News & Events

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

The Tradition Continues ... Classic Ballroom Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday, May 11th, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Reservations: 651-228-3860

The Saint Paul Hotel is again offering lavish, traditional brunches in the “grand hotel style" of decades past for Easter and Mother’s Day in the elegant Promenade Ballroom. Both brunches will feature delectable brunch favorites and live music. Our Easter Brunch is Sold Out.

With a grand spread of sumptuous offerings and The Saint Paul Hotel’s unmatched service and elegance, our Mother's Day Brunch provide a can’t-miss family gathering that all generations will enjoy and remember.

Six Lavish Food Stations
Salads • Seafood-ice display for Shrimp • Carvery • Entrée and Vegetable station •  Breakfast station • Pastry Chef’s Grand Dessert display

$39.95 per person • $16.95 per child, age, 4-10 • children under 3, free. Price includes service charge. Tax is additional. Up to two free hours of parking at Lawson Ramp (between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street).

Mother's Day Ballroom Brunch Menu PDF   Ballroom Brunch web page


Enjoy Easter and Mother's Day Brunches 
at M ST. Cafe

Celebrate Easter and Mother's Day at M ST. Cafe with our extravagant buffet brunches.

Sunday, April 20th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$27.95 per person

Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 11th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
$27.95 per person

Up to two hours free parking in the Lawson Ramp (between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street).

Brunch favorites include a sumptuous array of offerings from M ST.'s Hot and Cold Sideboards, such as Classic Shrimp Cocktail, Chef Carved Salt-Crusted Prime Rib, Salmon, Eggs Benedict, Malted Waffles, Made to Order Omelet Station and Dessert Display with Assorted Pastries and a Chocolate Fountain.

Make your Reservation online at M ST Cafe or call 651-228-3855
M ST.'s Easter Brunch Menu (PDF)



The Saint Paul Hotel Earns Minnesota Meetings + Events 
"Best Of" 2013 Award 

We were just awarded "Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 300 Guest Rooms)" by Minnesota Meetings + Events.

Excerpt from Minnesota Meetings + Events: “Where Business Gets Done” is the tagline for the meetings team at THE SAINT PAUL HOTEL, voted Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 300 Guest Rooms). Minnesota’s landmark hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown St. Paul, bordering Rice Park and facing the Ordway. Last year, the hotel hosted more than 800 business meetings, conferences and banquets, and welcomed another 200 groups visiting the Twin Cities.

See all of Minnesota + Meetings and Events "Best Of" Awards

What’s Blooming at The Saint Paul Hotel

by Sara Orvik, Horticulturist and Gardener of The Saint Paul Hotel

by Sara Orvik, Horticulturist and Gardener of The Saint Paul Hotel

Imagine how a cow feels being let out into a pasture of new green grass after a long winter…this how a Minnesota gardener feels in April. This is how I feel! I think everyone living in Minnesota feels this way after the winter of 2013-2014. But, with that behind us, let’s look forward to the beauty and warmth of the upcoming gardening season!

With expectations that the weather will warm up, I hope to have the garden uncovered and all 1,764 viola plants planted by mid-month. This means that in less than a month we will have beautiful deep blue, yellow and burgundy red viola blooms along with yellow daffodils and red tulips blooming in the gardens of the hotel!

Gardening Tip for April... 

When night temperatures stay above 35-40 degrees, plant some beautiful pansies or violas in your tulip beds or outdoor containers for some early season garden color. If you worry it will be too cold at night, simply cover them for the evening with a light sheet for protection. Also, many garden centers have bulb gardens already in bloom that you can purchase and simply place in your decorative containers for enjoyment.

Photo below: The Saint Paul Hotel "Winter Garden" all covered up with hay to protect the plants over the winter. Now the snow has finally melted, the hay will be raked away this week and the garden will soon be in bloom again!

Did You Know...?

Some things never go out of style! Pictured below are two pages from 1912 of The Saint Paul Hotel's Wine List, showing that era's popular mixed drinks, cocktails, sours, toddies, rickeys, smashes, juleps, fizzes, punches, cobblers and lemonades. As you may notice from these pages, some of these drinks have retained or even increased in popularity throughout the years!

The St. Paul Grill Dessert of the Month

Sweet and Salty – Chocolate Devil's Food layered with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing. The Cake's Side Icing is coated with Crushed Pretzels. Cake is served on a base of Salted Caramel Sauce and garnished with Chocolate Dipped Pretzels.

Enjoy this and other signature menu items at The St. Paul Grill.

Make Your Reservation at The St. Paul Grill. 

The Lobby Bar April Cocktail – 
The Knob Hill

1-1/2 oz Knob Creek Bourbon
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup 
Splash of Soda Water
1 Lemon Twist for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake vigorously and purge into a low ball glass. Add a splash of soda water. Garnish with the lemon twist.

Employee Spotlight

Heidi Satre, Group Services Manager

1. How long have you worked for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
I have been at The Saint Paul Hotel for seven years.

2. Explain your daily tasks.  
My job is two-fold: I work with groups that stay at the hotel to manage their program details and I set-up guestroom group rates for weddings. In addition, I am proud to serve on the hotel’s employee volunteer committee. 

3. What is your favorite part about working for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
My co-workers. There is a special bond between employees at the hotel and I truly enjoy working with everyone. We have a lot of fun at work!

4. What are some of your favorite memories or experiences from working at The Saint Paul Hotel? 
My favorite experience at the hotel was being involved in the creation of our new bride get ready room, L’etoile. (The name came from an employee naming contest and means “the star” in French which is our version of a star’s dressing room.) It’s amazing how my dream of turning a former storage closet into a luxurious room for brides to use on their special day came together. I absolutely love how it turned out and it is amazing to watch a bride’s reaction to it when they see it for the first time. One even said, “I feel like a princess!”

5. What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of the workplace?
Spending time with my family, being outdoors, reading, playing broomball and generally enjoying life.

6. If you could choose any other position at the hotel, what would it be?
I would like to be in the pastry department. They make the most delicious treats and it always smells so good in their part of the kitchen.

7. What is a “fun fact” about you?
I have a master’s degree in Leadership from Augsburg College and completed my thesis project on VolunTourism.

Above photo; Heidi seated at one of the bridesmaid stations in L'etoile.