+ The building that used to house Nate's Clothing in downtown Minneapolis may become a boutique hotel. Does the Twin Cities need another boutique hotel?
+ Both The Hotel Minneapolis and the Comfort Inn in downtown have been sold to new owners. Expect some changes and renovations.
+ Outside magazine named Minneapolis in its top 10 Best Bike Cities in North America.
+ Jeff Hurt has an interesting column: Is Your Conference Focused on Speakers or Attendees?
+ Do you need a little help with your event website? Here are some tips on how to fix it.
+ Both the Graves 601 Hotel and The Saint Paul Hotel were named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards Top 25 Hotels in the Midwest list.
+ Grand View Lodge has been bestowed the honor of one of the best resorts in the world according to Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The Brainerd Lakes’ premier resort was ranked number #4 among the top 5 resorts in the Midwest and named to the top 160 in the United States.
+ Did you hear about the huge ice castle that will be constructed outside Mall of America? Starting soon!
-- Amanda Fretheim Gates