Located in the vibrant North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, the historic 1897 Jackson Building has been transformed into a 124-room experiential hotel. The former farm implement warehouse has become a driving force in the urban hospitality scene, welcoming travelers and serving has a social hub for locals. The Minnesota-centric atmosphere is celebrated throughout the lobby, bar, restaurant, rooftop addition and guest rooms.
A new steel and glass vestibule leads guests directly towards the welcoming, roaring fireplace lounge. Directly above, a 5-story atrium has been cut through the building, allowing light to pour in through the open skylight, and exposing the original timber posts and beams.
The u-shaped bar and open-kitchen restaurant create a lively and interactive environment by taking advantage of the large windows and bringing the energy in from the bustling activity on Washington Avenue. Built-in window seats and warm, eclectic lounge seating are prevalent throughout the public spaces and feel as though they’ve been curated over time.
The Hewing Hotel features four floors of guest rooms. Each level was built at different periods in time, resulting in challenging and unique room layouts and conditions. The design team worked closely with the contractor and local furniture vendor, to determine creative solutions that respond to each space.
The name Hewing was derived from an old logging process, and pays homage to the industry’s history in Minnesota. The designers took inspiration from the name, as well local culture, and incorporated custom Nordic-inspired patterns, balanced with modern craft. The use of steel, wood, stone, zinc and custom millwork add authentic urban grit, which is softened with materials such as leather, flannel, wools and knits that give the space an overall engaging feel.