This four-star hotel and residence in a first-ring suburb was Edina’s first foray into a national trend: collocation of a high-end hotel with residential condos. ESG worked with the City of Edina to allow construction of the mixed-use, 18-story project, which increases density and generates a synergy of uses. The project includes 225 hotel rooms on floors 2-7, and meeting spaces, ballrooms, a restaurant and spa on the first floor. ESG programmed 82 condos on levels 8-18, to provide residents with panoramic views of the surrounding area.
The building’s brick base corresponds with the exterior of Galleria Edina, an adjacent high-end shopping center. Precast concrete and glass comprise the building’s tower, with more glass used in the condos. ESG also designed an outdoor courtyard, enclosed on all four sides by meeting rooms, for use by condo owners and hotel guests.