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GREAT MEETINGS START HERE

BLOOMINGTON MEETING PLANNER GUIDE


GIVE YOUR MEETING A BOLDER TOUCH


THE BEST OF THE BOLD NORTH

Bloomington, MN has it all—central location, top hotels, outstanding facilities and so much more. It’s home to major corporate headquarters, miles of green space and the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America.

VALUE HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD

Bloomington offers unrivaled value in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area for any budget. With free shuttles to the airport and Mall of America® as well as free parking, you’ll get more everywhere you turn.


RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL

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1,100 flights fly between Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and 160+ domestic and international destinations each day. Bloomington is just minutes 1 from the airport and the best of the Twin Cities. The Metro Transit light rail connects Mall of America with the airport, Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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THIS IS HOW YOU UNWIND


WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT

From nationally-renowned theater and museums to major-league sports and comedy clubs, there’s something for everyone, all nearby. It’s easy to create a once-in-a-lifetime group outing.

OUT-OF-THIS WORLD CUISINE

Groups can be hard to please, but we make it easy. In Bloomington, you’re close to everything from exotic street food to award-winning culinary delights. Your group is sure to leave oh so satisfied.


THE ONE STOP EVERY MEETING NEEDS


SUPERSIZED ENTERTAINMENT

SERIOUSLY FUN

Mall of America is one of the world’s most popular attractions, with over 42 million annual visitors. Enjoy endless shopping options, thrilling

Need a break? Attend one of the Mall’s 400+ annual free events, or tap into your playful side at Nickelodeon Universe ® or SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium. It’s the

attractions and 50+ tasty restaurants.

perfect place to unwind.

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THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Over 520 stores and no sales tax on clothing and shoes. Shop luxury brands like Burberry and Michael Kors and favorites like Zara, kate spade new york, The North Face, Nordstrom, Apple and L.L. Bean.

MALL OF AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS

1.15 miles is the distance around one level 8 acres of skylights 9 Yankee Stadiums fit inside MOA® 27 rides & attractions in Nickelodeon Universe 30,000+ plants & 400+ trees live in MOA


Imagine the ultimate meeting experience. It combines fantastic facilities, fine dining and dazzling entertainment with, of course, convenience. This is what’s possible with our latest group offering that features meeting spaces at JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America, Radisson Blu Mall of America, Parkview Meeting & Event Center and Mall of America®, all under one roof.

MEET THE UNDER ONE ROOF EXPERIENCE You’ll find unique team-building opportunities at these contemporary locations that accommodate groups of 600-650 peak room nights. The total square footage of meeting space totals 60,000 square feet, allowing for up to 1,200 attendees. Your team will enjoy luxurious accommodations and unparalleled access to a world-famous shopping and entertainment experience.

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OUR TOP MEETING HOTELS HAVE ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED Bloomington has over 40 accommodating hotels, including 21 that have a range of meeting facilities and convention services. TOTAL ROOMS

MEETING ROOMS

Doubletree By Hilton Bloomington - Minneapolis South

568

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78,000 sq ft

Radisson Blu Mall of America

500

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26,300

Minneapolis Airport Marriott

472

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Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

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JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

HOTEL NAME

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

LARGEST MEETING ROOM 15,400 sq ft

FEATURED ROOM

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Grand Ballroom

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8,500

The Lakes Ballroom

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22,306

5,922

Grand Ballroom

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17

22,000

7,500

Minnesota Valley Ballroom

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342

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19,516

15,350

Diamond Ballroom

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Crowne Plaza AiRE MSP Airport - Mall of America

430

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18,000

4,841

AiRE Ballroom

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Hyatt Regency Bloomington - Minneapolis

303

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15,662

7,080

Central Station Grand Ballroom

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Sheraton Bloomington Hotel

282

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15,326

4,752

Bloomington Ballroom

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Embassy Suites By Hilton Minneapolis Airport

310

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11,000

3,358

Palm Ballroom

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Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

257

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9,544

5,040

American Ballroom

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Courtyard Bloomington Minneapolis

209

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8,112

4,056

Great Lakes Ballroom

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Great Wolf Lodge Minneapolis/Bloomington

404

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5,951

2,810

Fallen Timbers

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Embassy Suites By Hilton Bloomington/Minneapolis

232

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5,887

5,600

Grand Ballroom

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Best Western Plus Bloomington - Mall of America

211

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4,500

4,100

Regency Ballroom

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Holiday Inn Bloomington Airport South - Mall Area

170

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4,448

2,030

Lake Superior

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Cambria Hotel Bloomington - Mall of America

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Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel

256

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3,747

2,883

Northern Lights Ballroom

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Comfort Inn MSP Airport- Mall of America

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Drover

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W

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Lake Harriet & Lake Calhoun

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Courtyard Bloomington by Mall of America

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Lake Hiawatha

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For a list of all Bloomington hotels and small meeting spaces, visit BloomingtonMN.org/meetings

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Exceptional Meeting Hotels DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BLOOMINGTON – MINNEAPOLIS SOUTH

RADISSON BLU MALL OF AMERICA

AT A GLANCE:

78,000+ square feet of flexible space, two elegant ballrooms and a convenient location make the perfect venue for meetings and conventions. Your event will be supported by a proficient staff who provide professional planning as well as in-house audio/visual production.

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 568 MEETING SPACES: 40 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 78,000 LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 15,400 SQ. FT. (GRAND BALLROOM AND CORRIDOR)

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A variety of comfortable guest rooms and suites are available— even poolside rooms. Guests enjoy farm-to-table comfort food refined for the modern palate at Crescent Kitchen, or can unwind at the comfortable bar known for its craft brews, bourbons and scotches.

Fashion-forward style and indulgent amenities are here for you—conveniently connected to Mall of America®. An expert group of event planners will help ensure you host the perfect conference in more than 26,300 feet of stunning event facilities. Flexible seating for groups up to 1,000 is available in the two spacious ballrooms.

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 500 MEETING SPACES: 14 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 26,300 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 8,500 SQ. FT. (THE LAKES BALLROOM)

Guests will love the unique, colorsplashed, fashion-inspired rooms. Plus, they’ll enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor saline pool, Solimar Spa & Salon and the farm-to-table restaurant FireLake, which captures the best of Minnesota.


MARRIOTT MINNEAPOLIS AIRPORT

HILTON MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL AIRPORT

Conveniently located near IKEA and Mall of America,® this is the perfect spot for your next event. 22,306 square feet of flexible event space, expert staff, catering and audiovisual deliver successful, productive events. Two picturesque courtyards are available for elegant outdoor seating.

Offering over 22,000 square feet of space as well as 17 function rooms, the Hilton can accommodate meetings and events for up to 600 guests. Boardrooms, soundproof breakout rooms, on-site audio/visual specialists and a convention services team help create a perfect meeting.

AT A GLANCE:

Guests can relax in modern, spacious hotel rooms, and enjoy amenities like an indoor pool, whirlpool and a fully equipped fitness center. Bistro 79 Restaurant & Lounge is a casual place to savor classic American fare.

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 472 MEETING SPACES: 23 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 22,306 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 5,922 SQ. FT. (GRAND BALLROOM)

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 300 MEETING SPACES: 17 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 22,000 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 7,500 SQ. FT. (MINNESOTA VALLEY BALLROOM)

Guests enjoy spacious rooms, premier amenities and world-class customer service. The on-site restaurant and lounge will satisfy every craving with breakfast, lunch and dinner offered at Blue Water Grill, one of the Twin Cities’ best seafood restaurants.

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Exceptional Meeting Hotels JW MARRIOTT MINNEAPOLIS – MALL OF AMERICA

CROWNE PLAZA AIRE MSP AIRPORT – MALL OF AMERICA

AT A GLANCE:

With one of the largest event spaces in the Twin Cities, featuring over 19,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and over 7,000 square feet of pre-function space, it’s the ideal location to make a business meeting more productive or a social event more memorable.

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 430 MEETING SPACES: 22 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 18,000 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 4,841 SQ. FT. (AIRE BALLROOM)

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 342 MEETING SPACES: 12 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 19,516 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 15,350 SQ. FT. (DIAMOND BALLROOM)

Twenty-two meeting rooms, ample catering options and a certified meetings director create the perfect setup for groups from 10 to 1,000. Meeting areas feature large foyers for exhibits, breaks, displays and receptions.

Guests experience true luxury at the newest hotel at Mall of America, with beautifully appointed guestrooms plus a pool and fitness center. The Lobby Lounge is a great spot for a drink and Cedar + Stone, Urban Table offers artful, chefcrafted dishes.

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Guests have everything they need to work, relax and recharge—from plush bedding to a junior Olympic sized pool and Precor Cardio Theater fitness room. AiRECraft Grill is a contemporary, inviting place to grab a bite to eat or have an evening of fun.


HYATT REGENCY BLOOMINGTON – MINNEAPOLIS

Enjoy modern conveniences, stylish décor and an unbeatable location. With over 15,000 square feet of high-tech, flexible meeting space—including a stunning 7,080 square foot ballroom— it’s an ideal spot for social celebrations or corporate conferences. AT A GLANCE:

Unwind each night in spacious rooms with plush Hyatt Grand beds®. Guests can use a convenient market featuring grab-andgo items as well as Urbana Craeft Kitchen, a full-service on-site restaurant that uses local, seasonally grown ingredients.

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 303 MEETING SPACES: 11 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 15,662 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 7,080 SQ. FT. (CENTRAL STATION GRAND BALLROOM)

SHERATON BLOOMINGTON HOTEL

Take advantage of over 17,000 square feet of multi-purpose meeting space that can accommodate your next event, no matter the size. Fifteen different breakout meeting rooms are available, including three new, state-ofthe-art rooms equipped with touch-screen technology and presentation-sharing capabilities. AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 282 MEETING SPACES: 15 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 15,326 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 4,752 SQ. FT. (BLOOMINGTON BALLROOM)

The recent $15 million renovation provides guests with a modern, open communal lobby, contemporary guestrooms, a fitness center and Sheraton Club lounge. Also experience Lela, a captivating new restaurant serving delightful, contemporary American fare.

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Exceptional Meeting Hotels EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON MINNEAPOLIS AIRPORT

HILTON MINNEAPOLIS/BLOOMINGTON

With over 11,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, there’s room to accommodate events of up to 350 people. Two beautifully appointed ballrooms can be partitioned to provide flexible room options for breakout meetings or seminars.

This hotel offers a spacious ballroom, meeting space and boardrooms accommodating small and large events from 5 to 500. Seven well-appointed meeting rooms set the stage for a dazzling event. Executive boardrooms create a productive atmosphere for important meetings.

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 310 MEETING SPACES: 14 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 11,000 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 3,358 SQ. FT. (PALM BALLROOM)

Beautifully decorated, two-room all suite accommodations give guests a roomy place to relax. The day starts with a free cookedto-order breakfast. On-site food includes Woolley’s, known as the best steakhouse in the South Metro and the Corner Bar, great for quick, casual meals.

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AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 257 MEETING SPACES: 11 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 9,544 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 5,040 SQ. FT. (AMERICAN BALLROOM)

Guests enjoy a welcoming environment with a glistening glass and brick exterior, unparalleled friendly service and an array of luxurious amenities. Premier food and beverage offerings in the savvy Bloomington ChopHouse restaurant and the Olive Lounge aim to delight your senses. Book 10 or more rooms and receive double Hilton Honors points.


COURTYARD BLOOMINGTON MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT WOLF LODGE MINNEAPOLIS/BLOOMINGTON

AT A GLANCE:

AT A GLANCE:

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 404 MEETING SPACES: 6 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 5,951 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 2,810 SQ. FT. (FALLEN TIMBERS)

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 209 MEETING SPACES: 6 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 8,112 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 4,056 SQ. FT. (GREAT LAKES BALLROOM)

Six distinct areas provide the perfect environment for a wide variety of business meetings and events with up to 400 guests. Experienced event planners, professional catering and audio/video enhancements are all available as well.

Give your next event something extra with over 8,000 square feet of meeting space. The new state-of-the-art lobby experience offers engaging technology and inviting, flexible spaces to work and relax. There’s even easy access to the latest news via GoBoard technology.

At the center of it all is The Bistro, which offers healthy choices, a variety of breakfast and dinner options as well as an evening bar. Guests can also recharge at the well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool.

The hotel includes a 75,000 square foot water park, perfect for combining a family vacation with a business trip. It features an impressive selection of spacious rooms and luxurious suites, along with shopping and other amenities. Nine on-site restaurants include Barnwood, which serves shareable plates and craft cocktails.

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Exceptional Meeting Hotels EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON BLOOMINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS

With over 5,880 flexible square feet of meeting and banquet space, including a 5,600 square foot ballroom accommodating up to 450 guests, this hotel is the perfect setting for a large conference. The well-appointed boardrooms offer comfort and elegance. The upscale accommodations include spacious two-room suites and a team of expert kitchen staff who take pride in preparing delicious, cooked-to-order breakfasts. The newly remodeled Iron Range Restaurant & Bar serves American favorites such as walleye, pasta and steaks.

With over 4,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Best Western can accommodate a variety of meetings up to 230 people. Our experienced staff will provide unique menus and offer helpful suggestions for an ideal event setup. AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 211 MEETING SPACES: 3 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 4,500 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 4,100 SQ. FT. (REGENCY BALLROOM)

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 232 MEETING SPACES: 6 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 5,887 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 5,600 SQ. FT. (GRAND BALLROOM)

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BEST WESTERN PLUS BLOOMINGTON – MALL OF AMERICA

This hotel offers gorgeous decor throughout all guestrooms, event spaces and public areas. Guests enjoy an exercise facility, indoor pool & water playland, as well as JT’s Food & Cocktails, which offers American favorites plus tasty wood-fired pizza.


HOLIDAY INN BLOOMINGTON AIRPORT SOUTH - MALL AREA

CAMBRIA HOTEL BLOOMINGTON - MALL OF AMERICA

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 170 MEETING SPACES: 4 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 4,448 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 2,030 SQ. FT. (LAKE SUPERIOR)

One of the newest additions to Bloomington, this stylish hotel offers an experience designed for the modern traveler. With more than 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, it can be customized to meet your event’s needs with audiovisual equipment, on-site catering and a business center.

With 4,000 square feet of meeting space that seats up to 200 guests, it’s the ideal setting for social or corporate events. Your group will love the covered stone terrace with park views as well as the intimate boardroom.

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 170 MEETING SPACES: 3 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 3,772 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 1,518 SQ. FT. (BLOOMINGTON 3)

The recent multi-million dollar renovation features a themed “In the Park with a Northwoods atmosphere.” Guests can enjoy well-appointed rooms, 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool/ jacuzzi. Green Mill Restaurant & Lounge offers has something for everyone including the famous pizza and wings.

Guests will enjoy the stylish décor, contemporary furnishings and amenities including free airport transportation, an indoor heated pool, fitness center and a full-service restaurant.

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Exceptional Meeting Hotels RENAISSANCE MINNEAPOLIS BLOOMINGTON HOTEL

COMFORT INN MSP AIRPORT - MALL OF AMERICA

Following a multi-million-dollar renovation, this unique hotel features a minimalist design sprinkled with mid-century nuances and over 6,630 square feet of innovative, stylish meeting space. Event planners ensure that your function runs flawlessly, from the cutting-edge audiovisual equipment to the gourmet catering menu options.

Featuring three meeting rooms for a total of 3,420 square feet, the Comfort Inn can be configured in a variety of ways to accommodate up to 220 people. The business center helps meet your unique professional needs with guest use of fax and copy machines.

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 256 MEETING SPACES: 5 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 3,747 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 2,883 SQ. FT. (NORTHERN LIGHTS BALLROOM)

Your team will love deluxe bedding, well-lit workspaces, modern technology, The Club Lounge, 24hour fitness center, heated indoor pool and a new restaurant – LARS (Local, Authentic, Relaxed, Social) – presenting classic tastes of locally sourced ingredients with a twist.

AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 273 MEETING SPACES: 3 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 3,420 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 3,420 SQ. FT. (DROVER)

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Guests get to delight in many fullservice amenities, such as free continental breakfast, indoor heated pool, exercise room, and Outback Steakhouse, the on-site restaurant. Here you find a casual atmosphere and a variety of popular dishes.


LA QUINTA INN & SUITES BY WYNDHAM MINNEAPOLIS BLOOMINGTON W

Featuring 3,200 square feet of flexible meeting space that is perfect for a small group or large meeting of up to 150 people. Full-service event planning, catering and audio/visual equipment are available to ensure a successful event. AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 233 MEETING SPACES: 3 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 3,200 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 1,375 SQ. FT. (LAKE HARRIET & LAKE CALHOUN)

The newly renovated hotel offers panoramic views of downtown Minneapolis or Normandale Lake, pillow top beds, pool and fitness room. The free Bright Side Breakfast offers hot waffles, a rotating hot menu and more. Bright Side Market is open 24 hours for a handy snack.

COURTYARD BLOOMINGTON BY MALL OF AMERICA

The ideal, private setting for meetings of 75 or less is here. Guests receive attentive service, full audio/visual equipment and a chef committed to your food & beverage satisfaction. The largest meeting room space has natural lighting with a seating capacity of 50 classroom-style, 48 in rounds and 75 theater-style. AT A GLANCE: TOTAL GUEST ROOMS: 203 MEETING SPACES: 6 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 2,800 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 729 SQ. FT. (LAKE HIAWATHA)

Guests enjoy comfortable rooms with pillow top mattresses for a restful night’s sleep. Jake’s Kitchen & Bar is on site and offers excellent American cuisine served up in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

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Unique Meeting Spaces MALL OF AMERICA PARKVIEW MEETING + EVENT CENTER

Located in Mall of America, Parkview Meeting + Event Center features 4,000 square feet of private event space as well as an outdoor balcony that overlooks Nickelodeon Universe®. The room is equipped with full A/V capabilities, perimeter lighting and private restrooms.

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AT A GLANCE: MEETING SPACES: 4 TOTAL MEETING SPACE: 6,840 SQ. FT. LARGEST MEETING ROOM: 4,000 SQ. FT. (PARKVIEW)

The Executive Center is a 2,834 square foot facility with four meeting spaces. Overlooking Nickelodeon Universe, this space is perfect for conducting meetings, conferences and receptions. Audiovisual equipment is available.


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Great Meetings Start Here  

Bloomington, Minnesota, has it all all — central location, top hotels, outstanding facilities and so much more. It’s home to major corporate...

Great Meetings Start Here  

Bloomington, Minnesota, has it all all — central location, top hotels, outstanding facilities and so much more. It’s home to major corporate...

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