Wednesday March 13th, 2013 - 7:58AM
Bloomington, MN—The Radisson Blue Mall of America will open here this week, becoming the second Radisson Blu in the U.S.
The 500-room property will offer modern-Midwestern design, a fitness center with indoor swimming pool and extensive meeting space.
In addition, the hotel will be connected via skyway to the Mall of America, and will feature a shopping program for guests that will offer discounts at stores in the mall, concierge services, access to private sales and pre-arrival consultations.
Construction of the $137.5-million hotel began in May 2011 by Mortenson, a U.S.-based privately-held construction services company. Carlson Rezidor and Mortenson are equity partners in the hotel and are both headquartered in Minnesota. The first Radisson Blu in the U.S. opened last year in Chicago.