Forbes Favorite Hotel Design Trends Of The Last Decade

Forbes features Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District in their Favorite Hotel Design Trends Of The Last Decade

Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District, Minneapolis, Minnesota
DLR Group, Principal, Staci Patton

Connection to the community or destination through design can range from incorporating a mural from a local artist, using neighborhood food vendors and restaurants on-site, or bringing the outside in with natural elements. This lifestyle-driven aesthetic has also shifted priorities from the guest rooms to amenity spaces. The design team revitalized the Canopy while preserving its historic design elements of the original 1904 Thresher Square complex. The hotel embraces the comforts of Scandinavian home-works quilting, weaving, fire and candlelight. When creating amenity spaces, it was important to make sure that while they have their original purpose, that they are also multi-functional. The meeting room at Canopy is sometimes used for wellness conferences with yoga classes. Also, travelers are spending less time in their room and more time in the hotel’s lounge, fitness center, meeting room, restaurant or bar area. It’s important to have well-designed amenity spaces because these areas create a community hub that encourages interaction and delivers convenience.