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Graves 601 Hotel

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Graves 601 Hotel
Le Meridien Minneapolis, Le Méridien Minneapolis, Block E Entertainment Complex, Minneapolis Lifestyle Center, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel


Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
pile foundation


hotel cinema
restaurant dance club mercantile parking


  • This is the tallest building completed in Minnesota during 2003.
  • The name changed to the Graves 601 Hotel in July 2005.
  • The Block E Entertainment Complex is located just to the east of the Target Center, home of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. Just to the south is the sprawling First Avenue Nightclub, made famous by the movie Purple Rain, starring Prince, a Minneapolis native.
  • The Block E Entertainment Complex occupies the entire block bound by Hennepin Avenue and 1st Avenue North between 6th and 7th Streets North.
  • Graves Hospitality Corporation announced in March 2002 that the hotel component of Block E would be the first Art + Tech property by Le Meridien Hotels in the United States, replacing Marriott's Renaissance Hotel brand.
  • In 2004, Le Meridien Minneapolis was named one of the 100 best new hotels in the world by Conde Nast magazine.
  • The public areas of the hotel were designed by Yabu Pushelberg and the hotel rooms by Real Studios.
  • The Le Meridien Minneapolis Hotel is the tallest building in downtown Minneapolis west of Hennepin Avenue, and the tallest in the Warehouse District.
  • The Hard Rock Cafe, public areas, and skyways to the Target Center and City Center opened in mid-September 2002, and the Le Meridien Hotel opened in April 2003.
  • Before being primarily a vacant block, the Jewelers Exchange Building stood on this site.

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601-627 1st Avenue North
600-630 Hennepin Avenue
1-31 6th Street North, 2-30 7th Street North
601 1st Avenue North
Downtown West

Technical Data

270.50 ft
270.50 ft
252.50 ft

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Features & Amenities

  • Public parking is available
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