Hotel Ivy completed its recent multimillion dollar redesign—renovating 136 guest rooms, the corridors and lobby, which now features a new bar called Venetia. The Luxury Collection Hotel showed off its new digs on July 30 at an intimate reveal party. Craft cocktails and small bites were passed, while live music from an electric violin permeated the lobby; dessert was served in Monello and guests checked out Constantine, the basement cocktail bar.
Associations North, the association for associations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, infused excitement, creativity and innovation into its one-day Meeting Planners Symposium on Nov. 9 at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis with its open layout, new room sets, quick 30-minute sessions, hub groups and more. Keynote speaker Tamara G. Kleinberg disrupted the status quo with her “Think Sideways” presentation that introduced new tools to and generate inventive ideas.