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Management Contract for the Holiday Inn St. Paul East
Awarded to Lodge Hotels & Resorts 

St. Paul, MN – October 2, 2006 – Lodge Hotels & Resorts has been awarded the management contract for the Holiday Inn St. Paul East by the property’s owner, J & W Lodging.  The Lodge Hotels & Resorts’ first property in the Twin Cities, the Holiday Inn St. Paul East, is in the process of completing a multi-million dollar renovation. 

The Holiday Inn St. Paul East, located adjacent to the 3M Corporate Headquarters on Burns Avenue and McKnight Road at 2201 Burns Ave. “This is an important milestone for The Lodge Hotels & Resorts as it is our first property in the Twin Cities market. Holiday Inn is a tremendous national brand and this hotel perfectly meets the demands of business and leisure travelers,” remarked managing partner Joel C. Cairy. The hotel features 195 guestrooms with Presidential Serta beds, complimentary wireless internet, an Executive Club Level, more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and exhibit space, indoor pool and hot tub, newly renovated workout room, game room and Michaels Restaurant and Lounge.

“The Holiday Inn St. Paul East 3M Center adds a great quality hotel to the Lodge Group’s portfolio,” commented Doug Rohde, managing partner of Lodge Hotels & Resorts.  “This hotel has been a great asset to the St. Paul / Maplewood community for 24 years.  With the extensive renovation being completed, we plan to make it a continuing asset for the St. Paul market traveling public, social groups and 3M corporate travelers,” Rohde added. 

Lodge Hotels & Resorts is a regional hospitality development and management company that owns The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter, Minnesota and The Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren, Wisconsin and manages Holiday Inn St. Paul East, Owatonna Grand Hotel and Conference Center and The Lodge Cabins at Pine Ridge Beach Resort.  The Lodge Hotels & Resorts facilities are famous for their relaxing northwoods atmosphere and modern amenities.  The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Lodge Hotels & Resorts flagship property, is the newest luxury hotel in the Brainerd Lakes area featuring the region’s largest indoor water park with state-of-the-art holographic tube and body slides. Lodge Hotels & Resorts properties offer something for everyone—from family fun to a romantic weekend to an important meeting or event. 


Melia Nagel
Lodge Hotels & Resorts
6889 Rowland Road, Suite 100
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
Phone:  952-294-2133
Fax:  952-949-3730

Also See: Developers Doug Rohde and Joel Cairy Open The 102 room Lodge at Brainerd Lakes & Paul Bunyan Water Park / September 2005
Radisson Riverfront Hotel St. Paul Reflagged The Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront; The 479 room Property is Managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. / March 2006

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