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Hawkeye Hotels acquires, plans to rehab hotel in Davenport’s downtown riverfront area

Comings and Goings | December 05, 2017

Hawkeye Hotels Inc., a company active in Greater Des Moines hotel development, has bought the Radisson Quad-City Plaza in Davenport, which is connected by skywalks to the city’s RiverCenter and historic Adler Theater. Read more...

Historic Homewood Suites Arrives in Milwaukee

Comings and Goings | December 05, 2017

MILWAUKEE, Wis. Homewood Suites by Hilton opened the 94-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown. Read more...

Country Springs Hotel rebranding as The Ingleside Hotel

Comings and Goings | December 05, 2017

A prominent Pewaukee hotel is rebranding. Read more...

104-year-old Des Moines landmark to become city’s newest hotel

Comings and Goings | October 31, 2017

A 104-year-old downtown landmark office building will soon be the city’s newest hotel. Read more...

Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center

Comings and Goings | October 05, 2017

Fast-growing sports entertainment company closes deal on 14 acres in Brooklyn Center. Read more...

Denver Marriott to Become a Hilton

Comings and Goings | October 05, 2017

The Chesapeake Lodging Trust has announced that its 613-room Marriott Denver City Center hotel in Colorado will become the Hilton Denver City Center on Dec. 1. Read more...

Marriott Debuts Denver Dual-Brand Hotel

Comings and Goings | October 05, 2017

DENVER Marriott International announced the opening of its new dual-branded hotel development in downtown Denver, bringing two of its European-inspired brands to the city: Le Méridien and AC Hotels by Marriott. Read more...

Former Milwaukee school to be converted to hotel; other school conversion plans pending

Comings and Goings | September 15, 2017

For two years, a state law forced Milwaukee officials to sell vacant public schools to other "educational operators" — hampering possible commercial redevelopments. Read more...

Renovation of historic Heritage House in downtown Kenosha moving forward

Comings and Goings | August 11, 2017

Gorman & Company starting $25 million hotel project next month Read more...

University of Iowa pursuing hotel in place of current University Club building

Comings and Goings | August 11, 2017

The University of Iowa this fall will issue a call for proposals to replace the 57-year-old University Club with a new hotel that would serve the nearby golf course, UI Hospitals and Clinics, larger campus, and public. Read more...

TPC Colorado course plans linked up perfectly

Comings and Goings | August 03, 2017

Tournament course set to open in spring of 2018 Read more...

Crescent Hotels to manage Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield following latest renovation

Comings and Goings | July 28, 2017

Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to again manage the recently renovated 389-room Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield hotel, which the company previously owned before giving up title to it in 2012 to avoid possible foreclosure. Read more...

Downtown Colorado Springs master plan shows proposed 19-story hotel, more big additions

Comings and Goings | July 28, 2017

A 20-year preliminary plan for the southwest quadrant of Colorado Springs' downtown would change the city's skyline forever. Read more...

Wyndham to Acquire AmericInn Hotel Brand

Comings and Goings | July 24, 2017

Wyndham Hotel Group announced plans to acquire the Minnesota-based AmericInn hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality for $170 million. Read more...

Minnesota Vikings Are Hosting Last Training Camp In Mankato This Year

Comings and Goings | July 24, 2017

After 52 years the Minnesota Vikings are ending their run at Minnesota State University. Starting next year, they will be in their new home in Eagan when their new training facility and 6,500 seat stadium will open. Read more...

Choice Hotels Appoints New President & CEO

Comings and Goings | July 19, 2017

ROCKVILLE, Md. Choice Hotels International announced that its Board of Directors appointed Patrick Pacious as president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018. Read more...

Milwaukee Art Museum Hires New Director of Marketing and Communications

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2017

Google branding expert Amanda C. Peterson announced as institution’s new marketing leader Read more...

Sheraton Iowa City to Become Graduate Hotel

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2017

IOWA CITY, Iowa AJ Capital Partners announced its acquisition of the Sheraton Iowa City in Iowa City, Iowa, from Rockbridge. The hotel will undergo a renovation to convert to a Graduate hotel by summer 2018. Read more...

The Ritz-Carlton Goes to Sea

Comings and Goings | June 27, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced today that it is entering the luxury cruise market with a 151-suite yacht which will enter service in late 2019. Read more...

Milwaukee casino set for expansion

Comings and Goings | June 08, 2017

The Forest County Potawatomi Community has announced plans to expand their existing hotel and casino in Milwaukee in an $80m development project. Read more...

Minneapolis Marquette Hotel to Join Curio

Comings and Goings | June 08, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS The Marquette Hotel announced its nearing completion on a $25 million transformation and conversion to the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio. Read more...

Stillwater theater group plans to buy old Minnesota Zephyr train depot in July

Comings and Goings | May 26, 2017

Stillwater organizers envision creating theater downtown, with purchase date of July 1. Read more...

New restaurant and bar for Ambassador Hotel

Comings and Goings | May 11, 2017

The Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee will remodel and rename its restaurant and lounge to convey more of the 1920s era in which it was built, with the changes expected by late June, when Summerfest brings thousands of visitors to the city. Read more...

InterContinental hotel plans to open at MSP in summer 2018

Comings and Goings | May 11, 2017

Several executives left their mark Tuesday on Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s first hotel, with a concrete handprint ceremony at the construction site of the new InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul. Read more...

Iowa Boutique Prepares for July Opening

Comings and Goings | May 01, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa The Current Iowa, an art-focused addition to the Marriott Autograph Collection of hotels, announced a tentative launch date of July 5, 2017. Read more...

Hawkeye Hotels Breaks Ground on Three New Midwest Hotel Projects

Comings and Goings | April 26, 2017

CORALVILLE, IA – Today, one of the fastest growing privately held development firms in the country, Hawkeye Hotels, announced it has broken ground on three new properties in the last two weeks. Read more...

'Little' Big Thrill Factory in the works for Canterbury Park

Comings and Goings | April 19, 2017

Big Thrill Factory — an entertainment complex with locations in Minnetonka and Oakdale — will open a smaller-format spot at the Canterbury Park horse-racing track on Memorial Day weekend. Read more...

Ruttger’s hires general manager

Comings and Goings | April 19, 2017

In a move that signals an aggressive play to grow market share in the competitive Brainerd Lakes resort industry, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge has hired experienced administrator John P. Weiers to be its new general manager, resort officials announced. Read more...

Sand Valley Golf Resort to open in May

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

ROME - A row of trees lines the horizon that blends into green grass and hills of sand in Rome, Wisconsin. Read more...

Panera sold to Caribou Coffee parent in $7.5 billion deal

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

St. Louis-based Panera Bread Co. is being acquired by Caribou Coffee parent JAB Holding Co. in a deal valued at $7.5 billion. Read more...

New DoubleTree Arrives in Minneapolis at University of Minnesota

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

A new DoubleTree hotel has opened in the Twin Cities, according to Hilton Worldwide, which today announced the debut of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis - University Area. Read more...

Treasure Island Casino launches social casino

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

Greentube and the Prairie Island Indian Community, a federally-recognized Indian Tribe, today announced that they have launched playTIcasino, their next-generation social casino platform for the Tribe's Minnesota-based property, Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Read more...

Elior Group Acquires Lancer Hospitality

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

Elior Group (Paris:ELIOR), one of the world's leading operators in the contracted food industry, has signed a definitive agreement through its US subsidiary, culinary management leader Elior North America, to acquire Lancer Hospitality, a foodservice and catering provider based in Minnesota. Read more...

Des Moines Reaches Development Deal for 32-Story Tower

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

The Des Moines City Council has reached an agreement with a developer who plans to build a 32-story tower as part of a $111 million downtown development that also includes apartments, a hotel, theater and parking. Read more...

Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens New Minneapolis Hotel

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

Hilton’s new addition to its portfolio is a 102-key hotel situated in close proximity to Flying Cloud Airport and to several major corporations. Read more...

Hilton Unveils New Denver Resort

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

DENVER, COLO. The "Mile-High City” opened its doors to Denver's newest hotel, Hilton Denver Inverness. Read more...

Intrawest Sold for $1.5 Billion

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2017

Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc., a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, LLC. and KSL Capital Partners, LLC. Read more...

Virgin America will disappear into Alaska Airlines in 2019

Comings and Goings | March 27, 2017

Virgin America will be fully absorbed by Alaska Airlines by the end of 2019. Read more...

Resort development planned for Whitefish Lake

Comings and Goings | March 13, 2017

Early plans have emerged for a new resort and residential development located on mostly undeveloped land near Big Mountain Road in Whitefish. Read more...

What’s behind the surge in downtown hotel development?

Comings and Goings | March 13, 2017

During the past five years, several new hotels have opened in or near downtown Milwaukee, adding more than 1,100 rooms to the market. Read more...

Brad Lyles has been appointed DOSM at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and TimberRidge Lodge & Waterpark

Comings and Goings | March 07, 2017

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark are pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Lyles as director of sales and marketing. Read more...

Treasure Island buys naming rights to St. Paul Macy’s site

Comings and Goings | March 07, 2017

It’s Wabasha Center no more: Treasure Island Resort & Casino now owns naming rights to the former Macy’s store in downtown St. Paul, which is in the midst of a $70 million overhaul. Read more...

DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasant Prairie Kenosha Hotel Opens in Wisconsin

Comings and Goings | February 27, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilto welcomes DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasant Prairie Kenosha into its global portfolio after the completion of its $3.5 million renovation. Read more...

CSM will expand event space at historic Depot

Comings and Goings | February 12, 2017

CSM Corp. will close a popular ice rink at its Depot hotel and event center complex in downtown Minneapolis to expand its banquet space. Read more...

The Escape Game To Open In Mall Of America This Summer

Comings and Goings | February 12, 2017

The experiential concept has proven to be a popular choice for friends, family and even as a corporate outing. Read more...

Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Resorts buys property near Mall of America

Comings and Goings | February 12, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Resorts Inc. has bought a Twin Cities water park and adjoining hotel near the Mall of America. Read more...

Hotel developer buys West Milwaukee site

Comings and Goings | February 02, 2017

A former West Milwaukee industrial property has been sold to a Madison-area group that plans to develop a hotel at that site. Read more...

TSA Adds 11 More Airlines to PreCheck Program

Comings and Goings | February 02, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration has expanded its PreCheck program to include 11 additional airlines, bringing the total to 30. Read more...

Hilton Launches the Tapestry Collection

Comings and Goings | February 02, 2017

Hilton has launched its 14th brand today, known as the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Read more...

Hyatt Acquires Wellness-Focused Miraval Group

Comings and Goings | January 24, 2017

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has acquired the wellness-focused Miraval Group from KSL Capital Partners. Read more...

AC Hotel set to open next month near Mall of America

Comings and Goings | January 24, 2017

The 148-room hotel will be just east of the megamall. Read more...

Minnesota Hotel Launches Near Event Center

Comings and Goings | January 24, 2017

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fergus Falls, Minn., located off Interstate 94. The hotel offers 96 guest rooms and suites. Read more...

14-story hotel addition proposed for Masonic Center in downtown Milwaukee

Comings and Goings | January 24, 2017

A 14-story glass tower could be built atop the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center in downtown Milwaukee to create a 220-room hotel under plans developers submitted to the city this week. Read more...

Flurry of new hotels in the works for Colorado Springs

Comings and Goings | January 05, 2017

Pikes Peak region visitors don't have to worry if there's no room at the inn because several more inns with rooms are on the way. Read more...

Marriott Opens Its First Hotel in Breckenridge

Comings and Goings | December 28, 2016

A joint venture between Urgo Hotels & Resorts and Triumph Development, LLC, announced the opening of the 129–room Residence Inn by Marriott Breckenridge in Colo. Read more...

MOA to close its movie theaters next week; new entertainment option in works

Comings and Goings | December 27, 2016

The 14-screen theater will close on Dec. 28 to make way for an undisclosed tenant in the space. Read more...

Marcus unveils plans for Hilton expansion, apartment tower at key downtown site

Comings and Goings | December 27, 2016

The Marcus Corp. has released details and renderings of a proposal for a major hotel expansion and high-rise apartment tower at the long-dormant city-owned parking lot at North Fourth Street and West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee. Read more...

Denver Ritz-Carlton Planning Meeting Space Renovation

Comings and Goings | December 27, 2016

At The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, the New Year will bring with it a new look, according to the hotel, which yesterday announced plans to renovate its public areas - including its lobby and its 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Read more...

Ruttger’s hires HR, marketing executives

Comings and Goings | December 20, 2016

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge added a pair of seasoned executives to their management team ­– one to lead the human resources department and a second to spearhead marketing efforts, resort officials announced. Read more...

Downtown Des Moines Marriott sold for $34 million

Comings and Goings | December 20, 2016

Constructed in 1981, the hotel is the third tallest building in Des Moines. Read more...

Marriott Launches Luxury Brands Group

Comings and Goings | December 14, 2016

From the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Cannes, Marriott International, Inc. announced the launch of its Marriott International Luxury Brands group. Read more...

Twin Cities Hotel Boom

Comings and Goings | December 01, 2016

A strong convention business and other economic factors fuel major growth in hotel construction in advance of the 2018 Super Bowl. Read more...

St. Paul seeks partner to manage its riverboat

Comings and Goings | November 30, 2016

St. Paul seeks proposals for the former Centennial Showboat. Read more...

State-owned Honey Creek Resort loses money

Comings and Goings | November 21, 2016

New management company making improvements to facility. Read more...

Glenwood Hot Springs under contract to buy Hotel Colorado

Comings and Goings | November 21, 2016

The historic Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Hotel Colorado are engaged to be re-married after a 70-year separation. Read more...

Tribe names new gaming enterprise CEO

Comings and Goings | October 24, 2016

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Gaming Enterprise, responsible for both Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino, has announced that Angela Heikes is its new president and CEO. Read more...

Casino Queen parent acquiring Iowa riverboat casino for $40 million

Comings and Goings | October 17, 2016

The owner of the Casino Queen is branching out from its base in the Metro East by acquiring an Iowa riverboat casino from Isle of Capri Casinos for $40 million. Read more...

Madden's announces leadership changes, retirement

Comings and Goings | October 10, 2016

Madden's on Gull Lake, an award-winning resort and vacation destination located on Minnesota's Gull Lake, announced the retirement of its long-time President Brian Thuringer. Read more...

Radisson RED Minneapolis Sets Launch Date

Comings and Goings | October 07, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS Radisson RED, a hotel brand that is said to be inspired by art, music and fashion, will open its first U.S. location and flagship, Radisson RED Minneapolis this November, on schedule with its initial plans. Read more...

Graves Hospitality Breaks Ground on Moxy Uptown, the First Hotel in Uptown Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | October 07, 2016

Six-Story, 124-Room Hotel Is Slated to Open in Fall 2017 Read more...

150-room Hyatt Place hotel proposed near the downtown arena

Comings and Goings | October 07, 2016

An Illinois developer, attracted to the downtown Milwaukee market and the allure of the Bucks arena, is proposing a 150-room hotel at The Brewery. Read more...

Antlers Hotel Opens in Colo. Springs

Comings and Goings | October 07, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Wyndham Hotel Group announced the opening of The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the latest addition to the company’s namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand. Read more...

Artistry Hotels Redefines 'Art of Hospitality'

Comings and Goings | September 30, 2016

Artistry Hotels Partners announced the launch of Artistry Hotels, a full-service, independent boutique hotel brand that will aim to deliver distinctively imaginative experiences reflective of each property's location. Read more...

West Elm Retail Giant to Launch Hotel Brand

Comings and Goings | September 28, 2016

West Elm announced its expansion into the travel and hospitality industry with the debut of West Elm Hotels. Read more...

New Hyatt Place Opens in St. Paul

Comings and Goings | September 28, 2016

Hyatt Place St. Paul/Downtown, the first Hyatt Place in St. Paul, Minn., is officially open. Read more...

Marriott-Starwood Merger Gets Final Approval

Comings and Goings | September 28, 2016

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced their planned merger transaction has received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Read more...

Hewing Hotel adds rooftop dining to North Loop neighborhood

Comings and Goings | September 28, 2016

In many ways, the Hewing Hotel belongs in the North Loop, with its chef-driven restaurant, exposed brick rooms and lumber from the 1800s. Read more...

Owner sells two Black Hawk casinos in $1.7 billion deal

Comings and Goings | September 28, 2016

Eldorado Resorts will add 13 Isle of Capri casinos to its portfolio Read more...

Mill City Nights is closing in November

Comings and Goings | September 19, 2016

Downtown Minneapolis music venue Mill City Nights will close Nov. 30, general manager Chris Olson told BringMeTheNews. Read more...

Residence Inn Hotel to Open In Woodbury, MN

Comings and Goings | September 19, 2016

WOODBURY, MN — The 116-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Woodbury, MN, is scheduled to open Sept. 23. Read more...

Marcus Hotels to Add Villas to Grand Geneva Resort in Wisconsin

Comings and Goings | September 19, 2016

LAKE GENEVA, WIS. — Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corp., plans to add 29 all-season villas to the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva. Read more...

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown Unveils City's Newest Ballroom

Comings and Goings | September 19, 2016

Minneapolis Hotel Introduces Stylish East Town Ballroom and Pre-Function Space. Read more...

More hotel growth planned for busy North Powers Boulevard in Colorado Springs

Comings and Goings | September 19, 2016

Another hotel is coming to the busy northern stretch of Powers Boulevard, whose dozens of stores and restaurants make it arguably Colorado Springs' hottest retail corridor and where thousands of homes fill nearby neighborhoods. Read more...

Ho-Chunk Nation breaks ground for new community center

Comings and Goings | September 12, 2016

The Ho-Chunk Nation broke ground last week for a new $15 million community center that is set to open next year. Read more...

Blaine lands first boutique hotel

Comings and Goings | September 06, 2016

The five-story hotel, only the city's third one of that size, will be built across the street from the National Sports Center. Read more...

New Embassy Suites Opens in Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | September 06, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS Embassy Suites by Hilton announced the opening of its fifth property in the Twin Cities—and first in downtown Minneapolis. Read more...

2 Stylish Boutique Hotels Coming Soon to Downtown Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | September 06, 2016

Despite the recent boom in retail, restaurants, breweries, and condos in the North Loop, the area has been curiously lacking in lodging options. Read more...

Boulder Marriott Changes Owners

Comings and Goings | August 24, 2016

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. announced it recently completed the previously announced acquisition of the 157-guest room Boulder Marriott in Colorado for a gross purchase price of $61.4 million and entered into a management agreement with Stonebridge Realty Advisors, Inc. Read more...

SPIN Names Industry Veteran Rod Abraham as Executive Director

Comings and Goings | August 17, 2016

Replaces Interim Director Vennerstrom. Read more...

Colorado Springs water park and resort now scheduled for late December opening

Comings and Goings | August 17, 2016

Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park and family resort in northern Colorado Springs, will open Dec. 26 - taking the place of a long-shuttered hotel that had been abandoned by a developer during the Great Recession. Read more...

Construction on UW-La Crosse student center nears completion

Comings and Goings | July 20, 2016

In 2012, a majority of UW-La Crosse students voted to have a new student center built on campus. Read more...

Milwaukee Hotel Opens in Historic Building

Comings and Goings | July 20, 2016

MILWAUKEE, Wis. The 155-suite SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown opened on July 5 at the corner of 4th and Wells streets. Read more...

Colorado’s First Dual-Brand Hotel Breaks Ground

Comings and Goings | July 20, 2016

Bedford Lodging broke ground on the first dual-branded hotel in Colorado. The 4.6-acre site will be the Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites in the Broomfield 36 Corridor, part of the greater Denver metropolitan area, and it is expected to open in the summer of 2017. Read more...

Meet the Timberwolves' newest owners

Comings and Goings | July 20, 2016

It's no secret that Glen Taylor has thought about selling his stake in the Minnesota Timberwolves for years, but he's never pulled the trigger on a deal. This month, though, he came a bit closer, selling off about 15 percent of the team. Read more...

Closed ISU hotel contents to be auctioned off

Comings and Goings | July 20, 2016

Part of Iowa State University's history will be auctioned off next week. Read more...

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Breaks Ground on $86 Million Improvement Project

Comings and Goings | July 20, 2016

More change is coming to the Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Red Wing, Minnesota. The casino broke ground today on an $86 million project that will include hotel towers, restaurant, and a larger water park. Read more...

Mystic Lake's Club Purple Unveiled as Part of 7th Founding Partner Announcement

Comings and Goings | July 08, 2016

Eden Prairie, MN (July 7, 2016) – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel announced today its historic alliance with the Minnesota Vikings and U.S. Bank Stadium. Read more...

Marriott-Starwood Merger Nears Approval

Comings and Goings | July 08, 2016

Marriott International announced it received authorization from competition authorities in Saudi Arabia and Mexico to proceed with its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in a merger transaction. Read more...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names David DiSalvo Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Grand Geneva

Comings and Goings | July 08, 2016

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the appointment of David DiSalvo as area director of sales and marketing for the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark and Heidel House Resort & Spa. Read more...

Hotel expansion continues in West Des Moines

Comings and Goings | July 08, 2016

The retail and commercial corridor along Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines is getting another hotel. Read more...

State awards $12M toward Coralville arena

Comings and Goings | June 29, 2016

Coralville officials put one hurdle behind them Friday in their nearly $200 million effort to build a new arena, sports center and museum. Read more...

$110M Rhythm City Casino resort opens

Comings and Goings | June 22, 2016

Rhythm City Casino Resort opened its next gaming chapter in Iowa on Thursday with a full house. Read more...

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Comings and Goings | June 15, 2016

The professional social network is now in Satya Nadella's hands. Read more...

Six Airlines Secure Direct Cuba Flights

Comings and Goings | June 15, 2016

The Obama administration authorized six U.S. airlines to begin direct flights to Cuba starting as early as fall 2016. Read more...

Old Walker Library in Uptown to become events destination

Comings and Goings | June 14, 2016

Swervo Development, a real estate firm led by Ned Abdul, said it is partnering with Uptown Hospitality on the project with a target of opening by midsummer. Read more...

New Duluth - Area Resort Opening Soon

Comings and Goings | June 09, 2016

DULUTH, Minn. - A new Duluth-area resort is opening June 16th just a few miles south of Two Harbors. Read more...

Wisconsin Debut: Hilton Worldwide Opens Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield

Comings and Goings | June 08, 2016

$10 million transformation introduces all-suite, full-service hotel brand into Badger State Read more...

MSAE's Name Changed to Associations North

Comings and Goings | May 31, 2016

Drive Continued Relevance for the Association Management Profession Read more...

Historic Wisconsin Hotel Reborn as DoubleTree

Comings and Goings | May 26, 2016

EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. DoubleTree by Hilton reopened a historic Wisconsin hotel following a $21 million rebuild. Read more...

Attached Convention Center Hotel Breaks Ground in Des Moines

Comings and Goings | May 25, 2016

GREATER DES MOINES, IA - Today, The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Iowa Events Center joined city, county and development partners to celebrate the ground breaking on a new, 330-room Convention Center Hilton Hotel in Downtown Des Moines. Read more...

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel breaks ground on expansion project

Comings and Goings | May 09, 2016

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) of Minnesota has broken ground on an expansion to its Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and revealed that it expects to complete construction by the end of next year. Read more...

ISES RE-­BRANDS TO INTERNATIONAL LIVE EVENTS ASSOCIATION

Comings and Goings | May 06, 2016

Chicago IL: The International Special Events Society has officially changed its name to the International Live Events Association (ILEA) which was announced today (2nd May) via a video broadcast, presented by international president Jodi Collen CSEP. Read more...

Carlson Cos. move to sell hotel business reflects the era in the industry

Comings and Goings | May 03, 2016

Sale of hotels business accepts the reality of a more competitive and consolidating industry. Read more...

General manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino resigns

Comings and Goings | April 27, 2016

Long-serving Potawatomi Hotel & Casino general manager Mike Goodrich has resigned, ending his 14-year tenure in the position, the tribe announced Thursday. Read more...

Christopher Preston has been appointed Director of Catering at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis - MN

Comings and Goings | April 27, 2016

Noble House Hotels & Resorts – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – is pleased to announce the appointment Christopher Preston as Director of Catering to The Commons Hotel, located close to downtown Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. Read more...

Graves is working with InterContinental on Minneapolis airport hotel

Comings and Goings | April 27, 2016

The 300-room luxury hotel at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be branded an InterContinental. Read more...

Mt. Olympus in Wisconsin Dells adding massive pool

Comings and Goings | April 27, 2016

One of the largest destinations in Wisconsin Dells is adding a massive swimming pool. Read more...

Now Open for Business: The Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

Comings and Goings | April 14, 2016

The Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., has a new property that should be prime for medical meetings, as well as other types of group events: The Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, which debuted in April near the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Read more...

UPDATED: Webb leaves Sanford Center helm: Cronin named new Executive Director of Bemidji arena

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2016

BEMIDJI - The next few weeks will be a time of transition for Curtis Webb and the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Read more...

Stockholders OK Marriott-Starwood Merger

Comings and Goings | April 13, 2016

Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that at separate special stockholder meetings on Friday, April 8, the stockholders of both companies approved proposals relating to Marriott's acquisition of Starwood, which will create the world's largest hotel company. Read more...

Canterbury Park buys Sever's Corn Maze site, plans mixed-use project

Comings and Goings | April 07, 2016

An affiliate of Canterbury Park racetrack in Shakopee, which last fall scrapped a big lifestyle-center project near its Shakopee facility, is once again moving ahead with development plans. Read more...

DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs Appoints New Director of Sales

Comings and Goings | April 05, 2016

The DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs, conveniently located minutes from the Colorado Springs Airport, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheyenne Motto to Director of Sales, effective immediately. Read more...

Bloomington's former Thunderbird Motel faces the wrecking ball

Comings and Goings | April 05, 2016

The Ramada hotel in Bloomington that many remember as the Thunderbird Motel faces the same fate as its former neighbor, the old Met Stadium. Read more...

Carnival Gets Cuba Cruise Approval

Comings and Goings | March 23, 2016

Carnival Corporation has received approval to begin Cuba routes starting on May 1, 2016. Read more...

Starwood Strikes Historic Cuba Deals

Comings and Goings | March 23, 2016

While the future owner of the Starwood name is still in the air that hasn’t stopped the company from making business moves (and more headlines), by becoming the first U.S. hotel chain to operate in Cuba in over 50 years with the announcement it would renovate and run three Havana hotels. Read more...

Westin Plans Wisconsin Debut in Milwaukee

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2016

Westin Hotels & Resorts will open its first Wisconsin hotel in downtown Milwaukee in summer 2017, parent Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced this week. Read more...

Green Meeting Industry Council Strategically Re-organizes in Merge with Convention Industry Council

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2016

Alexandria, VA – February 26, 2016 – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) today announced that the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) will become a council of CIC with specific charter & mandate to advocate and educate around sustainability in the MICE industry operating under the direction of its board. Read more...

S&L Hospitality, Verona, buys indoor waterpark resort in Warrens

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2016

S&L Hospitality, a Verona hotel and resort development firm, is the new owner of Three Bears Resort, an indoor waterpark resort in Warrens, about 120 miles northwest of Madison. Read more...

New Hyatt Opens by Mall of America

Comings and Goings | March 01, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. Hyatt Hotels and McGough Development recently announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis in McGough’s Bloomington Central Station mixed-use development site near the Mall of America. Read more...

Six Twin Cities hotels sold for $56 million

Comings and Goings | February 26, 2016

A New York investment firm has sold a six-hotel portfolio in the Twin Cities just 18 months after buying the properties, turning a $3.5 million profit in the deal. Read more...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Announces General Manager Changes

Comings and Goings | February 18, 2016

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Kevin Karau has been named general manager of Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis. The company also announced that Mark Fenton will assume the general manager role at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis. Read more...

Road America Makeover – Venue Enhancements Underway

Comings and Goings | February 18, 2016

Road America, the road-racing circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis., that will host round five of 2016 MotoAmerica, has been a part of mid-west motorsports culture since the 50s. Read more...

Treasure Island makes a splash

Comings and Goings | February 18, 2016

PRAIRIE ISLAND — Treasure Island Resort & Casino today opened another amenity to try to further establish itself as a destination for families. Read more...

Lisa Lindgren has been appointed General Manager at Hotel Boulderado in Bouder - CO, USA

Comings and Goings | February 05, 2016

Boulder native Lisa Lindgren, CHA has been promoted to general manager of one of the state’s most iconic properties, Hotel Boulderado, located in downtown Boulder and owned by Boulder-based Concept Restaurants, Inc., (Concept), which owns three hotels and numerous restaurants. Read more...

Des Moines Secures Convention Hotel Funding

Comings and Goings | February 05, 2016

Des Moines’ planned convention hotel has secured funding after Polk County committed nearly $30 million in additional financing to move forward with the project, according to The Des Moines Register. Read more...

D'Amico to open new restaurants at 2 popular Twin Cities museums

Comings and Goings | February 05, 2016

Visitors to two popular Twin Cities museums will be able to grab a bite of Italian after enjoying a slice of history in the near future. Read more...

Denver Area Hyatt Set for Spring Debut

Comings and Goings | January 27, 2016

In preparation for the spring 2016 opening of Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, the hotel announced the appointment of a general manager and director of sales and marketing. Read more...

Commune and Destination Hotels Merge

Comings and Goings | January 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO and DENVER: Commune Hotels & Resorts, an international lifestyle hotel management company—comprising Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts—and Destination Hotels, an independent U.S. hotel operator, announced that they have merged their business. Read more...

GN RESORTS + HOTELS ANNOUNCES $4.5M REDESIGN TO GENEVA RIDGE RESORT

Comings and Goings | January 21, 2016

Welcome The Ridge Hotel, a New Take on Lake Geneva Read more...

Director of Events Announced for Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Comings and Goings | January 21, 2016

Rosana Winarto has been appointed Director of Events at the award-winning Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, a downtown Denver convention center hotel. Read more...

Vail Resorts buys Wisconsin's Wilmot Mountain ski area

Comings and Goings | January 21, 2016

Vail Resorts Inc. said Tuesday it has added the 78-year-old Wilmot Mountain ski area in Kenosha County to its portfolio of Midwest "urban" resorts. Read more...

Minnesota Vikings close on Eagan site purchase

Comings and Goings | January 21, 2016

The Minnesota Vikings organization completed its purchase of the former Northwest Airlines headquarters in Eagan, putting the football team one step closer to relocating its headquarters and training facility from Eden Prairie. Read more...

Sony indoor theme park, adjacent water park planned for Albertville

Comings and Goings | January 21, 2016

The project is estimated to cost $115 million, create 2,000 jobs in Minnesota and has initial support from Albertville Mayor Jillian Hendrickson and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Read more...

Radisson Conference Hotel Opens in Iowa

Comings and Goings | January 18, 2016

CORALVILLE, Iowa. Radisson announced the opening of the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Coralville near Iowa City. Read more...

Okoboji Hotel plans June opening

Comings and Goings | January 18, 2016

"Urban metro but with a small town feel" is the goal for entrepreneurs Misty Katzfey and Kristi Leigh. Read more...

Downtown Westin Hotel plans moving forward

Comings and Goings | January 14, 2016

Plans are proceeding for a 220-room Westin Hotel near downtown Milwaukee's lakefront. Read more...

CIC Announces New Leadership for 2016

Comings and Goings | January 14, 2016

A confluence of meeting professionals, executives, and thought leaders recently gathered in Baltimore for the Convention Industry Council (CIC) Annual Meeting of Members, where a new slate for the CIC Board of Directors was voted on and approved, ushering in a new leadership perspective. Read more...

Walker Art Center Cuts Catering Ties With D’Amico, Hires Culinaire

Comings and Goings | January 14, 2016

The Minneapolis museum and Culinaire will team up to design a new restaurant to complement the opening of its $75 million expansion. Read more...

Silverwest buys Inverness Hotel in Arapahoe County, plans major renovations

Comings and Goings | December 01, 2015

Silverwest Hotels LLC said Wednesday it has bought the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, a 302-room complex in Arapahoe County near Centennial Airport. Read more...

Westin Denver International Airport hotel to open Thursday

Comings and Goings | December 01, 2015

The Westin Denver International Airport hotel and conference center is less than one week away from being open for business. Read more...

Mille Lacs Band buys hotel near St. Louis Park's West End for $37 million

Comings and Goings | December 01, 2015

The business arm of the Mille Lacs Band Ojibwe expanded its hospitality footprint in the Twin Cities through a recent purchase of a St. Louis Park hotel near the bustling West End entertainment district. Read more...

Marriott and Starwood merge: World's biggest hotel company

Comings and Goings | November 17, 2015

Marriott and Starwood merge: World's biggest hotel company Read more...

Groundbreaking for Shooting Star Casino in Bagley, MN

Comings and Goings | November 16, 2015

BAGLEY, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Entertainment is breaking ground to commemorate the construction of a new casino between Ebro and Bagley, Minnesota. Read more...

River's Edge parking ramp bids within budget

Comings and Goings | November 11, 2015

Construction on the parking ramp by River’s Edge Convention Center could begin as soon as Tuesday if St. Cloud City Council accepts a batch of bids Monday night. Read more...

Hotel on MSU Denver campus opens restaurant

Comings and Goings | November 05, 2015

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown — the only hotel on a college campus in Colorado — has added an upscale, full-service restaurant, expanding the hotel's appeal and growing its partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events. Read more...

$500 million hotel, convention development announced for Aurora

Comings and Goings | November 05, 2015

After five years of whittling down the hotel project and battling Denver hoteliers over funding, Aurora is getting into the convention business in a big way after funding was secured for the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. Read more...

Near the new Vikings stadium, another hotel is being planned

Comings and Goings | November 05, 2015

The Stone Arch adds a local flavor to Washington Avenue’s big project list. Read more...

Citizen Supper Club now open in St. Paul's InterContinental Hotel

Comings and Goings | November 05, 2015

Along with this month's opening of the new InterContinental Hotel in downtown St. Paul comes the unveiling of a new restaurant. Read more...

Kinseth Hospitality Companies Announces Grand Opening Celebration Of West Des Moines Hotel Campus!

Comings and Goings | November 05, 2015

Kinseth Hospitality Companies is pleased to announce the grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton West Des Moines. Read more...

Green Mill CEO buys South Minneapolis event center

Comings and Goings | October 28, 2015

Green Mill CEO Paul Dzubnar is part of a group of investors that recently acquired FIVE Event Center, a former Minneapolis police station that dates back to 1895. Read more...

Appleton Reaches Management Agreement with Paper Valley Hotel

Comings and Goings | October 23, 2015

The City of Appleton has reached a management agreement with the Radisson Paper Valley, according to Mayor Tim Hanna. Read more...

Buck Hill's founding family sells landmark ski facility

Comings and Goings | October 20, 2015

Founding family sells ski area. New owners plan to expand, operate year-round. Read more...

Von Bank named executive director of RiverSouth marketing effort

Comings and Goings | October 15, 2015

Bill Von Bank has been named executive director of RiverSouth — Land of Big Fun, a marketing collaboration between four of Minnesota’s most popular entertainment destinations located in the southwest metro area — Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Canterbury Park, Valleyfair, and the Renaissance Festival. Read more...

Minneapolis has a new downtown visitor center

Comings and Goings | October 15, 2015

For the first time in a decade, Minneapolis now has a visitor center in the heart of downtown. Read more...

Another high-profile restaurant – this time, it's 14-year-old Vincent – is calling it quits

Comings and Goings | October 15, 2015

Vincent joins a long list of restaurant closings. After 14 years, chef Vincent Francoual just wants to try something new. Read more...

Award-winning La Belle Vie restaurant in Minneapolis closing

Comings and Goings | October 15, 2015

After 17 years, James Beard award-winning chef Tim McKee is permanently turning off the lights at his acclaimed La Belle Vie restaurant in Minneapolis' Loring Park neighborhood. Read more...

Mystic Lake plans new hotel tower and event center

Comings and Goings | October 15, 2015

Mystic Lake Hotel Casino is adding a new hotel tower and replacing part of its aging convention center space with a 70,000-square-foot convention center. Read more...

Mille Lacs Band Debuts Rebranded Hotel in Iconic Downtown St. Paul

Comings and Goings | October 15, 2015

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe unveiled its new InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel, a multi-million-dollar renovation and rebrand of the former Crowne Plaza, on Monday. Read more...

Wilderness Resort to add two Room Escapes by D.O.A. at Wilderness on the Lake

Comings and Goings | October 12, 2015

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Wilderness Resort’s management team announced today that they will be adding two Room Escapes by D.O.A. to their Wilderness on the Lake property. Read more...

General Manager Announced for Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Comings and Goings | October 12, 2015

Greg Leonard has been appointed general manager of the 1,100 downtown Denver hotel, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Read more...

New Mall of America hotel to open by mid-November

Comings and Goings | October 12, 2015

The new JW Marriott hotel at the Mall of America is tentatively scheduled to open mid-November, according to Marriott. Read more...

Another hotel planned downtown

Comings and Goings | October 12, 2015

A Chicago developer is planning to build a 110-150 room hotel on the block northwest of Plankinton Avenue and Clybourn Street in downtown Milwaukee. Read more...

Waite Park OKs road extension for hotel development

Comings and Goings | October 12, 2015

Waite Park is moving forward on a development plan for two hotels south of Minnesota Highway 23. Read more...

Hudson may soon get a second new hotel

Comings and Goings | October 01, 2015

With work underway on one new hotel in Hudson, Wis., the city may soon get another. Read more...

Former Zelo GM to open Italian restaurant in South Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | September 17, 2015

An upscale Italian restaurant is planned to open in South Minneapolis' Nokomis neighborhood. Read more...

Oakdale-based Prom sells sports catering business to Levy

Comings and Goings | September 17, 2015

Prom Management Group of Oakdale has sold its golf- and sports-hospitality business to Chicago-based Levy Restaurants for an undisclosed sum. Read more...

Charmant first of several new hotels to open in La Crosse

Comings and Goings | September 17, 2015

The Charmant Hotel opened Monday in downtown La Crosse. Read more...

Iowa Casino Resort Reveals New Rooms

Comings and Goings | September 09, 2015

Soon to become the largest land-based casino resort with on-site convention space in Iowa, Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf recently unveiled its newest hotel rooms. Read more...

Vikings sign purchase agreement on former Northwest Airlines property in Eagan

Comings and Goings | August 27, 2015

A statement on the Minnesota Vikings website (vikings.com) confirms that the team has signed a purchase agreement on the 185-acre former Northwest Airlines headquarters property in Eagan. Read more...

Chaska Event Center begins booking receptions

Comings and Goings | August 27, 2015

The city of Chaska has booked its first wedding reception for 2016 at the future Chaska Event Center. Read more...

New Breckenridge hotel planned

Comings and Goings | August 27, 2015

Developers say they're planning to build the first new hotel in Breckenridge in more than 20 years. Read more...

ISES Elects New International President for 2015/16

Comings and Goings | August 25, 2015

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has today elected Jodi Collen CSEP, as its new International President for the 2015/16 year. Read more...

Sentry Insurance announces closing of @1800 restaurant

Comings and Goings | August 25, 2015

Sentry Insurance announced Sunday that its restaurant, @1800, has been closed effective immediately. Read more...

Zip lines in Colorado continue to garner popularity, high thrill marks

Comings and Goings | August 25, 2015

If an Indiana Jones-style rope bridge over a 450-foot chasm gives you pause, hold onto your hat, Dr. Jones: You might not like what comes next. Read more...

Plans for UW-Eau Claire events center move forward

Comings and Goings | August 19, 2015

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Just over a year ago, UW-Eau Claire announced its plans for the space on Menomonie Street. Read more...

Iowa's newest casino opened last Friday

Comings and Goings | August 19, 2015

Leaders in Jefferson said they expect tens of thousands of people to walk through their doors during a three-day grand opening celebration. Read more...

Shooting Star plans new casino in Bagley

Comings and Goings | August 19, 2015

The company behind the Shooting Star Casino and Hotel in Mahnomen, Minn., said Wednesday that they intend to build a new casino near Bagley. Read more...

Rome hopes for hole-in-one

Comings and Goings | August 19, 2015

People in a small town in central Wisconsin are hoping a new golf resort will turn things around there. Read more...

Great Wolf Resorts names new CEO

Comings and Goings | August 19, 2015

Great Wolf Resorts Inc., the Madison-based operator of 12 indoor waterpark resorts in the United States and Canada, has named a new chief executive officer. Read more...

Hotel Ivy Unveils $8M Renovations To Rooms, Restaurants

Comings and Goings | August 06, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Nearly eight months after the Hotel Ivy began implementing changes, the Minneapolis hotel is finally unveiling its newest renovations. Read more...

Breezy Point resort on Lake Superior gets new owner

Comings and Goings | July 29, 2015

Odyssey Resorts on Friday said it purchased Breezy Point Resort, a 12-cabin operation just south of Two Harbors on the north shore of Lake Superior. Read more...

Opus Making Plans For Radisson Red Hotel In Downtown St. Paul

Comings and Goings | July 29, 2015

The company behind the Radisson Red hotel slated to be in downtown Minneapolis is making plans to build a counterpart on the other side of the Twin Cities, officials announced Monday in a news release. Read more...

Prospect Park hotel to start construction

Comings and Goings | July 29, 2015

The four-star hotel will receive a 4,000 square foot extension and is aimed to host hospital patients and visiting University faculty. Read more...

Owner operated club offers its property for picturesque and majestic event space.

Comings and Goings | July 29, 2015

Cottonwood Glen, housed on the existing Kiowa Creek Sporting Club, extends its offerings of their premier 740 acre property for full service, year round special events! Read more...

Presenting the ISES MSP 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Comings and Goings | July 29, 2015

The Minneapolis St. Paul Chapter of the International Special Events Society is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Read more...

Dave & Buster's restaurant opening in Edina

Comings and Goings | July 23, 2015

Dave & Buster's, the Dallas-based, game-themed restaurant featuring such entertainment as arcade games, plans to unveil a second Minnesota location. Read more...

New Iowa casino quietly opens, here's a sneak peek inside

Comings and Goings | July 23, 2015

The new Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson opened to the public for the first time on Tuesday ahead of schedule. Read more...

Potawatomi announces new CFO

Comings and Goings | July 23, 2015

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has promoted Sheryl Schnering to chief financial officer, according to an announcement the casino made on Tuesday. Read more...

Marquette purchases Ramada Milwaukee Downtown

Comings and Goings | July 23, 2015

An affiliate of Marquette University has purchased the Ramada Milwaukee Downtown from Oconomowoc-based 633 West Michigan, LLC, for $3.8 million, according to state records. Read more...

Dallas firm buys Minneapolis' glitziest hotels for $101M

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2015

Investor Ralph Burnet to sell the W Minneapolis and Le Meridien Chambers Read more...

Ashford Trust Acquires Two MN Hotels

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. just decided to place a big bet on the market in Minneapolis. Read more...

Glendale hotel conversion to Holiday Inn completed

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2015

A grand opening event was held recently to celebrate the completion of an $8 million project to convert the 160-room former Milwaukee River Hilton hotel at 4700 N. Port Washington Road in Glendale into the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront hotel. Read more...

Drury Hotels opens a new hotel in Colorado Springs

Comings and Goings | June 26, 2015

The Colorado Springs property is the fourth Drury Hotel in Colorado Read more...

The Art Hotel Opens in Denver

Comings and Goings | June 26, 2015

Leo Villareal, Tracey Emin, and Larry Bell’s work fills the impressive space. Read more...

Management of 3 Iowa casinos consolidated under one company

Comings and Goings | June 15, 2015

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved a move Thursday to allow the consolidation of three casinos under the management of one company. Read more...

La Crosse sees boom in hotel construction

Comings and Goings | June 15, 2015

4 New Projects Are Underway In City's Downtown Read more...

Denver airport announces opening day for new hotel

Comings and Goings | June 15, 2015

With a hotel room mock-up and a countdown clock as attention-getting props, on Monday, Denver's mayor and officials from Denver International Airport and the Westin announced that the official opening day for the 14-story Westin Denver International Airport hotel will be Nov. 19, 2015. Read more...

Intercontinental St. Paul-Riverfront hotel latest Mille Lacs Band venture

Comings and Goings | June 10, 2015

By September, the frayed-edged Crowne Plaza Hotel on St. Paul’s downtown Mississippi riverfront will reopen as the overhauled and gleaming InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront, two years after the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe acquired it and the nearby DoubleTree by Hilton for about $35 million from an absentee owner. Read more...

EXCLUSIVE: Another downtown Denver hotel sold for $72 million

Comings and Goings | June 03, 2015

The Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown hotel at 1450 Glenarm Place has been sold for $72 million to a Massachusetts real estate investment trust, according to public records. Read more...

Ramada near Mitchell International sold, to be converted to Days Inn

Comings and Goings | June 03, 2015

The Ramada Plaza Airport Milwaukee sold for $2.75 million and the new owner plans to convert it into a Days Inn & Suites by the end of the month. Read more...

Office building near convention center to become SpringHill Suites hotel

Comings and Goings | June 03, 2015

Milwaukee-based hotel developer firm Jackson Street Holdings LLC will convert the Commerce Building near the downtown Milwaukee convention center into a 150-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel, according to the firm's web site. Read more...

Downtown Denver hotel sells for $86 million

Comings and Goings | June 02, 2015

The Curtis hotel in downtown Denver has sold for $86 million to a partnership between Sage Hospitality and New York-based Alliance Bernstein Holding LP. Read more...

Florida company will buy Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

Comings and Goings | June 02, 2015

Inner Circle Investments, a Florida company with experience in owning and managing downtown hotels, has a contract to buy Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. Read more...

Land sold for Marriott hotel at UWM Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa

Comings and Goings | June 02, 2015

Plans are moving ahead for a 128-room Marriott Extended Stay hotel in Wauwatosa after the development group bought almost 3 acres in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Campus. Read more...

RLHC Signs New Franchise License Agreement on Colorado Hotel

Comings and Goings | June 02, 2015

RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced the company has signed a franchise license agreement with the owner of a hotel in La Junta, Colorado. Read more...

Treasure Island Resort & Casino begins $19M expansion

Comings and Goings | May 26, 2015

Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch has begun construction on a $19 million project that will add new swimming pools and other amenities. Read more...

Hotels are making a comeback on Lake Minnetonka

Comings and Goings | May 26, 2015

Projects on Lake Minnetonka expected to be approved soon in Wayzata and Excelsior. Read more...

Grand Falls Casino breaks in golf course with fundraiser

Comings and Goings | May 26, 2015

Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort broke in its new $8 million golf course Wednesday with a fundraiser and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read more...

Eddy's Resort reopens on Mille Lacs with a new look, same red-trimmed boats

Comings and Goings | May 19, 2015

The fixture on Mille Lacs since the 1960s has undergone a $10 million renovation. Read more...

Anne Perrin joins Events Team at Three Sons Signature Cuisine

Comings and Goings | May 07, 2015

Three Sons Signature Cuisine is pleased to announce the arrival of Anne Perrin as our newest Event Coordinator. Read more...

Downtown Denver hotel gets new GM

Comings and Goings | May 07, 2015

A friendly face is returning to the Westin Denver Downtown. Read more...

Hampton Inn unveils downtown's first new hotel since 2009

Comings and Goings | May 01, 2015

Concert-goers and sports fans have a new place to crash within a stone's throw of First Avenue, Target Field and Target Center. Read more...

Bloomington is getting a fancy hotel restaurant - Lela

Comings and Goings | April 28, 2015

A new restaurant is going into the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel — it’s the 1970s landmark formerly known as the Hotel Sofitel, anchoring the northwest corner of I-494 and Hwy. 100 — but let’s get one thing straight right from the start: It’s not a hotel restaurant. Read more...

Iowa approves plans to move Bettendorf riverboat casino to land

Comings and Goings | April 23, 2015

The new land-based casino at Isle Bettendorf will be going up soon, according to the Isle of Capri. Read more...

First JW Marriott to open at Mall of America

Comings and Goings | April 16, 2015

The first luxury Marriott to enter the state of Minnesota, the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America®, is on track to open November 21, 2015 at 2141 Lindau Lane in Bloomington, Minnesota. Read more...

Discover St. Louis Park Names Becky Bakken as New President and CEO

Comings and Goings | April 16, 2015

Along with Bakken’s fifteen years of experience in Marketing as Citizens Independent Bank’s (CIB) Marketing Director, she will bring strong existing relationships and a deep understanding of the St. Louis Park community to her role as President and CEO. Read more...

Canterbury Park plans massive development in Shakopee

Comings and Goings | April 10, 2015

The racing entity owns land along Hwy. 169 that could become a mixed-use development. Read more...

IHG Signs First Hotel Indigo® in Lively Downtown Denver

Comings and Goings | April 10, 2015

Boutique brand to move in to Union Station neighborhood in winter 2016 Read more...

MPI-Wisconsin announces Board Members for 2015-2016

Comings and Goings | April 07, 2015

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the new board members for the 2015-2016 season. Read more...

Valleyfair Finishing Up Waterpark Expansion

Comings and Goings | March 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Thrill-seekers will find two, new 90-foot speed waterslides at Valleyfair this spring after the Shakopee amusement park finishes up construction on a Soak City Waterpark expansion. Read more...

MSP airport hotel gets go-ahead

Comings and Goings | March 25, 2015

A 300-room luxury hotel planned for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport carries architectural echoes of the nearby main terminal, with futuristic folds and a bit of an aerodynamic look. Read more...

Boutique hotel to open in Urbandale

Comings and Goings | March 25, 2015

A former chain hotel in Urbandale is getting a $5 million makeover that will transform it into a boutique hotel with what developers are calling a modern farmhouse look. Read more...

Atlantis owner to spend $295M on Colo. resort

Comings and Goings | March 05, 2015

The owner of Reno's Atlantis Casino Resort Spa plans to spend up to $295 million on expansion and a new 23-story hotel at its Colorado casino. Read more...

Viking luxury river cruises are coming - but to where?

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2015

Viking Cruises takes passengers along the Nile, the Rhine and the Blue Danube. Why not stops in St. Paul, Stillwater and Red Wing, too? Read more...

Hyatt Place Hotel Planned for Saint Paul

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2015

Custom House, a historic building being redeveloped for mixed use, will feature a 149-room Hyatt Place hotel Read more...

Cruise giant Viking plans 1st North American home port: New Orleans for Mississippi River runs

Comings and Goings | February 27, 2015

European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017 and include St. Paul as a stop. Read more...

MCity completes sale of former Clarion Hotel property

Comings and Goings | February 20, 2015

Green Bay completed the sale of the former Clarion Hotel property Thursday, beating a deadline for the sale by a day. Read more...

Denver approves $900,000 contract with DIA hotel consultant

Comings and Goings | December 02, 2014

The Denver City Council has approved a $900,000 contract to oversee the Denver International Airport hotel, which is scheduled to open late next year. Read more...

New GM named at Lodge at Vail

Comings and Goings | November 11, 2014

For Ben Tutt, the new general manager of the Lodge at Vail, his return to Vail is a homecoming, but the hotel he remembers has a whole new look. Read more...

Radisson Hotel in Menomonee Falls sold for $7.7 million

Comings and Goings | November 07, 2014

A Wilmette, Ill. based investment group has purchased the 135-room Radisson Hotel in Menomonee Falls. Read more...

Construction begins for Hampton Inn & Suites in West Allis

Comings and Goings | November 07, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the start of construction of a 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites hotel at the corner of West Greenfield Avenue and South 82nd Street near Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. Read more...

Minnesota Zoo IMAX theater getting $1.2M upgrade, including rocker seats

Comings and Goings | October 29, 2014

The Minnesota Zoo's IMAX theater is getting a $1.2 million upgrade. Read more...

Shooting Star Casino promotes staff members

Comings and Goings | October 28, 2014

The White Earth Nation Tribal Council has promoted William “Bill” Marsh to general manager and Mindy Iverson to assistant general manager of Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center, in Mahnomen. Read more...

Minnetonka Country Club closing down

Comings and Goings | October 28, 2014

Another metro golf course found itself in the deep rough and has decided to close. Read more...

New Director of Conventions and Tourism Hired Amidst Strong Tourism Season

Comings and Goings | October 28, 2014

The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism announced the hiring of Katie Godfrey as director of conventions and tourism. Read more...

St. Cloud plans ramp — and perhaps a ballroom too

Comings and Goings | October 28, 2014

It could be more than just a place to park cars; it could change the entire feel of the east end of downtown. Read more...

MHC Welcomes Bunker Hills Golf Club to Our Family of Brands

Comings and Goings | October 28, 2014

Morrissey Hospitality Companies welcomes the food and beverage operations of Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, Minnesota to MHC’s Family of Brands. Read more...

Marsh, Iverson named at Shooting Star Casino

Comings and Goings | October 21, 2014

Bill Marsh has been named the new general manager for the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center in Mahnomen, Minn. Read more...

Majestic Oaks Golf Club sells for $9.8 million

Comings and Goings | October 13, 2014

Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake has sold for $9.8 million, according to property records. Read more...

Hotel, restaurant and parking ramp planned near Mall of America

Comings and Goings | October 13, 2014

A Utah developer is proposing a 140-room hotel and restaurant just east of Mall of America. Read more...

Westin hotel going up in Greenwood Village

Comings and Goings | October 13, 2014

Greenwood Village is getting a Westin hotel that will be one of the largest hospitality properties in the Denver Tech Center area. Read more...

Downtown hotel gets a new name

Comings and Goings | October 03, 2014

The Suites of 800 Locust in downtown Des Moines has a new name. Read more...

Marriott coming to Lake Delton

Comings and Goings | October 03, 2014

Lake Delton will soon be home to a new hotel. Read more...

Marcus Hotels executive leaves to head Kalahari's new Pocono resort

Comings and Goings | October 03, 2014

Steve Magnuson is leaving as vice president of operations at Marcus Hotels & Resorts to manage the newest location for Wisconsin Dells-based Kalahari Resorts, according to a press release from Kalahari Wednesday. Read more...

Northfield Chamber names Bornhauser as executive director

Comings and Goings | September 25, 2014

The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced Tuesday that it has named Todd Bornhauser as its executive director. Read more...

Construction on Hyatt Hotel, conference space in original Aurora begins

Comings and Goings | September 25, 2014

Construction on a new, full service Hyatt Hotel and conference center in the Fitzsimons Village across from the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora began Wednesday after a groundbreaking on site. Read more...

Mt Bachelor's parent co. sells big Utah resort

Comings and Goings | September 25, 2014

Tumultuous back-and-forth ends in sale. Read more...

HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL OPENS ITS DOORS AT MALL OF AMERICA® LOCATION

Comings and Goings | September 09, 2014

Hard Rock is bringing its music, memorabilia and rock n’ roll flair to Mall of America® in Bloomington, Minnesota! Read more...

Canterbury Park Expo Center Opens Thursday

Comings and Goings | September 09, 2014

30,000 square ft. structure ready for ribbon cutting and Indian Market Sept. 11-13 Read more...

Rock-A-Billy Ranch Grand Opening Celebration

Comings and Goings | September 05, 2014

Rock-A-Billy Ranch is a year-round cowboy influenced special event space with a Grand Opening on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 4pm – 8pm. Read more...

IHG announces a Holiday Inn Resort for Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Comings and Goings | September 04, 2014

InterContinental Hotels Group announced plans for a Holiday Inn Resort® hotel in Pagosa Springs, adding to the growing global Holiday Inn Resort® brand portfolio, currently at 40 properties worldwide. Read more...

Milwaukee's Iron Horse Hotel owner plans North Loop conversion

Comings and Goings | September 04, 2014

The vacant Jackson Building in Minneapolis' North Loop could become a 120-room hotel under plans by Tim Dixon, a Milwaukee developer. Read more...

$90 million Fitzsimons hotel-conference center project to break ground soon

Comings and Goings | September 04, 2014

A $90 million Hyatt hotel and conference center at Fitzsimons Village in Aurora will break ground on Sept. 17. Read more...

Summit Avenue mansion to be converted into a boutique hotel

Comings and Goings | September 01, 2014

Developer John Rupp has submitted plans to the city of St. Paul to redevelop a 98-year-old mansion on Summit Avenue into a 10-unit luxury hotel. Read more...

New Town Hall Brewery planned for Northeast, at site of Little Jack's

Comings and Goings | September 01, 2014

Paul Dzubnar, who has rapidly expanded his Town Hall Brewery concept around Minneapolis, says a fourth location is on tap for next year. Read more...

Potawatomi announces Locavore chef

Comings and Goings | August 25, 2014

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s hotel restaurant, Locavore, will be headed by veteran culinarian Van Luu, who has been named chef. Read more...

City finalizes deal to sell Clarion Hotel

Comings and Goings | August 25, 2014

Green Bay officials said Friday they finalized the deal to transfer ownership of the former Clarion Hotel, 201 Main St., to American Hospitality Management. Read more...

Broadmoor deal falls through; expect 'business as usual' at Norris-Penrose Event Center

Comings and Goings | August 25, 2014

A month after announcing it was buying the Norris-Penrose Event Center, The Broadmoor hotel has withdrawn from the deal. Read more...

Colorado Springs' Broadmoor hotel opens Cloud Camp wilderness retreat

Comings and Goings | August 25, 2014

Five-star luxury isn't just about marble floors and crystal chandeliers. Read more...

Eagan outlet mall opens today, city readies for traffic

Comings and Goings | August 14, 2014

Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan opens Thursday and is expected to draw plenty of traffic in its first week. Read more...

Santorini Tavern closes in Eden Prairie

Comings and Goings | August 05, 2014

Santorini Tavern in Eden Prairie has closed following a decision by the Nicklow family to sell. Read more...

Radisson Blu Launches New Blog, Encourages Consumers to Share Travel Insights

Comings and Goings | August 05, 2014

Radisson Blu announced the launch of its newly designed ‘travel magazine style’ blog and an innovative way for like-minded travelers to share tips and knowledge about the destinations that surround their hotels. Read more...

Lakeville Chamber hires new president, membership director

Comings and Goings | August 05, 2014

Tim Roche led Twin Cities North Chamber Read more...

Hotel by State Fair Park to begin construction in early August

Comings and Goings | August 05, 2014

Foundation work is expected to start early next month by Wisconsin State Fair Park on a 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites that received final West Allis design approval Wednesday. Read more...

Grand Falls Casino Shows Off New Golf Course

Comings and Goings | August 05, 2014

Visitors to Northwest Iowa's Grand Falls Casino Resort will soon have a new challenge to take on. Read more...

The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station Now Open

Comings and Goings | July 18, 2014

Sage Hospitality is thrilled to announce that The Crawford Hotel is now open in the heart of Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood. Read more...

Breezy Point Resort now serving a Caribou coffee shop

Comings and Goings | July 15, 2014

Over the winter, Breezy Point Resort added a new Coffee Shop featuring Caribou Coffee as well as freshly baked pastries such as scones and muffins, ice cream cones and wi-fi! Read more...

Convention space: A new arms race

Comings and Goings | July 11, 2014

Here in 2014, with the city, county, state and local developers pooling resources to build an Iowa Events Center hotel in Des Moines as if it were a hospital for blind orphans, it’s hard to remember the days of 2005, when the Iowa Events Center opened and was heralded as a catalyst for growth. Read more...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Iowa Casino

Comings and Goings | July 11, 2014

Construction equipment has begun dirt work on the recently approved casino in Jefferson but local and state officials are gathering to turn a few spades of dirt themselves in the ceremonial groundbreaking celebration to officially kick off the project. Read more...

Broadmoor hotel buying Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs

Comings and Goings | July 10, 2014

The Broadmoor hotel has agreed to buy the Norris-Penrose Event Center, the latest in a series of acquisitions and alliances that link the five-star Colorado Springs resort to signature attractions and venues in the Pikes Peak region. Read more...

321-room Minnetonka hotel sold to Denver firm

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2014

Sage Hospitality has acquired the 321-room Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka for an undisclosed sum. Read more...

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino officially changes name; now accepting reservations

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s name officially changed to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on July 1, 2014. Read more...

Downtown Denver hotel sells for $81.5M

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2014

Denver's first dual-branded hotel, which only opened last year, has changed hands for $81.5 million, the New York buyer announced Thursday. Read more...

Potawatomi drops 'Bingo' from name ahead of hotel opening

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2014

Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s name officially changed to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, with the 381-room hotel in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley opening Aug. 18, it was announced. Read more...

Bill Von Bank to join Explore Minnesota as the new Market Development Manager

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2014

Many members of the Minnesota tourism industry know Bill and his broad experience, including Burnsville CVB, Valleyfair and Murphy’s Landing, and his current position as Director of Marketing and Sales at the Minnesota Zoo. Read more...

As Radisson Blu Opens In Mpls, Plans Fizzle For Radisson Red

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2014

Plans that called for a 27-story tower—including a parking ramp, apartments, and a Radisson Red hotel—have been revised. Read more...

State moves to provide $36 million to Des Moines convention hotel

Comings and Goings | June 27, 2014

Des Moines officials can expect up to a $36.4 million boost from the state for a planned convention hotel downtown. Read more...

Northfield Chamber names executive director; CVB tourism manager also hired

Comings and Goings | June 27, 2014

When Brent Burns and his wife made out a wish list of where they would like to live and work, Northfield quickly moved to the top. Read more...

National event center chain headed to West Des Moines

Comings and Goings | June 27, 2014

A new 10,000-square-foot events and conference center is headed to the west side of West Des Moines. Read more...

Hyatt Regency Bloomington Central Station

Comings and Goings | June 27, 2014

Hyatt Hotels Corporation H +0.12% announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with an affiliate of McGough Development for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. Read more...

Fargo hotel operator with a dozen Minnesota hotels is sold

Comings and Goings | June 27, 2014

TMI Hospitality Inc., which is based in Fargo, N.D., but is an active player in the Minnesota hospitality market, has been sold to an investment fund managed by Starwood Capital Group. Read more...

Milwaukee developer tapped to lead $38M renovation of historic Green Bay hotel

Comings and Goings | June 23, 2014

Harenda will lead construction as general contractor, joining the Cedar Rapids' investment company to co-develop the property at 304 N. Adams Street in downtown Green Bay. Read more...

Glendale hotel sold for $6.7 million

Comings and Goings | June 16, 2014

The 162-room hotel at 4700 N. Port Washington Road in Glendale, formerly known as the Hilton Milwaukee River hotel, was recently sold by Green Lake-based MRI Partners to CMH Milwaukee River LLC for $6.7 million, according to state records. Read more...

Radisson Plaza in Minneapolis relaunches as Radisson Blu in July

Comings and Goings | June 03, 2014

Radisson in downtown Minneapolis to reopen as luxury hotel after renovation. Read more...

Big Woodbury Development Project Will Include Two Hotels

Comings and Goings | June 02, 2014

In addition to medical office buildings, a 40,000-square-foot grocery store, restaurants, and more, the City Place development will feature two hotels. Read more...

Graves Hotel In Downtown Minneapolis Is Sold

Comings and Goings | June 02, 2014

Graves 601 will officially change hands this summer when Graves Hospitality sells the 21-floor hotel for an undisclosed sum. Read more...

Potawatomi unveils plans for hotel restaurant

Comings and Goings | May 28, 2014

Locavore, a casual dining restaurant featuring dishes prepared with food products sourced from local purveyors, will open as part of the new hotel at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee later this year, the casino announced today. Read more...

Tim McKee opening new restaurant Libertine in Uptown

Comings and Goings | May 28, 2014

The former Uptown Cafeteria - it closed on Monday - is being converted into a "modern" steakhouse. Read more...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis.

Comings and Goings | May 23, 2014

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis. Read more...

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Opens In Historic Colorado National Bank Building

Comings and Goings | May 23, 2014

Renaissance Hotels announced today that one of Denver's most iconic structures, the historic Colorado National Bank building, has reopened its doors as the new 230-room Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center. Read more...

New hotel in downtown Colorado Springs set to open

Comings and Goings | May 23, 2014

Downtown's newest hotel, an 80-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites, is expected to open in the next few days - nearly a year later than expected and at least $1 million over budget. Read more...

Menominee casino breaks ground on $8 million renovations

Comings and Goings | May 20, 2014

KESHENA – The Menominee Casino Resort broke ground Monday on renovations for its Keshena tribal gaming facility. Read more...

UPDATE: Ho-Chunk Nation plans to expand central Wisconsin casinos

Comings and Goings | May 07, 2014

NEKOOSA Big changes are coming to two central Wisconsin casinos. Ho-Chunk Nation legislatures have announced a multimillion-dollar expansion project, including upgrades at its Nekoosa and Wittenberg locations. Read more...

Katie Tiburzi joins events team at Three Sons Signature Cuisine

Comings and Goings | May 06, 2014

Three Sons Signature Cuisine is pleased to announce the arrival of Katie Tiburzi as our newest Events Consultant. Read more...

Boutique hotel may return downtown

Comings and Goings | May 06, 2014

An office building located on the Pedestrian Mall could be headed back in time as a luxury hotel. Read more...

Canterbury Park to build $3M event center

Comings and Goings | April 29, 2014

Canterbury Park Holding Corp. plans to break ground in May on a $3 million building to host trade shows and other events year-round. Read more...

Visitors bureau takes over management of Patriot Center

Comings and Goings | April 23, 2014

Convention hall emerges from previous owner's foreclosure Read more...

Eagan braces for crush of traffic from new outlet mall

Comings and Goings | April 21, 2014

In less than four months in Eagan, bargain shoppers will be crowding the south metro's first major outlet mall for its nearly 100 brand-name stores with deals on shoes, purses and other goods. Read more...

Smack Shack Owners & Jack Riebel Buying The Lexington

Comings and Goings | April 15, 2014

After being closed for almost a year, St. Paul institution The Lexington finally has new owners, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and they're some big Twin Cities names: Jack Riebel (formerly of Butcher & the Boar), and Smack Shack's Josh Thoma and Kevin Fitzgerald. Read more...

Iowa Welcomes New Marriott Meetings Hotel

Comings and Goings | April 11, 2014

The 89-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Urbandale, Iowa, is scheduled to open on Thursday, April 10. Read more...

St. Joseph event center moves forward

Comings and Goings | April 10, 2014

A new event center is in the works for St. Joseph. Read more...

Noble House Announces Bruno Oakman as Executive Chef to the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | April 10, 2014

Noble House Hotels & Resorts proudly announces the appointment of Bruno Oakman as Executive Chef to The Commons Hotel, located close to downtown Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. Read more...

Milwaukee Art Museum releases design for new building

Comings and Goings | April 08, 2014

The Milwaukee Art Museum released a new design for a previously proposed addition that would give the museum an entrance on a prime, if sorely neglected, spot of lakefront. Read more...

Hotel boom expected in Greater Des Moines

Comings and Goings | April 07, 2014

Two new hotels are opening or in the planning process in Urbandale. Read more...

Aurora OKs deal to purchase and build $25M conference center near Anschutz

Comings and Goings | April 02, 2014

AURORA | By this time next year, the city of Aurora will be the proud owner of a 30,000-square-foot conference center and adjacent parking garage. Read more...

Developers get extension for planned hotel on Duluth waterfront

Comings and Goings | April 02, 2014

The Duluth Economic Development Authority commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday evening to allow a three-month extension for developers planning a multimillion-dollar hotel on the city’s western waterfront. Read more...

Developer: Hotel Northland will be open in a year in downtown Green Bay

Comings and Goings | April 02, 2014

GREEN BAY — There’s a lot of work to do, but developers of the Hotel Northland are putting dates on their schedule. Read more...

Colorado Springs Broadmoor Resort set to open two new restaurants

Comings and Goings | April 01, 2014

Excitement is building for the opening of two eateries at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., in May: Ristorante del Lago (in the former Charles Court) and the Healthy Epicurean (in the former Julie's), both located in the West Tower. Read more...

Potawatomi Bingo Casino to change name to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in summer

Comings and Goings | April 01, 2014

Potawatomi Bingo Casino will change its name this summer to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino to reflect its new hotel, it said Wednesday in a news release. Read more...

Hard Rock at MOA To Feature 1,200-Capacity Music Venue

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2014

The Hard Rock Café confirmed plans to add a Mall of America location with a live music space that can accommodate up to 1,200. Read more...

Kimpton to Open a Brand-New Hotel in Denver Near Union Station

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2014

As part of a big upcoming year for Denver's hotel scene, The Crawford Hotel will open in the repurposed Union Station this summer on July 12th. Read more...

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown Hotel Welcomes New Director of Sales to Exceptional Staff

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2014

The Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown hotel has appointed Christen Larsen as Director of Sales. Read more...

Aimbridge Takes Over Trio of Wisconsin Hotels

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2014

Aimbridge Hospitality was awarded the management contract for three hotels in central Wisconsin - the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, both located in Stevens Point; and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Read more...

Amana Colonies Convention, Visitors Bureau hires new director

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2014

Chelsey McDill has been named new executive director of the Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read more...

Mall of America closes on financing for expansion

Comings and Goings | March 05, 2014

The Mall of America confirmed Monday that it has closed on the financing for its upcoming Phase 1C expansion project, paving the way for groundbreaking to occur later this month. Read more...

MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST HIRES SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2014

Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes Jenny Heger as the Sales & Business Development Manager. Read more...

Visit Duluth names Anna Tanski as President & CEO

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2014

When Visit Duluth’s new leader starts her job on February 20, she’ll have had a 23-year head start in selling Duluth around the world as a convention and tourism destination. Read more...

Property values a concern after bank foreclosure leads to demise of Colorado Springs-area golf club

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2014

There's nothing on the Web page of the King's Deer Golf Club to indicate that it's anything but business as usual, but a call to the clubhouse confirms what residents of the upscale Monument development learned last week: The course and clubhouse are closed "until further notice." Read more...

Sage Hospitality Announces John Carter as Corporate Director of Sales

Comings and Goings | March 03, 2014

Top Hotel Company Promotes Leadership from within into their Select Service Division Read more...

Farmington beat: Hotel upgrade is in the works

Comings and Goings | February 21, 2014

The rebound in the hotel market may have finally reached out to Farmington, where a proposal for the city’s first brand-name hotel is in the works. Read more...

St. Thomas to sell Gainey conference center

Comings and Goings | February 14, 2014

The University of St. Thomas said late Thursday that it has decided to sell the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, "because it cannot continue to operate the center in a financially sustainable manner." Read more...

Another Twin Cities golf course shuts down

Comings and Goings | February 12, 2014

Sundance Golf & Bowl Inc. in Dayton is shutting down after 44 years in business, making it the latest on a growing list of golf course casualties following a rough 2013 season. Read more...

Work on Potawatomi Hotel progresses

Comings and Goings | February 12, 2014

WISN 12 News got a sneak peek inside Milwaukee's new Potawatomi Bingo and Casino Hotel on Monday. Read more...

Colorado's Club at Ravenna names Stan Spraul as General Manager

Comings and Goings | February 06, 2014

The Club at Ravenna, the luxury private community situated southwest of Denver, welcomes new General Manager Stan Spraul to its elite hospitality team. Read more...

St. Cloud Airport adds United flights to Chicago O'Hare

Comings and Goings | February 06, 2014

St. Cloud Regional Airport will begin twice daily, direct flight to Chicago O'Hare starting May 6. Read more...

Hard Rock Cafe to Return to the Twin Cities

Comings and Goings | February 06, 2014

A popular restaurant and entertainment chain will return to the Twin Cities after a three-year hiatus. Read more...

IHG announces newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near Minneapolis airport

Comings and Goings | January 29, 2014

InterContinental Hotels Group, (IHG) announces the opening of the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bloomington – West located a short distance from Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. Read more...

Heidel House Resort & Spa Appoints New Executive Chef

Comings and Goings | January 29, 2014

Heidel House Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Moskos to the position of executive chef. Read more...

Dave Pease now serving as General Manager of the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

Comings and Goings | January 29, 2014

The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is pleased to announce that Dave Pease is now serving as the General Manager. Read more...

PEAK Beverage rises above the rest

Comings and Goings | January 28, 2014

New beverage catering company launches in Denver with a customizable, full-service model. Read more...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Announces GM Appointment at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Comings and Goings | January 28, 2014

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts , a division of The Marcus Corporation MCS, today announced that Tom Mason has been appointed managing director of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. Read more...

Visit St. Paul hires new CEO

Comings and Goings | January 23, 2014

Visit Saint Paul hired Terry Mattson as president and CEO of the convention and visitors bureau and the RiverCentre Authority, the organization said Wednesday. Read more...

Hotel planned for Colorado Springs' north side takes aim at high-end traffic

Comings and Goings | January 22, 2014

Classic Cos. plans to build a two-story, 40-room boutique hotel as part of The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, which will expand the lineup of amenities at the company's upscale Flying Horse development on the city's far north side. Read more...

KemperSports to manage The Castle Course at Northern Bay Resort, Wisconsin

Comings and Goings | January 22, 2014

KemperSports announced that it has been selected to manage The Castle Course at Northern Bay Resort in Arkdale, WI. Read more...

Prom Management to run St. Paul's Como, Phalen golf courses

Comings and Goings | January 22, 2014

St. Paul has turned over management of two money-losing city golf courses to private firm Prom Management Group. Read more...

Afsi Bird has been appointed General Manager at Hotel Teatro in Denver - CO, USA

Comings and Goings | January 22, 2014

Hotel Teatro, Denver’s luxury boutique hotel, announces the appointment of Afsi Bird as general manager. Read more...

Range restaurant to open in Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel

Comings and Goings | January 22, 2014

The spring opening of the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel will also see the blooming of a new restaurant: Range, a dining room whose menu and vibe will celebrate the heritage of the American West. Read more...

RENAISSANCE DENVER DOWNTOWN CITY CENTER TO OPEN EARLY 2014 IN DENVER’S ICONIC COLORADO NATIONAL BANK

Comings and Goings | January 21, 2014

230-Room Luxury Hotel will Offer Guests a ‘Modern Experience in a Historic Setting,’ Accented by Celebrated Allen Tupper True Murals, Specially-Curated Original Artwork and Locally-Inspired Offerings. Read more...

Vikings' Metrodome deflates for last time

Comings and Goings | January 20, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings' Metrodome has deflated for the last time. Read more...

Former Ramada property purchased by local developer

Comings and Goings | January 17, 2014

Local developer Pablo Properties, the entity that is building the new JAMF Software building, has purchased the former Ramada Hotel in downtown Eau Claire. Read more...

Residence Inn to open in downtown Des Moines this week

Comings and Goings | January 17, 2014

A 127-room Residence Inn by Marriott — one of the first products of downtown’s hotel building boom — was scheduled to open Thursday, hotel developers announced earlier this week. Read more...

Another new hotel proposed for Milwaukee's lakefront

Comings and Goings | January 15, 2014

Another possible hotel project is being contemplated for downtown Milwaukee's lakefront. Read more...

Keiser to Proceed with Golf Resort in Wisconsin

Comings and Goings | January 15, 2014

It's official: Mike Keiser has completed the purchase of land in Wisconsin that paves the way for the development of a new golf resort. The Bandon Dunes developer confirmed the property acquisition on January 9. Read more...

New hotel proposed near Mall of America

Comings and Goings | January 15, 2014

A four-story, 118-room TownPlace Suites by Marriott Hotel has been proposed for 2500 Lindau Lane, near the Mall of America. Read more...

St. Paul's Crowne Plaza to become an InterContinental hotel

Comings and Goings | January 15, 2014

Riverfront Hotel in downtown St. Paul with the stamp of the international luxury hotel. Read more...

Cobblestone Hotel opened this week in Crookston

Comings and Goings | January 15, 2014

This week a new Cobblestone Hotel opened in Crookston. This is the first Cobblestone hotel to open in Minnesota, the hotel chain currently has 6 in North Dakota. Read more...

Ben Kulak Named General Manager of the Residence Inn Denver City Center Hotel

Comings and Goings | January 10, 2014

The Downtown Denver All-Suite Hotel Announces New Leadership. Read more...

Gateway Canyons Resort Joins ALHI Umbrella

Comings and Goings | January 10, 2014

The Gateway Canyons Resort in western Colorado has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), which now provides authorized and dedicated Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and sales support for companies and organizations interested in conducting meetings and/or incentive programs at the AAA Four-Diamond resort. Gateway Canyons Resort becomes ALHI’s only Member in western Colorado, as well as the newest addition to ALHI’s “U-200 Gems” specialty segment, which now consists of 21 exclusive meeting solutions with fewer than 200 guest rooms. Read more...

Bryan Stolz Named GM for Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Iowa

Comings and Goings | January 06, 2014

The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center announced Bryan Stolz as its new general manager. Read more...

Developer chosen for downtown convention hotel

Comings and Goings | January 06, 2014

Mortenson Development, the firm that built Des Moines most iconic skyscraper, will lead the construction of a proposed 450-room convention hotel near the Iowa Events Center. Read more...

William Otto to Join Kalahari Resorts as Executive Vice President

Comings and Goings | December 27, 2013

Today, Kalahari Resorts and Convention Centers is thrilled to announce the addition of industry heavyweight, William Otto, to its senior leadership team. Read more...

Madison's Edgewater Hotel Details New Meeting Space

Comings and Goings | December 27, 2013

When it reopens in August 2014, the historic Edgewater hotel in Madison, Wis., will have 45,000 square feet of meeting and event space, it announced this week. Read more...

Hotel Ivy sold to local buyer

Comings and Goings | December 18, 2013

Heartland Realty Investors has acquired the upscale Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis, four years after the project fell into foreclosure. Read more...

Potawatomi hires hotel director

Comings and Goings | December 12, 2013

Potawatomi Bingo Casino has hired an executive with experience at two casino hotels as the first director of its hotel, it said Wednesday in a news release. Read more...

Garden of the Gods Club and Resort in Colorado Springs to Be Managed by Gemstone

Comings and Goings | December 11, 2013

The country club and resort recently were acquired by an LLC led by local business owners and long time club members Judy Mackey and Brenda Smith. Read more...

Oneida Nation adding restaurants and entertainment to casinos in Green Bay/Ashwaubenon

Comings and Goings | December 11, 2013

The Oneida Casino is adding more restaurants to its properties in Green Bay and Ashwaubenon (ash-WAH'-beh-non) as part of its $28 million renovation and expansion. Read more...

Antlers Hilton hotel in Colorado Springs taken over by lender after foreclosure sale

Comings and Goings | December 11, 2013

The Antlers Hilton hotel, an iconic piece of Colorado Springs history, was taken over by a lender this week after it was sold at a foreclosure auction, according to El Paso County Public Trustee records. Read more...

Eagan: Developer poised to build hotel by new outlet mall

Comings and Goings | December 11, 2013

Bill Morrissey says he knows a good thing when he sees it. Read more...

Downtown DSM becoming a magnet for new hotels

Comings and Goings | December 06, 2013

When Ravi Patel, president of Hawkeye Hotels, started looking at downtown Des Moines in 2008 he saw a pocket of potential. Read more...

Iowa firm pays $2.8M for former Canterbury Inn

Comings and Goings | December 05, 2013

The 175-room Americas Best Value Inn & Suites in Shakopee has been sold. Read more...

Eagan hotel will be first of its brand in Twin Cities

Comings and Goings | December 04, 2013

The hotel that Morrissey Hospitality Cos. Inc. wants to build adjacent to a new outlet mall in Eagan would be the first of its kind in the Twin Cities. Read more...

Boulder about to get influx of hotels

Comings and Goings | December 04, 2013

A busy Boulder street corner will see the construction of a trio of hotels, according to the Boulder County Business Report. Read more...

Council approves casino deal

Comings and Goings | December 02, 2013

The twists and turns, occasional bruised feelings and harsh words appear to be over with the Davenport City Council's 10-0 vote Tuesday night approving a land-based casino development agreement. Read more...

DoubleTree Opens New Beachfront Hotel in Minnesota

Comings and Goings | December 02, 2013

Following 15 months of construction, a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has opened in Bemidji, Minn., Hilton Worldwide announced last week. Read more...

Hotel planned next to Eagan outlet mall

Comings and Goings | November 27, 2013

The company that manages the Saint Paul Hotel wants to build a four-story, 123-room hotel next to the outlet mall that's under construction in Eagan. Read more...

Twin Cities Marriott Names New Sales Director

Comings and Goings | November 27, 2013

CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, has named Dan R. Maurer director of sales and marketing for the Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel. Read more...

Madison's Historic Edgewater Hotel to Reopen in 2014

Comings and Goings | November 21, 2013

The historic Edgewater hotel in Madison, Wis., will reopen in August 2014 following a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion, developer Robert Dunn announced yesterday. Read more...

Former Ramada hotel in downtown Eau Claire to close

Comings and Goings | November 21, 2013

"It just finally culminated in this," said Dan Goelzer. Read more...

Potawatomi Bingo Casino celebrates in its $150 million hotel project

Comings and Goings | November 13, 2013

Potawatomi Bingo Casino celebrated a benchmark in its $150 million hotel project Friday with a topping - off ceremony of the 18-story tower. Read more...

Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau leader steps down

Comings and Goings | November 11, 2013

Darien Schaefer is stepping down from his role as the executive director of the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau after 13 years on the job with a sense of accomplishment. Read more...

Sold luxury hotel gets new brand, multimillion-dollar renovation plan

Comings and Goings | November 06, 2013

The Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis was rebranded as a Sheraton on Thursday, about one month after its sale to Galleria mall developer Warren Beck. Read more...

Potawatomi celebrate hotel milestone while Kenosha casino decision looms

Comings and Goings | November 04, 2013

When it opens next fall, the Potawatomi's new hotel in the Menomonee Valley will add 230 full-time jobs to the nearly 3,000 Potawatomi Bingo & Casino already employs. Read more...

Gunflint Lodge owners make Hospitality Hall of Fame; lodge up for sale

Comings and Goings | October 30, 2013

The Kerfoot name has been legendary along the Gunflint Trail for decades, and the Gunflint Lodge owners just entered the Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame. Read more...

Garden of Gods Club purchased

Comings and Goings | October 23, 2013

An investment group headed by accounting executive Brenda Smith and health care executive Judy Mackey has acquired the Garden of the Gods Club and related facilities in a $10 million deal. Read more...

Builder Team Selected for White Lodging Hyatt Place/Hyatt House in Downtown Denver

Comings and Goings | October 23, 2013

White Lodging, one of the hospitality industry's leading ownership, development, and management companies, has selected the joint venture of general contracting firms Swinerton Builders and Shiel Sexton to construct the new 21-story, dual-branded Hyatt hotel at 14th Street and Glenarm Place in downtown Denver. Read more...

Oneida Tribe approves proposed Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Kenosha

Comings and Goings | October 18, 2013

The Oneida Tribe has approved the Menominee's proposed Hard Rock Kenosha casino. Read more...

Historic Iowa Hotel To Reopen

Comings and Goings | October 18, 2013

The owners of a historic Iowa hotel say they plan to reopen next month. Read more...

Tony Dunn Named General Manager of Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Comings and Goings | October 16, 2013

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel announced that Tony Dunn has been appointed as its new General Manager. Read more...

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at Metro State names Douglas Lambourne Group Sales Manager

Comings and Goings | October 16, 2013

The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at Metro State is pleased to announce that it has hired Douglas Lambourne to serve as a Group Sales Manager. Read more...

Evan Makovsky takes over Boulder hotel project

Comings and Goings | October 16, 2013

Denver developer Evan Makovsky has acquired the Best Western Golden Buff Lodge in Boulder and the right to build two hotels on the site, the Daily Camera reports. Read more...

Hard Rock signed on as Kenosha casino developer and manager

Comings and Goings | October 16, 2013

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin has signed Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. as the developer and manager of the tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha, according to a source who wished to be unnamed. Read more...

Telemark Sold But Future Still Unknown

Comings and Goings | October 16, 2013

A Colorado-based company has purchased Telemark Resort in Cable, which has been closed since last spring. Read more...

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino names general manager

Comings and Goings | October 11, 2013

A veteran of the gaming industry is the new general manager of Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Read more...

A retreat just minutes from downtown Muscatine

Comings and Goings | October 11, 2013

Valley Lodge is a new multi-million dollar retreat and event facility located just northeast of Muscatine. Read more...

Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek Celebrates Official Opening

Comings and Goings | October 09, 2013

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, DiNapoli Capital Partners and Rockwood Capital, LLC today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek. Read more...

Hyatt Place Hotel Opens in Downtown Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | October 09, 2013

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown Marks Brand's Third Hotel in Minnesota. Read more...

Eagan outlet mall names 19 more stores

Comings and Goings | October 03, 2013

Paragon Outlet Partners on Wednesday named 19 more retailers that will open stores at Twin Cities at Eagan, a 409,000-square-foot outlet mall that is slated to open near the Mall of America next August. Read more...

Davidson Hotels & Resorts to manage Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Comings and Goings | October 02, 2013

Davidson Hotels & Resorts (Davidson) announced that it has taken over management of the 451-room Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Colo. Read more...

Denver Marriott names new GM

Comings and Goings | October 02, 2013

The Denver Marriott City Center on Wednesday named Bill Ninivaggi its new general manager. Read more...

Edina Galleria developer buys Sofitel hotel

Comings and Goings | October 02, 2013

The Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis in Bloomington has been sold to WB Hotel Partners, an entity majority owned by Galleria mall developer Warren Beck, according to a source with knowledge of the deal who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Read more...

Hotel Pattee New Ownership Official

Comings and Goings | October 01, 2013

Hotel Pattee is officially under construction. Read more...

Hotel Pattee Gets Another Chance

Comings and Goings | September 23, 2013

A historic hotel is getting another chance to make it. Read more...

Parasole working on Wisconsin Dells resort steakhouse

Comings and Goings | September 19, 2013

A relationship forged in a Mayo Clinic doctor's office led Parasole Restaurant Holdings and Kalahari Resorts and Conventions to work together on a high-end Wisconsin Dells restaurant. Read more...

Construction under way on $5 million hotel

Comings and Goings | September 16, 2013

The Marriott Residence Inn, the Twin Cities’ newest hotel, is under construction off St. Michael Drive, near the former site of the old Cinemark Theater. Read more...

Geneva National Golf Club Expands, Becomes Geneva National Resort

Comings and Goings | September 16, 2013

Property now includes 146-room lakeside hotel; 36-room villas. Read more...

"High End" Brand In Line For Major Sioux City Hotel Renovation

Comings and Goings | September 16, 2013

Where do you have friends stay when they come to Sioux City? There are many options to choose from, but The Sioux City Hotel is probably not at the top of your list. But some impending major renovations might change your mind after a "high-end brand" checks in. Read more...

Jackpot Junction plans expansion

Comings and Goings | August 19, 2013

The Lower Sioux Indian Community has announced plans to break ground in August for a casino addition and renovation project at its Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton. Read more...

Broadmoor Opens Luxury Guest Ranch in Colorado Springs

Comings and Goings | August 12, 2013

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., has opened The Ranch at Emerald Valley, a luxury guest ranch and wilderness retreat in Pike National Forest, approximately eight miles west of the resort, it announced last week. Read more...

CSM Lodging names Kathleen J. Burda Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Comings and Goings | August 12, 2013

CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, has named Kathleen (Kate) J. Burda as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the hospitality company. Read more...

Iowa City approves contract that could bring return of downtown hotel

Comings and Goings | August 09, 2013

The City Council Tuesday night voted to hire a consultant to perform a study that could result in a prominent downtown Iowa City building once again being a hotel. Read more...

New Golf Course Coming to Siouxland

Comings and Goings | August 05, 2013

When the Grand Falls Casino and Resort decided to add a golf course it wanted to make something that will set it apart. Read more...

Historic Iowa hotel abruptly closes

Comings and Goings | August 05, 2013

The historic Hotel Pattee in Perry has abruptly closed, but city officials hope it will reopen soon. Read more...

The Broadmoor's New Ranch at Emerald Valley in Colorado Springs

Comings and Goings | July 24, 2013

Located just 8 miles west of The Broadmoor and bordered by 100,000 acres of the Pike National Forest, The Ranch at Emerald Valley is an intimate luxury guest ranch offering refined rustic luxury inspired by the charm of a wilderness enclave. Read more...

The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge Under New Ownership

Comings and Goings | July 24, 2013

Guest Services, Inc., a major hospitality management company located in Fairfax, VA, has acquired The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge, and plans extensive renovations and enhancements in the coming months. Read more...

$6.2 million hotel planned in Orange City, Iowa

Comings and Goings | July 16, 2013

A $6.2 million Hampton Inn is planned next to the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. Read more...

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Names Paul Ohm General Manager of The Pfister Hotel

Comings and Goings | July 09, 2013

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, today announced that Paul Ohm has been appointed general manager of the AAA Four-Diamond Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis. Read more...

Regulators approve $18.5 million to remodel Iowa casino

Comings and Goings | July 05, 2013

State regulators have approved an $18.5 million remodeling project at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Read more...

New hotel opens at Tournament Club of Iowa

Comings and Goings | July 05, 2013

Golfers hitting the links at the Tournament Club of Iowa have a convenient new place to stay. Read more...

Big things planned at already big Mall of America

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2013

How do you supersize a megamall already brimming with more than 500 stores, 50 restaurants and its own theme park? Add much more glitz. Read more...

Kehl moves forward with Davenport casino plans

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2013

Kehl Management CEO Dan Kehl met with Davenport economic development staff Wednesday, a day after entering into an exclusive option agreement for Rhythm City as the eastern Iowa city moves toward a land-based casino. Read more...

Four Seasons launches meetings and events website

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2013

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has launched a new meetings and events website with more than 1000 pages of content for event planners. Read more...

New staffer dedicated to Northfield tourism at Convention and Visitors Bureau

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2013

Tami Ford recently took her post at the Northfield Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, a division of the Chamber of Commerce. Read more...

Three Sons Signature Cuisine Announces New Venue Orchestra Hall

Comings and Goings | June 24, 2013

Three Sons Signature Cuisine is so very thrilled to introduce the newly remodeled and absolutely beautiful Minnesota Orchestra Hall! Read more...

New hotel might rise where airport Wyndham will fall

Comings and Goings | June 14, 2013

The city of Milwaukee has reached a satisfactory agreement with the developer of the former Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel site that sets aside land for a new hotel, according to a news release issued Tuesday. Read more...

Event planning business to showcase vendors

Comings and Goings | June 14, 2013

Taylor Thomsen of Des Moines and Kyra Jacobson of Johnston have started White Willow Events, an event consulting business. Read more...

New 210-Room Hotel Planned For Downtown Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | June 12, 2013

Plans reportedly call for a 210-room Hampton Inn & Suites. Read more...

Acquisition of Ameristar Casinos by Pinnacle Entertainment

Comings and Goings | June 10, 2013

Pinnacle Entertainment announced today that the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission unanimously approved the Company's proposed acquisition of Ameristar Casinos. Read more...

State regulators approve Sioux City casino contracts

Comings and Goings | June 10, 2013

A $30 million loan for the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City won approval from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Thursday. Read more...

Iowa Welcomes Revamped Hotel and Convention Complex

Comings and Goings | June 10, 2013

DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide have announced the opening of the new DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex at the U.S. Cellular Center following a dramatic two-year $144 million capital improvement and expansion plan led by the city of Cedar Rapids. Read more...

Karl's Event Services changes name to Arena Americas

Comings and Goings | June 07, 2013

Karl's Event Services, the Oak Creek event rental company, is changing its name to Arena Americas to reflect its recent purchase by Arena Group, the company said Wednesday in a news release. Read more...

In wake of Mayo deal, new tower, hotel planned for Rochester

Comings and Goings | June 07, 2013

A Rochester, Minn., developer on Friday announced plans for a 25-story tower that would include a high-end hotel and grocery, office space and apartments. Read more...

Le Meridien Hotel's new restaurant Marin to open June 23

Comings and Goings | June 07, 2013

Marin, the new restaurant in Le Meridien Hotel on Ninth Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, is set to open June 23. Read more...

Summit expands local hotel holdings

Comings and Goings | May 31, 2013

Summit Hotel Properties Inc. said Thursday it has closed on the previously announced purchase of two Twin Cities hotels: The 93-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Minnetonka and the 97-room Hilton Garden Inn in Eden Prairie. Read more...

Vail Resorts sells land for new condos at Breckenridge

Comings and Goings | May 24, 2013

Curious how much it costs to buy a piece of land on a Colorado ski resort mountain? Read more...

Acclaimed Colorado Resort to Acquire Iconic Inn

Comings and Goings | May 20, 2013

Telluride Ski & Golf Resort (TelSki) has announced the purchase of Inn at Lost Creek in Telluride, Colo. Read more...

Best Western Premier Opens in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Comings and Goings | May 20, 2013

This is the second BEST WESTERN PREMIER® branded hotel to open in Wisconsin. Read more...

Marriott signs on with Fitzsimons area development

Comings and Goings | May 20, 2013

Marriott International Inc. has signed on to fly its flag over a planned hotel and conference center at a proposed development called Block 21 adjacent to the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Read more...

Mall of America unveils a new, colorful logo

Comings and Goings | May 20, 2013

Even Mall of America’s iconic logo is getting a makeover. Read more...

Target Center changing caterers

Comings and Goings | May 20, 2013

Levy Restaurants will take over Target Center's in-house catering operations beginning June 1. Read more...

Iron Horse Hotel's new top chef comes from Chicago

Comings and Goings | May 13, 2013

The Iron Horse Hotel has hired a new executive chef, the fourth to start work at the hotel since it opened less than five years ago. Read more...

Converted Fairfield Inn to open downtown May 21

Comings and Goings | May 13, 2013

The former Best Western Inn Towne Hotel in downtown Milwaukee will reopen May 21 as a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, according to a news release. Read more...

New partners found to develop, finance proposed hotel, conference center near Denver airport

Comings and Goings | May 13, 2013

Economic development officials in Aurora have found new partners for a proposed Gaylord brand hotel and conference center near Denver International Airport. Read more...

Geneva National Resort announces addition of the Inns of Geneva National, Geneva Ridge Resort, Hunt

Comings and Goings | May 08, 2013

Geneva National Resort, a gorgeous golf club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is excited to announce the addition of the Inns of Geneva National, the Hunt Club Steakhouse, and Geneva Ridge Resort as a part of their growing list of unique amenities. Read more...

Monument Hill Country Club under new management soon

Comings and Goings | May 06, 2013

Members of the Monument Hill Country Club have been informed there will soon be new management in place. Read more...

Old Log Theater to be sold and continue operation

Comings and Goings | May 03, 2013

The Stolz family, owners of the Old Log Theater in Excelsior, MN, have signed a purchase agreement to sell the historic theater and its property to Excelsior Entertainment, LLC, which is owned by Greg and Marissa Frankenfield. Read more...

New entertainment venue in Castle Rock celebrates grand opening by hosting World’s Largest Ice Cream

Comings and Goings | May 02, 2013

The White Pavilion, a new multi-purpose entertainment venue in downtown Castle Rock, will celebrate the launch of its inaugural summer season by hosting The World’s Largest Ice Cream Party! Read more...

The Commons Hotel Minneapolis Announces Angie Combes As Director Of Catering And Conference Services

Comings and Goings | April 30, 2013

“The Commons Hotel is thrilled to have such a tenacious and creative catering and conference manager on the team,” said Duane Rohrbaugh, general manager at The Commons Hotel. Read more...

Council Votes To Shut Down Eagan Golf Course

Comings and Goings | April 22, 2013

A Twin Cities golf course popular for players of all ages has had its last round. Read more...

Downtown hotel sold, will be converted to Radisson Blu

Comings and Goings | April 22, 2013

A California investment group closed Tuesday on its $28 million acquisition of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis, clearing the way for the downtown hotel to be converted to a Radisson Blu. Read more...

Casa Verde Design Showroom Offers Unique Venue

Comings and Goings | April 18, 2013

Casa Verde Design’s nationally award-winning showroom, located in the Lynnhurst neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is available to lease for private events. Read more...

Noble House Announces Kelly Commerford, CHME, as DOSM to The Commons Hotel

Comings and Goings | April 10, 2013

Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. (NHHR) – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – announces the appointment of Kelly Commerford, CHME as Director of Sales and Marketing to the Commons Hotel, located in Minneapolis, Minn. Read more...

After Takeover, Caribou Closes 80 Stores, Rebrands 88 Others

Comings and Goings | April 10, 2013

Just months after being taken private, Caribou Coffee is closing 80 locations in several markets; its new owner, meanwhile, will convert another 88 locations into Peet’s Coffee & Tea stores. Read more...

New Milwaukee Hotel on the Rise

Comings and Goings | April 02, 2013

Construction of the Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel began in Summer 2012. It has gone from a flat surface with miles of piles being pounded in the ground to now visible floors starting to take shape. This represents only a small portion of the work that needs to be done to be ready to open in 2014. Read more...

MPI-Wisconsin announces Leadership Slate for 2013-2014 Board of Directors

Comings and Goings | April 02, 2013

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the leadership slate for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors. Read more...

MPI MN 2013-2014 Board Slate Announced

Comings and Goings | April 02, 2013

MPI MN announces slate of candidates who have been selected to serve on the 2013-2014 MPI Minnesota Chapter Board of Directors. Read more...

Radisson Blu Opens at the Mall of America

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2013

On March 15, a genuine activity for adults debuts inside the nation’s largest shopping destination (also known as the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn.): a Radisson Blu hotel. Read more...

Regents approve arboretum addition, AHC lease

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2013

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve both projects. Read more...

Mille Lacs hotel deal part of tribe diversification trend

Comings and Goings | March 08, 2013

More than 1,800 slot machines create an orchestral blur of electronic entrainment at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. Read more...

Delta Launches Service From MSP to Oil-Rich Area of ND

Comings and Goings | March 08, 2013

The area surrounding the Bakken rock formation has seen a spike in oil production in recent years, bringing both job seekers and businesses to the area — including some with local ties. Read more...

Hyatt's Rappaport returns to Marcus as Timber Ridge GM

Comings and Goings | March 08, 2013

A long-time Marcus Hotels & Resorts manager is returning to the company after several years at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. Read more...

The Abbey Resort Celebrates 50th Anniversary with The Completion of a $50 Million Renovation

Comings and Goings | March 08, 2013

Final Phase Includes Updated Exterior, Renovated Ballrooms and Meeting Spaces Read more...

Marcus Hotels to close Hilton water park

Comings and Goings | March 08, 2013

Marcus Hotels & Resorts closed the Paradise Landing water park March 3rd at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Read more...

Johnson Controls to sponsor former Potawatomi stage at Summerfest

Comings and Goings | March 08, 2013

Johnson Controls is taking over sponsorship of Summerfest's former Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage and will give the stage a new name, Summerfest officials announced Thursday. Read more...

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs Names Nicole Northrop-Jost Director of National Sales

Comings and Goings | February 13, 2013

The Broadmoor is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Northrop-Jost to Director of National Sales. Read more...

Radisson Blu Hotel to open at Bloomington's Mall Of America

Comings and Goings | January 25, 2013

Opening in March 2013, Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, marks the latest North American location for the luxury Radisson Blu brand. Read more...

Pinnacle Airlines to relocate headquarters to Twin Cities airport

Comings and Goings | January 25, 2013

Pinnacle Airlines, a financially troubled regional carrier soon to be acquired by Delta Air Lines, will relocate its headquarters from Memphis, Tenn., to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this spring, the airline and state officials said Thursday, Jan. 24. Read more...

The Broadmoor to open a luxury ranch

Comings and Goings | January 25, 2013

The five-star, five-diamond Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., will open the Ranch at Emerald Valley in August. Read more...

Grand Hyatt Denver $28 Million Redesign Announced

Comings and Goings | January 25, 2013

Lobby, Guest Rooms, Conference Center and the Renowned Pinnacle Club All to Receive a New Look Read more...

Allegiant announces new flights from Mesa to Minnesota, Utah

Comings and Goings | January 21, 2013

Allegiant Air has announced it will start new service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and St. Cloud, Minn.. Read more...

The Commons Hotel Minneapolis Welcomes Executive Chef Roly Cruz-taura

Comings and Goings | January 11, 2013

The Commons Hotel Minneapolis and its brand new restaurant the Beacon Public House, a gastro-pub setting featuring superior regional cuisine and reinvented classic cocktails, welcome acclaimed Executive Chef Roly Cruz-Taura. Read more...

Loews Denver Hotel sold; renovation closure planned

Comings and Goings | January 11, 2013

The Loews Denver Hotel near Cherry Creek has been sold and is expected to temporarily close next month for renovations undertaken by its new owners. Read more...

Mystic Lake Launches Comedy Club

Comings and Goings | January 11, 2013

Opening night is Feb. 15. Read more...

Ojibwe to buy Crowne Plaza and DoubleTree hotels in St. Paul

Comings and Goings | January 11, 2013

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, which has enjoyed major success with its Grand Casinos up north, is getting into the major hotel business. And it's starting in downtown St. Paul. Read more...

Minnesota dinner theater to debut 2013 concert series

Comings and Goings | January 11, 2013

A long-running Twin Cities dinner theater is branching into musical concerts. Read more...

Holiday Inn Metrodome sold to local buyer, to be remodeled, rebranded

Comings and Goings | December 18, 2012

Heartland Realty Investors has acquired the Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome and plans to extensively renovate and rebrand property. Read more...

Seidl wants to shine spotlight on Fox Cities

Comings and Goings | December 18, 2012

Visitors bureau finds new leader from within Read more...

Radisson Blu Hotel at Mall of America to Open March 2013

Comings and Goings | November 27, 2012

The hotel features 500 fashion-inspired guestrooms, 26,300 square feet of meeting and event space, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an indoor pool, as well as FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, which features regional Minnesota cuisine inspired by the flavors of real burning wood. Read more...

Historic downtown Milwaukee building re-opened as hotel

Comings and Goings | November 19, 2012

The historic Loyalty Building in downtown Milwaukee has re-opened as the Hilton Garden Inn. Read more...

Mystic Lake Casino Starts Selling Alcohol, Creates 70 Jobs

Comings and Goings | November 13, 2012

Among Minnesota’s 20 casinos and card clubs, 14 now serve alcoholic beverages; the positions that will be created by Mystic Lake’s entry into this arena range from bartenders and banquet servers to cooks. Read more...

Boutique Hotel Offers 'Geek Chic' Meetings in Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | November 12, 2012

The new Commons Hotel in Minneapolis celebrates its proximity to the University of Minnesota with an "industrial schoolhouse chic" theme that extends to meetings and events, its owner, Noble House Hotels & Resorts recently announced. Read more...

Potawatomi Breaks Ground on $18.6 million Renewable Energy Project in Menomonee Valley

Comings and Goings | November 12, 2012

The Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) recently broke ground on its $18.6 million renewable energy facility in the Menomonee Valley. Read more...

Hotel Minneapolis sold for $46 million

Comings and Goings | November 04, 2012

Chesapeake Lodging Trust said Tuesday it has bought The Hotel Minneapolis, a 222-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in downtown Minneapolis, from HEI Hotels and Resorts for $46.0 million. Read more...

Downtown Minneapolis hotel to convert to Hyatt Place following $20M renovation

Comings and Goings | November 04, 2012

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has acquired the Comfort Suites hotel in downtown Minneapolis and will rebrand it as a Hyatt Place following a $20 million renovation. Read more...

The Commons Hotel to Open in Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | October 26, 2012

As The Commons Hotel gets ready to open, Noble House Hotels & Resorts is prepping to open the hotel’s gastropub, Beacon Public House, in November ahead of the hotel’s grand opening in early 2013. Read more...

InterContinental Hotels Group launches Meetings Online with GroupMAX

Comings and Goings | October 26, 2012

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched a new meetings and events booking tool across 23 of its Australian and New Zealand properties, giving meeting attendees a seamless way to book their hotel rooms and planners a more efficient process to work with IHG hotels. Read more...

Fox Cities CVB Executive Director Resigns

Comings and Goings | October 26, 2012

Randy Prasse, executive director of the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, has resigned after less than six months on the job. Read more...

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Presents OUR HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, 11/16-12/31

Comings and Goings | October 26, 2012

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) will present its 27th annual holiday production: OUR HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS PAGEANT in the Fireside Theatre from November 16 through December 31, 2012. Read more...

Wyndham hotel by airport to close

Comings and Goings | October 25, 2012

The Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel, the third-largest hotel in southeastern Wisconsin, will close on or near Dec. 22, according to a mass layoff notice sent to the state of Wisconsin. Read more...

Denver International Airport raises $856 million for redevelopment with bond sale

Comings and Goings | October 14, 2012

Denver International Airport has sold $856 million in airport revenue bonds. Read more...

The Westin Snowmass Resort’s $55 million remodel one month ahead of schedule

Comings and Goings | October 04, 2012

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that The Westin Snowmass Resort will open a month ahead of schedule with November 15, 2012 confirmed as the new opening date. Read more...

Jackson Street Management to develop new Milwaukee hotel

Comings and Goings | October 03, 2012

According to BizTimes, Jackson Street Management, the group of hotel development investors that are building the 204-room Marriott Hotel under construction downtown and developed the 160-room Aloft hotel in the Park East corridor downtown, are planning to build another hotel in Milwaukee. Read more...

Uptown Theatre to reopen after facelift

Comings and Goings | September 19, 2012

Minneapolis' iconic Uptown Theatre will reopen after a $2 million, six-month renovation. Read more...

Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces New Staff

Comings and Goings | September 17, 2012

The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), the region's destination management organization, is pleased to announce two new members of our growing team. Read more...

Plan for 1,000-room downtown Mpls. hotel surfaces again

Comings and Goings | September 07, 2012

Every few years, talk surfaces about building a giant hotel next to the Minneapolis Convention Center - and this year is no exception. Read more...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Completes Renovation of Lobby Lounge at the Historic Hilton Milwaukee

Comings and Goings | August 13, 2012

Restoration creates art deco-style Monarch Lounge reminiscent of hotel's original bar design; marks final stage in multi-million dollar renovation. Read more...

Marriott Denver Westminster celebrates groundbreaking of 212-room hotel

Comings and Goings | August 02, 2012

The hotel is scheduled to open in Fall 2013 with a full-service restaurant. Read more...

Twin Cities' Northland Inn Becomes The New Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Comings and Goings | July 30, 2012

Twin Cities Hotel and Conference Center Converts to Marriott on July 19; Unveils Renovated Guest Rooms, Expanded Meeting Space and Dramatic New Lobby Great Room. Read more...

Hostmark Adds Two Wisconsin Hotels To Growing Portfolio

Comings and Goings | July 19, 2012

Hostmark Hospitality Group has announced that it is now managing two additional Wisconsin hotels, the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton and the Holiday Inn Neenah Riverwalk. Read more...

To boost tourism, cities turn to Lake Minnetonka's liquid assets

Comings and Goings | July 18, 2012

For 20 years, out-of-towners have peppered Peggy Douglas' office with inquiries about Lake Minnetonka resorts. Read more...

Casino hotel groundbreaking is Thursday; opens in summer 2014

Comings and Goings | July 10, 2012

Potawatomi Bingo Casino will break ground Thursday on its 20-story hotel that will be built in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley. Read more...

New Conference Center Now Open

Comings and Goings | July 10, 2012

The Northwood's Conference Center recently hosted a grand-opening festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th, at 2500 48th St. S., Suite 300, Grand Rapids. Read more...

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Hotel in Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

Comings and Goings | May 23, 2012

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown Now Welcoming Travelers to Minnesota's Twin Cities Read more...

The Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis Announces New Director of Sales and Marketing

Comings and Goings | May 02, 2012

Michael Kappel will oversee the hotel’s sales and marketing. Read more...

Steve Janicek has been appointed General Manager at Ritz-Carlton Denver in Denver - CO

Comings and Goings | May 02, 2012

A hospitality career that began with Stouffer Hotels landed Janicek at the helm of his most recent post, as General Manager of The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in the Vail Valley for the past three years. Read more...

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau names Randy Prasse executive director

Comings and Goings | April 30, 2012

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau today named tourism veteran Randy Prasse as its new executive director, replacing Lynn Peters who announced her plans to depart in December. Read more...

Colorado Ski Resort Gets New Name

Comings and Goings | March 29, 2012

SolVista Ski Basin near Granby will henceforth be known as Ski Granby Ranch Read more...

Ho-Chunk Nation changes casino names

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2012

The Ho-Chunk Nation is rebranding its casinos and changing the names to reflect its offerings beyond gambling, like food and hotels. Read more...

Melvin Tennant Joins US Travel Assn. Board

Comings and Goings | March 12, 2012

Meet Minneapolis President and CEO Melvin Tennant, CAE, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Travel Association. Read more...

Spirit Airlines To Begin Service to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in May

Comings and Goings | March 02, 2012

Ultra low cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced today it will launch service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and two of its focus cities, Chicago and Las Vegas, beginning May 31, 2012. Read more...

Coon Rapids hotel completes $1 million renovation

Comings and Goings | February 21, 2012

A $1 million renovation project has been completed at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Coon Rapids, by its new owners. Read more...

KI Center may soon expand in new deal

Comings and Goings | February 21, 2012

Officials plan to fund 3 items with hotel tax arrangement Read more...

University of St. Thomas launches Event Services website

Comings and Goings | February 08, 2012

The University of St. Thomas Event & Conference Services announces the unveiling of a joint planning website between the University’s three campuses: St. Paul, Minneapolis and Owatonna (Gainey Conference Center). Read more...

Potawatomi to Build $150 Million, 382-room Hotel in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley

Comings and Goings | January 19, 2012

Development Expected to Spur Nearly 1,000 Direct, Indirect Jobs Read more...

On the Road to Becoming a Marriott

Comings and Goings | January 16, 2012

Now that exterior changes are finished, the Northland Hotel and Conference Center in Brooklyn Park is launching the second phase of its $24 million renovation to become part of the Marriott hotel chain. Read more...

Ho-Chunk plans for casino with up to 2,000 employees

Comings and Goings | January 16, 2012

Up to 2,000 permanent jobs, 500 construction jobs, a swath of spin-off development and somewhere between $150 million to $200 million in overall investment. Read more...

McKenna named director at VISIT Milwaukee

Comings and Goings | January 10, 2012

Meg McKenna has been named director of development for VISIT Milwaukee, she previously served as executive director of the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce since January 2010. Read more...

Denver Plans Union Station Hotel

Comings and Goings | December 29, 2011

Denver’s Regional Transportation District board approved plans for redeveloping Denver's Union Station with a new 130-room hotel. Read more...

Il Gatto: CLOSED

Comings and Goings | December 21, 2011

Il Gatto, the Parasole-owned restaurant anchor in Calhoun Square at the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, served its last diner Saturday night. Read more...

Maine Event and Lobster Boil Now Making Office Calls (or Visits)

Comings and Goings | October 24, 2011

Event Lab and Smack Shack have teamed up to offer you an outstanding East Coast experience. Read more...

1800's Style, 58-room Boutique Hotel, and Micro Brewery Envisioned Along Shore of Lake Minnetonka

Comings and Goings | October 11, 2011

Situated on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, ornamented by historic homes and anchored by a quaint downtown near the water, the one-square-mile city of Excelsior is again proving enticing to new development -- a 58-room hotel and a micro brewery. Read more...

History Colorado Center Announces Completion of Construction

Comings and Goings | October 11, 2011

History Colorado, previously known as Colorado Historical Society, providing information on heritage and cultural resources of Colorado, has celebrated the construction completion of its latest History Colorado Center in Denver. Read more...

Northland Inn to Become Marriott Minneapolis Northwest in Mid-2012

Comings and Goings | October 11, 2011

StepStone Hospitality, manager of the Northland Inn Hotel and Conference Center, today announced that the all-suite hotel will convert to the Marriott hotel brand. Read more...

Potawatomi plans hotel development at casino

Comings and Goings | September 21, 2011

The Forest County Potawatomi tribe is considering plans to build a hotel adjacent to its Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, according to numerous sources. Read more...

Landmark's signs of life to include new business plan

Comings and Goings | September 21, 2011

The Landmark Hotel has a new developer and will soon have a new business plan. Read more...

Radisson to get face lift, new name

Comings and Goings | September 21, 2011

The former Radisson Hotel space at 615 Washington Ave. has a new name, a new owner and will soon get a face-lift. Read more...

Buildings sold for downtown Milwaukee Marriott

Comings and Goings | September 09, 2011

Jackson Street Management LLC closed the purchase of buildings in downtown Milwaukee and will begin construction this year on its planned 200-room Marriott Hotel. Read more...

UW-Oshkosh Becoming Co-owner of City Center Hotel

Comings and Goings | September 09, 2011

The City Center Hotel in downtown Oshkosh sitting on the banks of the Fox River will soon be under new ownership. Read more...

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Appoints New GM

Comings and Goings | August 24, 2011

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch has appointed Abdullah Vural to the position of general manager, and will oversee all strategic operations on behalf of the mountain resort. Read more...

Meet Minneapolis Appoints DePhillips Director of Marketing

Comings and Goings | August 22, 2011

The Meet Minneapolis: Official Convention + Visitors Association recently named Amanda DePhillips as its new director or marketing. Read more...

MPI MN Announces new 2011-2012 Board of Directors

Comings and Goings | August 16, 2011

The Minnesota Chapter of MPI is proud to announce its 2011-2012 Board of Directors. Previous Directors will now move into Vice President roles plus five new faces to the Board. Read more...

Ho-Chunk look to lure high rollers with new suites

Comings and Goings | June 27, 2011

The inauguration of a five-star VIP wing at the Ho-Chunk Casino and Convention Center is a step forward in an economic vision that benefits the Ho-Chunk and their neighbors, tribal officials said Thursday. Read more...

Snowmass Touism Hires Fred Brodsky as its New Group Sales Director

Comings and Goings | March 29, 2011

Entrepreneur Fred Brodsky of Las Vegas will take the helm at Snowmass Tourism Group Sales. Read more...

Luxury casino for Block E?

Comings and Goings | March 29, 2011

Developer Bob Lux has an upscale gambling complex in mind for downtown Minneapolis. Read more...

Telemark talks collapse, but lodge will re-open until March 1

Comings and Goings | February 01, 2011

Telemark Lodge and Resort is re-opening…but only for the rest of the winter season. Read more...

Northland Inn hires Brunkow as GM

Comings and Goings | February 01, 2011

Mike Brunkow, the managing director for The Hotel Minneapolis, has taken the job of general manager of the all-suite Northland Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Brooklyn Park. Read more...

Aloft Hotel Green Bay Wisconsin Ground Breaking

Comings and Goings | December 01, 2010

Arrive & explore: what’s nearby Aloha! Read more...

New Luxury Hotel in Colorado Springs Will Join Wyndham Grand Collection

Comings and Goings | December 01, 2010

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation announces its expansion in Colorado and the continued growth of the prestigious Wyndham Grand(R) Collection in the United States with the signing of a new-construction, luxury hotel: the 119-room Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. Read more...

Developers propose new hotel on Wisconsin Avenue

Comings and Goings | December 01, 2010

Jackson Street Management LLC, which includes Ed Carow and Mark Flaherty of Milwaukee-based hotel development firm Wave Development LLC, wants to build a 10-story, 200-room full service Marriott hotel wrapping around the Johnson Bank building southwest of Wisconsin Avenue and Milwaukee Street in downtown Milwaukee. Read more...

Oshkosh Convention Center Hires New Events Manager

Comings and Goings | December 01, 2010

The Oshkosh Convention Center is proud to announce the recent hire of a new Events Manager, Audra Hoy. Read more...

Poor Richard's Commonhouse replaces Majors in Bloomington

Comings and Goings | October 21, 2010

On September 1, 2010, the Bloomington location of local mini-chain Majors Sports Cafe closed down. On September 8, it reopened as Poor Richard's Commonhouse, a colonial American-themed pub. Read more...

Palomino Charity Event for its Last Day in Current Location

Comings and Goings | October 21, 2010

Landlord Executes a 60-day Vacate Notice Read more...

Four Seasons Hotel Officially Open In Denver

Comings and Goings | October 21, 2010

The new Four Seasons hotel in downtown Denver is now open for business. On Tuesday there was a reception for guests and tours of the new facility. Read more...

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces Latest Addition to Collection and First Twin Cities Property

Comings and Goings | October 21, 2010

New Owner Taps Kimpton to Manage Renowned Minneapolis Institution Read more...

St. Regis Aspen hotel sold

Comings and Goings | October 05, 2010

The 179-room, luxury St. Regis Aspen hotel has been sold for $70 million, seller Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said Wednesday. Read more...

Minneapolis' historic Grand Hotel sold for $33 million

Comings and Goings | October 05, 2010

The $33 million purchase ends a roller-coaster chapter for the historic building. Read more...

The Lodge At Vail Welcomes New Executive Chef Paul Wade

Comings and Goings | September 20, 2010

Paul Wade has been appointed executive chef at The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort in Vail, Colo. Read more...

The Broadmoor Announces John Rovie as New Director of Sales

Comings and Goings | September 17, 2010

John C. Rovie has been named Director of Sales for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Read more...

Four Seasons Resort Vail Opening in December

Comings and Goings | August 30, 2010

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is set to expand its Rocky Mountain collection with the opening of its newest property, Four Seasons Resort Vail. Read more...

New Oshkosh Brand Revealed at Community Event

Comings and Goings | August 30, 2010

Oshkosh’s new brand, “Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Event City,” was unveiled Thursday, August 19th at a community launch event. Read more...

Destination Hotels & Resorts to Manage The Villas at Snowmass Club in Colorado

Comings and Goings | August 20, 2010

Destination Announces Third New Property in Three Weeks; Adds to Growing Mountain Collection Read more...

Radisson Blu or Sheraton possible brands for MOA hotel

Comings and Goings | August 17, 2010

A 501-room hotel planned for the Mall of America will not be branded as a Marriott Renaissance as originally planned. Instead, it will be either a Radisson Blu or Sheraton. Read more...

Federal stimulus revives Mall of America hotel

Comings and Goings | August 12, 2010

Long-delayed plans for an upscale $130 million hotel at the Mall of America are back on track because of tax-exempt financing available through the 2009 federal stimulus bill. Read more...

Grand opening for Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau

Comings and Goings | August 12, 2010

The moving process is finally over for the Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read more...

The Re-Launched Holiday Inn Denver East-Stapleton Hotel Opens to New Opportunities

Comings and Goings | August 03, 2010

The Re-Launched Holiday Inn Denver East-Stapleton Hotel Opens to New Opportunities in One of Denver's Latest Thriving Communities, the Stapleton-Northfield Area Read more...

The Hotel Minneapolis joins Marriott International Inc.’s Autograph Collection

Comings and Goings | June 25, 2010

A fast-growing hospitality-investment company has agreed to acquire a majority interest in The Hotel Minneapolis and will rebrand it under Marriott’s newest hotel flag. Read more...

Four Seasons Hotel Denver Set to Open in Fall 2010

Comings and Goings | June 24, 2010

Forty-five stories above the busy sidewalks and historic buildings of 14th Street soars a new beacon of light and modern urban life that invites one to stay, dine and play – or even live – at the new Four Seasons Hotel Denver. Read more...

Davidson Hotel Company To Manage The Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America

Comings and Goings | May 20, 2010

Marks Company’s First Project with Wheelock Street Capital Read more...

New Event and Conference Center in Wausau/Central Wisconsin

Comings and Goings | May 12, 2010

The Patriot Center is Wausau/Central Wisconsin’s largest and newest event and conference center, offering 60,000 square feet of versatile space. Read more...

Booking the BREC: Interest building as event center opening draws near

Comings and Goings | May 05, 2010

About twice a day, Bob LeBarron gets a phone call from an excited, expectant bride. Read more...

Northwestern Wisconsin lodge to close

Comings and Goings | April 29, 2010

A legendary northwestern Wisconsin resort is closing — again. Read more...

Four Seasons Resort Vail opening delayed again!

Comings and Goings | April 29, 2010

The $250 million dollar Four Seasons Resort Vail has delayed its opening again and there is currently no new opening date for the project. Read more...

Colorado’s Catering Consciously achieves Green America’s Business Seal of Approval

Comings and Goings | April 26, 2010

Catering Consciously, a Colorado catering service dedicated exclusively to an eco-friendly culinary experience, has been awarded the coveted Business Seal of Approval from Green America, the nation’s leading green economy organization, after undergoing an exhaustive screening process. Read more...

Falls approves loan for long delayed hotel project

Comings and Goings | April 21, 2010

The Village of Menomonee Falls has entered the hotel business, thanks to $17.7 million public loan to complete a long-stalled project. Read more...

Wedding, other event planning enters digital age at new storefront

Comings and Goings | February 09, 2010

Imagine if planning a wedding were as easy as flipping screens on an iPhone. Read more...

Chambers Hotel joins Le Meridien flag

Comings and Goings | February 02, 2010

The Chambers Hotel in downtown Minneapolis has joined the Le Méridien chain, the brand’s parent company, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced Tuesday. Read more...

Northern Suburbs Create New Convention and Visitors Bureau

Comings and Goings | January 13, 2010

The booming expansion taking place in the metro’s northern suburbs has necessitated the creation of a new convention and visitors bureau, dubbed Minnesota Metro North Tourism. Read more...

Grand View Lodge Names Scott Fischburg Vice President of Sales

Comings and Goings | January 11, 2010

Grand View Lodge, a premier golf, destination spa/wellness, and conference resort in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota, today announced the appointment of Scott M. Fischburg to the position of Vice President of Sales. Read more...

Intrawest and Powdr Corp Announce a Definitive Purchase Agreement for Copper Mountain in Colorado

Comings and Goings | November 17, 2009

Intrawest and Powdr Corp today announced they have entered into a definitive purchase agreement to sell Intrawest's interests in Copper Mountain to Powdr Corp. Read more...

Award-winning WOW! Events teams with Kraus-Anderson Construction to recreate GLITZ!

Comings and Goings | October 06, 2009

One-of-a-kind New York-style fashion concept opens at Mall of America Read more...

Homewood Suites by Hilton Saint Cloud Now Open

Comings and Goings | September 24, 2009

Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of its newest property in St. Cloud, Minn. Read more...

Rodeway Inn of Madison Starts Renovations

Comings and Goings | June 18, 2009

Reintroducing the Rodeway Inn, with 154 guest room and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Read more...

Ritz-Carlton Denver names new GM

Comings and Goings | June 18, 2009

The Ritz-Carlton Denver on Monday named the former manager for several of the resort company’s tropical properties as its new general manager. Read more...

Grand View Lodge Open's Gull Lake Center

Comings and Goings | June 11, 2009

Minnesota's newest conference center is now open. Read more...

Cambria Isn't Just About Countertops Anymore

Comings and Goings | May 27, 2009

Most know Cambria as the high-quality countertops made right here in Minnesota. In this instance, Cambria refers to the high-quality addition to the Choice Hotel family. Read more...

Hospitality Veteran Patty Moser Launches Blue Eyes Consulting, Business Development Firm

Comings and Goings | May 20, 2009

Patty Moser announced today the launch of Blue Eyes Consulting, a business development firm specializing in the hospitality industry. Read more...

Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Brooklyn Center Opens Doors

Comings and Goings | April 29, 2009

Marks Brand’s 200th Property and Opening of Milestone Design Option III Prototype & Flying Spoons Read more...

Kevin Taylor Brings New Steakhouse to the aloft Hotel at Arista

Comings and Goings | April 22, 2009

Renowned chef’s newest restaurant location will be his seventh in Colorado Read more...

Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires New Director of Sales

Comings and Goings | April 15, 2009

The Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is proud to announce the recent hire of a new Director of Sales, Dana Ecker. Read more...

Southwest Airlines begins service to Minneapolis/St.Paul

Comings and Goings | March 09, 2009

Southwest Airlines today showed the Twin Cities what it means 'When LUV Comes to Town' as it celebrated the carrier's inaugural service to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Read more...

Twenty-Five Million Dollar Project In Southwest Minnesota Is Now Complete

Comings and Goings | February 17, 2009

Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel announced the completion of the twenty-five million dollar expansion project. Read more...

The Bradstreet Crafthouse Restaurant Opens in Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | January 23, 2009

The new Bradstreet Crafthouse Restaurant opened this week at the Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Read more...

FIVE Event Center Offers Unique Event Space In Uptown Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | October 29, 2008

FIVE Event Center brings a unique private event space to the Uptown Minneapolis area. Read more...

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Green Bay North Opens in Green Bay, WI

Comings and Goings | September 15, 2008

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Green Bay North has opened its doors for business. Read more...

Aloft Minneapolis is Open

Comings and Goings | September 03, 2008

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. opened Aloft Minneapolis in the downtown Mill District in August. Read more...

Kincaid's To Open In Milwaukee

Comings and Goings | August 12, 2008

Kincaid's Fish, Chop and Steak House to open in downtown Milwaukee. Read more...

Foshay's Name to Shine Over Minneapolis Once More

Comings and Goings | August 12, 2008

The lighting of the Foshay sign signals the opening of the new W Hotel on August 13. Read more...

restaurant Max Now Open In Downtown Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | August 08, 2008

restaurant Max, the new urban, chic restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, is now open. Located adjacent to The Hotel Minneapolis. Read more...

The Hotel Minneapolis—A Doubletree Hotel, Now Open In Downtown Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | August 08, 2008

New hotel combines sophisticated warmth and up-to-the-minute technology in a stylish restoration of the historic Midland Building Read more...

The Iron Horse Hotel To Open In Milwaukee September 2008

Comings and Goings | August 04, 2008

The Iron Horse Hotel is industry’s first geared for business travelers, motorcycle enthusiasts alike. Read more...

Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel Opening August 30

Comings and Goings | July 18, 2008

New Sheraton hotel to open in Woodbury, MN. Read more...

Chase on the Lake Now Open in Walker, MN

Comings and Goings | July 17, 2008

Phase one of the Chase on the Lake reonovation and addition opens in Walker, MN. Read more...

Brackett's Crossing Country Club Breaks Ground on New 17,000 Sq Ft Addition and Renovation

Comings and Goings | July 15, 2008

Brackett's Crossing Country Club in Lakeville, MN, breaks ground on expansion and renovation project. Read more...

The Harley-Davidson Museum Reveals Its Best Kept Secret: Motor and Cafe Racer

Comings and Goings | July 15, 2008

Two new restaurants at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI, bring the bold flavors of the open road to the table. Read more...

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Red Wing, MN

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2008

Country Inn & Suites with meeting room opens in Red Wing, MN. Read more...

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Marinette, WI

Comings and Goings | July 07, 2008

Country Inn & Suites with meeting space opens in Marinette, WI. Read more...

Black Bear Casino Resort Opens Doors to $121 Million Expansion and Renovation

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2008

Black Bear opens new gaming floor, steakhouse, cabaret and addition to the Black Bear hotel. Read more...

New Hampton Inn & Suites planned for Rochester, Minnesota

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2008

New Hampton Inn and Suites slated to open in Rochester, Minnesota, in mid-2009. Read more...

Running Acres Harness Park Opens Card Room

Comings and Goings | July 03, 2008

On June 30 Running Acres opened its new card room, following its 50th day of live harness racing. Read more...

meetingpages.com adds Business Development Director to Lead Expansion Efforts

Comings and Goings | June 16, 2008

meetingpages.com names Steve Swearengin as its new Director of Business Development. Read more...

meetingpages.com Appoints Curtis Romano to VP & COO Position

Comings and Goings | April 02, 2008

Curtis Romano has accepted a new executive role at meetingpages.com Read more...

Brian Schmechel Appointed General Manager for The Hotel Minneapolis

Comings and Goings | March 26, 2008

Brian Schmechel, a twenty-year veteran of the Twin Cities hospitality industry, was named General Manager for The Hotel Minneapolis. Read more...