Bloomington Minnesota Meetings

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

     

Category: Convention & Visitors Bureau




7900 International Drive
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
USA
Airline Service: All major airlines, including: Air Tran Airways
                         Alaska Airlines
                         American Airlines
                         Delta Air Lines
                         Southwest Airlines
                         United Airlines
                         US Airways

Awards / Recognition: Silver Adrian Award: The Planner; Shop America Salutes Innovation (SASI) Awards at the 15th annual ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural Tourism. Vision Awards - Meetings: Minnesota's Hospitality Journal- Customer Service. Meetings & Conventions Magazine: Best Value City. Award of Merit:Explore Minnesota Tourism. SASI-ONE award for the Naughty Meets Nice Holiday Getaway promotion. Places to Watch for the best sports-friendly destination and venues for successful sports events site selection: Sports Events Magazine. Gold Service Award: Meetings & Conventions.

Sales Contact: Tammy Barnum
Contact Title: Sales Assistant
Contact Location: Main Office
Send E-mail: tbarnum@bloomingtonmn.org



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Description:
Destination Bloomington
Voted the Best Value City in the US by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Bloomington is one of Minnesota’s largest cities, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul and the MSP International Airport. We offer all the advantages of a downtown without the hassle of expensive hotel prices or parking fees. For guest convenience, most Bloomington hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to and from MSP airport and Mall of America®. If your attendees drive, it’s even better. Parking is free city-wide.

Choose from 38 hotels with more than 8,200 rooms, making Bloomington the source of the largest concentration of rooms in Minnesota. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 2,000. Bloomington hotels boast experienced hospitality employees who are eager and ready to make your event memorable and successful.

For unique experiences that rival some of the country’s top locales, Bloomington provides a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants and an oasis of hotels. From an exhilarating walk in a wildlife refuge to a relaxing dinner at an exceptional restaurant, we’ve got you covered.

No visit to Bloomington would be complete without exploring Mall of America®, the country’s largest indoor retail and entertainment complex. 520 stores, including Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sears. 50 restaurants to satisfy every taste. Free parking, free shuttles, fabulous indoor entertainment and with no tax on clothing and shoes, be sure to leave a little extra room in your luggage for some great buys.

MEETING SPACE
30: Bloomington hotels that have meeting space
247,000 SF: Total space of all Bloomington hotels combined
70,000 SF: Largest total space at single hotel
15,400 SF: Largest single room at hotel

The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a wide array of personalized services for more successful and stress-free meetings and events.

• Online Housing System View an Event Example
• Online Request For Proposal or bid (RFP) View Online RFP Process
• Venue recommendations
• Bid presentation materials
• Liaison to hotels and customers
• Connect your event with Mall of America®
• Coordination of site visits
• Bloomington Destination Video
• Bloomington Sports Video
• Bloomington photos
• Publicity
• Welcome packets
• Sample itineraries
• Entertainment options
• Dignitary Welcome Letters
• Referrals for registration services
• Discount rental cars & vans
• City tour contacts
• Assistance finding speakers, entertainment, audio/visual, catering and transportation

Read our lifestyle publication The Planner for tips and trends on Meeting Planning, relating to both your professional and personal life at bloomingtonmn.org/theplanner

Features: Audio Visual Services, Bus Loading/Unloading, Bus Parking, Catering, Computer Rental, Decorating Services, IT Lines, Pre-Function Space, Security, Speaker Ready Room, Sports Arena

Off-Site Venues/Highlights:
• Mall of America
• Nickelodeon Universe
• SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
• Water Park of America
• Minnesota Valley National Wildlife
Refuge • Normandale Japanese Garden
• SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
• Science Museum of Minnesota
• Minnesota Zoo
• Valleyfair
• Target Field (Home of Minnesota Twins)
• Museums


Green/Environmental Initiatives:
• Light Rail Transit system from Mall of America to downtown Minneapolis
• Twin Cities area is #1 Bike Friendly
• Scenic trail systems for runners, hikers & bikers
• Nearly 1/3 of Bloomington is reserved park land, including the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Hyland Lake Park Reserve

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