Western Montana's Glacier Country is benefitting from four new lodging properties in Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Several properties also have renovated, including Flathead Lake Lodge on the east shore of Flathead Lake near Bigfork, which upgraded cabins with new wood floors and remodeled bathrooms.

The Firebrand Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Whitefish, was recently launched by the owners of The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. The boutique hotel features 86 rooms, a fitness center, on-site spa services, restaurant, rooftop patio and 750 square feet of meeting space, as well as a board room with the latest in smart technology.

Hampton Inn & Suites opened just south of downtown Whitefish in April with 76 guest rooms, 1,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center and golf simulator room.

Cedar Creek Lodge and Convention Center, situated a bit closer to Glacier National Park in Columbia Falls, celebrated the opening of Cedar Creek Lodge and Convention Center this summer. With 64 rooms and 3,000 square feet of meeting space, the lodge is modeled after the grand lodges of Glacier National Park and has open beam timbers and pitched rooflines.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott opened a 101-suite property in Kalispell with 1,275 square feet of meeting space and indoor pool in late May

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.


After a year that kept most explorers close to home, the newly transformed Rand Tower Hotel Minneapolis is ready to whisk guests away on a new adventure. With the completion of a $110 million-dollar transformation, the Jazz Age architectural icon that once housed office space has been reborn as a luxe 270-room boutique hotel.