Ecolab among new ownership group for Vikings hotel in Eagan
MV Eagan Ventures, a real estate arm of Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Leonard Wilf, has submitted to Eagan plans for a “four-star” hotel and conference center that would have a Scandinavian theme and rise 14 stories. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings)
By Nick Ferraro | firstname.lastname@example.org | Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: June 27, 2019 at 11:54 am | UPDATED: June 27, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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Ecolab is getting in on the Vikings’ 14-story hotel and conference center under construction at the team’s Eagan campus.
MV Eagan Ventures, a real estate arm of Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Leonard Wilf, announced Thursday St. Paul-based Ecolab is among a new ownership group for the hotel scheduled to open on the Viking Lakes campus in fall 2020.
Joining Ecolab are Mark, Mitch and Marty Davis of Ma Mi Ma Real Estate Holdings, and Viking Lakes Hotel Physician Partners, which is made up of a private group of Twin Cities Orthopedics physicians, the team said in a statement.
“Each of these partners brings expertise in product development, innovative technology and customer service and is a natural connection in the development of the Viking Lakes Hotel,” Mark Wilf said in the statement.
The hotel is the next component of MV Eagan Ventures’ plan for its 167 acres — south of Interstate 494 and east of Dodd Road — called Vikings Lakes. The development was unveiled in March 2018 with Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, a sparkling 277,000-square-foot practice facility and team headquarters that hosts training camp.
Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker Jr. said the company will showcase its newest technologies and product advancements at hotel and that its proximity to its research and development campus in Eagan “makes it an ideal location to support our ongoing work to deliver more value to our hotel customers.”
The statement touted the “four-star hotel” as “another asset for the region” and noted its proximity to both of the downtowns in St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America.
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The hotel will include 320 guest rooms and suites, hospitality lounges, a restaurant, rooftop bar, spa and fitness center. Of the total 356,000 square feet, 25,000 square feet will be set aside for an event center, two ballrooms and multiple meeting rooms.
The partners expect to announce a hotel name and flag this summer.
Future plans to develop the adjacent 33-acre-site include residential, retail, office and medical space to join sponsor Twin Cities Orthopedics, which has about 10 acres of the parcel.