This is the first and only LC property in the Upper Midwest. It's a modern hotel tower (and condo project) built into a historic art-deco building. The hotel opened shortly (about year or less) before the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul and at that time, the rack rates posted in regular rooms were about $3000 per night! Currently weekend rates well under $200 are frequently available while rates during a heavy business week are likely to exceed $300. I would describe the location as the edge of downtown Minneapolis. There are skyway connections to a public parking ramp (= not fully enclosed multi-story garage) where weekend rates--when there are no special events--are $9 per entry; valet parking at the hotel door is close to $30 per night with in and out privileges. This skyway also leads to Orchestra Hall, where it dead ends and is closed except during box office and performance hours. The skyway into the Hilton leads to the rest of downtown and is an extremely convenient way to avoid Minnesota weather, but be careful about closing times for particular segments, which may not be open on evenings and weekends. The light rail line to the airport is about six blocks away, on busy downtown streets or through the skyway, although the stations are not connected to "indoors" (except at the airport). There are two basic room types and all rooms are the same. King bedded rooms are relatively scarce compared to two queens (same size of room). Basic rooms have a chaise lounge; the desk with outlets, minibar, and closet are all contained in a dark wood built in unit that divides the entrance hallway from the rest of the room. To me, the desk seems to be in a dark corner, with absolutely no view. Bathrooms are very large, with large tubs and large shower stalls, but only a single sink. Beige marble predominates. There are large mirrors. Toiletries are elegant and generous (three ounce tubes of shampoo, bath gel, conditioner, lotion plus dry bubble bath and manicure stuff). The hotel's own Ivy Spa brand has a clean citrus unisex fragrance. The higher category rooms have an entry area and locate the desk near a window. Instead of hanging on the back of the divider, the (flat screen of course) TV sits on a credenza against the wall. The room is larger and the bathroom has a big window over the bathtub. The hotel has few suites and fewer in the select standard upgrade pool, so suite upgrades are very rare here. The suites I've seen are built into the historic part of the building and thus are on low floors; some have small rooms and awkward floor plans. Bedroom furniture is as in the regular rooms (dark wood) while the living room has comfy modern seating and some high tech equipment. The lobby is white and spare, pleasant and relaxing. Restaurant has a bar area where snack food is served; the restaurant (both levels--part is in the basement) can be noisy. It's been a popular place for power breakfasts from a menu (no buffet). Restaurant and room service food are interesting and of high qualify and not priced unreasonably for a US city hotel; there are the standard delivery fees and mandatory gratuity for room service (not 24 hours). The spa and health club on the second floor is fabulous! There's also a small business center with a free computer/internet and printer. Otherwise, hotel internet is expensive but good. There's a staff member responsible for technology issues. A major complaint is that there are insufficient service elevators so that the several guest elevators are used for room service, housekeeping, bell service, and maintenance. Housekeepers do not use carts. Both the condo and hotel parts of this property face financial difficulties and have been in receivership. The hotel changed its general manager and executive chef, IIRC about a year ago.