• Kira Musolf of Millennium Minneapolis receives Hospitality Hero Award

    POSTED January 25, 2018

Kira Musolf has been named a Hospitality Hero award winner for third quarter by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. This award is given quarterly to members of the Minneapolis hospitality community. Nominated by colleagues, this honors individuals or companies that have made impressive and memorable contributions to the image and culture of Minneapolis through their hospitality and service.

Musolf is most usually the first point of contact for visiting meeting planners. She has proven to provide a “stellar first impression” of Minneapolis. Musolf does a great job of grabbing her guests’ attention and catering to their needs, always meeting their requests with positivity and professionalism. Dedicated to her job, she treats the requests of a single guest with the same importance as a meeting planner bringing a large meeting to the city.

Kimberly Osterhout, Musolf’s supervisor and Director of Sales and Marketing, stated that Musolf is constantly seeking ways to improve. “Kira continually looks for ways to expand her knowledge about the hospitality industry as a way to provide increasingly better service and experience,” said Osterhout. “Kira has a passion for this industry and is an example of the type of professional that will elevate the hospitality industry.”

Leah Henderson was recently appointed pastry chef for D'Amico Catering. We caught up with her to learn more about her experiences in the industry... and her personal favorite sweet treats.

What are you looking forward to in your new role as pastry chef?

I’ve had the pleasure to work in fine dining for the past 25 years. Now, I’m excited to incorporate that level of perfection to elevate D’Amico Catering’s pastry program, especially at some of our more upscale venues and events.


Asha Hassan, a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minneapolis-Downtown (Convention Center) has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the third quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. This honor is for an individual or company that has made valuable contributions to the image and culture of Minneapolis through outstanding hospitality and service.


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.