ILEA Live, the annual flagship event for the International Live Events Association, will take place Thursday, August 8 – Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minn.

The 2018 event will take place in Denver. Those already working on creating the 2019 event are excited to support the award-winning ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter and take advantage of a growing destination for culture and cuisine.

Beverly Zimmerman Received Meet Minneapolis Hospitality Hero Award

Beverly Zimmerman has held onto her title as Hospitality Hero for a second quarter. The award is given quarterly to members of the Minneapolis hospitality community by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. Beverly Zimmerman’s colleagues nominated her for the award to recognize her outstanding work as a tour guide at the U.S. Bank Stadium. The award honors an individual or company that has made valuable contributions to the image and culture of Minneapolis through outstanding hospitality and service.


The Royal Golf Club has announced the opening of Arnie's full-service restaurant and bar, a new refurbished clubhouse including a grand ballroom, and an upscale home development as part of a $365 million development. The home development features 291 single family and villa homes, while the clubhouse measures 26,000 square feet, with the grand ballroom accommodating up to 300.

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America Offers New Nordstrom Exclusive

The luxurious and enriching experiences of JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America have been enhanced with the announcement of their new ‘Nordstrom Exclusive Shopping Package’. The new amenity invites guests to stay at the beautiful JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America and enjoy a $100 gift card for Nordstrom shopping per night. Nordstrom, located in the west wing of Mall of America, is just steps from the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America.

Sarasota County to See More Hotel Rooms

Sarasota County will see the addition of 1,112 new hotel rooms over the next two years. These new accommodations will largely fall within walking distance of downtown Sarasota and the dining, arts and scenery that it offers.

Minneapolis Convention Center Awarded LEED® Green Building Certification

The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) recently announced it is officially LEED® Certified for Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance (EBOM). The LEED rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is a program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, operated and maintained for improved environmental and human health performance.

Portillo's Announces Maple Grove Location

Portillo's Chicago-style restaurant, which recently opened its first Minnesota location in Woodbury, has announced details on its newest location on Elm Creek Blvd., in Maple Grove. Portillo's currently has 50 locations in seven states.


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