News & Events

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

Download Our 2015 Holiday Brochure! 

Our 14 page Holiday Brochure is full of detailed holiday event information, menus and beautiful photos. It has everything you need to plan a spectacular holiday season with us! Download our 2015 Holiday Brochure (PDF) or stop by and pick one up at the front desk — available starting September 15. 


It's A Wonderful Life Seat Reservations On Sale Now!
Don't Delay, Order Now for Best Seating.

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Playnow in its 10th year at The Saint Paul Hotel, invites audiences to enjoy playwright Joe Landry’s acclaimed take on the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, It’s a Wonderful Life, accompanied by a three-course luncheon for afternoon performances and a three-course dinner for evening shows. 

Click here to book online and reserve your seat. Reservations on sale now!  Price: $65 for Lunch Matinee and $85 for Dinner.

It's A Wonderful Life Information Flyer and Menu (PDF)

Price: $65 for Luncheon Matinee and $85 for Dinner Evening performance. All-inclusive price includes performance, meal, coat check, taxes and service charge.

The Luncheon Menu features a soup, entrée and dessert. The Dinner Menu features a salad, entrée and dessert. The menu entrée for both seatings is Pork Chasseur — Seared Herb Pork Loin 
with Truffle Potato Puree, Broccolini, Grape Tomatoes & Chasseur Sauce. 
Dessert is Dulce de Leche Cheese Cake with Pecan Graham Crust and Chocolate Mousse. 

2015 Performance Dates

Lunch Matinee Performances:
Thursday, December 10, 1:00pm
Friday, December 11, 1:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 1:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 1:00pm
Wednesday, December 16, 1:00pm
Thursday, December 17, 1:00pm
Friday, December 18, 1:00pm
Saturday, December 19, 1:00pm
Sunday, December 20, 1:00pm

Dinner Evening Performances:
Thursday, December 10, 7:00pm
Friday, December 11, 7:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 7:00pm
Thursday, December 17, 7:00pm
Saturday, December 19, 7:00pm
Sunday, December 20, 7:00pm

Limited Availability:
Friday, December 18, 7:00pm
Call for reservations for dates with limited availability: 651-228-3860

The American Film Institute (AFI) selected It’s a Wonderful Life as its “Most Inspiring Movie of All Time” in a 2006 “100 Years—100 Cheers” retrospective.

We invite you to join us for our equally inspiring "Live Radio Play" version!

Our Etiquette Classes Are Next Month!

Don't miss this opportunity, there is still space left for the Young Adults and Business Etiquette classes.

Join us next month to have fun while polishing your etiquette skills with this four-course luncheon and class!

Children's Etiquette Luncheon – October 10 - Sold Out
Recommended for Children, ages: 8-13
Young Adults Luncheon – October 17
Recommended for Young Adults, ages: 17-22
Business Etiquette Luncheon – October 24

Please call 651-228-3860 to register.

Click on our Etiquette web page link for more details and to see the Etiquette Luncheon menus.

See the St. Paul Pioneer Press article "Lessons in dining etiquette – for prom and beyond" features our new Etiquette Instructor, Bethany Miller along with The Saint Paul Hotel's Etiquette classes.

Above: Bethany Miller of Doors of Success School of Etiquette and one of her Children's etiquette classes. 

Did You Know?

Did you know that Pat Steineman and Sara Orvik, are no longer with The Saint Paul Hotel? 

Pat Steineman, who was The Saint Paul Hotel's Executive Assistant, retired in August after 16 years with the hotel. Pat was a well-loved and admired integral link between those who react to and those who implement decisions that benefit our employees, customers, guests and the surrounding community.

One of Pat's treasured contributions each year was planning and executing the hotel's annual holiday decorating project in November, which included decorating 11 Christmas trees in the hotel.

Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman declared August 21, 2015 (Pat's last day) Patricia Steineman Day! Pat is looking forward to spending more time with her family, especially with her granddaughter Mackenzie.

Sara Orvik, who was The Saint Paul Hotel's Gardener and Horticulturist, left this past July after planning and maintained our 6,500-square-foot English garden, the hotel's perimeter window boxes and grounds year-round for 16 years. She masterminded the evolution and development of our garden for 16 of its 21-year history!

With Sara's guidance, our garden has been an urban oasis of year-round beauty with thousands of flowers in the summer months and a winter wonderland of 18 lit trees along with lit garlands to welcome guests in the winter. The garden has received several awards including last year's "Outstanding Gardening Advocate Award” from Blooming Saint Paul.

We wish both Pat and Sara the best in all their future endeavors.

JoAnn Funk Returns for Her Fall Season of Jazz in the Lobby Bar

JoAnn and Jeff are back and are playing each weekend through mid-May. Download the PDF for more information and for all of their performance dates. 

JoAnn and her husband, Steven Marking, spent much of the summer on the Queen of the Mississippi river boat as entertainers. Read this article about them published last week.



The Lobby Bar Featured Cocktail – Peach Mule

1.5 fl oz Vodka
0.5 fl oz Peach Puree
0.5 fl oz Ginger Beer
Lime Wedge as a garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients except the beer and garnish. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and purge contents into a hi ball glass. Top with ginger beer

Serve with a lime wedge garnish.

One of our most popular drinks, 
this is a sweet, slightly tart, slightly carbonated, delicious drink with a hint of ginger. Perfect to enjoy in September!

M ST. Cafe's Featured Menu Item

Tuscan Kale Salad

Chopped Tuscan Kale tossed in a Light Creamy Vinaigrette with Toasted Pine Nuts, Dried Currants and Shaved Ricotta Salata, Served with or without Grilled Chicken Breast.

View M ST. Cafe's Menu page

Make a Reservation at M ST. Cafe 

Employee Spotlight

Aaron Auzins, Lead Security Officer

1. How long have you worked for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
I have worked at the hotel for 14 years.

2. What is your favorite part about working for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
Being a part of the history of the hotel and interacting with all sorts of different guests and wonderful co-workers.

3. What are some of your favorite memories or experiences from working at The Saint Paul Hotel? 
The Centennial Gala always stands out as a great memory with the banquet rooms set up to celebrate all the different eras that the hotel has been a part of and hearing about people's memories that were made at the hotel. It was also a great experience to work during the Republican National Convention. My favorite memory was on my first night of working at the hotel. I escorted Luciano Pavarotti from his room to his limo. When we got to the lobby, he received a standing ovation from all the guests gathered. It was amazing!

4. What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of the workplace?
I enjoy trying new food and beer from around the Twin Cities. I also enjoy canoeing and kayaking.

5. If you could choose any other position, what would it be? 
It would be Engineer, and I'd have the opportunity to take care of the building's operation.

6. What is a “fun fact” about you?
Over the last 15 years, I have pieced together a renaissance outfit for the Renaissance Festival, adding a new piece every year I visit.

Above: Aaron outside the hotel's St. Peter Street entrance.