Delegate hotels assigned

The GOP is out with a list of hotels where delegations will be staying during the Republican National Convention. Like the floor seating arrangement (still to come), it’s a good chance to view how much punch a state has in the big scheme of things.

Sorry, South Dakota, Connecticut and Puerto Rico. Enjoy the view out in Maple Grove. Even American Samoa got closer to the action.

As for Minnesota, it gets the downtown Hilton Garden Inn. It’s not exactly the St. Paul, but it’s among the closest hotels to the Xcel.

So who gets the St. Paul Hotel? Arizona, of course, home of the convention’s star.

It’s interesting that only 5 delegations are being housed in St. Paul, the official convention city. And the official hotel for the convention — and this is important because it’s where a lot of the action happens — is the Hyatt… in Minneapolis. So the bulk of the delegates and media will only have to come to St. Paul for a few hours each evening.

Here are the assignments:

Alabama – The Marquette Hotel

Alaska – Ramada Mall of America

American Samoa – Four Points by Sheraton Minneapolis

Arizona – The Saint Paul Hotel

Arkansas – Embassy Suites Minneapolis-Airport

California – Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Minneapolis South & Sofitel Minneapolis- Bloomington

Colorado – Four Points by Sheraton Minneapolis

Connecticut – Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove Northwest Minneapolis-Arbor Lakes

Delaware – Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites – Minneapolis

District of Columbia – DoubleTree Guest Suites Minneapolis

Florida – Minneapolis Airport Marriott

Georgia – DoubleTree Hotel Minneapolis – Park Place

Guam – DoubleTree Hotel Minneapolis – Park Place

Hawaii – Embassy Suites Bloomington

Idaho – Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Illinois – Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

Indiana – Embassy Suites Bloomington

Iowa – La Quinta Inn & Suites Minneapolis Bloomington West

Kansas – Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Bloomington at Mall of America

Kentucky – Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Louisiana – Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North

Maine – Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Maryland – Embassy Suites St. Paul-Downtown

Massachusetts – Crowne Plaza Bloomington

Michigan – The Northland Inn

Minnesota – Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center

Mississippi – Embassy Suites Minneapolis-Airport

Missouri – Ramada Minneapolis Northwest & Water Park

Montana – Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites – Minneapolis

Nebraska – Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites – Minneapolis

Nevada – The Saint Paul Hotel

New Hampshire – Hilton Minneapolis

New Jersey – Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America

New Mexico – Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome

New York – Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Northern Mariana Islands – Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Bloomington at Mall of America

North Carolina – Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome

North Dakota – DoubleTree Guest Suites Minneapolis

Ohio – Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis & The Marquette Hotel

Oklahoma – Four Points by Sheraton Minneapolis

Oregon – La Quinta Inn & Suites Minneapolis Bloomington West

Pennsylvania – Minneapolis Marriott Southwest

Puerto Rico – Courtyard Minneapolis Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes

Rhode Island – Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South

South Carolina – Hilton Minneapolis

South Dakota – Courtyard Minneapolis Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes

Tennessee – Ramada Mall of America

Texas – Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul-Riverfront

US Virgin Islands – Radisson University Hotel-Minneapolis

Utah – Sofitel Minneapolis – Bloomington

Vermont – Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Virginia – Radisson University Hotel-Minneapolis

Washington – Crowne Plaza Northstar Minneapolis-Downtown

West Virginia – Crowne Plaza Bloomington

Wisconsin – Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Wyoming – Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis St. Paul-Shoreview

The East Metro didn’t get any convention money (a Sheraton is being built in Woodbury that some officials had hoped could attract some business).

  • DI

    The East Metro didn’t get any convention money

    No matter which definition of “East Metro” one uses (Ramsey, Dakota, Washington counties / 651 area code / 550, 551 ZIP Codes), I count four listed hotels (three in downtown St. Paul + the Hilton Garden Inn in Shoreview) as being in the East Metro.

    It’s somewhat puzzling that the Holiday Inn River Center, which is literally across the street from the Xcel Energy Center, isn’t begin used — maybe that’s for the media.

  • Bob Collins

    Sorry for the confusion, my definition of east metro, is east of st. paul. I realize the usual definition is east of Minneapolis.

    In any event, St. Paul is playing second fiddle on the convention. Not surprising, I guess.