SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 01, 2013 15:29 ET

Association Leaders Look to Mankato Business Hotel's Stylish Space for October Event

MSAE Sets Annual Leadership Retreat for Oct. 27-29 at Courtyard Mankato Hotel and Event Center

MANKATO, MN--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - Association executives from throughout the upper Midwest will be converging on Mankato in October for a two-day retreat aimed at helping them enhance their leadership skills and strengthen their respective associations.

The Midwest Society of Association Executives is expecting more than 140 attendees at its annual Leadership Conference set for Oct. 27-29 at one of the premier business hotels in Mankato. Scheduling this annual event at the stylish Courtyard Mankato, the MSAE Leadership Conference is designed to strengthen the effectiveness of association CEOs and staff through educational programs led by industry experts and peers. Participants from across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will have the opportunity to take away new ideas along with proven strategies to enhance their leadership and solutions for engaging membership. By joining together with their peers, attendees will also be able to network with other association professionals and partners in and outside the hotel meeting room as participants mingle throughout the spacious Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato, Minnesota and take advantage of its refreshing new state-of-the-art lobby.

Extending special conference rates of just $89 per night to the MSAE, the Mankato business hotel's attentive service, well-equipped event venues and gracious amenities will allow those attending the chance to experience an inspirational and productive retreat. In addition to discounted rates, the hotel is also providing guests with a welcome amenity in every room and invites conference attendees to enjoy its many onsite amenities during their stay.

As a distinctive new hotel with meeting room and event facilities near Mankato, Minnesota, the Courtyard provides guests with comfortable gathering spaces and on-site food and beverage options that allow them to relax, enjoy and indulge. Whether taking advantage of the hotel's impressive lobby spaces or the outdoor courtyard with its unique water feature, there's plenty of room for gathering with friends and associates after spending the day in conference sessions. Also available inside The Bistro are convenient media pods that offer a flat screen TV with personal remote, free high-speed Internet access and power outlets so guests can catch up on news and emails, while also staying engaged with associates and group events.

About the Courtyard Mankato

The Courtyard Mankato provides travelers with a "refreshing new stay" offering a variety of spacious guest rooms and suites, all designed with comfort in mind. Personal accommodations are furnished with a large desk, ergonomic task chair, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker/tea service, cable/satellite service, flat screen TV and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. In addition to The Bistro, which provides healthy breakfast and dinner options, on-site services include a well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool for the convenience of guests. Located near Minnesota State University, Bethany Lutheran College, the Mayo Health Systems and River Hills Mall, the hotel is an ideal choice whether traveling for business or leisure.

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