• Courtyard Hotel now open in St. Louis Park

     
    POSTED February 8, 2018
     

Located at 9980 Wayzata Boulevard, the 142-room Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis West opened its doors in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Its prime location makes it convenient for guests to access the Mall of America, Target Field, Ridgedale Center, and U.S. Bank Stadium.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager Courtyard. “Today’s technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility, enabling a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to.”

Courtyard is always researching and implementing new trends and evolving to meet the needs of its guests. The new rooms in the hotel offer hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing, and getting ready. With indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette make for a soothing and calm environment.

“We are truly excited about adding this hotel to our growing portfolio of exceptional lodging properties,” said Steve Schlundt, CSM’s president of lodging and residential. “Our long-standing partnership with Marriott allows us to offer top-notch facilities and the latest amenities to our guests in high-demand area such as west metro Minneapolis.”

The six-story hotel features signature furniture and architectural elements that replace traditional art in the new guestroom. In addition, Guest Entertainment Technology offers over 40 HD channels, streaming of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, and Crackle. The Bistro offers a wide variety of “made to order” food options, grab and go items, an array of cocktails, beer, and wine for guests. With an indoor swimming pool, complimentary shuttle, fitness center, guest laundry, 1,388 square feet of meeting space, this is a place that is fit for everybody.

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On Saturday, June 16, thousands ignored the rain and scorching heat to check out the Walker Art Center’s 20th annual Rock the Garden music festival. As the local beer flowed, fans swarmed the museum’s hillside and iconic sculpture garden to soak in a diverse lineup of local and international acts including headliner Father John Misty, Feist, Chastity Brown, Kamasi Washington and P.O.S. (and a surprise guest appearance from Current DJ Mark Wheat). But what exactly goes into planning the Walker’s biggest event of the year?

 

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