Hotel Information – District Energy/CHP 2005
The Radisson Riverfront Hotel is
the host hotel for the 96th Annual
Conference & Trade Show. Seated
atop the bluffs of the Mississippi
River in the heart of downtown
Saint Paul, the Radisson Riverfront
Hotel offers the best of all worlds
to travelers. The capital city of
Minnesota is a nexus for business,
cultural and governmental activities, and the Radisson offers easy
access to all of them.
Please make room reservations
directly with the hotel.
For hotel reservations,
The Radisson Riverfront Hotel
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 292-1900 or
(651) 224-8999 fax
IDEA has secured special room
rates for its attendees. Single and
double rates are $155. This block
will be held until June 3, 2005.
Be sure to identify yourself as part
of the IDEA conference to receive
this discounted guest room rate.
Select guest rooms feature high-speed Internet access. (If you desire
high-speed access, please specify you’d like a ‘wired
room.’) Parking is available in a ramp adjacent to the
hotel for $13 per day.
Saint Paul CVB
Attire for the conference sessions
is business casual. Speakers and
panelists are advised to wear
business attire. The chairman’s
banquet is the only event that
requires business or semi-formal
The average high temperature in St. Paul in June is
about 79 degrees F, with lows about 58 F.
Sunday, June 26 Twin Cities Tour: St. Paul and Minneapolis
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
You will learn the Tale of Two Cities on this motor coach tour of Minneapolis, the City of Lakes,
and St. Paul, the Capital City. Highlights include St. Paul’s fabled Summit Avenue renowned as the
longest boulevard of magnificent restored Victorian homes in the United States. It’s here on
Summit Avenue that F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, once resided.
While in Minneapolis, you’ll see the oldest pedestrian mall in the country, the Nicollet Mall, and
the second-floor skyway system that connects more than 35 blocks throughout Minneapolis. The
tour will stop at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, an 11-acre urban garden that features some
40 sculptures by leading American and international artists, the Cowles Conservatory, and the
Spoonbridge and Cherry, a giant fountain sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
Next, the tour will head through Kenwood, one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most beautiful residential areas and the location of Mary Tyler Moore’s television home. Then you will continue on
your way around the famous Chain of Lakes. You’ll follow Minnehaha Creek to the legendary
Minnehaha Falls. It is here that Longfellow wrote the famous poem about Hiawatha, the Indian
brave. Then you will cross the Mississippi River back into St. Paul. This event is included in
spouse/guest and children’s registrations, but is an extra fee for conference registrants.
Saint Paul CVB
Former home of F. Scott Fitzgerald