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Celeste offers COVID-safe weddings

5/20/2021: Celeste offers COVID-safe weddings

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — In downtown St. Paul sits the Celeste Hotel. 

“It’s really a gem, it’s really unique,” says Jodi Young, part owner of the hotel.

The boutique hotel opened up in 2019, but then shut down for nearly a year once COVID hit. 

They’re now back open and looking to re-imagine the way people tie the knot

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City Pages: Best of 2020

8/10/2020: City Pages: Best of 2020

A stately hotel with beautifully decorated rooms in a fabulous location doesn’t need a charming backstory. This one’s got one anyway: Celeste sprung up in the building formerly occupied as both a convent and a music conservatory, and takes its name from its original mother superior. Some rooms boast views out onto the Capitol, while…

Read the full story : best cocktails of 2019

12/26/2019: : best cocktails of 2019

We don’t just eat for a living, we are also charged with keeping track of the ever-changing food and drink scene in the Twin Cities. We try a lot of beers and cocktails throughout the year, so it has to be really special for one in particular to stick out. Here are our five favorite drinks…

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St. Paul’s newest hotspot

12/18/2019: St. Paul’s newest hotspot

  Looking for a place to take your out of town guests over the holidays? Consider some of St. Paul’s latest hotspots that have opened in the past year where you can grab great food and linger after over a decent beer, wine or cocktail. As the fast-casual trend continues to grow, some of St.…

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Celeste St Paul on Twin Cities Live

11/7/2019: Celeste St Paul on Twin Cities Live

At. Agatha’s Conservatory of Music and Arts(1884-1961) was established by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1884 well before the construction of what is now known as the Exchange Building. The Conservatory was the first fine arts school in Minnesota .Its classes in music, art, expression and dancing generated the income needed to support the…

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Former Convent Opens as Hotel

11/1/2019: Former Convent Opens as Hotel

In an unassuming corner room—just down the hall from and somewhat behind the dual lobby parlors of Celeste St. Paul Hotel + Bar—Sister Jane Hurley made some dubious memories. “Hohohoho,” Sister Jane said, recalling what it was like more than 60 years earlier when she got summoned to the room. “I would have been mighty scared.…

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KARE 11 Story

10/30/2019: KARE 11 Story

There has been a big transformation at a former convent in St. Paul. What was once St. Agatha’s is now a boutique hotel. And photojournalist David Peterlinz was there as some retired nuns returned to their old stomping grounds.

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Sister Sleepover

10/30/2019: Sister Sleepover

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – There’s just something about an old-fashioned sleepover with friends. And for a group of St. Paul nuns, it’s where they are spending time together that has a special meaning. Downtown St Paul has a new boutique hotel. For the first group of guests to stay here, it’s a place like “nun”…

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Hotel Includes Bar in Parlor Space

10/16/2019: Hotel Includes Bar in Parlor Space

When downtown St. Paul’s new 71-room boutique hotel at Exchange and Cedar Streets opens at the end of the month, it include a bar component in what used to be the St. Agatha’s Conservatory of Music and Arts’ street-level parlor space.

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Historic convent, becomes boutique hotel

10/31/2018: Historic convent, becomes boutique hotel

So what in heaven’s name will happen to the convent? Sometime next fall, it will reopen to the public as the Celeste St. Paul Hotel and Bar (, a 71-room boutique hotel that borrows its name from Mother Celestine, aka Ellen Howard, the convent’s first Mother Superior.

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