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  • local love: a babymoon at the Grand Hotel
  • Jennifer Biswas
  • lifestylepregnancy/baby

local love: a babymoon at the Grand Hotel

This past weekend Rishi and I had the chance to stay at the Kimpton Grand Hotel in downtown Minneapolis as a little babymoon! We weren't sure we were going to get the time away just the two so we were absolutely thrilled when the Grand Hotel reached out to offer us a weekend getaway (and of course my parents agreed to watch Roy!).

{photo via Grand Hotel}

I had the opportunity to do a pop up event at the Grand Hotel last Christmas so I had been in their gorgeous, elegant lobby before but it was especially fun to be a guest there! Their valet staff was more than welcoming and made parking so simple so there's was nothing to worry about there. Check in was a breeze - and we just happened to check in during their complimentary wine hour which Rishi was happy about!

Fun fact about Kimpton hotels - they have a "secret social password" that you say at check in for a fun surprise. This summer's password is "sun salutations" which got us this DELICIOUS bag of Maddy & Maize popcorn. We could barely put it down in order for me to get a photo of it!

The venue opened up in 1915 so it has my absolute favorite kind of character + charm but it has a modern feel that Rishi loves. Our room was super cozy with an amazing view of downtown Minneapolis. I'm totally kicking myself for missing the opportunity to take a photo of the Foshay Tower lite up at night!

We got to enjoy some amazing massages during our stay too. Props to the Grand Hotel's LifeSpa because they actually have pregnancy pillows so I could get a real massage complete with sugar salt scrub on my back. It was heavenly. That was Rishi's first massage since our honeymoon...he deserved it! :)

They even left us fresh baked cookies in our room while we were at the spa. They really know the way to a girl's heart!!

In case you're locals or finding your way to Minneapolis in the future here's some spots we hit up! Friday night we walked to 112 Eatery for dinner - bonus for staying downtown, you can walk everywhere!

Saturday morning we slept in and walked over to Red Rabbit for brunch and over to Martin Patrick 3 and D.Nolo to do some shopping! We ended up finding some great stuff at Wit + Bliss for Roy's new room which I'm super excited about. Saturday evening we went to the new 510 Lounge (after enjoying some drinks + apps at the Grand's restaurant, the Six15 Room!). We ended our babymoon at Angel Food Bakery for donuts on Sunday morning (holy YUM).

Overall we had simply the best stay at the Grand Hotel. The staff was amazing and incredibly kind, the rooms were cozy and made us feel right at home and the environment was just perfect for a weekend of relaxing as we get ready to bring baby #2 into the world!

If you're looking for a weekend away or traveling to Minneapolis anytime soon, be sure to check them out! I promise you won't be disappointed. 

  • Jennifer Biswas
  • lifestylepregnancy/baby

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