Category Archives for Minneapolis.


Hilton Minneapolis in pictures

Hilton Minneapolis is one of the hotels I visited earlier this week. This post is a hotel review in pictures. The hotel is a large urban hotel with 821 rooms. There are 40 King Junior Suites and floors 24 and 25 are reserved for Executive Lounge level with 77 rooms and suites. Hilton Minneapolis is…

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis hotel review

Five nights in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis gave me plenty of time to experience the property over the long President’s Day holiday weekend. This was an opportunity to use one of my Hyatt Diamond member suite upgrades, so there was a King Room with an attached suite. This is my Hyatt Regency Minneapolis hotel review with…

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Depositing Points in the Westin Minneapolis BANK

SPG launched the SPG Restaurants and Bars program in Q1-2012 offering dining and drink discounts at participating Starwood Hotels. There are now over 1,500 participating restaurants and bars. Currently there is the SPG Twice as Nice promotion from February 1 to April 30, 2014 for 2x points when dining or drinking at participating restaurants and…

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Down by the river Minneapolis, then and now

One of the common features I have seen in many American cities over the past few decades is urban renewal through reconstruction of 19th and 20th century buildings designed for the industrial age into public residential and commercial places and spaces designed for the needs of the new millennium. My home town of Monterey, California…

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Craft Beer Revival in Minneapolis

Having been in Minneapolis for about 60 hours, my knowledge of the beer scene is limited, yet rapidly expanding. Minnesota appears to have a thriving craft beer brewing industry. This was the first beer sign to catch my attention in Minneapolis. Historic Grain Belt Beer billboard on Nicollet Island from 1940. Originally the letters flashed…

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Freezin’ for a Reason with Cupid’s Undie Run Minneapolis

Hundreds of runners stripped down to the legally bare essentials in Minneapolis today and briefly transformed the downtown commercial center of Minneapolis into a street party. Cupid’s Undie Run is a charity fundraising event for the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. Currently, there is…

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