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Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites to Transform in Bloomington

By M+E Staff

The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington will soon be transformed into the new Crowne Plaza Aire. The renovation, which is envisioned by Kaeding Management Group, LLC, is set to be completed by spring 2016.

Due to the property’s longstanding relationship with the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the Hubert Humphrey Charter Terminal, which are just minutes away, the new property will boast an aviation theme. The Crowne Plaza Aire has been a party of the airport’s story for nearly 50 years and no other airport hotel is as closely linked with the history of Minneapolis aviation as this property.

“We’re planning to make the design focus of the hotel about the history of aviation, floor by floor,” said Carl Kaeding, company owner and lead development manager of Kaeding Management Group, LLC. “In many ways, we will be treating it as a gallery. We will have photographs and eight or nine large aviation displays, from the beginning of aviation all the way to the future, to giant planes and space travel. It will be a unique art installation that will invite the guests to roam and in the lobby, there will be a large aviation-themed sculpture.”

The transformation will include renovating the public areas of the hotel, as well as the 18,000 square feet of meeting space, all while keeping the vintage mid-century aspects of the hotel. 21 century technology, design and comforts will be added to modernize the guest experience.

The Crown Plaza Aire will offer 430 guest rooms and suites, all equipped with complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, upgraded bedding, an aromatherapy kit and a Dedicated Quit Zone policy from Sunday to Thursday. The rooms will showcase views of both the runways at the MSP airport and the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

A new restaurant will be added to the property, featuring a wood burning oven as its focal point, whih will assist in creating a menu that includes pizzas and other wood-fired options, as well as a wide array of salad options and a focus on locally sourced fresh ingredients. The 1,500-square-foot fitness center will be upgraded with new equipment by Precor, and will also feature an indoor salt water Junior Olympic swimming pool.

Kaeding, a Bloomington-based company, has nearly four decades of experience in development and management of commercial and residential real estate.