Former Radisson Opens as Renovated Doubletree in Rochester, Minn.

Having completed a $10 million renovation encompassing its guest rooms and meeting space, the former Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Rochester, Minn., has reopened as the new Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown, it recently announced.

Located an hour outside of the Twin Cities, and just two blocks from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, the hotel has 212 guest rooms and over 8,000 square feet of expanded meeting space.

"The opening of the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown is an excellent addition to our portfolio of hotels in Minnesota and across the Midwest," Doubletree Hotels Global Head Rob Palleschi said in a statement. "The city of Rochester is a popular medical and business destination. With such a central location to the Mayo Civic Center, the University of Minnesota Rochester, the Rochester Art Center and the area's well-known medical and research facilities, the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown presents visitors and area residents with the ideal combination of comfortable accommodations and a great gathering place for business and social events."

As part of its brand transformation and renovation, the Doubletree upgraded its guest rooms with new décor, complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, 37-inch flat screen TVs and MP3-compatible clock radios. The hotel's meeting space, meanwhile, was also enhanced and now includes an additional meeting room that it didn't previously have.

Finally, the hotel also added a new onsite restaurant, salon and indoor swimming pool.

Said Michael Smith, regional director of operations for Titan Hospitality, the hotel's operator, "Our friendly and attentive hotel team welcomes Rochester's business and leisure travelers to enjoy our contemporary hotel environment, delicious restaurant and relaxing lobby that all begins with the [Doubletree] brand's legendary warm chocolate chip cookie welcome."