Mille Lacs Band invests $35M in big renovation of Twin Cities hotel

The tribe purchased the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2013. Photo from Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota is spending $35 million on a top-to-bottom renovation of a hotel in the Twin Cities.

The tribe acquired the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the nearby DoubleTree by Hilton in 2013 for about $35 million. The Crowne Plaza will debut as the InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront in September, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

“We’re leveraging our financial strength and strength in hospitality,” Joe Nayquonabe, the CEO of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, the tribe's economic development arm, told the paper.

The tribe also owns the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City.

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Intercontinental St. Paul-Riverfront hotel latest Mille Lacs Band venture (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 6/8)

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