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Beyond Heads in Beds: Opportunity and Innovation in Rochester’s Hospitality Industry

The growth and change transforming Rochester, MN are generating tremendous opportunities in the hospitality industry and spurring innovative efforts in destination development and visitor experience by the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau (RCVB) and its partners.more

First Medical Lodging Licenses Issued

Olmsted County issued its first medical lodging licenses earlier this spring, marking a significant step forward in ensuring Rochester's medical visitors are directed to safe, quality lodging.more

Rochester Launches Hospitality-Industry Accreditation Program

First of its kind initiative will facilitate high-quality customer experiences for patients, visitors, and community members.more

Jones Awarded “Outstanding Individual in Tourism”

Brad Jones, Executive Director of the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau, was recognized for his commitment to the hospitality and tourism industry during the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference by being awarded the “Outstanding Individual in Tourism” award. The awards banquet was held at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, MN, the evening of February 2 and is hoste...more

Convention Center Expansion at Mayo Civic Center Available for Events Beginning April 2017

The convention center addition to the Mayo Civic Center is available for hosting events beginning April 1, 2017. The $84 million project for the City of Rochester includes a 38,500 square-foot ballroom, 14 new meeting rooms, and pre-function space adjacent to a beautiful 7,5...more