Minneapolis’ iconic Foshay Tower was completed in 1929, months before the stock market crash. The ornate obelisk was the dream of businessman Wilbur Foshay, and included a Foshay's residence on the 27th and 28th floors, which Foshay never occupied. Foshay's empire went into receivership months after the grand opening, at which John Philip Sousa conducted the "Foshay Tower-Washington Memorial March", which he had composed in honor of the occasion. Unfortunately, Foshay's check to the composer bounced, and Sousa prohibited the March from being performed until such time as the debt was satisfied. (A group of investors repaid Sousa's estate in 1988, and the March is once again permitted to be performed.)

Foshay was later convicted of conducting a pyramid scheme. During his first trial, which failed to reach a verdict, one of the jurors had failed to disclose that she had previously worked for Foshay. The juror was convicted of contempt of court, and her case was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision which is still cited.

Since 2008, the Foshay Tower is the W Minneapolis Hotel. You can make a reservation at this Minneapolis landmark by following the link below.

W Minneapolis - The Foshay

W Minneapolis - The Foshay

W Minneapolis - The Foshay > FCM > 821 Marquette Ave > Minneapolis > MN > 55402>

This design property is located in Minneapolis, close to Minneapolis City Hall, Minneapolis Convention Center, and Target Center. Also nearby are Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and Basilica of Saint Mary.

W Minneapolis The Foshay has a fitness facility. This 4.0 star Minneapolis property features spa services and beauty services. Business amenities include a business center, high speed Internet access, meeting rooms for small groups, and business services. W Minneapolis The Foshay has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. 24 hour room service is available. Event facilities consist of a ballroom, conference rooms, and banquet facilities.

Amenities featured in guestrooms include DVD players, air conditioning, and minibars. In addition, amenities available on request include a turndown service, hypo allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. Additional amenities offered include clock radios and slippers. 37 inch televisions with premium TV channels and pay movies are available in guestrooms. Business friendly amenities include desks, direct dial phones, and voice mail. Bathrooms feature scales, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Guestroom services include in room massage and wake up calls.


  • Guests must be at least 21 years old to check in at this property.
  • The minimum check in age at this property during Spring Break is 21 years old.
  • There are no room charges for children 17 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.
  • Guests departing prior to their scheduled departure date may be subject to an early departure fee.
  • This hotel accepts pets weighing less than 40 lb.
  • Guests must show current government issued proof of identity at the time of check in.
  • Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

    • Pet deposit: US$ 100 per stay
    • Pets: US$ 25 per pet, per night
    • Rollaway bed: US$ 25.00 per night
    • Valet parking: US$ 28.00 per night
    • Early check out: US$ 100.00
    • Refrigerator: US$ 25.00 per night

    >The preferred airport for W Minneapolis The Foshay is Minneapolis, MN (MSP Minneapolis St. Paul Intl.) 11.3 km / 7 mi.

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