Rand Tower Hotel, Minneapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Welcome to Rand Tower Hotel, Minneapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Explore downtown Minneapolis from our historic hotel

Discover a vibrant, story-rich experience at Rand Tower, Minneapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Located in the meticulously restored Deco-era Rand Tower, our historic hotel welcomes you with an atmosphere that celebrates our heritage and our vibrant downtown location. Sophisticated rooms and suites represent a contemporary embodiment of elevated comfort. Savor delicious dining concepted by Minneapolis-based chef Daniel del Prado, highlighted by three distinctive restaurants and bars, each offering distinct points of view on French cuisine. Embark on a journey from traditional French bistro dishes and cocktails in the first-floor lobby bar, Bar Rufus, to innovative large-format cocktails inspired by French island rhums in the playful cocktail lounge, Miaou Miaou. Our premier restaurant, Blondette, serves classic French dishes using Pacific Northwest ingredients in the one-of-a-kind dining room beneath a retractable roof. We look forward to welcoming you to Rand Tower, Minneapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

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The Origins of Our Art Deco Treasure

A Look Back in History

Walk through our doors, and you’ll step back in time to 1929, when one of Minnesota’s favorite sons took a chance on a dream architectural project, even as the Great Depression dawned. Rufus Rand, Jr. had returned from World War I a local hero, decorated for his skill and courage as an aviator with France’s prestigious Croix de Lafayette. With notoriety, financial backing, and vision for his home city, he erected one of Minneapolis’ earliest skyscrapers, Rand Tower – an Art Deco masterpiece that would define the skyline for decades. Since its revolutionary opening, its splendor and grandeur have been the pride of the city. It remains a beloved icon – locally and nationally – as it is now included on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. Our meticulous multi-million-dollar renovation secures its place as a living symbol of the Roaring 20s. Today, we strive to embody the spirit of innovation that inspired the construction of the building that we so treasure.


Artistic Touches That Bring the Era to Life

The pursuit of discovery and the triumph of flight that impassioned our patriarch and daring airman Rufus Rand are on display everywhere. In our lobby, admire the gorgeous Art Deco stylings at reception and on our elevator doors. At our Marquette entrance, marvel at the delicate sculpture that seems to take flight from its pedestal. Throughout, from meeting rooms and dining rooms to guest rooms and suites, artwork by local artists celebrates the joys of the era – the technical and the poetic, the literal and the abstract. Like our namesake, we encourage you to look closely, seek what you might not expect to find, and let your imagination soar, while we provide an endlessly inventive and extraordinary hotel experience.


Nestled within a stunning glass-covered atrium boasting an outdoor terrace with firepits and Minneapolis' sole retractable roof, Blondette offers a year-round opportunity for guests to socialize under the stars. Crafted by renowned Minneapolis Chef Daniel del Prado, Blondette exudes culinary creativity, blending classic French dishes with the vibrant flavors of the Pacific Northwest.

Blondette Bar

Culinary Adventure Awaits

Introducing a variety of perspectives on the world of French cuisine and offering three one-of-a-kind culinary adventures right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the Rand Tower Hotel's bars and dining establishments invite guests on a culinary voyage. Starting with time-honored French bistro fare and artisanal cocktails at Bar Rufus on the ground floor, progressing to inventive, shareable cocktails and carefully selected French wines at the fifth-floor cocktail lounge, Miaou Miaou, and concluding in the airy, glass-enclosed dining space of Blondette. Here, traditional French cuisine undergoes a transformation, embracing Pacific Northwest ingredients, concepted by Minneapolis Chef of the Year, Daniel del Prado.

Where Minneapolis Comes to Connect and Celebrate

Meet Inventively

Host your next event at Rand Tower Hotel. We provide a variety of venues for business meetings, weekend conferences, small weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family reunions, and all manner of social occasions. Our almost 27,000 square feet of event space and four elegant venues – plus private lounges and restaurant space – host up to 117 guests and offer state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and customized lighting options. We have professional planners and a creative catering team eager to customize every detail and every moment to your liking.


The Hub of Downtown

At the Center of Minneapolis Business

Regardless of what kind of business brings you to the Minneapolis business district, you’ll discover that Rand Tower Hotel is central to everywhere you want to be. The downtown area is a hub for retail, financial, healthcare, energy, and other sectors, with retail giant, Target, boasting the most significant presence. The city’s convenient Skyway passes right through our hotel, so your next meeting is just a short walk away along an expansive network of indoor pedestrian footbridges.


Your Home Base to All of Minneapolis

Walk for Blocks on the Skyway From Our Hotel – Without Stepping Outside

The Minneapolis Skyway passes right through our hotel, providing you with quick and easy access to all of downtown. The 9.5-mile network of footbridges seamlessly connects the city’s commercial center across 80 blocks. Embrace your inner adventurer: Explore the architectural and cultural gems of the city without stepping outside. The finest dining, shopping, and entertainment – including Target Center and U.S. Bank Stadium – are a short walk away. Skyway maps are available at reception to help you find your way.

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Exploring Minneapolis

Local Attractions at Our Doorstep

Rand Tower Hotel offers a gateway to an array of captivating local attractions, ensuring your stay is filled with memorable experiences. Explore the city's cultural richness with nearby destinations like the renowned Guthrie Theater and the Walker Art Center, where art and performances come to life. If you're a sports enthusiast, Target Field and U.S. Bank Stadium are just a stone's throw away, providing the perfect setting to catch a game. Immerse yourself in the shopping delights of Nicollet, take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Mississippi Riverfront, or delve into Minneapolis's history at Mill City Museum. For those seeking culinary adventures, a myriad of dining options await in the vibrant neighborhoods surrounding the hotel. With a prime location in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Rand Tower Hotel makes it effortless to uncover the city's charm and diversity, all step from our doorstep.

Weisman Art Museum

Where Pets Are Always Welcome

Our pet-friendly Minneapolis hotel offers thoughtful amenities to make sure your furry friends feel just as at home as you do. With our Paws and Pilots package, we welcome your pet with dining bowls, a chew toy, aviator “doggles”, special treats; and you’ll enjoy the waived pet fee.

One-Bedroom Suite

What to Expect

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Parking Pricing & Information
Hotel visitors will pay $30 for 0-4 hours inclusive of valet, and $52 for anything over 4 hours. $10 valet parking is available for restaurant guests with dining validation.


Rand Tower Hotel, Minneapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

527 South Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55402

Tel: +1 612-688-4500
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Premier Location

Find yourself at the center of it all, with easy access to iconic landmarks, entertainment venues, and the bustling business district.

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