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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. 

Meet Katie Neufeld

Meet Andrea Vieyra

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.

Andrea Vieyra was recently hired as director of sales and marketing for The Hotel Landing in Wayzata, Minn.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role at The Hotel Landing in downtown Wayzata?

AC Hotel Bloomington Mall of America Soon to Join South Loop

AC Hotels by Marriott will open their second Minnesota property in Bloomington at Mall of America in  mid-February 2017. 

Zombie-Escape Puzzles Keep Teams Together Through Apocalyptic Activities

For a team-building exercise that’s off the beaten path, Trapped in a Room with a Zombie provides an hour’s worth of puzzles, problem-solving, communication and yes, a zombie, to your next corporate event. 

FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Art Offers Group Classes

Glassblowing is one of those art forms that people appreciate, but think they could never do it themselves. FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Art, a nonprofit glass studio and education center, wants to change that.

FOCI’s mission is to engage the Minnesota community in the study and appreciation of glass arts, accommodating beginners to experts enrolling in one of its many classes. For those just starting out, Office Manager Kelly Nezworski suggests the Glass Discovery or Crash Course classes first. 

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