Bloomington Hilton Hotel

The team’s biggest challenge was in designing and integrating the hotel and conference center program elements on to a highly-compact and restrictive site. Vital program elements supporting the business functions of the hotel were incorporated in optimal proximity to guest and staff areas. The ballroom, meeting rooms, and the business center were all co-located on the same level facilitating optimum conferencing accessibility and functionality.

A vibrant lobby area, fine dining restaurant, and lounge were all designed at ground level in close proximity to the conference facilities to enhance the business travelers’ experience. A smartly-crafted, 11-story, double-loaded corridor hotel with 256 guest rooms reduced the hotel’s footprint. Positioned perpendicular to the adjacent freeway corridor, the orientation provides business travelers easily identifiable brand recognition and accessibility.

Unique among Bloomington hotels, this sleek and contemporary structure with a glistening glass and brick exterior, provides the perfect base to explore Minnesota’s largest metro area. Ideally situated, the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington hotel offers easy access to nearby shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as convenient access to the Twin Cities business community.

Outcomes

The design team successfully responded to the challenge of delivering a high-end business hotel on an extremely compact site in a high-profile location.