Four Seasons unveils plans for Minneapolis

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, in partnership with a commercial property development and investment company United Properties, has announced plans for a Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Minneapolis, expected to open in early 2022 at RBC Gateway.

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 blocks from the Mississippi River, the mixed-use complex will also serve as RBC Wealth Management’s U.S. headquarters.

The 222-room Four Seasons hotel will feature a restaurant and bar, as well as 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, 31 fully serviced Four Seasons Private Residences will offer panoramic city and Mississippi River views.

“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.”

The project is being designed by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates, who have global projects and operations ranging from architecture, landscape and interior design across the fields of hospitality, public spaces, education and government.

Bill Katter, President and Chief Investment Officer of United Properties Development, adds: “This new property sits on the best location in the city, with historic roots on the site of the former Nicollet Hotel, and in the centre of the excitement and bustle of downtown Minneapolis. Our partnership with Four Seasons allows us to elevate this exceptional project to new heights, delivering the signature hospitality and luxury lifestyle experience that Four Seasons is known for around the world.”