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Arrowhead Hospitality to Manage Mall of America Grand Hotel

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 17 The Metropolitan Airports Commission(MAC) has signed a management contract with Arrowhead Hospitality Group LLC to operatethe Mall of America Grand Hotel in Bloomington. The MAC is the owner of the formerDoubletree Grand Hotel, which is conveniently located near the airport and acrossthe street from Mall of America.

Arrowhead According to Kirby D. Payne, CHA, President and CEO of Minneapolis-based AmericanHospitality Management Company and Asset Manager for the MAC, "Arrowhead HospitalityGroup has a proven management team with the leadership and vision to continue thesuccess and excellence of the Mall of America Grand Hotel. It's a flagship hotelin the Twin Cities metropolitan area and will be even better after Arrowhead completesits extensive renovation and planned improvements for the property."

The scheduled improvements to the property include adding a concierge level withcomplimentary cocktails and hors d' oeuvres, high speed internet access, a new giftshop, renovation of the Nine Mile Grill, and refurbishment of common areas and somesleeping rooms.

With 321 spacious rooms and suites, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and functionspace, the award-winning Nine Mile Grill and lounge, a complete business center,exercise facilities, and complimentary shuttle service to the airport and Mall ofAmerica; the Mall of America Grand Hotel is a full service hotel that offers excellentvalue to both business and leisure travelers, while providing comprehensive servicesto meet the needs of social, banquet, meeting and convention customers.

Kevin Sawatsky, President of Arrowhead Hospitality Group LLC said, "We are pleasedto have been selected to manage this beautiful hotel which has been serving the airportarea and the Bloomington hospitality community for so many years. It's a great propertywith an unbeatable location. We're retaining the hotel's staff, so our guests willcontinue to receive the same high level of service and amenities they expect."

Arrowhead Hospitality Group LLC specializes in hotel management, hotel development,and hotel operations. Arrowhead currently operates the Ramada Inn Airport and ThunderbirdConvention Center; Days Inn, Exel Inn and Arrowhead Transportation, all in Bloomington,MN; the Days Inn and Conference Center, Moorhead, MN, and the East Bay Hotel in GrandMarais, MN.

American Hospitality Management Company specializes in national hotel management,asset management, and consulting services.



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