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  • Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Announces the Opening of Radisson Blu Mall of America

    Daniel Fountain
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    Opening in March 2013, Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. marks the next North American location for the upper upscale Radisson Blu brand. The hotel features 500 fashion-inspired guestrooms, 26,300 square feet of meeting and event space, a state-of-the-art fitness centre with an indoor pool, as well as FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, which features regional Minnesota cuisine inspired by the flavours of real burning wood. As a destination itself, Radisson Blu Mall of America serves as an experience within a hotel; the hotel offers the only accommodations directly connected to Mall of America®, the country’s largest indoor entertainment centre and shopping mall that attracts over 40 million visitors from around the world every year.Construction of the USD 137.5 million Radisson Blu Mall of America began in May 2011 by Mortenson, a U.S.-based privately-held construction services company. Carlson and Mortenson are equity partners in the hotel, which will pursue LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council once it opens its doors this spring.

    The hotel’s many features include:

    Guestrooms & Suites
    Perfect for business and pleasure alike, the Radisson Blu Mall of America offers three styles of guestrooms to suit every palate. Twenty-nine “Mansion House” suites with a warm ‘clubby’ aura feature spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, complete with contemporary amenities. Fifty-four “Naturally Cool” business class rooms feature natural wood flooring and metal accents with sweeping views of the neighbourhood and include complimentary morning breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres, among other Business Class By Radisson® amenities designed exclusively for business class guests. In addition, 417 “Urban” standard rooms, offer a unique, colour-splashed, edgy and modern atmosphere at the most affordable pricing. Every guestroom features a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a laptop-sized safe for valuables, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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    Daniel Fountain / 21.12.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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