Hotel Ivy Reveals Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

MINNEAPOLIS—The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts announced the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation to Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis. Part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection is investing in marquee hotel conversions and landmark renovations in diverse U.S. destinations, including Key West, Lake Tahoe, San Antonio, and San Francisco, as the brand continues to grow around the world. The Luxury Collection is on track to surpass 100 hotels in more than 30 countries by the end of 2015.

Hotel Ivy’s transformation includes redesigned hotel guestrooms and public spaces, including a new street-level bar and lounge; Monello restaurant featuring classic coastal Italian fare; and Constantine, a subterranean bar offering a twist on traditional recipes. The hotel’s new dining experiences are the latest collaboration between Minneapolis’ leading hospitality companies, Wischermann Partners and Jester Concepts.

“The renovation of Hotel Ivy reinforces the brand’s commitment to invest in our landmark hotels and to grow our global portfolio in destinations that guests are clamouring to explore,” said Hoyt H. Harper II, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts.

The redesign of 136 guestrooms reflects a modern sophistication, with rich fabrics and earth-toned textiles that create a layered look. Led by The Gettys Group, Inc., the interior design brings deep together Mahogany wood furnishings with rich leather headboards, accented by metal hardware, bronze table lamps, and midnight blue velvet armchairs. In each of the guestrooms and suites, window treatments in varying hues of grey complement the bold geometric patterns of the custom-designed carpets.


Following the renovation, Hotel Ivy’s traditional lobby bar has been reimagined as an inviting, street-level lounge with plush banquettes, communal tables, and a backlit marble bar. Now named Venetia, the meeting place offers small plates, global wines, and classic cocktails.

Hotel Ivy has also introduced Monello, transforming its signature dining experience. Designed in a soft blue and silver color palette with mixed metals, the restaurant’s décor complements its menu, masterfully created by Executive Chef Mike “YC” DeCamp. Monello features the cuisine of Italy’s Campania region, weaving rustic simplicity with fresh ingredients with signature dishes, such as Tortelli with fava beans and pancetta alongside bold dishes, including razor clam crudo and whole rabbit (for four) with farro verde and roasted cauliflower. In addition to Monello’s house-made Limoncello, the restaurant features an extensive wine list and cocktail program to be enjoyed inside or outdoors on its private patio.

Tucked away downstairs from Monello, Constantine is a dimly lit, biblically-inspired cocktail bar that harkens back to the building’s legacy as a church in 1930 with a repurposed pulpit, stained glass and organ pipes incorporated into the design. The horse-shoe shaped bar sits center stage with an changing hand-crafted cocktail list curated by Head Bartender Jesse Held and Liquid Chef Jeff Erkkila. There is also a private whiskey room for twelve, which offers an expansive list of whiskies from all over the world.

Hotel Ivy’s restaurant and bars were designed by ESG Architects and are owned by Jester Concepts.

As the largest luxury spa in Minneapolis, The Ivy Spa Club spans 17,000-square-feet and features dedicated treatment rooms for massages, body treatments, facials, and hydra-therapy, as well as two couples’ suites. The spa also offers a relaxation lounge, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, as well as private hair and nail salons.

Situated next to the spa, Ivy Fitness Club offers guests, residents, and members access to personal trainers, high-energy classes for cardio, spin and yoga, as well as Matrix weight equipment, treadmills, and elliptical machines.

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