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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.

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


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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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