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Bloomington Hotel Among Best in World

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Reception area of JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

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Readers of Condé Nast Traveler chose the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America as the 28th best hotel in the world and the top hotel in the Midwest.

Since it opened in November 2015, the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America has set a new standard for luxury. Now, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have chosen the hotel as the 28th best in the world and the top hotel in the Midwest in the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Fair of America?

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Bloomington is one of five finalists competing to host the global Specialized Expo 2027 (it will be held from May 15 to Aug. 15, 2027), which is commonly known as the World’s Fair in the United States. If Minnesota is chosen for the expo, it would be the first time the event has been held in the U.S. since 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The competing cities are Phuket, Thailand; Belgrade, Serbia; Malaga, Spain; and San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

Major Association Conference to be Held in Bloomington in 2023

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Radisson Blu Mall of America

The Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington will host the 2023 National Education Conference.

The Bloomington, Minnesota Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) announced plans to host next year’s National Education Conference (NEC) in Bloomington from June 2-8, 2023. Some 350-400 government meeting planners will attend the conference, which will take place at Radisson Blu Mall of America. The news was announced during the 2022 conference in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Radisson Blu Mall of America promotes Anastasi

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Kate Anastasi Photograph Radisson Blu Mall of America

Radisson Blu Mall of America promoted Kate Anastasi to director of sales and marketing. Anastasi has been with the Radisson Blu Mall of America team for eight years and has held many support and leadership roles within the sales team. She had most recently served as the assistant director of sales and marketing. Anastasi won the 2021 Radisson Blu Manager of the Year award.  

Get En Route from the Radisson Blu

Now that the ground has thawed, the days are getting longer, and we've (hopefully) seen the last lingering springtime snowfall, it’s time for Minnesotans and visitors alike to get outside and explore the Twin Cities. Radisson Blu’s #BluRoutes offers pre-planned routes for runners, walkers and joggers alike that start and end at either the Mall of America or locations across downtown Minneapolis. Whether you’re after a brisk morning jog or a leisurely stroll between meetings, #BluRoutes offers a chance to get some exercise and sightsee on foot.

Minnesota Ski Slopes Boast Winter Activities for Every Level

Snow skiing is synonymous with the state of Minnesota. Ski resorts are everywhere. Minnesota’s slopes offer affordable adventure close to home for not only skiers from Minnesota but from the entire Midwest. All throughout the state there are hills where novices can get their start on the slopes and experts can challenge themselves on steep, advanced runs. 

AC Hotel Bloomington Mall of America Soon to Join South Loop

AC Hotels by Marriott will open their second Minnesota property in Bloomington at Mall of America in  mid-February 2017. 

Meet Dan Krahn

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.

Dan Krahn was recently hired as corporate director for Kaeding Management Group in Bloomington, Minn.

1. What are you most looking forward to in your new role as corporate director for Kaeding Management Group?

Event Profile: 2016 Travel Blog Exchange

This past Memorial Day weekend, the Mall of America was abuzz when over 500 bloggers gathered for the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX), the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators and social media travel industry professionals. Here, bloggers spent the weekend networking with one another, finding out how to keep their blogs relevant, and touring both the new and old gems of the Twin Cities.

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