• 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.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

This fall, chef Jorge Guzman will open a new restaurant, Petite León, in the former Blackbird Cafe space in South Minneapolis. The restaurant will serve dishes with Mexican, Spanish, French, and American influences, that aim to be approachable, creative and delicious.