Built in 1929, Willbur Foshay constructed the obelisk Foshay Tower in homage to the Washington Monument, designing it to tower over every building west of the Mississippi River. It is a historically registered landmark in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Having served as an office building for more than seven decades, the iconic Foshay always seemed destined for more. When co-developer RWB Holdings and Ryan partnered with Starwood Hotels & Resorts the vision of bringing the modern W Hotel brand to this elegant and historic building was born.
W Minneapolis – The Foshay features 212 distinct guest rooms and 18 suites, W’s signature Living Room, Manny’s Restaurant and Bar, Key’s Restaurant, a W store, SWEAT (W-branded workout area), a concierge service, meeting and banquet space and valet parking. The destination Prohibition Bar on the 27th floor tops the hotel, providing stunning views of the city.
A W hotel is designed to create a one-of-a-kind experience. All furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) elements were customized, which resulted in longer lead times than traditional prototype hotel developments. The experience of W Minneapolis – The Foshay reflects the character of the city; the exterior representing the prestige and industry of the past and the interior showcasing the city’s music and art culture that is so important to its vitality today.