• The Commons Hotel In Minneapolis Offers Big Rewards For Small Meetings

     
    POSTED December 28, 2016
     

The Commons Hotel, located in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus, announced their newest offering: Small Meetings = Big Rewards. The new program is a way to entice planners to hold meetings with 10–100 room nights through March 31, 2017.

The rewards are as follows: Three reward are given for groups with 10–40 room nights; five rewards for 41–60 room nights; and seven rewards for 61–100 room nights. These rewards include one complimentary guest room night with 35 paid nights, two junior suite upgrades, double stash rewards, one 30-minute coffee break, 20 percent off meeting space Wi-Fi, registration/office with Wi-Fi pass for up to five devices, $5 wooden nickel per guest to be used at The Beacon Public House, daily beverage service in staff office for up to 10 people, 15 percent discount on PSAV equipment, $150 credit on master account and three round-trip VIP transfers to MSP Airport.

Beginning in August, Viking River Cruises will debut voyages on the upper and lower Mississippi River between St. Paul and News Orleans, with a stop in Red Wing on day two. The new Viking Mississippi holds up to 386 guests in 193 staterooms and docks and departs from Lower Landing in St. Paul. 

 

D’Amico Catering has returned to Walker Art Center as the exclusive culinary and planning service for all private events taking place at the museum. The Minneapolis-based catering company managed the Walker Art Center’s special events and food service from 2011-2016. 

 

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”