• 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.

The family-focused, Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Lodge opened its first resort in Wisconsin Dells in 1997. Over the next two decades, it slowly expanded with more properties around the Midwest, moving into the Northeast, South, West and Canada. And this summer, the greater Chicago area will get its first resort from the brand.

 

Grand View Lodge, Spa and Golf Resort will debut a new 60-room boutique hotel in May 2019. Additionally, two new real estate developments are already underway and will soon begin welcoming owners and overnight guests. A new wedding chapel and recreation center and is expanding its spa facilities as well.

 

Lela Restaurant has rolled out new lunch and dinner menus, created by new executive chef Thomas Orbison.

Chef Orbison discovered his passion and talent for cooking following his career in the United States Air Force. “After six years in the military, I developed a passion for cooking and moved to Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu, which is like Harvard for chefs,” said Orbison.

Now that he’s back in Minnesota for the first time since 2004, Orbison is excited to launch some new entrees in the southwest metro.