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The Ramada Mall of America – Formerly Known as the Thunderbird Hotel
and Convention Center, Competes Extensive Renovation

October 14, 2008:  Bloomington, Minnesota - The nostalgic Ramada Mall of America – formerly known as the Thunderbird Hotel and Convention Center, one of the upper Midwest’s most well known hotels – has announced the completion of an extensive renovation project that started earlier this year.  Renovations and upgrades were made in the hotel’s public spaces and in all 255 guest rooms.

Located adjacent to the Mall of America and in close proximity to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Ramada Mall of America features 32,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space.  The hotel has a full service restaurant, evening lounge, an indoor pool and one of the only outdoor pools among Twin Cities hotels.  The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to the Airport and to the internationally renowned Mall of America.

“We were pleased to have had the opportunity to show off our renovations last month when we served as host to the Alaska and Tennessee delegations during the Republican National Convention,” says Ramada General Manager James Saccoman.  “It was a thrill to be a part of such an important national event and we were proud that the guests in attendance were able to enjoy our new décor, furnishings and amenities.”

The Ramada Mall of America guest rooms now feature:

  • New bedding with deluxe mattresses, extra pillows, triple sheeting and down comforter;
  • 32” flat screen TVs with on-demand movies;
  • Ergonomic desk chair;
  • Improved lighting;
  • Granite bathroom counters;
  • Upgraded furnishings;
Extensive renovations were also made to the main lobby and courtyard which include comfortable sitting areas and a new courtyard bar which serves guests poolside during the summer months.  The Ramada Mall of America is also home to the area’s very popular Joke Joint Comedy Club, featuring a new line of nationally touring comedians every week.   A full range of professional meeting and convention planning services are offered, along with special wedding and social event packages.

The hotel is managed by HVS/American Hospitality Management Company,  which was established in 1988 and offers a wide variety of professional hospitality services including hotel and resort management, consulting services, asset management, receivership services, technical services, expert witness litigation support, and pre-opening services.

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 952-854-3411 or toll free at 800-328-1931 or visit


James Saccoman, General Manager

Also See: Jim Saccoman Named General Manager of Ramada Mall of America, Bloomington, MN: Substantial Financial Investment in Improvements Expected at the Former Thunderbird Hotel / April 2007
Thunderbird Hotel Becomes Ramada Affiliate / Feb 2003

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