Hotel Ivy completed its recent multimillion dollar redesign—renovating 136 guest rooms, the corridors and lobby, which now features a new bar called Venetia. The Luxury Collection Hotel showed off its new digs on July 30 at an intimate reveal party. Craft cocktails and small bites were passed, while live music from an electric violin permeated the lobby; dessert was served in Monello and guests checked out Constantine, the basement cocktail bar.
MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 305 meeting and event professionals to the Minneapolis Institute of Art on April 5 to honor the Best of 2018 award winners and Hall of Famers. Back by popular demand, Discover St. Louis Park sponsored puppies from Secondhand Hounds, which greeted guests at registration. Mall of America and Bloomington CVB were the Gift Bag Sponsors, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge was the Valet Sponsor and Roseville Visitors Association was the Entertainment Sponsor.