News & Events

 Updates, events and news for the hotel and surrounding area!

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Minnesota Bride’s 2017 Best Of Winner!

We are excited to have received the "Minnesota Bride's 2017 Best Of" award for "Best Hotel Venue." We humbly extend a sincere thank you to Minnesota Bride Magazine and to all who voted for us! Minnesota Bride Magazine's "Best Of" awards are readers' choice awards, based on votes from thousands of newlyweds recognizing the state’s top, local wedding professionals.

The English Garden Tea is $45 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 651-228-3860. For more information on all of our Tea events, as well as other special happenings, please visit

Great Minnesota Get Together is Coming!

Take advantage of the last holiday of the summer and stay with us while visiting the Minnesota State Fair, named best in the nation by USA Today readers and ranked #3 of 150 things to do in Saint Paul on Tripadvisor.

Known as "The Great Minnesota Get-Together," the fair runs August 24 through Labor Day and attracts nearly 1.8 million guests annually. It is the largest state fair in the United States by daily attendance and is located only six miles from The Saint Paul Hotel. The fair has numerous exhibits and events including 900+ entertainment shows and nearly 500 foods to try (including 70+ foods on-a-stick). More information at

Our special Labor Day rate is valid for Sunday, September 3 and Monday September 4, 2017. Rate of $139 per night, plus tax for a Standard or Deluxe Guestroom is subject to availability and offer subject to change. Enter promotional code LABOR under Special Rates when reserving online at or call 651-292-9292 and mention the promotional code LABOR at the time of reservation.

Perfect for the out-of-town guest, or the last-minute “Staycation” before school starts.

What's Blooming at The Saint Paul Hotel

Though the bold colored lilies are coming to an end now, the garden is still bright and colorful. The perennial hibiscus has started to bloom and will continue to throughout August. The Russian sage is buzzing with honey bees and the phlox are filling the garden with color and a sweet fragrance. All of the annuals are filling in well and continuing to bloom.

Gardening Tip for August…

Garden centers will soon be displaying their fall bloomers. Mums, asters, flowering kale, grasses, and pansies can all brighten up your garden and containers as we near the beginning of fall. Many of these plants will withstand frost better than summer annuals, extending your gardening season well into the fall. August is also the time to order bulbs. Plant them in September for a beautiful display in spring!

Keep an eye out for hibiscus flowers, which will start to open later in the month. Primary summer tasks in the garden are weeding, fertilizing, and deadheading.

Gardening Tip for July…

As temperatures climb and those lovely spring showers become fewer and farther apart, watering your garden becomes an increasingly important task. Watering is best done in the early or late parts of the day, to minimize evaporation.

Practice “deep” watering to avoid shallow rooted plants. Water until the top foot of soil is saturated. This will encourage your plants to reach their roots deeper to access water and will lead to healthier plants that won’t need daily irrigation. Lastly, use mulch to reduce watering needs. Mulch reduces water evaporation and improves soil moisture retention. It will also cut back on how much weeding you need to do!

Lobby Bar Feature

Blushing Geisha — Grey Goose La Poire, St. Germain Elderflower, Grapefruit and Cranberry Juices.

Enjoy this and other signature Menu Items at The Lobby Bar.

The St. Paul Grill Dessert of the Month

Graham Cake — a summertime favorite layered with homemade marshmallow and ganache, topped with fluffy toasted marshmallow and served with homemade chocolate sauce and graham crumbles!

Enjoy this and other signature Menu Items at The St. Paul Grill.

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M ST. Cafe Feature

Chicken Caprese Panini - Grilled Chicken, Pesto,  Marinated Tomatoes, Fresh Basil & Mozzarella Cheese served on a scrumptious ciabatta roll!  This delicious panini transforms your traditional caprese components into a crispy handheld sandwich that is great for lunch!


Enjoy this and other signature Menu Items at The Lobby Bar.

Did You Know...?

Our “It’s a Wonderful Life” kickoff party is set for Monday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m. Join us for holiday-themed games and music as we look forward to another year of It’s a Wonderful Life, in partnership with WCCO, set to begin in early December. Stay tuned for more information on the August 21 event!

Employee Spotlight

Latasha Jones, Banquet Runner at The Saint Paul Hotel

1. How long have you worked for The Saint Paul Hotel?  

I have worked at The Hotel for almost six years.

2. Explain your daily tasks. 

I am a Banquet Runner which entails assisting the servers in getting the equipment they need, and to ensure all events including off-sites are all thoroughly set and broken from the back of the house perspective.  In addition, I also work in the St. Paul Grill as a wait assistant and steward.

3. What is your favorite part about working for The Saint Paul Hotel?  

The best thing I like is the fact that our department works very well together and feels more like a family.

4. What are some of your favorite memories or experiences from working at The Saint Paul Hotel? 

Bringing my family to the employee outings so they can see and meet who I work with.

5. What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of the workplace?

I enjoy cooking, and experimenting with different hair styles.  Most of my time I enjoy spending with my son and daughters.

6. If you could choose any other position at The Hotel, what would it be? 

I would like to be a Banquet Server because I enjoy the interaction with our guests.

7. What is a “fun fact” about you?

I am always positive and enjoy going to concerts.