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Staycations at The Marquette Hotel Minneapolis


Photography by: Angel Torres

Have you ever done a staycation? Even better do you know what it is? Well, my hubby and I got to do our second staycation this past weekend here in Minneapolis. Staycation basically is when take time off (a weekend or longer) but you don’t travel, you just stay in your city. Why would you do that you may ask? Well, for starters to get out of the routine or to simply disconnect without the traveling hassle.

My hubby and I were invited to The Marquette Hotel here in Minneapolis to stay for a weekend. They recently renovated it so we were pretty excited to check it out since there has been some buzz about it around the city. I had not been to it previously so I don’t have a comparison point but I have to say I am pretty impressed with it.



 
Every corner was so instagramable and well thought out! Every texture and every piece thru the lobby, restaurant and rooms was very modern but comfortable and it complimented each other very well. One problem that I often encounter with the mid-century furniture trend is that although it looks great, more often than not it is just not comfortable. But I think they did a great job in choosing pieces that look good, are functional and are comfortable.



We checked in on Friday evening and got around to check out the IDS tower which it’s where the hotel is located. Afterwards we went to dinner to Jacque’s which it is the new restaurant located at the lobby. It is an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant. I have heard so much about their cocktails so I got a Mary Tyler Moore which has tequila, peach liqueur, fresh lemon, lime and orange juice and simple syrup. YUM! My hubby got the Minehaha which has organic gin, rosemary simple syrup, grapefruit juice and rosemary. Oh, and all their cocktails are named after a landmark or a piece of history from Minneapolis. Both drinks were to die for but I definitely LOVED mine.  


 


We had an amazing dinner; for appetizers we got the Bruschetta, which I was doubtful about because it had capers and olives and I cannot stand olives in general but it was so well made that I couldn’t taste it at all. We also got the Tuna Crudo which I am still salivating over! Even though Minneapolis is in the middle of the country, their fish and seafood scene is not too shabby and the tuna on this dish literally tasted like we were on a coastal city. We followed it with our yummy entrees; I got the Saffron Tagliatelle pasta and hubby got the Fedalini Pecorino. IT WAS SO AMAZING AND FLAVORFUL! Of course, we paired all of these delightful bites with a Merlot wine.



The next day we had arranged room service for breakfast because breakfast in bed is a must on staycations! Well, at least on my book it is. They had a pretty complete menu to choose from and they were right on time for the time we requested it. We decided to go out for a walk since the day was amazing and cloudless and played tourist for the afternoon. We got down to the Guthrie Theater and the Mill City Museum; two of the best Minneapolis landmarks.


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I really think that staycations are a great way to clear your mind, and almost like a reset button. We get too caught up on our day-to-day routine and we forget to even enjoy our own city. Thanks to the Hilton and The Marquette Hotel for the amazing invitation, we truly enjoyed every second of our stay!

Check out more of our stay here: 









4 comments

  1. Staycation?!? This is so awesome!!! And I just LOVE your outfit!!!

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  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Love your outfit by the way

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  4. I'm interested in reserving this place because choosing the right venue which does not favor a specific culture becomes difficult. Halls here have fountains and elaborate pictures. Some LA venue halls display traditional artifacts and paintings.

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