News & Events

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

Happy New Year from The Saint Paul Hotel!

Celebrate Winter in Downtown Saint Paul!

Bundle up and enjoy January in our Saint Paul neighborhood!  

January Highlights:

 •  Jazz in the Lobby Bar: Friday and Saturday nights, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

 •  The Saint Paul Hotel's Annual Cocoa Sale: Hotel Lobby, Saturday, January 28, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 •  Winter Jazz Festival: January 28-29 (Sunday Jan 29 at The Saint Paul Hotel 1:30pm – 9:00pm)

 •  The Saint Paul Winter Carnival: January 26 – February 5

 •  Ice Skating with Wells Fargo WinterSkate: Landmark Plaza Park, through February 5

 •  Ordway Center: Several events including SPCO concerts and MN Opera "Diana's Garden"

 •  Science Museum of Minnesota exhibits and Omni Theatre films.

Above photo: Ice sculptures in Rice Park from the Winter Carnival Ice Carving Competition.


Winter Jazz Festival at The Saint Paul Hotel

We're hosting the second day of Twin Cities Jazz Festival's Winter Jazz Festival
Sunday January 29, 1:30pm - 9:00pm

“We have an incredible live music scene in Saint Paul,” said Mayor Chris Coleman. “I’m looking forward to welcoming Nicholas Payton back to Minnesota and to another year where the city comes alive with jazz, and all the excitement and vibrancy that comes with it.”

The 2017 Winter Jazz Festival begins Saturday January 28 with events at TPT, Vieux Carré, Black Dog Café and Golden's, including selections from rare historic jazz films presented by Bob DeFlores with the Leigh Kamman Legacy Project at TPT's Street Space starting at 6:00pm. Space is limited, advance tickets recommended. For details, tickets and full schedule visit the Twin Cities Jazz Festival website.

The festival continues Sunday January 29 at The Saint Paul Hotel. Performances will be on four stages: the Ballroom (main stage), Summit Room, M ST. Cafe and the Lobby Bar. See below for schedule and artists.

Tickets for Saturday, Sunday, both days, and VIP are available. Purchase tickets here.

We're offering a Special Guestroom Rate for Winter Jazz Festival ticket holders, based on availability, offer subject to change. Call 800-292-9292 and ask for the Winter Jazz Fest block to get the offered rate or go online to reserve on our website at, select the arrival and departure dates and enter 170129JAZZ as the group/block code.

Full weekend schedule and more information on the Twin Cities Jazz Festival website.

Sunday, January 29 Performances at The Saint Paul Hotel:

Ballroom Main Stage
1:30 The Dakota Combo
2:30 Sam Rosenstone Trio Presented by the Schubert Club
4:00 Jon Weber & Friends
5:30 Patty Peterson Presents – Jazz Women All Stars
7:15 Nicholas Payton Afro Caribbean Mixtape 

Summit Room Stage
1:30 John Penny
3:00 Andrew Walesch with Dave Karr

M ST. Cafe Stage
3:30 Peter Kogan’s Monsterful Wonderband
5:00 Ted Olsen

The Lobby Bar
4:00 Joann Funk

The Saint Paul Hotel’s Annual Cocoa Sale,
Saint Paul Winter Carnival Events and Ice Skating

Cocoa Sale — Our Famous Cocoa Sale is January 28, 1pm - 4pm. Only $1.00 each for cocoa, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie bars! Each year we welcome hundreds of Winter Carnival goers into our lobby for a "Winter Carnival Royal Treat" of rich cocoa, coffee and other goodies.

The Winter Carnival — Full of exciting events including three parades, this annual carnival draws about 350,000 visitors each year! See the Winter Carnival events calendar and Winter Carnival website for more information and schedule of events. 

Wells Fargo WinterSkate — Skate at Saint Paul’s free, outdoor ice-skating rink. Located in the heart of downtown, Wells Fargo WinterSkate creates a fun, winter experience for visitors of all ages. The historic Landmark Center and The Saint Paul Hotel create a beautiful backdrop for the outdoor rink, showcasing Saint Paul’s charming European architecture and ambiance. Skate rental is just $4. See WinterSkate website for more information.

Did You Know?

Did you know that The Saint Paul Hotel raised over $15,000 for Neighbors, Inc. during the special opening night charity show of our It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play in December? 

Neighbors, Inc. is a non-profit, social-service agency striving to reduce poverty, promote self sufficiency, and build community within the communities south and east of St. Paul, MN.

Photo: John Kemp, executive director of Neighbors, Inc., 
with Saint Paul Hotel General Manager, Brian Schmechel.


The St. Paul Grill Dessert of the Month

Cranberry Upside Down Cake — Served warm with Bourbon Butter Sauce

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

Make Your Reservation at The St. Paul Grill.


M ST. Cafe's Featured Menu Item

Huevos Rancheros – Three Fried Eggs, Black Beans, Fresh Mini Tortillas, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Queso Fresco and Guacamole. Served with Hashbrowns or Fruit.

Stop by M ST. Cafe for breakfast, lunch or for our award-winning Sunday brunch: named twice to OpenTable's Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

Enjoy this and other Menu Items at 
M ST. Cafe.

Make Your Reservation at M ST. Cafe.



The Lobby Bar Featured Cocktail – Reviver Martini 

5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
½ oz Lilet Blanc Liqueur 
½ oz Cointreau Liqueur 
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Orange Slice or Orange Twist for garnish

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass and add garnish.

The Lobby Bar also features a menu with appetizers, small plate meals and desserts including monthly specials. Visit the Lobby Bar's webpage for more information.

Employee Spotlight 

Heidi Shervey, Sales Manager

1. How long have you worked for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
I have worked for MHC (Morrissey Hospitality Companies) since March of 2012, both at The Saint Paul Hotel and most recently as the General Manager of Bunker Hills Golf Club. I just returned to The Saint Paul Hotel at the beginning of December.

2. Explain your daily tasks. 
Currently I am in the process of acclimating to my new role as a Sales Manager. In addition to working with our business transient clients, I will be working with group markets including entertainment, insurance, media, law, legal and judicial. 

3. What is your favorite part about working for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
I LOVE working at The Saint Paul Hotel and am excited to be back home! My favorite thing about the hotel is the people. The people who work here are people I like to surround myself with. Everyone is helpful, thoughtful, intelligent and fun! 

4. What are some of your favorite memories or experiences from working at The Saint Paul Hotel? 
One of my favorites is when M ST. Cafe, Room Service and Lobby Tea all preformed at The Saint Paul Hotel holiday party talent show! We danced to some ridiculous music but it was a blast.

5. What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of the workplace?
I enjoy all the summer activities such as swimming, boating and water-skiing. Anything in the sun is an activity for me!

6. If you could choose any other position at the hotel, what would it be? 
Security! I would love to work with our security team. It seems as if there is never a dull moment as they are always helping our guests. I also think it would be one of the most challenging jobs within the hotel. I would love to give it a shot!

7. What is a “fun fact” about you?
I have a new baby — Jaxson David, and he might be the sweetest baby in the world! I spend most of my days making him laugh and taking pictures and sharing them with friends and family!

Photo: Heidi on our grand staircase.