A recent USA Today
highlights the makeover of the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Minneapolis.
As a part of a $25 million project that started in December 2011, the hotel charged its designers with creating a “sleek, new look with an eye towards all things “local”--including Red Wing Pottery,” the story states.
Michael Suomi, design chief for Stonehill & Taylor
, which came up with the architectural and design plans, is quoted saying "We had a specific goal of bringing as much of the manufacturing and sourcing back to America to promote job growth, increase speed to market and celebrate American craft"--adding that this way, “we saved money!"