotel will excite with contemporary décor and DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies, baked fresh and awaiting your arrival. Follow our social channels: DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis- University Area Instagram: instagram.com/doubletreemplsu Facebook: facebook.com/DoubleTreeMplsU amalgamate kitchen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amalgamatekitchen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amalgamatekitchen

Maggie Winter
Owner, MK Consulting
(315) 569-9385

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