At Kimpton, we’re part of the LGBT community.
Since our founding in San Francisco more than three decades ago, Kimpton has been a part of the LGBT community. It wasn’t a strategy. It wasn’t a business plan. It was just the right thing to do. Across the Kimpton experience — from the nonprofits we champion, to the special packages and promotions we offer, to the benefits we provide our employees — we welcome and celebrate diversity.
We certainly don’t do it for the applause, but it’s been gratifying to earn a 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the past decade, as well as recognition as Out Traveler’s Best Hotel Chain (2013).
And it’s been especially rewarding working with The Trevor Project, an outreach program for LGBT and questioning young people, as its Premier National Hotel Partner and Presenting Sponsor of its Ambassador Program.
At Kimpton, we believe one of our greatest strengths is our diverse workplace. Each Kimpton employee is valued for their talents and contributions, and never judged on gender, race or sexual orientation. Since our founding in San Francisco more than 30 years ago, we have embraced the LGBT community as an important part of that diversity. And we've made a commitment to positive change by identifying organizations that can make a difference.
The Trevor Project is a perfect example and embodies the type of results-oriented group we like to align ourselves with. The nation's largest organization serving as a crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people, The Trevor Project provides an invaluable service by offering 24/7 counseling and other services to at-risk LGBT youth.
As The Trevor Project's Premier National Hotel Partner, as well as the Presenting Sponsor of its Ambassador Program, we are involved on the local and national levels, donating room nights, meeting space and catering. Our partnership is employee-driven, and Kimpton employees are involved in local outreach on behalf of the Trevor Project through the “Kimpton Presents: Trevor Ambassador Program.” The program helps foster awareness of the issues facing LGBT youth and the availability of life-saving resources available through The Trevor Project. Supporting a safe and judgment-free place for young people to go is just another way Kimpton cares for our community.
MyGayGetaway.com proclaims, "Kimpton's contribution and outreach to the LGBT audience is to be applauded!"
“beautiful, classic hotel in a great location”
beautiful hotel in a central location. lobby bar is cozy with a nice happy hour and complimentary wine. Rooms are comfortable and usually quiet. Judy, United States of America
“Bed was very comfortable, room was very clean, hotel was very well maintained” -Vasiliki, Germany
“It was a beautifully restored historical building. The location was very convenient for visiting the city. As always the staff was super friendly and helpful.” -Timothy, United States of America
“I liked the decor; good energy. The room was clean, spacious, and and quiet. The climate control in the room was quiet and worked well. This is by far one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at!” -Stephanie, United States of America
“Great beds, spacious room, wonderful large bathroom, outstanding soaps and lotions.” -Richard, United States of America
“Excellent room service food. Staff was very helpful and gives excellent service. Room was great. Very clean and safe environment. Will definitely stay there again. Highly recommend.” -Kiersten, United States of America
The Grand Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel. Minneapolis comes to life here.
Top Rated Hotel: Grand Hotel Minneapolis
Midwestern hospitality and elegant sophistication meld in our downtown Minneapolis boutique hotel. Anchored in a classic architectural context, our historic spaces have been enhanced with moody, cosmopolitan design elements and thoughtful amenities that elevate every experience. In the heart of downtown—and surrounded by the city’s top entertainment, retail and culinary finds—guests discover grand-scale guestrooms marked by masculine luxury and indulgent comfort. Added perks include access to a 60,000-square-foot athletic club, our intimate bar and lounge and the Minneapolis Skyway System, which puts the entire magnificent city at your fingertips.
Unwind with spa services or cocktails and snacks in The SIX15 Room, and take advantage of complimentary treats from morning coffee/tea to a hosted wine hour each evening.
Amenities and Services
*It gives us peace of mind to know your body and mind's at peace. That's why we supply a yoga mat in every room, free of charge.
*Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities
*Services expected of a perennial AAA Four Diamond hotel
*Hosted evening wine reception
*Complimentary morning coffee service in our lobby
*Complimentary daily newspaper
*Drinks in the SIX15 Room
*Complimentary access to LifeTime Athletic Club
*Complimentary bicycle program to explore the city
*Full service onsite LifeSpa and Salon
*Handsome Minneapolis meeting and event space
*Spectacular presidential suite
*24-hour onsite business center with computers, printer and office services
*Valet/laundry and shoeshine service
*Overnight valet parking for $41 + tax (subject to change)
EXERCISE + WELLNESS
Exercise your right to a great hotel gym. Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis honors the true spirit of our historic venue by offering guests complimentary access to the Minneapolis LifeTime Athletic Club. Enjoy their extensive fitness facilities, like the Cardio & Weights floor, or the Squash Court, or even their Spa.
Treat yourself in our downtown Minneapolis spa. Feel your best, thanks to decadent services offered at LifeSpa and Salon. Indulge all your senses as you get pampered from head to toe with treatments that range from facials and customized massages to haircuts and manicures you didn’t have time to squeeze in before you left home.
Lifetime Athletic Club's full-service spa offers ultimate convenience, and their trained technicians can’t wait to help you feel revitalized and refreshed.
EAT + DRINK
Artisanal fare in Downtown Minneapolis
Urban sophistication and culinary passion blend together to create The SIX15 Room, our stylish lounge that’s open seven days a week (from 3 p.m. till close). Designed to showcase artisanal samplings and creative cocktails prepared by Executive Chef Kris Koch and team, the venue spotlights local and fresh ingredients while creating memorable and satisfying experiences for every diner. Guests gather to enjoy popular happy hour specials and late- night small bites that celebrate the venue’s emphasis on simplicity and sustainability. The SIX15 Room also provides delicious in-room dining for guests of the hotel, along with catering for special events from business receptions to weddings.
Happiest of Hours
From 3:00 to 6:15 p.m. daily, score specials such as on-tap beers and house wine ($6.15 each), as well as snacks like seasonal pizzas, turkey sliders and loaded potato skins (think Applewood smoked bacon, cheese, sour cream and green onions)
In a city characterized by its understated style and cultural sophistication, downtown's Grand Hotel Minneapolis stands out as an iconic landmark. A crown jewel in The City of Lakes, with its own award-winning restaurant and a full service in-hotel spa, the hotel offers an ideal urban retreat, whether you're here for business or leisure. Our boutique luxury hotel in downtown Minneapolis is one of Travel + Leisure's 500 "Best Hotels in the World."
"#2 Best Hotels in Minneapolis, 2017"
- U.S. News & World Report