Each Omni Hotel draws inspiration from its surroundings in order to provide guests with an authentic local experience – and the newest property to the Omni collection, Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan, Minnesota is no exception. The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” Scandinavian culture and natural beauty inspired the hotel’s timeless Nordic design, aesthetic and hotel amenities that provide guests with a cozy retreat for business or pleasure.
Upon arrival, guests will notice the unique exterior design that mimics the vessel-like design of the local U.S. Bank Stadium. The rugged, yet clean, decor draws natural elements like stone, wood and fur in the lobby work lounge and grab-and-go market. Look closely and you will notice the use of Norse symbolism throughout the well-appointed lobby in intricately carved columns and custom floor tiles. Recessed lighting in the ballroom and pre-function space, inspired by the Northern Lights, enhance the floor to ceiling windows on the second floor, bringing the outdoors inside for your events.
Viking Lakes Development
Located thirty minutes from downtown Minneapolis, and just ten minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Omni Viking Lakes Hotel serves as an anchor for the new Viking Lakes mixed-use development, which includes dining, retail, entertainment, walking trails and the brand new Minnesota Vikings’ headquarters and practice facility. In addition to being the home for Vikings training camp, the facility will host the 2021-2022 NFL Draft.
Omni Viking Lakes Hotel Features
The 14-story hotel features 320 guest rooms with modern finishes, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two heated swimming pools, three dining outlets and a retail store. The luxurious, full-service spa takes inspiration from the healing effects of nature with elements of fire and ice. Enjoy the heat from the fireplace in the relaxation lounge, sauna and steam rooms, then invigorate yourself in the ice fountain or cryotherapy rooms.
One of the most impressive features in the hotel are the six hospitality suites with views of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Unique to Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, these 1,500 square foot, two-story suites include kitchens, communal tables and fireplaces and are ideal for group and meeting planners to use.
Business travelers often find themselves in the area for conventions and special events, as Minnesota is home to 17 Fortune 500 companies. Omni Viking Lakes Hotel’s pristine, state-of-the-art facilities offer a safe destination for conventions and events with 35,000 square feet of meeting space featuring gorgeous lake views and large outdoor spaces. Plus, with its unique location next to the NFL’s Minnesota Viking’s headquarters, additional event space and private headquarters tours may be available.
Delectable Dining at Omni Viking Lakes Hotel
When you’re ready to try out the local cuisine, head down to the all-day dining restaurant, Kyndred Hearth. Operated in partnership with local restaurateur and 2019 James Beard Award Winner, Chef Ann Kim, the restaurant will focus on quality ingredients with Chef Kim’s take on familiar favorites like wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas. The restaurant’s modern design is anchored by an authentic copper-clad wood burning pizza oven like the ones featured in Chef Kim’s other restaurants in Minneapolis. Furthermore, the hotel will offer a buzzing lobby bar and bier garden, Keras; convenient grab-and-go market and coffee shop, Ten Drops; an elegant restaurant, Ember & Ice.
Taste more of Minnesota around town by checking out the diverse culinary scene. And, true to its Midwestern roots, there are plenty of local breweries to visit. Our favorite wining and dining picks include Surly Brewing, Volstead’s Speakeasy and Spoon & Stable restaurant.
Top Area Attractions
If you’re traveling from across the state or across the country, Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is an ideal destination for couples and families. From professional sports to cultural and recreational activities, Minnesota offers attractions and events year-around (for travelers who can handle the winter cold at least). Check out the most popular attractions below.
Mall Of America
Historic Fort Snelling
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Minnesota Vikings Museum
U.S. Bank Stadium
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, we recommend checking out the Cathedral of St. Paul, a stunning church modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome or the Mill City Museum to learn about the founding and growth of Minneapolis, specifically its flour milling history.
While it is a thriving area for business, Minnesota’s capital area also has a booming music scene that counts Prince and Bob Dylan as natives. Today, some of the most lively bars and music venues host up-and-coming musicians in all genres.
Eagan’s cool temperatures make for a great choice for an outdoor getaway to take advantage of the many recreational activities the state has to offer. Ranked #1 in Bicycle Friendly States by Redfin, the city has safe bike routes, including a six-mile track on the Viking Lakes development. Golfers can choose between 65 public golf courses all within 20 miles of downtown Minneapolis.
Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, or perhaps Eagan is a stop on your Midwest Road Trip, we look forward to welcoming you starting in October 2020.