Hyatt Place Hotel at Custom House

The 17-story Saint Paul Post Office & Custom House was constructed in phases during 1934, 1939, and 1961. It served as the city’s main post office until 2013, and was the third-busiest post office in the country during its peak years after World War II. Thanks to the building’s rich history, it has unique architectural and interior details from the Art Deco era.

As part of a building-wide adaptive reuse initiative, the 760,000 SF Custom House has become home to Saint Paul’s first Hyatt Place hotel. The developers, Nelson Development and Exeter Group LLC, selected BKV Group to carry out the renovation, which involved interior design, architecture, and programming/planning.

The hotel features 149 rooms over five stories, a fitness center and swimming pool, a rooftop deck, 1,800 SF of high-tech meeting/function space, a Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and a 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order food around the clock.

We  also provided full architecture, engineering, and interior design services for the luxury Residences at Custom House, which share a lobby and some amenities with the hotel. The project also includes a restaurant, public storage, and other commercial uses.

Project Stats

Type: Historic Adaptive Reuse, Hotel Renovation

Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, Programming, Planning
Project Management

Completion Date: 2016