Grand View Lodge, Spa and Golf Resort has been providing groups and leisure guests with memorable getaways since 1916. Located in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota, the resort’s main property is located on Gull Lake and offers various accommodation styles, eight dining venues, two championship golf courses, a par-3 golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, event and wedding facilities, and activities galore. Here are two recent staff hires of interest to the meetings and events industry.

Denise Schultz has been appointed senior director of sales and marketing for Grand View Lodge, Spa and Golf Resort in Nisswa. With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Schultz most recently served as director of group sales for HEI Hotels and Resorts, leading sales strategy for The Whitley and The Gwen, two Luxury Collection Hotels. Previously, she held posts with Kimpton Hotels and Resorts in Chicago as an area director of sales and marketing and opening director of sales and marketing at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago. Throughout her career, she held numerous leadership roles with Radisson Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. Schultz holds a degree in hospitality and tourism from University of Wisconsin–Stout. 

William Coyle is the property’s new executive chef, overseeing banquet operations and seven dining venues including CHAR Craft Steaks, Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar, Northwoods Pub, On the Rocks, Freddy’s Sports Grill, Preserve Pub, Tanque Verde Cantina and Grand Breakfast. He also brings more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industries, with his latest role as executive chef at Mancy’s Steak House in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to that, he held several posts within Hollywood Casinom, including assistant executive chef where he oversaw operations for multiple outlets, and chef positions at Ameristar Casino in Missouri, Francisco Grande Golf Resort and Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Arizona, and more. 

Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling opened its new destination distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin on Dec. 1, 2021. Located only 32 miles from Minneapolis, the 75,000-square-foot facility features indoor and outdoor event spaces, a grain mill, a retail market with a central tasting bar, and the craft distillery’s first restaurant.


Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Minneapolis, located in a new 34-story building at the top of Nicollet Mall, the city’s pedestrian thoroughfare, is expected to open its doors in June 2022. Only a few short blocks from the Mississippi River, the mixed-use complex also will serve as RBC Wealth Management’s U.S. headquarters.

The Highlights


For more than 100 years, the Dayton’s building has been an important piece of Minnesota’s culture and economy as the home to Dayton’s and Macy’s department stores. The department stores served as anchors for the downtown retail and business district. Now, the landmark building at 700 Nicollet in downtown Minneapolis is being reinvented for the 21st century through a $350 million historic redevelopment.