“We put $14 million into the conven-
tion center last year and are putting $10
million more into renovations this year,
and we intend to continue to invest at that
level into the foreseeable future,” Foerster
says. “We continue to not only keep the
quality up, but also continue to upgrade.”
The Minnesota Convention Center Pla-
za green space is currently being redone
and remains a popular spot for groups
to hold an outdoor event or reception
during the warmer months.
The Hilton Minneapolis, Hyatt Place
Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis
Marriott City Center and Radisson Blu
Minneapolis Downtown are all within
easy access of the convention center,
thanks to the city’s robust skywalk system, and the Renaissance Minneapolis
Hotel, The Depot is also big for meetings.
The Loews Minneapolis Hotel sits across
the street from the Target Center, home
of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Target
Center recently received approval for a
$130 million renovation set for a 2017 completion. Nearby Target Field, home to the
Minnesota Twins, still ranks as one of the
country’s top baseball stadiums.
New unique and private meeting facility located in Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America and can accommodate groups up to 400. Outfitted with
a full prep kitchen, dance floor, staging, full audio/visual capabilities and more, the space is ideal for both professional and social events.
Corporate Meetings | Theme Park Buy Outs | Bar + Bat Mitzvahs | Conventions
Weddings + Social Receptions | Team-Building Activities | Youth Group Outings
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Mall of America Adds Attractions
In addition to the development outside of the Mall of America in Bloomington, a number of new attractions and event spaces have recently launched or are under construction at the mall, which
receives around 40 million visitors annually.
Here’s a quick rundown of what is new or in progress for groups:
❚ The Parkview event space located on the south side of Nickelodeon Universe is scheduled for a spring launch. The 4,000-square-
foot event location will book corporate meetings, conventions,
weddings, social receptions and banquets. The space will
❚ The Crayola Experience at the Mall of America will open this summer. The
60,000-square-foot concept will be located in the Southeast Court on Level 3 and will
include event space.
❚ FlyOver America—a simulation ride that takes guests on an aerial tour of U.S.
landmarks and regions—is set to open this spring and will include some of the latest
❚ The Mall of America also launched its paperless valet program this past holiday
season. Radisson Blu Mall of America was the first to use the text-based valet service
that simplifies the parking process for guests by using a three-step vehicle drop-off
and request service.
Beyond the new on-site attractions and adjacent JW Marriott, the Mall of America is also
the perfect spot for a group dine-around with restaurants that include Cantina Laredo;
Cedar + Stone, Urban Table; Zio Modern Italian; Burger Burger; and the newly remodeled Rainforest Cafe, among other options.