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JW Marriott Opens in Mall of America

The JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America has opened.  The property, which was designed in collaboration with award-winning architects DLR Group and  hospitality industry leader Design Force, is the  brand’s first in Minneapolis and is part of Mall of America’s recent luxury expansion.

JW Marriott Mall of America“The Twin Cities region is particularly well-suited for our continued growth in the U.S.,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice-president, Luxury Brand Management & Guest Experience at Marriott International.  “Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of the fastest growing areas in the Midwest and the expansion of Mall of America, designed to showcase luxury retail and hospitality concepts, is in alignment with JW Marriott’s brand ethos.”


The 342-room property features nearly 20,00o square feet of event space, including a ballroom that accommodates more than 1,700 guests. One of the largest event spaces in the Twin Cities, the venue includes full audio/visual capabilities, staging, and  jewelry-inspired crystal chandeliers.

It also features an innovative Event Lounge – a highly curated social nexus inspiring guests to relax, regroup or experience live culinary demonstrations. The third-level pre-function space has floor- to-ceiling windows provide an open-air fee. The second-level meeting rooms also have natural lighting.

On the f&b side, the property’s signature restaurant, Cedar + Stone, Urban Table serves up “refined, crafted dishes inspired by Minnesota’s natural roots and local culture. All dishes incorporate ingredients locally sourced within 200 miles.  A private dining room accommodates up to 14 guests and the restaurant offers an extensive wine list with over 1,500 bottles prominently on display.

The Lobby Lounge offers a wide selection of local craft beers on tap, imbibes from local distilleries and wineries, and small plates. House-made cocktails include beverages from JW Marriott’s Cocktails with Purpose program, which was created in collaboration with New York-based Tippling Bros. with the guidance of nutritionist Keri Glassman.  The menu offers specialty ‘garden to glass’ cocktails highlighting fresh, seasonal and healthy ingredients, meeting guest demand for healthier options.

Other features include:

♦ three-storey lobby space

♦ fitness centre and indoor pool

♦ Executive Lounge

“We’re always happy to see the opportunity for new job and revenue creation for our city, and we congratulate the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and JW Marriott brand on opening what is obviously a spectacular new addition to our community,” said City of Bloomington, MN Mayor Gene Winstead.



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