Entries by Tina Stadtherr

How Twin Cities’ Super Bowl hotel performance stacks up

Since 2011, STR has looked at the impact the Super Bowl has on the host city from a hotel perspective, both in terms of absolute performance and year-over-year change. We have been particularly interested to see the impact this year on the Minneapolis/St. Paul market, the third-smallest hotel market of the last eight Super Bowls, […]

Marriott Opens 5th US Moxy Hotel

Marriott International has opened Moxy Minneapolis Uptown, a 125-key hotel in Minneapolis. Graves Hospitality owns the property, while Collage Architects and Yellow Dog Studios designed it. Located at 1121 W. Lake St. in the heart of Uptown, the six-story building is situated on the corner of Lake Street and Emerson Avenue. The new hotel offers convenient […]

January 2018 Compass – Hotel Market

Twin Cities’ Hot Hotel Market Cools; Slower Growth Projected As Market Adjusts to New Supply After boasting robust growth in occupancy and average daily rates (ADR) for the past seven years, the hot streak has ended and the Twin Cities hotel market is finally cooling. The long cycle has peaked, as the market simply could […]

Hawkeye Hotels plans to build a Hampton Inn in Cedar Falls

Hawkeye Hotels has filed plans in Cedar Falls for a six-story Hampton Inn at a prominent downtown location, the Corridor Business Journal reported. The Coralville firm is seeking to build the 120- to 130-room facility on a 2.5-acre site at the northwest corner of West First and Main streets, where the Broom Factory Restaurant once […]

Choice to acquire WoodSpring Suites for $231 million

Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the brand and franchise business of WoodSpring SuitesSM from WoodSpring Hotels Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg, for approximately $231 million, subject to customary adjustments. The acquisition will add nearly […]

Downtown plan for dual-brand hotel gets the go-ahead from city

A plan to convert a vacant eight-story office building in downtown Minneapolis into a 203-room, dual-branded hotel is moving ahead after getting city approval for the project. The Star Tribune has an update on the proposal by JR Hospitality and Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels, which plan to open a Hilton Tru and Home2 Suites hotel at […]

Great Wolf Lodge opens for business in Bloomington

Following a 10-month, $30 million renovation, Great Wolf Lodge has opened to the public with a new adventure park, mini bowling alley and several new restaurants, including a Dunkin’ Donuts. Chicago-based Great Wolf Resorts Inc. acquired the former Water Park of America near Highway 77 and Interstate 35W in February for $39 million. It then […]

First look at Homewood Suites opening in historic downtown Milwaukee building

The Hilton Homewood Suites Milwaukee opened Dec. 14 after a more than $22 million restoration of a historic building. See the attached slideshow to get your first look inside downtown Milwaukee’s newest hotel at 400 N. Water St. in the building that in the past hosted Brett Favre’s Steakhouse and Joey Buona’s restaurant. “Historic renovations […]