MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2008) – Gabbert & Beck, Inc., and Ryan Companies US, Inc., announced the formal grand opening of the four-star modern hotel and luxury condominium, the Westin Edina Galleria Hotel and Residences in Edina, Minn. This 18-story, 446,000-square-foot facility features luxury hotel rooms and provides full-service condominium living with hotel amenities. The Westin Edina Galleria is connected through an underground climate-control walkway to the retail lifestyle and shopping center, the Galleria.
The luxury condominium has 82 units, ranging from 900 to 3,090 square feet, with prices ranging from approximately $400,000 to $1.8 million. The penthouses feature 10-foot ceilings and added square footage. All condominium units contain large glass windows which expand from floor to ceiling offering a variety of views from the downtown Minneapolis skyline to the Saint Paul Cathedral. Residents have access to the hotel's amenities such as concierge service for daily needs and event planning, 24/7 room service and signature McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant. They also have access to maid and housekeeping services, plant watering, dog walking, grocery delivery, meal delivery from Galleria restaurants and access to the fitness center, meeting rooms and an outdoor courtyard. The initial group of residents has already begun moving into their residences.
The four-star rated Westin Edina Galleria has 225 rooms which make up the first seven floors of the building. The base of the hotel is a dark brown brick, offering an aesthetically pleasing blend with the existing Galleria facade. The hotel portion of the tower has a strong horizontal expression with polished precast panels and glass. The expression then changes at the condominium level to curtain wall and metal, which extends into the hotel portion on the northwest corner.
The hotel opened prior to last month’s Republican National Convention and hosted the Kansas Delegation during the event.
Gabbert & Beck partnered with Ryan, the development manager and design-builder for the project, in creating a new exciting addition to the Twin Cities’ southwestern suburbs. “The Westin Edina Galleria is the first hotel with residences in Edina,” said Warren Beck, president, Gabbert & Beck. “From a condo perspective, this is truly a unique living experience because residents enjoy all the conveniences and amenities of a hotel and convenient access to a host of shopping and dining opportunities.”
Other team members included Wischermann Partners, Inc., hotel management and hospitality consultants; Elness Swenson Graham, building architects; Cole Martinez Curtis and Associates, hotel interior design architect; Westin Hotels and Resorts, hotel franchise.
“The Westin Edina Galleria sets a new bar for the Twin Cities,” said Collin Barr, president, Minnesota Region, Ryan Companies US, Inc. “The experience and talent of the project team created a remarkable building providing upscale living and high-end design.”
The Westin Edina Galleria is located near the intersection of France Avenue and 69th Street, offering close proximity to downtown Minneapolis.
Westin is a four-star hotel brand in the Starwood Hotels & Resorts hospitality enterprise. Other Starwood brands include W Hotels, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Luxury Collection, St. Regis, and Aloft. Westin is the preeminent four-star hotel brand in the upper, upscale category whose competitive set regularly includes Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott. With 81 hotel properties throughout the United States, Westin was recently recognized with multiple industry awards including J.D. Power & Associates Customer Satisfaction Award. Westin is also known for numerous hospitality product innovations including the Westin Heavenly Bed, Westin Heavenly Shower, and the Westin Workout. This hotel will be recognized as the premier, full-service hotel in the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburban market.
Galleria offers an exceptional selection of casual dining, unique local shops and favorite specialty stores wrapped within a sophisticated, relaxed atmosphere. Locally owned and managed by Gabbert & Beck, Inc., Galleria is located at 69th and France Avenue in Edina, Minn. Hours are Monday–Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.galleriaedina.com.
About Ryan Companies
Ryan Companies US Inc., a nationally recognized developer, design-builder and real estate manager, has specialized in fully integrated solutions for more than 70 years. Ryan builds lasting relationships with a project delivery model based on full-service customized solutions and total collaboration – pairing the customer’s needs and expectations with the talents of a team of developers, financiers, architects, engineers, constructors and property managers. In addition to its Minneapolis office, Ryan has offices in Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa. Ryan was named the 2007 National Developer of the Year by the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP).