Radisson Red & Radisson Blu Hotels

Journey back to business

In August, our Account Executive, Tyler Draper, visited the Radisson Red and Radisson Blu in Minneapolis to see what protocols they've put in place in response to COVID-19. He shares highlights from his trip below.

Radisson Red

 

Tyler’s first stop was the unique and sleek Radisson Red.  It is one of the hottest, new lifestyle brands introduced to the Minneapolis market. The Radisson Red Minneapolis was the first of its brand to be opened in the U.S. It has quite a lot of character and makes a great choice for your any business traveler! The staff are incredibly attentive and client centric. Tyler enjoyed his stay and appreciated the hospitality!

Check-in / Check-out

 

Check-in/ Check-out was a bit different than usual, here are some of the changes Tyler observed:

  • Glass shield serving as barrier
  • Self-swipe credit card
  • Key drop-box – deposited in cleaning solution for 48 hours

Learn more about Radisson's COVID updates

Cleaning Protocols

Tyler met with the Director of Sales, Kyle Hurwitz who gave a very thorough overview of how Radisson Red is protecting guests.

  • Rooms vacant for 48 hours between guests
  • Wrapped TV remote
  • Complimentary masks, gloves & hand sanitizer available
  • Gym by reservation only- 2-person limit per hour to allow sanitization between workouts
  • Employees’ temperatures are checked before each shift
  • In compliance with SGS certification.

Food & Beverage

Radisson Red food and beverages

 

At time of the visit, the Oui Bar & Restaurant was closed, however, grab & go food & alcohol was available for guests only.

When open, the venue is known for:

  • high-quality local meats and produce
  • craft beer
  • custom cocktails

Room Tour

 

It was a great stay at the Radisson Red, some highlights included:

  • Desk with coffee maker to help keep focused
  • Large windows with nice view of city
  • A clean and safe environment
  • Guest room high-touch items thoroughly cleaned daily and disinfected after each check-out

Amenities

Radisson Red Amenities

In terms of amenities, the hotel offered many such as:

  • Direct access to the Minneapolis Skyway System
  • Fitness center
  • Interactive digital city guide in lobby
  • Pet-friendly – treats in lobby

Meetings & Events

Radisson Red meeting areas

For those looking for meeting spaces, the Radisson Red is available and offers:

  • Large conference space available in prime location
  • Workspaces are distanced
  • Ping pong table for stress relief

Learn more about Radisson's health & safety protocols

Radisson Blu

Tyler had the pleasure of staying at the elegant Radisson Blu. Located right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, this is another perfect spot for your next business trip whether you’re solo or with your team. Radisson Blu Minneapolis is the first property of the Radisson chain and opened over 100 years ago! The staff are very accommodating and provide exceptional white-glove service. It’s clear that their guests are their #1 priority.

Check-in / Check-out

 

Again the front desk experience has changed a bit, some notable differences:

  • Check-in counters spaced and protected by glass
  • Keys are disinfected upon check-in
  • Express check-out for minimal contact

Cleaning Protocols

Radisson Blu cleaning protocols

General Manager, Alex Francis explained the extensive cleaning procedures Radisson Blu is following.

Signs are posted everywhere to remind guests of the following:

  • Physical distancing
  • Increased disinfection in all high-touch areas such as door handles & elevator buttons
  • Improved air circulation
  • TV remotes covered in plastic
  • Linens washed at higher temperatures
  • Travel size hand sanitizer provided in-room
  • In compliance with SGS certification.

Food & Beverage

Radisson Blu food & beverages

 

The Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is open!

  • Cozy restaurant with open-kitchen and wooden décor
  • Trendy bar with soft lighting and glass barrier protection
  • Farm-to-table dining
  • QR menu for contactless viewing

Room Tour

Bobby Pockette, Asst. Director of Sales, not only showcased the gorgeous hotel to Tyler, but put him up in the one the most elaborate suites!

  • Open-concept suite with tranquil office space designed with the traveler in mind
  • Kitchenette with sink, microwave, coffee maker & mini-fridge
  • Guest room high-touch items thoroughly cleaned daily and disinfected after each check-out

Amenities

Radisson Blu amenities

 

In terms of amenities, the hotel offered many such as:

  • Direct access to the Minneapolis Skyway System
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Plethora of workspaces

Meetings & Events

US- Radisson Blu Conference Room

 

For those looking for meeting spaces, the Radisson Blu is available and offers:

  • Several large board rooms available
  • All desks are socially distanced
  • Creative catering menus, audiovisual equipment, and free Wi-Fi
  • Additional, spaced, smaller workspaces in the atrium

Interested in staying at the Radisson Red or Radisson Blu? Contact us today.

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