Boutique Hotel to Offer 'Geek Chic' Meetings in Minneapolis

By Matt Alderton
November 8, 2012

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When it opens in early 2013, the new Commons Hotel in Minneapolis will celebrate its proximity to the University of Minnesota with an "industrial schoolhouse chic" theme that extends to meetings and events, its owner, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, it recently announced.

"Embodying a sense of inner geek in a chic setting, the newest property in the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection will embrace diverse people, culture and communities who share the common desire to discover, with an uncommon hotel experience," the company said in a press release.

According to Noble House, guests will find experiences themed around literature, art, science, technology, food and sports. For example, the hotel will host a weekly Words with Friends Wine Hour; offer "Sudoku sleep-ins" that include breakfast in bed with a Sudoku puzzle; produce daily literary mad libs; and employ a "Book Butler" who will deliver books to guests' rooms from the hotel's library.

For meetings, offerings will include Jenga and spelling bee breaks, secrets of industry lectures, smarties and smart water on meeting tables, and a "Mad Scientist Break" that includes "experimental" food and beverage.

Said Noble House President Mike Benecke, "Adding to our collection of award-winning signature hotels and resorts nationwide, Noble House will once again drive a property to become the most distinctive hotel within a destination. The new Commons Hotel is a destination unto itself, fostering a sense of exploration and curiosity among guests by creating an open and inviting environment for travelers to share their passions."

For more information about the Commons Hotel, which will have 304 guest rooms and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, visit www.commonshotel.com.

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