The Saint Paul Hotel Centennial
The historic Saint Paul Hotel celebrated its 100th anniversary for April 18, 1910, with festivities throughout 2010. Since 1910, the hotel has seen great success and has hosted U.S. Presidents, international leaders, royalty, gangsters, movie stars, athletes, business leaders, brides and grooms.
Centennial Celebration Events
The Centennial Celebration
The Saint Paul Hotel was decked for the decades with a series of period-inspired scenes on Saturday, April 17. The evening began with inviting guests into the hotel and the 1910 era of when it all began. Guests were then invited to wander through a speakeasy of the roaring 20s, a breadline of the 30s or swing to the big band sounds of the 40s. There was late night diner food from the 50s, a disco straight out of the 70s and all this and the modern elegance of today to enjoy throughout the evening!
The Saint Paul Hotel celebrated 100 years on Sunday, April 18 with a special historical tea served in the elegant lobby at The Saint Paul Hotel.
Ice Cream Social
The Saint Paul Hotel's Centennial Ice Cream Social in Rice Park on Monday, July 12 was a success! With beautiful weather and sweet treats, the general moral was high. The event was open to the St. Paul community, and featured $1.00 ice cream with the proceeds benefiting the downtown St. Paul based Listening House. The Mayor of St. Paul also honored The Saint Paul Hotel with a proclamation of “Saint Paul Hotel Day” in honor of the hotel’s many contributions to the city throughout its hundred-year history.
Following the Ice Cream Social in Rice Park, all current and former Saint Paul Hotel employees were invited to reminisce and reconnect in the Saint Paul Hotel ballroom. A pianist from the hotel 40s tickled the ivories while past and present employees mingled, had birthday cake, and viewed the historical artifacts on display in the ballroom.
Minneapolis Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade
The Saint Paul Hotel's centennial celebration reached Minneapolis this summer with a float in the annual Aquatennial Torchlight Parade on Wednesday, July 21. The hotel's float was a representation of the hotel, complete with hotel employees' children dressed in our famous doorman attire - top hats and all - in front of a replica of the historic and landmark hotel. The Minneapolis streets were also be filled with sounds from The Saint Paul Hotel as jazz and Lobby Bar performers JoAnn Funk and bassist Jeff Brueske perform.