Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis and St. Paul are fantastic cities harboring numerous lakes and waterfalls that were sculpted by receding glaciers of the last ice age. We are confident that you will find Minneapolis and St. Paul to be a very inviting location for the meetings. Minneapolis and its twin city, St. Paul, have a variety of activities to offer those attending the meeting, as well as traveling companions. Minneapolis/St. Paul is second only to New York City in live theater per capita – The Guthrie, Minnesota Dance Theatre, and Cowles Center are just a few of the many locations where the city’s renowned performing arts scene can be enjoyed. Those interested in the arts will want take some time to browse the collections at Walker Arts Center, Weisman Art Museum, and Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Meeting goers traveling with children will find the Bell Museum of Natural History’s Touch-and-See Room, Como Park Zoo, riverboat cruises, bicycle and watercraft rentals are all particularly welcoming.
Our meeting will be held atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, the Crowne Plaza® Hotel St. Paul – Riverfront is one of the best hotels in St. Paul, MN. Relax in the comfortable accommodations and enjoy unrivaled access to the best of the Twin Cities.
Business travelers choose our downtown location for convenience, and because we are the perfect place to meet in downtown St. Paul. This hotel offers more than 55,000 square feet of elegant event space, including two grand ballrooms. With perks like a 2-hour RFP Response Guarantee, a Crowne Meetings Director and Daily Meeting Debrief, your event will run smoothly. Business and leisure travelers stay productive with free Internet access and a 24-hour Business Center.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Paul, our hotel is the perfect choice for travelers visiting the Twin Cities. We are within walking distance of popular attractions, including the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children’s Museum, Ordway Theatre, RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center Arena. The Metrodome, Mall of America and MSP International Airport are just a quick 15-minute drive.
You will enjoy full-service amenities. You can maintain your workout routine on your schedule with a 24-hour Fitness Center, or use the indoor pool and whirlpool. Enjoy the full-service Restaurant 11, for Martinis and pizza, and Port of Call Lounge. Plenty of entertainment options are available in the area. Those with a penchant for ethnic cuisines will want to take some time to explore Lake Street, which can be reached with a short bus or taxi ride, or search this website to discover the cities’ rich culinary diversity.
In addition to the myriad of hiking/biking trails and wonderful public gardens found throughout the cities, travelers and outdoor enthusiasts will want to experience at least some of what Minnesota has to offer beyond the limits of the Twin Cities. Hiking trails along deeply carved river valleys await in southeastern Minnesota’s Driftless Area. Spend a few days exploring the upper Mississippi River and its river towns.
A two hour drive NNE brings you to Duluth and the shores of Lake Superior, where you can enjoy the vibrant downtown waterfront, or continue north to visit a series of scenic state parks and waterfalls along the forested shores, to the harbor town of Grand Marais, or up towards the Canadian border and the Grand Portage National Monument (and don’t forget to keep an eye out for Lake Superior whales while driving along the shore). A four hour drive to the NNW brings you to Lake Itasca and the source of the Mississippi River. And, for meeting goers looking to turn their trip into a real adventure, thousands of pristine lakes and legendary fishing are calling you in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness along the Canadian border.