• Courtyard Hotel now open in St. Louis Park

     
    POSTED February 8, 2018
     

Located at 9980 Wayzata Boulevard, the 142-room Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis West opened its doors in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Its prime location makes it convenient for guests to access the Mall of America, Target Field, Ridgedale Center, and U.S. Bank Stadium.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager Courtyard. “Today’s technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility, enabling a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to.”

Courtyard is always researching and implementing new trends and evolving to meet the needs of its guests. The new rooms in the hotel offer hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing, and getting ready. With indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette make for a soothing and calm environment.

“We are truly excited about adding this hotel to our growing portfolio of exceptional lodging properties,” said Steve Schlundt, CSM’s president of lodging and residential. “Our long-standing partnership with Marriott allows us to offer top-notch facilities and the latest amenities to our guests in high-demand area such as west metro Minneapolis.”

The six-story hotel features signature furniture and architectural elements that replace traditional art in the new guestroom. In addition, Guest Entertainment Technology offers over 40 HD channels, streaming of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, and Crackle. The Bistro offers a wide variety of “made to order” food options, grab and go items, an array of cocktails, beer, and wine for guests. With an indoor swimming pool, complimentary shuttle, fitness center, guest laundry, 1,388 square feet of meeting space, this is a place that is fit for everybody.

Madden’s on Gull Lake plans to renovate its resort property throughout the winter. The renovation is set to finish spring, 2018 and will include updates to the lake house, pool deck and dining amenities.

Madden’s is located on Minnesota’s Gull Lake. The resort currently has over 1,000 acres that include 293 guest rooms, 42,000 square feet of meeting space, 63 holes of golf, a lakeside spa, and other recreation.

 

The RAAS Local Market at Mall of America, which was met with great success by Super Bowl crowds earlier last month, will reopen with a new batch of Minnesota makers. 

 

Metro Public Works recently announced the start of a new glass recycling initiative to being in Lower Broadway in Nashville, TN.

Mayor Megan Barry said it was the city’s first glass bottle recycling initiative. “Lower Broadway has become an international tourist destination, and long-neck bottles are now synonymous with the honky-tonk experience,” Barry said. “For too long, we’ve had to throw away glass that could have been recycled and repurposed. This program is like no other, and we are excited to lead the charge toward a more sustainable city.”