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  • Experience Minneapolis Culture Through New Hotel Programs

    Two Minneapolis hotels are offering new programs to get guests’ creativity flowing and legs moving.

     
    POSTED April 11, 2017
     

    Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis + Priority Bicycles

Unlock the potential in your team and experience Minneapolis like never before with new offerings from W Minneapolis - The Foshay and Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis. The two hotels have added new activities to help their guests experience everything Minneapolis has to offer, from getting active to expression through art. 

THE CYCLING PROGRAM

W Minneapolis - The Foshay and Le Meridien Chambers have put together a new cycling program to get their guests out and active around the beautiful city of Minneapolis

“Guests can also reserve personalized tours,” says David Cronin, complex general manager and leader of the tours (which are based on availability). Cronin is an avid cyclist himself, and especially enjoys the beautiful paths and the year-round accessibility of cycling in Minneapolis. For the tours, he says, “I’ll take guests around the city’s national parks to Lake Calhoun—the largest of lakes in the land of 10,000 lakes.”

W Minneapolis – The Foshay will offer four bikes provided by Handsome Cycles Co. Le Meridien Chambers will offer five bikes provided by Priority Bicycles, and four of Priority Bicycle’s new Continuum bikes (featuring studded tires for riding in slippery conditions) will soon be added to the mix for winter seasons. Tours are perfect for small meeting groups, and are available upon request on a first come first serve basis. 

THE ART ROOM

Le Meridien Chambers, an art-focused boutique hotel, opened a new art room that allows guests the opportunity to get inspired by the Minneapolis art scene, and get creative using the hotel’s complimentary supplies.

“The boutique hotel brings the boisterous curiosity of the art deco era back to life with a plethora of original contemporary artwork throughout the hotel,” adds Cronin. “Plus, not to mention, the property’s artist-designed key cards that offer complimentary access to the famed Walker Art Center.”

All in all, the new experiences provided by both W Minneapolis – The Foshay and Le Meridien Chambers will give guests the opportunity to experience Minneapolis culture in a new way and meet like-minded travelers. 

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