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  • Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Now Open to Serve Business and Leisure Travelers

    Daniel Fountain
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    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has recently announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, which features an award-winning conference center at a convenient location just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and 20 minutes from the Mall of the Americas. The property is a conversion from a Radisson Hotel that includes $3.5 million renovations throughout the 243-room property. Truly “The Place to Meet” in the Twin Cities area, the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West is located at 3131 Campus Drive in Plymouth, at the intersection of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 55. The six-story hotel sits on 25 acres of natural woods that provide a resort environment, and is close to offices of several major international corporations, including General Mills, Cargill, Honeywell and Verizon. Also nearby are offices of major insurance providers such as United Healthcare, Allianz Life, Prudential and Hartford Life.

    The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West features 40 flexible meeting rooms in 38,000 square feet of space and can accommodate meetings of up to 300 people. The hotel also features a 24-hour business center and complimentary wireless Internet service throughout the facility.

    Currently in the midst of a $3.5 million two-year renovation, the hotel features a broad range of amenities such as an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center that includes weights and aerobic equipment, spa facilities with a sauna, whirlpool and massage treatments, racquet ball and basketball courts and a game room. The hotel also offers concierge services, a complimentary area shuttle service and free parking. All guest rooms feature 42-inch LCD and plasma televisions and refrigerators.

    As part of the renovation, the hotel now has a new courtyard entrance and recently completed Life Safety improvements and upgrades in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Within the next two years all of the hotel’s guest rooms – including five-two room suites and one 1,029-square-foot presidential suite – will undergo renovations. The hotel’s Europa Dining Room, known for its Sunday Brunch, will also be renovated as will the Scandinavian Ballroom and the adjoining Plymouth Creek Athletic Club. The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West also includes the Creekside Café & Lounge, which offers casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

    Daniel Fountain / 05.12.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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