The first W hotel in the Upper Midwest opened in Minneapolis in late summer, 2008, although the official opening party was delayed to September 2008. The hotel is located in the Foshay Tower, which was once the highest building in this part of the US. It's about twenty stories tall and I would describe its style as art deco. There's a museum on the history of the building and an observation deck on the top floor; your keycard is worth free admission. This W has the obligatory Living Room, a bar area in their restaurant, and another bar at the top which opens late in the afternoon. The restaurant (and room service food) is Manny's, a steakhouse that moved into the W from another downtown location. The Living Room has complimentary morning coffee and it's possible to get a quick pastry in Manny's Bar for breakfast (or to grab and go), in addition to the regular breakfast in Manny's restaurant. There's a second more casual restaurant off of the lobby which is a long-standing local favorite for breakfast, lunch, and informal early dinners; the pathway is hidden and hard to find. There are about ten rooms and suites per floor in this property. As a Plat, I've had upgraded rooms and small suites. All have modern furniture, huge desks, and big pink oval minibars. Most suites are located in corners of the building and include small round dining tables. The hallways have black carpet and are very dark. Rooms seem to have good soundproofing in that parties and rowdy people in the hallways did not disturb me. There's valet parking at the door. Acura Experience rides are available, including to the light rail (airport and Mall of America line) station that's about five blocks away. I believe that this property uses an off-premises health club and spa; there is no pool. The hotel is connected to the skyway system, but the connection tends to not be open much beyond business week hours, so that it's not very useful.