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The Four Seasons brand is growing at an incredible pace at the moment, with dozens of new properties in the pipeline. The luxury hotel brand has just opened reservations for its next major city hotel in the United States.
Four Seasons Minneapolis basic
The new Four Seasons Minneapolis is now accepting reservations for stays as of June 1, 2022. The hotel will feature 222 guest rooms and suites, all with unobstructed views of the Mississippi River. On top of that, the building will have 34 residences. The hotel will be located in the heart of the business district, at the corner of Hennepin and Washington Avenues.
Here are a few key facts about the new Four Seasons Minneapolis:
- The hotel will feature a destination restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine plus a street-front cafe, both in partnership with Chef Gavin Kaysen
- On the fourth floor terrace, there will be an Italian restaurant led by Four Seasons Executive Chef Martin Morelli
- The hotel will feature a spa with seven treatments rooms, a gym, and both an indoor and outdoor pool
Four Seasons Minneapolis rates & how to book
What are rates like at the Four Seasons Minneapolis? The lowest nightly rate I’m seeing is $400 per night, and rates go up from there. As you’d expect, rates differ seasonally, based on the day of the week, and based on what’s going on in town.
However, Four Seasons also often has special offers. For example, through October 31, 2023, the hotel is offering a third night free, bringing down the nightly rate to as little as $267 per night.
While this is Minneapolis’ most expensive hotel, as of now this is among the cheapest Four Seasons city properties in the United States. With the third night free pricing, I think this might actually be the single cheapest Four Seasons property in North America.
If you’re going to book this hotel (or any Four Seasons), you absolutely should book through a travel advisor who is affiliated with Four Seasons Preferred Partner. With this program, eligible travel advisors can add value to your stay without it costing you extra. They can add perks like complimentary breakfast (including via in-room dining), a hotel credit, an upgrade subject to availability, and more. For example, breakfast alone would cost a minimum of an extra $50 per day, and that doesn’t factor in all the extra perks.
Best of all, Four Seasons Preferred Partner can generally be combined with any rates you’ll find directly with Four Seasons. For what it’s worth, the upgrades through this program are also prioritized over upgrades through other programs, so you’ll want to use Preferred Partner over a program like Virtuoso or Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts. Ford is always happy to help with Preferred Partner bookings, and can be reached at [email protected]
The Four Seasons Minneapolis is a cool addition
While Four Seasons doesn’t have a traditional loyalty program, personally I think it’s the only major hotel brand (with 100+ properties) that consistently provides a great customer experience. That has become more evident during the pandemic than ever before, since it’s a company that hasn’t cut services the same way as competitors.
There’s so much to love about Four Seasons, from the truly consistently great room design, to the amazing app, to the excellent fitness centers, to twice daily housekeeping, to employees that actually seem to enjoy their jobs. Of course that comes at a cost, though.
It’s especially cool to see Four Seasons open properties in a market like Minneapolis, where room rates are still (relatively) reasonable, and there aren’t many other luxury options. I’m curious to see how rates at this property evolve over time — I imagine it’ll by far be the city’s best property, but what are the highest rates that Minneapolis can sustain, especially for a 220+ room hotel?
The Four Seasons Minneapolis is accepting reservations for stays as of June 2022, and will be Minneapolis’ most luxurious property. While it’s priced higher than other hotels in the city, it’s still one of the most reasonably priced Four Seasons properties I’ve seen.
It’s always exciting to see new luxury hotel options added in markets that don’t historically have many five star hotels. While another luxury hotel in a place like London or Paris is great, it’s not exactly noteworthy in the same way.
What do you make of the new Four Seasons Minneapolis?