• Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: 2014 Best of Minnesota Awards

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     

The meetings and events industry’s best, as voted by the readers of Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine, socialized, nibbled on passed appetizers, watched sushi boats ride the luge and sipped signature drinks on April 2 at WINDOWS on Minnesota at the Marquette Hotel. Twenty-two winners and seven Hall of Fame inductees received their awards in front of a crowd of 283 people. Winners ranged from veteran to firsttimers and included: Grand View Lodge, Hilton Minneapolis, Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center, Aria, CRAVE West End, Meet Minneapolis, Visit Brainerd, A Touch of Magic, Graddy Photography, metroConnections, AV for You, Minnesota State Fair, Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen, CRAVE Catering, MPI WEC 2014, Festivities, Luna Vinca, Madden’s on Gull Lake and Premier Transportation.

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.  

 

The 2022 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held on March 1 at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel, featured both in-person and virtual learning for representatives of tourism organizations, attractions, lodging properties and other entities. The gathering kicked off with remarks by Gov. Tim Walz and Explore Minnesota Director Lauren Bennett McGinty. 

 

Allison Fraser has been named general manager of the 826-room Hilton Minneapolis, the largest hotel in Minnesota featuring 90,000 square feet of meeting space. Mostly recently, she served as GM of Hilton Toronto Airport, leading the hotel through a multi-million-dollar renovation while also overseeing the hotel’s sister property, Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport.