When your client owns the entire block, they obviously have more than the typical vested interest in a project. Minneapolis developer @shermanassociatesinc didn’t commission our @dlr_group hospitality studio to design just another “stay” option for their mixed-use development in the city’s mill district. They wanted their 183-room @canopybyhilton to bring value to both the visiting and local communities by connecting them with each other, their surroundings and its history—in essence, create a place that feels like home, no matter where you come from. Housed in the Advance Thresher/Emerson-Newton 100+ year old building, Canopy’s neighborhood soul and Sherman’s message of revitalization are a delightful combination. +
Scandinavian influences ingrained in Minnesota’s society and aesthetic also informed our design. The industrial queues probably would have been more obvious starting points for the design narrative. However, we chose an obscure piece of the picture: the softer side of people’s lives. Farmers came to the building to seek better equipment to improve their farms and further strengthen their home life. Hilton’s Canopy brand is about creating the look of a neighborhood home. That pushed us to focus on elements such as ‘hygge,’ (a feeling of cozy contentment associated with the Danish culture) quilting, weaving and hand-knitting, creating a sense of intimacy, togetherness and inner warmth. * 👆🏻 adapted excerpt from the wonderful writing of @ammartin214 from @boutiquedesignmag Magazine’s July - August Issue. Link in my bio if you want to check it out! #editorial#canopyminneapolis#dlrgrouphospitality
20 9125 August, 2019
Its Wednesday and I think I need to lay down… kind of the feeling I felt when I received some magical images from the uber talented @jillian_blanc I gave myself a Christmas gift of a portrait session with her, and wow glad I did!. In your 30’s you realize that it’s time to step out of your comfort zone but more importantly to embrace who you are. I think Jillian could attest I was a silly gal, not a model at all, at times goofy during the shoot… but thanks to her ease and sly use of the camera we together shook off my nerves and found some creative moments that capture: ME 🥰 There are literally so many shots in a quick 50 minutes! I can’t wait to share some of them with you sporadically here soon. If you are wanting to capture who YOU are …. Call my girl Jillian! #portraiturephotography#canopyminneapolis#minneapolis#lifestylephotography#portraitpage#creativesontherise#hospitalitydesigner#loveforcreativework
just 5 more minutes, okay? Oh, and bring me coffee while you’re at it 😘⠀
Missing the coziness of waking up at the @canopyminneapolis during a staycation a while back. Eric and I are staying put for the next couple of weeks so maybe another staycation is in order!☺️
Where’s your favorite place to staycation in the twin cities?!
I was asked to participate in a runway at @bumble event at @canopyminneapolis I said yes. Then freaked out and had nothing to wear and tried on so many outfits and finally decided to go with "myself" and just be me. My semi country outfit 😉
I was able to promote myself and also of course... @ruffstartrescuemn :) Thanks @iamconnectedstudio for the fun event!
Never ruin a good painting with the truth. - Henri Matisse on ‘truth vs beauty’. As a designer it’s always fun to place objects that speak to your own influences and passions in the space. Here we placed a book of Matisse’s works under a bold canvas painting on top of a painted chest. The combination is one of my favorite artful moments in our design for @canopyminneapolis#dlrgroupdesigned#artislife #❤️matisse #paintedchest#milldistrict#hoteldesigner
A couple of weeks back we had the pleasure + privilege of doing our first ever staycation in, well, maybe ever as a family. Two nights—one just D + I, the other with the nugget in tow. When @iamsarahedwards and my new friends at @canopyminneapolis reached out, I honestly went into a foreboding headspace at first. Thoughts of “Surely I cannot during such a busy season, I should not be selfish during this time”—I quickly snapped to. This IS the best time to press pause, to recharge my batteries, and it was the idyllic mix of scenarios. The ever-so-accommodating @canopyminneapolis far surpassed expectations while I enjoyed a rare trifecta: Time alone with my husband, time with just our little family not at home, and a little solo time to write goals and meet up with girlfriends. .
From giving my toddler high-fives and @anniebeees , to ensuring my husband and I were well satiated, I feel so grateful having experienced 48 hours at @canopyminneapolis in different settings; proving that they are the masters of a getaway in whatever way that looks for you. So whenever I wrestle with feelings of guilt or the ‘shoulds’ in this season of life, the brief bliss a staycation brought quells any further thoughts, and I smile knowing it’s a 20 min light rail ride away. Thank you, @canopyminneapolis ! I’ll be seein’ you. ✌🏼 #canopyminneapolis#canopybyyou#sponsored
happy fri-YAY! new blog post up with 5 trip ideas to spend your tax refund on! ✈️ ⠀
if you’re like me and procrastinated until the last minute to do your taxes you probably have just received your refund recently or will be getting it soon. ⠀
So read on up for some ideas to fuel your wanderlust! Maybe a staycation at @canopyminneapolis is in your near future? 🧡
Did you know #Minneapolis is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world 🌎 ? Spring and blue skies are almost here and we recommend taking our Canopy bikes 🚲 for a beautiful cruise across the Stone Arch Bridge!
1 4817 March, 2019
One of our favorite dishes is the Escargot. Button mushrooms filled with jumbo escargot and butter. Topped with aged cheese and broiled to perfection. Finished with a garlic butter cream!
3 3317 March, 2019
Did you know our hotel is #dogfriendly ? We know how important your furry friends are so we go out of our way to make them feel welcome! Your dog will be greeted with a treat from @justdogsmoa , a @planetdoglife ball, a (dog’s) guide to the neighborhood and of course 💩 bags! 🐶🐕🐩
Relax in a guest room that feels Just-Right. Amenities include a 55-inch TV 📺 , refrigerated drawer, a @nespresso machine, work desk, and a place for everything on uncloseted racks. Rest easy on a Canopy-exclusive bed 🛌 with gel memory foam and @serta Cool Balance® Technology. A positive stay always includes #WiFi and a Canopy Break Fast Bag delivered to your door.
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Hello and welcome to Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis | Mill District, an energizing new hotel in the East End. Formerly the Advance Thresher/Emerson-Newton Implement Company, this 1900s building has been rejuvenated as a stunning hotel connecting you to the best dining, culture, sports and nightlife in downtown Minneapolis. We'll introduce you to the neighborhood with a local welcome gift at check-in.