The product and quality of this hotel are by far probably the best I’ve seen in my 25 years with Four Seasons. [Owners the Pohlad family, locals who also own the Twins], have not spared a penny to really think this through from every angle — the arrival of the guest, the food and beverage offerings, the spa, the meeting facilities. The level of detail is incredible.

I think Minneapolis deserves not only a Four Seasons hotel in many ways, but it’s going to be one of the best Four Seasons hotels we have in our portfolio. And that will really send a message that says, Minneapolis is ready to step up and rival Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. This is Minneapolis’ time.