Event Snapshots: Hotel Ivy, Minneapolis Reveal Party

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    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    1. Dessert featured a carmelized white chocolate dish.

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    2. The group nibbled and networked in Hotel Ivy’s redesigned lobby.

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    3. Hoyt H. Harper III, Paul Wischermann and Andrew Finsness pose after addressing the crowd.

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    4. Mayor Betsy Hodges, Hoyt H. Harper III, Paul Wischermann and Andrew Finsness.

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.

On May 10, the MPI Minnesota chapter celebrated its members and the successes of its 2016-17 year at Union Depot in St. Paul. The theme was “Soirée: An Evening in Paris,” and attendees dined on French-inspired food from Crave. The 2017-18 Board of Directors and incoming president, Jen Ruthig, CMP, were welcomed, and EMPI awards and scholarship recipients were announced.

 

MNM+E’s 15th annual Best of Minnesota brought 260 meeting and event professionals to Solar Arts by Chowgirls on April 6 to honor award winners and Hall of Famers. Guests indulged in fantastic food from Chowgirls Killer Catering, themed sweets from Mintahoe Catering & Events, and beer from Indeed Brewery Company. Event Lab decked out the venue with its elegant décor, which comple - mented the industrial-chic space.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Dana Orlando was recently hired as general manager at Hotel Ivy.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager?