This is an independent artsy boutique hotel that affiliated with Starwood as LM about a year ago. It is very trendy. The hotel displays an interesting and extensive collection of contemporary art. In addition, the hotel has a small art gallery that is used for exhibitions as well as for rotating displays of objects from the owner's private collection. Rooms are modern in style. There are a number of categories such as studio suites, but the real stunners are a couple of specialty suites with extensive terraces. The hotel is on the edge of downtown near the historic theater district. The nearest light rail station (airport and Mall of America line) is about six blocks away. There is valet parking at the door. The hotel does not have a pool. The hotel's restaurant is currently run by D'Amico Brothers, a local restaurant empire of upscale and mid-level Italian restaurants and cafes. (Previously it was Jean-Georges.) The restaurant is fairly noisy as it is open and includes a bar, in addition to the adjacent lobby bar area with a fireplace. Part of the restaurant (roughly more than half of the tables) is in the basement. A unique feature of this hotel is its courtyard ice bar in the winter. There's a big firepit for warmth. Unfortunately, the area is used by smokers, so that it can be difficult to not only stay warm but also escape the tobacco smoke. Overall, this is a potentially interesting hotel choice in Minneapolis, but it's not for everyone. Good deal rates (starting at about $129) are sometimes available on weekends and for small groups, otherwise the pricepoint ranges roughly around $300 per night for the lowest category room.