HVS Market Report – The Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA A Lagging Recovery – By Tanya Pierson

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Hilton Minneapolis

Unlike other significant markets in the U.S., the Twin Cities city location has actually had a hard time to recuperate from the pandemic, unfavorable security understandings, and the addition of brand-new hotels. Favorable marketing projects, promotion from nationwide sporting occasions, a strong convention outlook, and the capacity for hosting the World Expo in 2027 need to support a rebound for this lodging market.


Current Market Conditions

Coming out of previous economic downturns, the varied work base has actually benefited the Minneapolis-St. Paul market. Significant companies within the medical innovation, durable goods, health care, higher-education, monetary, and durable goods markets and sectors have actually traditionally created an enough level of hotel need. The natural appeal of the location brings in outside lovers, its main U.S. place makes it a hassle-free location for conventions, and the Mall of America draws visitors from all over the world.

Unfortunately, in 2021 and early 2022, leisure need was the only section to reveal a strong healing, with less business traffic in Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and a lull in convention occasions. Group reservations chose up in late 2022 and stay strong for the next numerous years, as reported by the Minneapolis Convention. Furthermore, lots of big sporting occasions, shows, and celebrations set up in 2023 are anticipated to create extra need in the city location. A statement will be made this summertime concerning the host city for the World Expo 2027, with Bloomington as one of 5 finalists.

New Supply

  • The high-end Four Seasons opened in Downtown Minneapolis in June2022, in addition to 6 other hotels, consisting of the hotel Indigo (previous Crowne Plaza), for an overall of 875 brand-new spaces.
  • The high-end West hotel is expected for the North Loop in the fall of2023
  • While no brand-new hotels opened in Downtown St. Paul in 2022, a 120- space Courtyard by Marriott is arranged to open in 2023 surrounding to the Xcel Energy.

Additional hotel tasks have actually been revealed around the city location; nevertheless, the volume of brand-new hotel advancement is no place near the level understood in between 2014 and 2018, and we do not anticipate substantial supply development to return without a significant modification in market conditions, lower building and construction expenses, and more beneficial funding.

Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA vs. Top25 U.S. Markets

Largely due to seasonality, this MSA has actually constantly carried out listed below the top 25 U.S. markets in RevPAR. In 2020 and 2021, the discount rate to the nationwide RevPAR broadened due to a substantial loss in tenancy. The Twin Cities had a hard time more than other metropolitan markets with the return of business and group need in 2021 and early 2022 due to public understanding concerning absence of security in the city location. Leisure travel made up for some of the lost need, resulting in a rebound to pre-pandemic ADR levels in2022 We anticipate some normalization in the near term as the top 25 markets support and Minneapolis-St. Paul continues to rebound.

Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA RevPAR in Comparison to Top 25 Markets’ RevPAR

Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA RevPAR in Comparison to Top 25 Markets’ RevPAR

Source: STR Global, STR Monthly hotel Review

The sluggish go back to workplace pattern is an issue, as business need stays listed below pre-pandemic levels, especially in the metropolitan cores. According to the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s 2022 yearly report, almost 64% of downtown workers are going back to operate in some capability weekly, which is up more than 56% from the previous years. The effect of less business tourists is most apparent in day-of-week tenancy data, with Thursday through Saturday signing up considerably greater tenancy levels than other days of the week.

With more corporations implementing in-office requirements, we expect business need will continue to gradually rebound, albeit staying listed below previous levels. The increase of strong leisure need because the start of the pandemic is anticipated to fill in softer days of the week, assisting to round out some of the lost business need.

Given the absorption of brand-new supply, a beneficial convention outlook, the appeal of the location for sporting occasions, and the amount and variety of significant companies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul city location, in addition to the restricted quantity of brand-new supply in the instant pipeline, we anticipate tenancy to go back to the mid-60 s within the next 2 years. Our projections are detailed listed below.

Historical and Forecasted Metrics for the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA

Historical and Forecasted Metrics for the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA

Source: STR( Historical) and HVS( Forecast)

hotel Transactions

As the hotel efficiency indices stay rather depressed, it is an opportunistic time for purchasers to go into the Minneapolis-St. Paul market. Some current deals have actually been at a discount rate to previous price:

  • The Marriott Southwest offered in December 2022 for around $74,000 per space, a 28% discount rate to the 2014 rate.
  • The Sheraton Bloomington offered in July 2022 for $53,000 per space, a 22% discount rate to the 2013 cost.

However, Monarch Alternative Capital bought the hotel Ivy for $226,000 per type in March 2022, which was a 53% premium over the 2013 list price. This premium was reflective of a refurbished high-end home.

Most just recently, the Hilton Minneapolis was moved to its lenders in March 2023 through foreclosure auction.


The long-lasting outlook for the Minneapolis-St. Paul hotel market is positive due to its varied economy and main U.S. area. Elements that bode well for the marketplace moving forward consist of the reservation speed at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the appeal of the Mall of America and outside leisure, the strong medical-related work base, the many higher-education organizations, and the variety of Fortune 500 business.

For more info, contact Tanya Pierson, MAI, of the HVS Minneapolis workplace

About Tanya Pierson

Tanya Pierson, MAI, Senior Managing Director of HVS and based in the Minneapolis workplace, has actually performed market research studies, expediency analyses, and appraisals for over 2,000 hotels and resorts in almost every U.S. state, along with Canada and the Caribbean. A highlighted speaker and panelist at significant hotel conferences, she has actually likewise lectured at the University of Denver on topical concerns in the U.S. accommodations market. Tanya finished from the University of Denver with a degree in hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. She is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI). Contact Tanya at (303) 588-6558 or tpierson@hvs.com


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