Hometown Pride: Meeting Break Offerings Pay Homage to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS—Fancy a beer? At the Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis, guests can “Hop To It,” during a meeting break that gives a fun nod to the state’s standing as the No.10 craft beer producer.

“Our guests are often global explorers looking to experience authentic cuisine and enriching moments, which we celebrate and promote with our meeting breaks,” said Dana Orlando, GM of the hotel. “They are seeking indigenous discoveries in every touchpoint of their stay, including meetings, so we guide our meeting planners to design or select meeting breaks that will bring local customs to life.”

To make these moments anything but ordinary, the hotel’s team stays on top of trends, conducts research online and takes a collaborative approach with staff and guests.

“As we travel personally, we want to be inspired and, in turn, we hope to inspire and guide our meeting planners to touch the spirits of their attendees,” said Orlando. “Our meeting breaks are a distinct and cherished expression of our location, authentic to Minnesota, and tailored to the purpose of the meeting or event.

The meeting break offerings include a touch of the local craft beer scene with the great outdoors; locally sourced homemade sweets; sustainable and organic food from the local farmer’s market; and more.

“Our mouthwatering, seasonally curated breaks reflect whimsical and locally inspired themes to satisfy any type of gathering,” said Orlando. “The tailored breaks are carefully selected to ensure we strike the right balance between spectacular presentation and world-class food and beverage. We hope our efforts will create emotional connections with our guests where they long to return again and again.”