Minnesota Meetings + Events Magazine

Meet Danielle Gomis

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Danielle Gomis was recently hired as catering manager for The Hotel Landing in Wayzata, Minn.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as catering manager for The Hotel Landing?

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis’ Samson Desta Earns a Meet Minneapolis Hospitality Hero Award

Samson Desta, a room service attendant for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, was awarded the Hospitality Hero award by Meet Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given out quarterly to members of the Minneapolis hospitality community who are nominated by their colleagues.

“Desta embodies authentic hospitality and is a great ambassador for Hyatt and for Minneapolis," says Vince Vito, director of sales and marketing.

Speakeasy Announces New Menu in Northeast Minneapolis

Stem, a speakeasy located in Northeast Minneapolis, has introduced a new menu that will include small lot wines, craft cocktails, artisan beer and appetizers.

“The neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis is known for its beer,” says Ivy Taheri, owner. “We wanted a place where people can socialize and be comfortable in an upbeat atmosphere. We can’t wait to surprise our guests with unique wines from around the world, craft cocktail creations and fun events to suit everyone’s needs.”

Event Snapshots: ILEA-MSP Talks Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium

International Live Events Association (ILEA-MSP) met at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 29 for networking, lunch, a tour of the stadium and an address from Maureen Bausch, CEO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Attendees learned about the different ways to get involved in the 10-day Bold North Festival that will lead up to Super Bowl LII.

New Bloomington is a Force to be Reckoned With

Sure, it’s Minneapolis that has the Super Bowl coming to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018. But what some might overlook is the group effort that went into acquiring the national event—and Bloomington’s role in particular. “We were an intricate part of [the Super Bowl bid]; a very, very key factor,” says Bonnie Carlson, president and CEO, Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Hot Food & Beverage Trends of 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, thoughts turn to 2017. We’ll have a new president, a new Star Wars movie will hit theaters, and Minneapolis will host the summer X Games. 

But what can the meetings and events industry expect? Eight experts weigh in on what the New Year will bring (both in and out). Our favorites? Edible spray paint, high-end catering ware, Asian-Pacific cuisine (especially if it involves poke) and an end to pretentious bartenders. 

Sit down, take notes and think about how you can incorporate all of this into your 2017 fetes, retreats and more. 

Wayzata Hotel to be Minnesota’s Latest Wedding Venue

Downtown Wayzata is getting a new wedding venue, The Hotel Landing, set to open in summer 2017. It will be the first hotel on the shoreline of Lake Minnetonka in more than 50 years.

For wedding parties, the hotel has a 2,710-square-foot ballroom, a bridal sweet, a Nordic spa, a two-story restaurant and 92 guest rooms. The hotel is in the heart of downtown and within walking distances of countless restaurants and shops.

The hotel is officially accepting bookings for weddings and reservations. For more information, head to TheHotelLandings.com.

Minnesota Ski Slopes Boast Winter Activities for Every Level

Snow skiing is synonymous with the state of Minnesota. Ski resorts are everywhere. Minnesota’s slopes offer affordable adventure close to home for not only skiers from Minnesota but from the entire Midwest. All throughout the state there are hills where novices can get their start on the slopes and experts can challenge themselves on steep, advanced runs. 

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