New York Times Reviews the Chambers, and Minneapolis, a little

The New York Times Elaine Glusac stayed at our fancy new hotel, and only had one remark about our fair city that could almost be construed as a flyover dig. I had expected more, honestly. Something about the tundra, perhaps?

Rather than cloning the original art-filled Chambers boutique hotel in New York, the Midwestern outpost, which opened in September, strikes an independent profile in a gallerylike compound fashioned from two neighboring pre-1910 brick low-rise office buildings with a a courtyard-cum-lounge in between.

And then we get some praise: “Minneapolis’s emerging stature as the artiest town on the prairie.” And a little more: “Art-focused lodgings are poised to appeal to travelers in search of design-forward Minneapolis.”

Instead of emerging, I think we’ve been there for a while. We know we kick ass in the arts, and have for quite some time. But know we have a fancy new hotel to prove it. I do wonder which other Midwestern cities are competing for ‘artiest’ title. We know it ain’t Des Moines.

1 Comment so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

    It IS a good 7 hours to the next big/interesting city (Chicago), so the outpost comment is not so far off. But prairie? What is this, Iowa? South Dakota? This isn’t the most exciting terrain, but it’s hardly a prairie.

    Thanks, Elaine Glusac. We can go on with our lives now.

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