If you're searching for modern, elegant accommodations in the super-hip Midwestern city of Minneapolis, then look no further than Graves 601. The hotel prides itself on merging high technology and high fashion, and has won numerous awards for its design and amenities.
Features such as back-lit photographs inspired by local culture; wall-mounted, 42-inch plasma screen televisions; flat screens in the bathroom; glass-etched, handcrafted headboards; and in-room entertainment systems that play music, video, and hotel information on demand are definitely selling points to chic geeks. Add to this the world-class cuisine of adjoining restaurant Cosmos, high thread-count linens, stunning public spaces, etched glass wash basins on limestone tables, and luxury toiletries including Hermes soap, and you begin to see the appeal of this downtown hotel.
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The hotel features a number of different suites, and you can take a virtual tour of them before you even enter the state. The hotel also can accommodate your wedding in its dramatic ballroom, which features two back-lit blue glass walls at either end of the ballroom, with rich Paldao wood walls and multi-level light boxes within the glass design.
The hotel's restaurant, Cosmos, was identified by the New York Times as a "hybrid of SoHo slick and Minnesota nice." Wine Spectator also gave it the "Most Outstanding Restaurant Wine List in the World" award.
Have any Casa readers stayed at Graves 601? If so, how'd you like it?