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Welcome to Minneapolis, Minnesota!

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., is easy to get to, easy to explore and is home to world-class hotels and exciting attractions for convention attendees and their families! The 2023 Kiwanis International Convention will be held in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The MCC is accessible through the skyway system from multiple nearby hotels and parking ramps. The skyway also connects visitors to popular restaurants, shopping destinations and attractions.

Preferred hotels

One of the benefits of being a Kiwanian: preferred hotel rates at our select convention hotels. Don't delay booking a room. In addition to the Kiwanis convention, Minneapolis will host more than 400,000 people for Twin Cities Pride — one of the largest free LBGTQ community festivals in the country — and a Taylor Swift concert at U.S. Bank Stadium. Hotel rooms will sell out quickly. The deadline to book within the Kiwanis room block is May 25.

Book your room by clicking on the picture of the hotel. Convention attendees may book a room at any hotel within the Kiwanis block. The district designations are suggestions. Please book your room online. Do not contact the hotels directly because this is a special rate that is only available through kiwanis.org. 

Note: There will be no shuttles, as the official hotels are all located near the convention center.

BEST WESTERN PLUS NORMANDY INN & SUITES

$169 plus tax per night
The cozy and comfortable character of "Hotel Normandy" remains, while guests enjoy the most current features and amenities.

Districts: Western Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama

EMBASSY SUITES

$180 plus tax per night
Set in the heart of downtown, Embassy Suites is a quick walk to the Convention Center, restaurants, shops, nightlife and sports venues.

Districts: Carolinas, Pennsylvania

HILTON MINNEAPOLIS

$190 plus tax per night
Hilton Minneapolis boasts a fantastic city center location and stunning downtown views. Indulge in the amenities Hilton has to offer.

Districts: Alabama, California-Nevada-Hawaii, Eastern Canada and the Caribbean, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee, New England and Bermuda, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain, Southwest, Utah-Idaho

HILTON GARDEN INN

$180 plus tax per night
The Hilton Garden Inn sits adjacent to the Minneapolis Convention Center and is convenient to everything downtown offers.

Districts: Kansas, Montana, Nebraska-Iowa, Texas-Oklahoma

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES

$175 plus tax per night
The closest hotel to the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Holiday Inn Express provides classic comfort at a great value.

District: Michigan

HYATT REGENCY

$190 plus tax per night
The Hyatt Regency is in a prime location on Nicollet Mall and features two food and beverage outlets and the 32,000 square foot Stay Fit Fitness Center.

Districts: Florida, Illinois-Eastern Iowa, Kentucky-Tennessee, Minnesota-Dakotas, Missouri-Arkansas, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan

THE MARQUETTE HOTEL

$194 plus tax per night
The Marquette Hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, is an upscale destination for those seeking luxurious accommodations rich with historical significance.

Districts: New York, Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, France-Monaco, Germany, Iceland-Faroes, Italy-San Marino, Netherlands, Norden, Switzerland-Liechtenstein, Romania

MILLENNIUM

$187 per night plus tax
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis features contemporary elegance with residential feel. Expect well-appointed rooms within a relaxed and functional environment.

Districts: Capital, New Jersey, Ohio

ROYAL SONESTA

$189 plus tax per night

Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown boasts an incredible location in the heart of the city within walking distance of restaurants and theaters.

Districts: Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand-South Pacific, Philippine Luzon, Philippine South, Taiwan

The Delta connection

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Kiwanis International convention attendees. Discounts range from 3-10%. Reservations can be made here. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY237.

*Please note: There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via Delta's reservation 800 number.

Mobility equipment rentals

Mobility equipment is available to rent from Metro Medical. This company will deliver to hotels in downtown Minneapolis. The weekly rate is $200. To reserve a scooter, call 1-952-854-3603.

Equipment also is available at the MCC Visitor Information Center located on Level One at the main entrance. The center has power-operated vehicles (scooters) and manual wheelchairs. Scooters are US$50 per day. Wheelchairs are $20 per day. Currently, pre-registration is not available, though you can call 612-335-6040 to check on availability. Equipment must be returned to the Visitor Information Center each day.

Parking

Parking is easy to find near the MCC. In addition to metered parking, there is a wide selection of off-street parking to choose from. Most parking garages are connected to the MCC by the skyway system.

 

What to do in Minneapolis

 

Explore Minneapolis the way it was meant to be explored – through multiple outfit changes. Throw on that jersey and cheer on your favorite sports teams. Bring your purple dancing shoes and find your way to the world-famous First Avenue. Realize you’re going to need more outfits? Clothing is tax-free in Minnesota. Whatever you do — don’t pack lightly.

RESTAURANTS

Minneapolis is a hotspot for incredible dining? Mediterranean. French. Asian. Minnesotan. The city's restaurant scene deserves all the gold stars it gets.

NIGHTLIFE

There’s a reason Prince loved it here. Minneapolis rocks. Take in a show in the gritty 7th St Entry. Relax to jazz at the Dakota. Or just dance all night in the best clubs and bars around town. 

FAMILY FUN

Minneapolis has a better way to play. From 54-foot-high rollercoasters in a mall to more than 160 parks in the city, define your family fun in the Twin Cities.

BAR SCENE

Discover local brews, unique hops and cocktails with a Minneapolis twist. A plethora of diverse and hoppin' bars awaits you.

FREE THINGS

Going out doesn't have to empty your wallet. So much adventure is waiting for you, and it won't cost a thing! Save your cash for snacks.

CITY TOURS

Take advantage of local knowledge by enjoying one of these tours, and let the professionals show you the best of Minneapolis.

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