Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, located in Eagan, Minnesota, in the Viking Lakes mixed-use development adjacent to the TCO Performance Center, is set to open this October. The full-service hotel, designed by ESG Architecture & Design, features 320 guestrooms; 35,000 square feet of meeting space including an event center, ballrooms, and prefunction space; a specialty restaurant; an all-day dining outlet; spa; and fitness center.
With a nuanced approach, the hotel design draws inspiration from Icelandic and Nordic cultures. Subtle nods to Nordic landscapes and traditions, rooted in the Vikings’ way of life, can be seen throughout the hotel in a modern way. The lobby features wood columns with hand-carved engravings by local artist Kevin Showell to represent how the Vikings would tell stories of strength and adventure through Norse symbols. These details will be juxtaposed with neutral colors and tones and soft, clean lines that are mixed with a touch of roughness in leather and furniture and rugs that evoke a Minnesota approachability.
Rendering: Courtesy of Omni Viking Lakes Hotel