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 317 Second Ave. S. The Minneapolis Planning Commission last week signed off on the idea, and the developers plan to close on the property later this month.

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