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



STAFFED & READY TO HELP

Meet Minneapolis is fully staffed and ready to handle all your meeting needs. We are here to help you understand and monitor any potential changes in safety protocols, connect you with local service providers, or help you find the most up to date contact at our partner hotels.

Pictured Above: Hilton Minneapolis, Union Rooftop, GM/DOS Meeting, DID Ambassadors 



DELTA HUB, COMPACT CITY - TRAVEL WITH EASE

MSP Airport is a Delta 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



SAFETY IS #1 AT THE MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER

With 1.2 million feet of meeting space, our award-winning convention center is leading the way with health and safety. MCC Client Event Health & Safety Plan and MCC Social Distancing Floor Plans demonstrate 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 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

In the city with a top ranked park system in the nation, our Chain of Lakes, the mighty Mississippi River and more than 200 miles of biking and walking trails just steps from the urban action give visitors endless options enjoy a day of outdoor adventure safely.

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



ALL PLANNING INFO IN ONE PLACE

Minneapolis.org is your one stop for all your meeting planning needs – and for your attendees’ entertainment after the meeting ends. Find the tools and inspiration you’re looking for right here.

Pictured Above: Black Sheep Pizza, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Paisley Park, Brit's Pub


Tom Ruzsa

Director of Meeting Sales

tomr@minneapolis.org
612-767-8144