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Chambers Hotel in Minneapolis!

Haven’t done a hotel post in a while…matter of fact, I haven’t done a travel one in a while. Actually…I haven’t traveled myself in a while. Need to get on that. So yeah, the Chambers Hotel in Minneapolis is quite nice…and I’m kind of feeling bad that I’ve just now gotten hip to it. They call themselves a ‘luxury art’ hotel – and that appears to be a spot-on description…they’ve got some stunning artwork and the hotel itself is beautiful. Two things: (1) The rooms have high-ceilings. This is super important. A lot of these ‘cool-guy’ hotels are just refurbs of old, washed-up hotels (even motels) so they rarely have that loft feel to them…Chambers is in a renovated industrial building – all the benefits of a loft. Except they really polished it up – looks amazing in the pictures. (2) They have original art in the rooms. From what I’ve read Mr. Chambers himself has the second largest collection of art by the YBA (Young British Artists) movement – so the majority of the collection in hotel is just that. Good stuff. Haven’t checked this hotel out yet, as I haven’t been to Minneapolis in years, but I keep reading tid-bits about the whole city going thru a bit of a creative renaissance so I suppose its time to make that quick flight from Grand Rapids and check it out.