Local media buzz rises in anticipation of Radisson Blu Mall of America opening

The Radisson Blu Mall of America and Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau teamed up to host a familiarization trip this week. The “fam” showcased the nearly finished flagship property and previewed the food-stylings of Paul Lynch, the executive chef of the property’s much-anticipated FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. As the first hotel connected to the Mall of America—one of Minnesota’s top visitor attractions—gets ready to open on March 15, the excitement is mounting. 

 In addition to a dozen local print and television reporters, the event also included 33 meeting planners from six of the country’s top markets and two reporters from China.

Click here to view the news clip that aired on the 6 p.m. newscast on WCCO/CBS4 right after the tour, and again on its morning show on January 24. Watch for more media buzz surrounding the hotel’s opening in the weeks to come.

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General Manager Harry Gorstayn is featured on local CBS affiliate WCCO-4 leading reporters on a recent hard-hat tour of the Radisson Blu Mall of America.

Following the tour, participants were treated to a special dinner prepared by FireLake Grille House Executive Chef Paul Lynch at the Mall of America Executive Conference Center.


January 25, 2013
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With opening day just weeks away, staff at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., welcomed local reporters and meeting planners on January 23 for a hard-hat tour of the property and dinner, FireLake-style.