News & Events
Updates, events and news for the hotel and surrounding area!
The Tradition Continues ... Our Classic Ballroom Brunch
We are full for the Mother's Day Ballroom Brunch and are taking Wait List Names only.
Reservations: 651-228-3860 (Wait List only)
The Saint Paul Hotel will again offer a lavish, traditional brunch in the “grand hotel style" of decades past for Mother’s Day in our elegant Promenade Ballroom. The brunch will feature delectable brunch favorites and live music.
With a grand spread of sumptuous offerings and The Saint Paul Hotel’s unmatched service and elegance, our Mother's Day Brunch provides a can’t-miss family gathering that all generations will enjoy.
Six Lavish Food Stations
Salad Display • Seafood Ice Display with Shrimp and Salmon • Chef's Carvery with Prime Rib of Beef and Salmon Wellington • Entrée and Vegetable Station • Breakfast Station including Made-to-order Omelets and Waffles • Pastry Chef’s Grand Dessert Display
$39.95 per person • $16.95 per child, age, 4-10 • children 3 and under, 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 Brunch at M ST. Cafe
Celebrate Mother's Day at M ST. Cafe with a fabulous buffet brunch.
Sunday, May 10
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Make Your Reservations Online or Call: 651-228-3855
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 Wellington, Manila Clams, Eggs Benedict, Malted Waffles, Made-to-order Omelet Station and Dessert Display with Assorted Cakes, Confections and Pastries.
$30.95 per person • $13.95 per child, age, 4-10 • children 3 and under, free. Up to two free hours of parking at Lawson Ramp (between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street).
Host Your Next Party at The Saint Paul Hotel!
Are you planning a graduation party, anniversary, bridal shower, or other celebration?
Whatever your event, let us host it! From an intimate, private afternoon tea, to an elaborate reception, let us coordinate all the details so you can relax and enjoy your celebration!
We offer several distinct event spaces to choose from, exceptional menu offerings, legendary service, and a catering staff who will passionately see to even the smallest detail.
Call our Catering Department to book an event or for more information: 651-228-3860.
Luxury for Your Garden: The Saint Paul Hotel's
Second Annual ‘Dirt Day’ May 14, 11 am-5 pm
We will again be selling 10 lb bags of compost made from our organic waste to benefit the Rice Park Revitalization Project.
Stop by Thursday, May 14 from 11 am - 5 pm in front of the hotel to purchase bags of compost. Each 10 lb bag is just $2.
Working in partnership with the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation (a nonprofit affiliated with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce), The Saint Paul banquet and food service, along with the hotel’s restaurants, have been recycling their organic waste. Each month the hotel sends 26 tons of kitchen scraps and compostable waste to a composting program operated by the Mulch Store – reducing the amount of waste the hotel sends to landfills by 85%. The Mulch Store turns the organic and compostable waste into rich compost for use in gardens and landscaping.
Jazz in The Lobby Bar CD Release Party and Concert, May 15
Join JoAnn and Jeff in our Promenade Ballroom for a special concert celebrating the release of their new CD, Jazz in the Lobby Bar, Friday, May 15, 7:30-10:30 pm.
The concert will also include special guests Richard Kriehn on violin and mandolin (who appears regularly on A Prairie Home Companion), Nathan Norman on drums, and Pete Whitman on the saxophone.
Our Ballroom is just steps away from The Lobby Bar where the duo has built its enthusiastic following for the past seven years.
JoAnn Funk, whose disarmingly intimate piano vocal style blends seamlessly with Jeff Brueske’s skillful bass, will treat the CD release party audience to highlights from the new CD, which celebrates the duo’s seventh season in the Lobby Bar.
The Jazz in The Lobby Bar CD features the duo’s tastefully arranged signature tunes and features music by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Clifford Brown, Mose Allison and Waylon Jennings.
Did You Know...?
Did you know that we have our own "Woman in Gold" painting hanging in our lobby?
The original painting by Gustav Klimt is called "Lady in Gold" and is currently the subject of the movie "Woman in Gold". Our "near" reproduction of the painting was commissioned for our lobby when the hotel re-opened in 1982.
Below is an article from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press:
Saint Paul Hotel painting awfully similar to 'Woman in Gold' one
Fans of the new Helen Mirren movie "Woman in Gold" may do a double-take if they happen to walk through the lobby of The Saint Paul Hotel, where a controversial painting from the film appears to be hanging.
"Woman in Gold" is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish woman who sued the Austrian government for the return of the painting. Actually titled "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," the work was stolen from her family by the Nazis during WWII. Painted by Gustav Klimt in his "golden phase," "Adele" is essentially the same as the print that hangs in the lobby of the hotel.
Known as "Lady in Gold," the Saint Paul version has a different woman's face but most of the other details in the painting would be immediately recognized by Klimt, Altmann and Mirren.
Our "near" reproduction of "Lady in Gold" in our lobby. Noticeable differences between ours and Gustav Klimt's original: the woman's face is different, the original painting is square and uses gold leaf, ours is rectangular, uses gold paint and is not signed.
What’s Blooming at The Saint Paul Hotel
by Sara Orvik, Horticulturist and Gardener of The Saint Paul Hotel
My favorite time of the year is April. Everything seems so promising in the garden. The rain washes away all signs of winter. The trees and shrubs are budding. The landscape is turning green. The cheerful spring bulbs are blooming, and we are planting pansies and violas in our gardens! This year, I will be planting 1,782 blue, orange, yellow and white viola plants in mid-April. Violas are tough, colorful, low maintenance plants. They can survive the cooler spring temperatures of Minnesota and they do not need any attention other than watering. They will do well planted in your garden bed, or in a container. They prefer a sunny location, but I plant them in shady areas too and they bloom very well.
Gardening Tip for April...
Of course when we think of a beautiful garden, we think of colorful blooming plants, but there are so many other garden enhancements to consider. Could you fit a garden bench into your peaceful garden setting? Or if you enjoy having wildlife in your yard you may want a birdbath or a bird feeder. Maybe you have an area you would like to screen or make more private with a beautiful trellis or lattice panel. Also, placing decorative pots in your garden can add extra color and texture, not only with the pot itself but also with what is planted in it. There are fountains, obelisks, stepping stones, arbors, pergolas, and gazing balls to consider as well. The garden centers are ready for the gardening season, so stop by and see what they have for your garden.
Soon tulips, daffodils and violas will be blooming! Until then we have some potted yellow pansies near our entrance.
The St. Paul Grill Dessert of the Month
Coconut Cake – Layers of moist White Cake with Southern Comfort Cream Cheese Icing, Toasted Coconut Flakes and drizzled with Creme Anglaise.
Bryan Stendahl, Assistant Guest Services Manager
1. How long have you worked for The Saint Paul Hotel?
I have worked here for seven months.
2. Explain your daily tasks.
I assist with the managing of our Guest Service Representatives, Bellmen, Doormen, Van drivers and Concierge.
3. What is your favorite part about working for The Saint Paul Hotel?
My favorite aspect of working at The Saint Paul Hotel is the simple fact that there is not another hotel like it anywhere — it is a true original.
4. What are some of your favorite memories or experiences from working at The Saint Paul Hotel?
In my short time at The Saint Paul Hotel my fondest memories and experiences have come from spending the holidays (any holiday) at the hotel. From Christmas to New Year's and even St. Patrick’s Day, nobody celebrates quite like we do!
5. What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of the workplace?
When I am not working you will usually find me exploring new restaurants, bars and in warmer weather running around some lake somewhere nearby. (I am also in constant search of the world’s best vodka!)
6. If you could choose any other position at the hotel, what would it be?
I really like my current position, if I could add something to what I already do I would love to play a role in the hotel’s online presence through social media.
7. What is a “fun fact” about you?
I am a trained Opera singer and was a professional actor/singer/writer for over 25 years here and also in Chicago and New York City.
Photo of Bryan in front of our version of "Lady in Gold" in our lobby.