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HGA-designed hotel becomes one of the tallest buildings in Rochester, Minn.

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HGA-designed hotel becomes one of the tallest buildings in Rochester, Minn.

The project is part of the city’s Destination Medical Center initiative.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | February 12, 2020
Hilton Lobby

All photos: Peter J. Sieger

The Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area hotel is now open in Rochester, Minn. 

The 264-room, 20-story hotel is one of the first completed projects in Rochester’s Destination Medical Center initiative – a public-private partnership to position Rochester as the world’s leading destination for health and wellness. The hotel offers a blend of dining, hospitality, conferencing, and wellness options for area residents, the business community, and medical tourism. 

 

Hilton Ballroom

 

The 371,000-sf, L-shaped tower’s first five floors offer visitors retail options, two grand ballrooms, a 24-hour fitness center with a heated infinity pool, a spa, and an outdoor terrace. Two restaurants will also be included. 

A two-way steel truss system and specialized vibration analysis methods allowed the design team to stack two 9,000-sf ballrooms on top of each other to create more space for conferences and programs. The solution lowered the height of the building by 10 feet compared to a traditional truss system, resulting in significant cost savings.

 

HIlton rochester lobby

 

See Also: New York City’s largest freestanding cancer center opens

 

Building amenities and features include:

Level 1

Guest check-in, hotel lobby, business center, Pittsburgh Blue, 

The Social Wine and Martini Bar, support spaces

 

Level 2

Skyway and parking ramp access, retail, offices, J. Powers at the Hilton,

Benedict’s restaurant, Cambria showroom, Healing Touch Spa 

 

Level 3

Ballroom 1 and pre-function space

 

Level 4

Ballroom 2 and flexible break-out space

 

Level 5

24-hour fitness center with heated, indoor infinity pool; sauna; steam room; roof terrace

 

Levels 6-15

Guest room and corner suites

 

Levels 16-18

Executive levels, connected via an internal stair, with access to an Executive Lounge 

 

Level 19

Governor and Presidential Suites, VIP Lounge

 

Level 20

Elevator machine room and mechanical penthouse

 

Hilton Pool

 

Titan Development & Investments and Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors were the project developers. Kraus-Anderson was the cm.

 

 

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