The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis hotel was designed to enhance the enjoyment of travelling. The hotel is a full service hotel that invites guests to experience history and unique architecture of a 19th century train depot.
All of the rooms at the hotel are detailed with stylish furniture and luxurious bedding that reflects a modern take on historic charm. The rooms have been designed to meet guest's technology and business needs such as a state of the art connectivity panel, which allows guests to work, watch and listen simultaneously in their room on the 23-inch flat panel high definition television. Other amenities provided in the guest rooms include upgraded bathroom amenities, large work desk with an ergonomic chair, two-line phones with voicemail, coffee maker, complimentary paper and in-room dining.
Guests are able to request one of The Depot's Historic Suites, which are highly-styled suites, which embrace the charm of the days of the railway combines with the hi-tech needs of today's guest.
The hotel features meeting rooms, which are available for banquets and special events, an Indoor WaterPark, dining at Charley's Restaurant, the Stone Arch Bar and Patio, an exercise room that features cardiovascular equipment and free weights, wireless internet access in the lobby areas, heated underground parking and a business center.
There is over 60,000 square feet of historic meeting and event space at the Depot and can host intimate groups of ten or large groups of up to two thousand people. The meeting rooms include indoor and outdoor pavilions, exhibit space, an open atrium and the Great Hall, which offers space flexibility and technology for any event. Catering is available for events such as weddings, galas, tradeshows and business meetings.
The Historic Depot has been fully renovated to enhance to revitalization movement of the Riverfront District in Minneapolis. The Depot was the hub of activity during the late 1800's and 1920's as family members and loved ones would stand on the atrium of the Depot to bid farewell to passengers on the trains of the Milwaukee Road Line. The last train left the Depot in 1971 and now stands as a monument to the classic travel experience.
There are two hotels located at the Depot, which include a 15,000 square foot indoor water park, full service bar, restaurant, enclosed seasonal ice skating rink and unique meeting and banquet space.
The land was cold to the CSM Corporation for development to include The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, the Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown by Marriott and interpretive history center and other features.
Dining is available at Charley's Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. An extensive buffet breakfast is served along with lunch choices to please all tastes and a dinner menu that will fill guest's stomachs but not empty their wallet. The restaurant serves good ol' Midwestern comfort food and specialized items and tasty desserts. Guests are able to sit in the restaurant or on the outdoor seasonal patio. Charley's Grill can also offer guests an in-room service.
The Stone Arch Bar is a quiet, refined place for visitors to enjoy a cocktail, appetizers, dessert and a conversation. A fireplace is located inside or guests can sit on the patio during the warmer months. Complimentary Wireless internet is also available in the bar and out on the patio.
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