Each week, we spotlight a hotel recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis.

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At this hip new property, "the backwoods goes big city," said Elaine Glusac at The New York Times. Housed in a former warehouse in Minneapolis' gentrifying North Loop neighborhood, the 124-room Hewing pays tribute to the city's once mighty logging industry with six stories of wood flooring, framing, and paneling.

Wallpaper featuring fish and moose evoke locals' love for the outdoors, and "Minnesotans have returned the love" by crowding Tullibee, the hotel's Scandinavian restaurant. Try the house-made Norwegian flatbread, with cured ham.

Read more at The New York Times, or book a room at HewingHotel.com. Doubles start at $159.