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Review: Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis


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Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis sits in downtown Minneapolis, just two blocks from the Mississippi and close to North Loop shopping and entertainment. Discover new dining by award-winning local chef Gavin Kaysen, an energizing spa, a one-of-a-kind pool plaza, and how to get a discount at Four Seasons Minneapolis.


The new 34-storey building will be situated at the convergence of business and leisure in Minneapolis, at the top of Nicollet Mall, the city’s pedestrian thoroughfare. A few short blocks from the Mississippi River, the mixed-use complex will also serve as RBC Wealth Management’s US headquarters.

Those looking for more leisure activities will enjoy the vicinity of Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood, filled with history, arts, culture, dining, entertainment, and more. Formerly an industrial warehouse area and located within the Minneapolis Historic District and National Register of Historic Places, the North Loop now boasts a local farmers market; Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team; art galleries, music, and entertainment venues; and so much more.

“Minneapolis is a booming corporate hub in the Midwest and has a vibrant leisure, cultural, and arts scene, and we look forward to creating a place for locals and visitors alike to come together while raising the standard of luxury and service in the city,” says Bart Carnahan, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Our partners at United Properties have envisioned a new luxury focal point in Minneapolis, and we look forward to helping them bring that vision to life.”

Style & Character

This hotel has a modern vibe with unobstructed, inspiring views; new dining concepts by a local award-winning chef and restaurateur Gavin Kaysen, an entire floor dedicated to wellness and fun, and an outdoor pool on the city’s largest terrace.

Service & Facilities

The 222 room Four Seasons Hotel will feature a restaurant, bar, and one of the largest pool decks in the city, overlooking the city’s downtown. A spa complex, open to both hotel guests and day visitors, is also planned, along with extensive event spaces. On the uppermost floors of the building, 34 fully serviced Four Seasons Private Residences will boast impressive city and Mississippi River views.

Business and social events in the city are set to be taken to a higher level as Four Seasons opens up close to 20,000 square feet (1,850 m²) of event spaces, including a grand ballroom with an outdoor terrace, a second ballroom, and a series of smaller meeting rooms, plus built-in features such as a bridal suite/VIP green room, built-in bar outside the main ballroom, dedicated business center and more.

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 followed 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 a 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.


Located high above the city on the building’s 23rd to 30th floors, 183 guest rooms and 39 suites give way to the 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 colors, crisp linens, marble tabletops set against woolen 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, an overnight shoeshine, 24-hour in-room dining, and more.

The lavish 30th-floor Presidential Suite is the hotel’s most stunning accommodation, perfect for a family or entertaining with its full kitchen, two bar areas, and up to three bedrooms. That said, the 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.

Food & Drink

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 café. 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 Martín 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.

Guests can also look forward to luxurious days spent by one of two outdoor pools and sunset cocktails at a rooftop bar and grill. A state-of-the-art spa will cater to local clientele.

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