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POPULATION 2010 U.S. CENSUS MINNEAPOLIS: 382,578 HENNEPIN COUNTY: 1,152,425

DOWNTOWN: 35,000 16TH LARGEST METRO AREA

19 FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ARE HEADQUARTERED HERE

GEOGRAPHY LATITUDE: 44° 58’ 39’’ NORTH LONGITUDE: 93° 15’ 56’’ WEST AREA: 59 SQUARE MILES OR 37,516 ACRES LAND: 35,244 ACRES; ELEVATION: 824 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL WATER: 2,324 ACRES; LAKES: 22

IT’S TIME FOR A MEETING EXPERIENCE WEATHER: OVERALL AVERAGE TEMP: 45° F ANY OTHER. UNLIKE AVERAGE HIGH TEMP IN JANUARY: 22° F AVERAGE HIGH TEMP IN JULY: 83° F ANNUAL PRECIPITATION: 27.3 INCHES ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 49.5 INCHES WE LOVE TO INNOVATE AND TAKE CHANCES.

POST-IT NOTES, CHEERIOS, TARGET, BEST BUY AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PIONEER MEDTRONIC ALL STARTED HERE.

DELTA AIR LINES FLIES ALL 10 OF THE BUSIEST DOMESTIC ROUTES FROM MSP. IT’S TIME FOR A MEETING EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER.


FROM FOUR-STAR TO

STARGAZING

Minneapolis is the only American city where natural and urban drama share a single stage.


MINNEAPOLIS IS READY In the past year, Minneapolis has topped many prestigious lists as a city that is getting it right. }

QUALITY OF LIFE: With its “120 miles of on and off-street bicycle facilities, plus indoor bike parking and other cycling-friendly facilities,” Minneapolis comes out on top of Bicycling Magazine’s list of America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities.1

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AIRPORTS: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is ranked fourth-best airport for business travelers,2 while Delta Air Lines was recognized as the second-best airline.3

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SAFETY: Eighty percent of those living in the Minneapolis Saint Paul area say they feel safe walking alone at night in the area where they live, the highest percentage among the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.4

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BUSINESS: Minnesota is home to 19 Fortune 500 Companies, including UnitedHealth, Target and Best Buy,5 providing partnership opportunities and access to industry experts.

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Cheapflights Travel Blog, March 2013 | 2 Wall Street Journal, February 2013 | 3 Meetings-Conventions.com, February 2013 | Gallup.com, April 2013 | 5 Fortune, 2013.


MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 Approximately a three-hour flight from most U.S. cities

 13 commercial passenger airlines  Two convenient terminals  MSP connects Minneapolis to

nearly 800 cities in 120 countries

 A hub of Delta Air Lines

In 2012, Travel + Leisure magazine named Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport the #1 Airport in the USA, based on connections throughout the country, ease of immigration, services, shopping and restaurants.


Edmonton 3:00 Hours Calgary 3:00 Hours

Vancouver 4:00 Hours

Saskatoon 2:20 Hours Regina 2:05 Hours

Winnipeg 1:20 Hours

Seattle 3:30

Montreal 2:25 Toronto 2:00

Portland 3:35 Chicago 1:15

Denver 2:00

Detroit 1:35

St. Louis 1:25

San Francisco 4:00

Los Angeles 3:50

Boston 2:35 New York 2:30 Washington D.C. 2:20

Phoenix 3:15

NONSTOP FLIGHT TIMES AT A GLANCE

Atlanta 2:20

Dallas 2:25 New Orleans 2:35

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is approximately three hours from all 132 continental U.S. nonstop destinations. Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, May 2013


GETTING DOWNTOWN IS EASY

BOARD THE TRAIN

TAKE THE VAN

CATCH A CAB

 The METRO Light Rail connects

 SuperShuttle provides 24-hour

 Taxi fare from the airport to

downtown Minneapolis with the airport, the Mall of America and Saint Paul.

 All major sports facilities are connected via the METRO Light Rail.

service door-to-door to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Discount coupons are available for your attendees when you use Meet Minneapolis housing services.

Minneapolis is approximately $35

If traveling by sidewalks is more your speed, Successful Meetings magazine named Minneapolis amongst the Top 10 Walkable Cities in America.


GETTING AROUND DOWNTOWN IS EASIER

SKYWAYS

BIKE SHARE

FREE RIDE

 Nearly eight miles of climate-

 Simply take a bike when you

 Available in downtown

controlled second-level skyways connect more than 80 blocks of hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail and entertainment venues, making downtown Minneapolis 72 degrees year-round.

need one and return it to any station when you arrive at your destination.

 170 Nice Ride rental stations

propelled Minneapolis to the third-largest bike share program in the U.S.

Minneapolis, Nicollet Mall Free Ride buses connect the Convention Center, hotels and the METRO Blue & Green Lines.

 Your ride is green, too, with hybrid buses operating on Nicollet Mall.


DOWNTOWN DISTRICTS

DOWNTOWN | NICOLLET MALL

HENNEPIN AVENUE

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT

Sidewalk cafes and window displays have people flocking to the streets, while the city’s second-story skyway system links restaurants, stores, theaters, hotels and the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Step outside your hotel and choose from first-class performance venues that feature Broadway theater, modern dance, improv comedy and local productions.

Located on downtown’s northwestern edge, this district is the epicenter of Minneapolis nightlife; offering music venues, comedy clubs, sports bars, pubs and martini lounges.


NICOLLET MALL


$14 Million Guest Room Renovation (Completed March 2014)

 821 Guest Rooms  545 Double/Doubles, 225 Kings  5 1 Suites: 40 Junior Suites,

9 Deluxe Parlor Suites, 2 VIP Specialty Suites

 7 7,000 square feet of meeting

space including 25,000-squarefoot ballroom


$50 Million Transformation and Expansion (Completed July 2013)

 645 Guest Rooms  2 69 Queen/Queens, 310 Kings, 18 Deluxe Kings

 4 3 Suites: 30 Executive Suites, 2 Select Suites, 6 VIP Suites, 5 Park Suites

 1 04,000 square feet of meeting space including 4 ballrooms, 28 breakout rooms and 30,000-square-foot exhibit hall


$22.5 Million Renovation (Completed May 2013)

 321 Guest Rooms  148 Double/Doubles, 164 Kings  9 Suites: 4 Junior Suites, 4 King Suites, 1 Presidential

 22,000 square feet of meeting space


 $10.1 Million Renovation (2014)  1.2M square feet of space overall  3,433 fixed-seat auditorium  475,000 square feet of exhibit space  87 meeting rooms  2 7,522-square-foot ballroom (Ballroom AB)

 5 4,550-square-foot ballroom (Hall A Ballroom)

A  STM Standard Level One

Certification for Sustainability


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GUEST & MEETING TOTAL ROOM PACKAGE RECENT RENOVATIONS

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$50M

$22.5M

$10.1M

$96.6M

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

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645

321

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600

225

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1,375+

DOUBLES KINGS SUITES

545 269 148 N/A 962 225 328 164 N/A 717 51 43 9 N/A 108

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE

77,000

104,000

22,000

725,000

928,000

EXHIBIT SPACE (SQ. FT.)

10,000

30,000

5,280

475,000

520,280

LARGEST BALLROOM (SQ. FT.)

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5,640

54,550

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ALL CONNECTED BY CLIMATE-CONTROLLED SKYWAY SYSTEM


1,375 +1,905 3,280

BUILDING A CITYWIDE ROOM BLOCK  Total Committable Peak Rooms - Hilton Minneapolis - Hyatt Regency Minneapolis - Millennium Minneapolis

 Additional Committable Peak Rooms in Downtown Minneapolis

 TOTAL CITYWIDE ROOM BLOCK


MORE REASONS TO MEET IN MINNEAPOLIS

THE NEW MINNESOTA MULTI-PURPOSE STADIUM The new MMP Stadium will be completed in time for the 2016 NFL season. This facility will be connected by skyway.

“THE PARK”

ORCHESTRA HALL

A $400 million real estate proposal targets the area around the new MMP Stadium, which would add offices, residential housing, retail and a nine-acre park.

The recent $50 million renovation of Orchestra Hall serves the needs of audience members and rental partners better with a significantly expanded lobby and flexible new gathering spaces.


MINNESOTA MULTIPURPOSE STADIUM This facility will attract events including:

 NCAA Basketball Games  Super Bowl Games  College Bowl Games  Concerts  Civic, Community and not-for-profit events

The 90-foot glass pivoting doors and glass roof will allow a look at the Minneapolis skyline.

HOME OF SUPER BOWL LII FEBRUARY 2018

Opening Date: July 2016


Contact Brent Foerster, Senior Vice President of Destination Sales, at 612-767-8130 or BrentF@minneapolis.org to discuss booking your future event in Minneapolis. You can also submit an RFP online at minneapolis.org/RFP or via Cvent.

POPULATION 2010 U.S. CENSUS MINNEAPOLIS: 382,578 HENNEPIN COUNTY: 1,152,425

DOWNTOWN: 35,000 16TH LARGEST METRO AREA

19 FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ARE HEADQUARTERED HERE

GEOGRAPHY LATITUDE: 44° 58’ 39’’ NORTH LONGITUDE: 93° 15’ 56’’ WEST AREA: 59 SQUARE MILES OR 37,516 ACRES LAND: 35,244 ACRES; ELEVATION: 824 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL WATER: 2,324 ACRES; LAKES: 22

WEATHER: OVERALL AVERAGE TEMP: 45° F AVERAGE HIGH TEMP IN JANUARY: 22° F AVERAGE HIGH TEMP IN JULY: 83° F ANNUAL PRECIPITATION: 27.3 INCHES ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 49.5 INCHES WE LOVE TO INNOVATE AND TAKE CHANCES.

POST-IT NOTES, CHEERIOS, TARGET, BEST BUY AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PIONEER MEDTRONIC ALL STARTED HERE.

DELTA AIR LINES FLIES ALL 10 OF THE BUSIEST DOMESTIC ROUTES FROM MSP. minneapolis.org

IT’S TIME FOR A MEETING EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER.


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