• Marriott City Center’s George Glover recognized as a "Hospitality Hero"

     
    POSTED May 7, 2018
     

Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association has recognized George Glover as a “Hospitality Hero” award winner.

Glover, who is a doorman at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, has worked at the property for over 30 years, serving the Minneapolis community since 1987. Through his work, Glover is known for going above and beyond his daily responsibilities to care for guests, even remembering guests' names despite years between visits. Glover is also frequently mentioned for his outstanding work in hotel guest comments. 

Glover was nominated by his colleagues and selected as a first quarter award recipient of 2018 as a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has made valuable contributions to the image and culture of Minneapolis through outstanding hospitality and service.

“George Glover is an institution in Minneapolis,” said Shannon. “He is revered by guests and locals alike, his service to our company and the Minneapolis hospitality industry over nearly three decades has borne witness to this fact," said Jody Shannon, Director of HR at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in a recent release from Meet Minneaoplis.

“He ‘owns’ his business of being the best doorman in the city … locals know him by name, guests are warmed by his compassion and his team is proud to work by his side.”

The expansive Grand View Lodge is getting even bigger. Two-ish hours from Minneapolis, the resort is appealing to planners with its new hotel and conference center it’s planning as part of its $30 million expansion. The 60-room boutique hotel—simply called North—is situated to become the perfect venue for groups looking to escape the city.

 

After four generations of Ruttger family ownership, the historic Lake Bemidji resort is now under new ownership. Mark and Karrie Nelson purchased Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge at the conclusion of the 2017/18 season and will be expanding the property into a year-round resort.

The couple, who bring ten years of experience from previous ownership of a family resort on Cass Lake, plan to re-brand Ruttger’s as an upscale, year-round family vacation destination and retreat venue.

 

A historic landmark property has been completely overhauled and transformed into a new charming Midwest meeting place.