Omni Hotels & Resorts, along with ownership partners MV Ventures, Ecolab, Cambria, and Viking Lakes Hotel Physician Partners, celebrated the grand opening of the Omni Viking Lakes. The property, which features 320 guestrooms and suites, 14 floors, and 35,000 square feet of meeting space, is Omni Hotels & Resorts’ first expansion into Minnesota. The four-star, full-service hotel is located in the Viking Lakes development in Eagan, which will offer corporate offices, retail, restaurants, and entertainment, and is anchored by the Minnesota Vikings team headquarters and practice facility.
The hotel design, led by ESG Architecture & Design, features elements inspired by the American Nordic landscapes of the North and the dynamic and unpredictable character of its climate and seasons. From occurrences like the northern lights to corridors that feature picturesque trees and fading mist as if walking through a forest, subtle nods to Nordic culture are featured throughout the property.
The four restaurant and bar offerings include Ember & Ice, an upscale lounge; Keras Bar, located in the lobby; Ten Drops, a coffee bar and market; and Kyndred Hearth, with James Beard award-winning chef Ann Kim at the helm. Unique to this property within the Omni brand, the hotel features six two-story hospitality lounges, outfitted with a dining room table turned poker table, floor-to-ceiling fireplace and windows, and full kitchen. The hospitality lounges were designed specifically with Minnesota Vikings players in mind for extended stays such as training camp. The lounges are cozy, but refined and stately, featuring natural tones that include icy blues and grays, matching the Nordic design of the overall hotel.
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