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Global One Commercial, LLC and First Hospitality Group, Inc. Open
the 210 room Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.- Hilton Garden Inn, one of the fastest growing brands within the Hilton Family of Hotels, is pleased to announce the opening of the 210-room Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown in Minneapolis, Minn., representing another addition to the brand’s growing collection of more than 400 Hilton Garden Inn locations across North America, Europe and Central America. 

The Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown is a joint venture of Global One Commercial, LLC and First Hospitality Group, Inc. and operated by First Hospitality Group, Inc. under a license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation. 

The Global One - Hilton Garden Inn (Minneapolis Downtown) is a large two and a half (2 1/2) year development project less than one-block from the Minneapolis Convention Center. The project General Contractor is Weis Builders which began site construction in November of 2007.

The first step in the development of the Hilton Hotel project was working closely with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to purchase a highly underutilized parcel of land.  The parcel is located adjacent to Interstate 35-W as it enters the Minneapolis Central Business District (CBD) where it is central to both the Minneapolis Central Business District and the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The land was purchased from MnDOT by Global One for approximately $1.5 million dollars in the Fall of 2006.

Global One Commercial was awarded the Hilton Garden Inn franchise by Hilton Inns, Inc. (Hilton Corporation) for all downtown Minneapolis and the Convention Center District in May of 2007.  Global One Commercial is the Minneapolis developer of the project and the hotel is a joint venture between Global One Commercial and First Hospitality Group (Chicago) and the ownership entity is known as First Global, LLC. The hotel located less than one block from the Minneapolis Convention Center is scheduled to open in March 2009, it is projected to appeal to an underserved segment of the downtown Minneapolis hotel market.  The entire Hilton Garden Inn (Minneapolis Downtown) project cost is approximately $35 million dollars.

“Hilton Garden Inn is pleased to open our newest location in Minneapolis, which shows that travelers are looking for quality and value when on the road for business or leisure,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president - brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. 

The 10-story Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown features guestrooms and suites offering the Garden Sleep System® bed; ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller; complimentary wired and Wi-Fi high speed Internet access; high definition flat screen television; and a clock that allows guests to play their MP3 player. The hotel also features a complimentary 24-hour business center; a comfortable lounge area to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or unwind at the end of the day; and five meeting rooms offering 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. 

For dining options, the hotel features the Great American Grill® restaurant offering freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner; evening room service and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries. 

Recreational facilities at the hotel include a complimentary fitness center featuring Precor® cardio and strength equipment and Stay Fit Kits® that can be checked out from the hotel front desk that allows guests to do yoga, Pilates and core workouts in the privacy of their guestroom or in the workout facility. 

“The Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown is ideally situated across the street from the Minneapolis Convention Center, at the intersection of Interstates 94 and 35W, leading into downtown,” said Christopher Hutchinson, hotel general manager. “Nearby attractions include Orchestra Hall, Hubert Humphrey Metrodome, The Nicollet Mall and Target Center. Nearby businesses include Target Corporation, Ameriprise Financial, Thrivent Financial and U.S. Bank Corporation. Our location makes it the ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers visiting the area.” 

The Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates on rewards stays. Members of the Hilton HHonors guest reward program can Double Dip® to earn both points and miles for every stay at more than 3,000 Hilton Family hotels worldwide. And with No Blackout Dates or capacity controls, as long as a standard room is available for purchase, members can redeem HHonors points for the stay. 

The Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown is located at 1101 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404; phone: 612-339-6633; fax: 612-339-6644. The hotel is situated 12 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. 

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, mid-priced brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and public space and PrinterOn mobile printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business center to one of the most comfortable beds with the Garden Sleep System®. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. 

To make reservations or to find out more about the Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown, visit or call the hotel directly. 

For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations throughout North America, Europe and Central America or to find your next getaway, please visit or call 1-877-STAY-HGI. 


Hilton Garden Inn Brand Communications
Kendra Walker

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
Carrie White


Also See: Global One Commercial Developing a 210 room Hilton Garden Inn Near the Minneapolis Convention Center / April 2007

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