Top 8 Reasons Why Minneapolis Should Be Your Next Meeting Destination

In Minneapolis, we’ve never had that “one thing” that makes us a great meeting and events destination. Is it our compact, easy to get around downtown? Is it our 9,000 centrally located hotel rooms with over 4,500 rooms connected to our Minneapolis Convention Center? Is it because we have so much going on that Prince chose to stay in his hometown? Well, we decided to stop trying to find the "one thing" and instead we’ve narrowed it down to the “Top 8 Reasons Why Minneapolis Should Be Your Next Meeting Destination.”



A COMMUNITY LEADING THE PATH FORWARD

As the catalyst city for a nationwide movement in 2020, Meet Minneapolis stands in solidarity with our leaders from all backgrounds in recognizing the need to transform our city from the inside out—to ensure Minneapolis is both a safe and equitable place for everyone to live, work and visit.

Pictured Above: Nicollet, Sammy's Avenue Eatery, Nicollet Farmer's Market, Phelps Field Park



DELTA AIR LINES HUB, COMPACT CITY - EASY TO EXPLORE

MSP Airport is a Delta Air Lines hub, located within a 3-hour flight from almost everywhere in the U.S. and the Light rail connects attendees straight to our compact, walkable downtown with dozens of entertainment options. Our Skyways — enclosed, second-level walkways connecting buildings in 80 blocks — keep people comfortable and dry, year-round.

Pictured Above: Skyway System, Metro Blue Line at Hennepin Ave, MSP International Airport, Stone Arch Bridge



AWARD WINNING MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER

With 1.2 million feet of meeting space, our award-winning convention center is leading the way with health and safety. The MCC Client Event Health & Safety Plan and GBAC STAR Accreditation demonstrates that priority with a growing list of successfully hosted, safe events.

Pictured Above: MCC Plaza, Safety Signage, Kelber Catering, Check-in



9,000 ROOMS DOWNTOWN - ALL BRANDS, ALL BUDGETS

Minneapolis has all the hotel brands to fit all budgets. Plus, with more than 4,500 rooms conveniently connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center via Skyway, attendees are always a quick indoor walk from the day’s meetings and events.

Pictured Above: W Minneapolis - The Foshay, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, Canopy by Hilton, Hewing Hotel



UNIQUE MEETING AND EVENT VENUES

Historic, modern, on the water, or on a rooftop with breathtaking views – big events or small – Minneapolis has just the unique venue to ensure your attendees will have a “most talked about event” experience with the Instagram photos to prove it.

Pictured Above: U.S. Bank Stadium, Orchestra Hall, Mill City Museum, Amber Room at Guthrie Theater



GREAT BITES, BREWS & FUN FOR EVERYONE

Bring an appetite and an extra bag as to explore Minneapolis’ unique restaurants, shops and attractions. No sales tax on clothing & shoes, a top craft beverage scene and global flavors mean when the meeting ends—the fun begins!

Pictured Above: Mall of America, Target Field, Matt's Bar Jucy Lucy, First Draft



CITY BY NATURE: TOP PARKS, 22 LAKES & THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI

A concrete jungle we are not. In the city with a top ranked park system in the nation, our Chain of Lakes, the mighty Mississippi River, two waterfalls, and more than 200 miles of biking and hiking trails just steps from the urban action, we can guarantee you’ll have endless options to enjoy a day of outdoor adventure regardless of the season.

Pictured Above: Nice Ride Bike Rental, Bde Maka Ska, Boom Island, Gold Medal Park



INCENTIVES: GET MORE FOR LESS IN MPLS

Don’t miss these incentives for meetings held in 2022 and 2023! Meet Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Convention Center and our hotel partners have pulled together some of the most attractive incentives in the industry on room nights, F&B and more!

Pictured Above: Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium, Kelber Catering, W Minneapolis - The Foshay, Rand Tower Hotel


Tom Ruzsa

Director of Meeting Sales

tomr@minneapolis.org
612-767-8144