GRAND OPENING OF THE RADISSON BLU MALL OF AMERICA MAY 1
Radisson Blu Mall of America’s entrance
On Wednesday, May 1, the newly opened Radisson Blu Mall of America will host the official grand opening celebration at the hotel. Helping ring in the momentous occasion will be Diana Nelson, Chairman, Carlson; Trudy Rautio, CEO, Carlson; David Mortenson, President, Mortenson; Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead and Senator Amy Klobuchar.
The evening will kick-off with remarks from the aforementioned individuals, who will speak to the excitement surrounding the launch of the prestigious brand and the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s journey back to Minnesota. A highlight of the evening will be an address from United States Senator Amy Klobuchar who will speak to the importance of travel to the state and the significance the hotel has in bringing tourism to Minnesota. Following the half hour, guests attending will be welcomed to a fete of food and cocktails; silent auction benefitting the World Childhood Foundation.
Blu carpet entrance for arrivals, with saxophonist setting the tone and local artist Jojo creating mural in the Porte Cachere while guests arrival
Address and ribbon cutting ceremony from 6:30-7 p.m.
Brief welcoming from General Manager Harry Gorstayn
Comments from Trudy Rautio
Comments from Mayor Gene Winstead
Address from Senator Amy Klobuchar
Ribbon cutting with Barbara Gage, Marilyn Carlson Nelson and David Mortenson
Party kicks off with music, chic décor, dancing and more
Media planning to attend need to arrive between 6 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. to set up their video cameras
Limited number of camera/space availability on the stands
Media looking to attend but not cover the night of, must RSVP to the Lauren Larson at the below email by noon on Wednesday, May 1
About Radisson Blu Mall of America Marking the second Radisson Blu in North America, the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn is set to open in the spring of 2013. The hotel, attached to the famed Mall of America®, will offer a dedicated shopping program, Minnesota-centric FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar and spacious accommodations suitable for business and leisure travelers. http://www.radisson.com/bloomington-hotel-mn-55425/usablma or call +1 (952) 881-5258