EDINA, Minn., June 15, 2017 – Crews broke ground today on Edina’s newest hotel. Homewood Suites by Hilton – a four-story, 146-room, all-suites hotel – is expected to open early fall 2018. Part of the continued evolution of the shopping, dining, entertainment and residential destination, the hotel will be located at the northeast corner of the Southdale parking lot and will include meeting space, a fitness room, an indoor swimming pool, a lobby bar, a patio with a fire pit, and an outdoor cooking area.
Edina Mayor James Hovland was at the groundbreaking ceremony this morning. “Southdale Center is home to a thriving retail and residential area, and the addition of this stunning hotel will enhance the vibrancy of our city and particularly the vitality of the Southdale District,” said Mayor Hovland. “The Edina community is looking forward to welcoming Homewood Suites next fall.”
The property is owned through a joint venture between Noble Investment Group, an Atlanta-based hotel investment and development firm, and Simon Property Group, the owner and operator of Southdale. This project continues the original vision for the Southdale Center site – to create a connected community epicenter. Building on the success of One Southdale Place, opened in 2014, the new Hennepin County Service Center, and the recently announced Life Time, opening in 2019, the addition of this hotel is another step in the evolution of Southdale.
“Along with our partner Noble Investment Group, we are excited to begin construction of the Homewood Suites by Hilton at Southdale,” Patrick Peterman, VP of Development for Simon. “This all-suites hotel will offer all of the amenities that guests want, from a great indoor pool to a beautiful patio with year round fire pit – all steps away from the shopping, restaurants and entertainment offered at Southdale.”
The hotel will be located on York Avenue South and West 66th Street in Edina and is projected to open in the fall of 2018.