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Radisson blu mall of america BECOMES first hotel in the twin cities to attain leed® certification FROM U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

Radisson Blu Mall of America, Photo Credit: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group


MINNEAPOLIS (May 19, 2015) – Radisson Blu Mall of America (@RadissonBluMOA) today announced that it has officially received LEED® certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. To date, Radisson Blu Mall of America is the only hotel in the greater Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan region to receive LEED® certification.

            “Our team has worked very hard to implement procedures and operations to ensure we are environmentally conscious and responsible,” said Harry Gorstayn, general manager, Radisson Blu Mall of America. “We are very proud to receive LEED certification, and look forward to welcoming guests and groups who are also environmentally conscious.”

The hotel was awarded its LEED certification after passing a third party certification review process that incorporated hundreds of checkpoints designed to ensure a high level of eco-friendliness. Radisson Blu Mall of America conserves water and electricity by using linen-less meeting room tables and saves energy by programming the heating and cooling systems in meeting rooms to only be on when the rooms are being used. Additionally, the hotel recycles guestroom soap through Clean the World, a non-profit whose mission is to save lives by providing children and families in countries with high death rates due to pneumonia and cholera with recycled amenities such as soap and shampoo.

These LEED certification standards are consistent with the Radisson Blu brand’s commitment to sustainability and to environmental stewardship. Radisson Blu Mall of America joins Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago to receive this certification. Club CarlsonSM, the global loyalty program for Carlson Rezidor Hotel group, was the first hotel loyalty program to commit to a global meetings and events carbon-offsetting initiative. A free service for the hotels and meeting planners. The company purchases carbon credits to offset the estimated carbon footprint of 100 percent of Club Carlson for Planners meetings and events globally, across the group’s six global brands.

Radisson Blu Mall of America was designed by ESG Architects, who provides resources for its clients on issues related to green building principles for the creation and stewardship of sustainable communities.


About Radisson Blu Mall of America
Radisson Blu Mall of America is the only hotel attached to the iconic shopping center. The hotel offers a dedicated shopping program, the Minnesota-centric FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar and spacious accommodations suitable for business and leisure travelers. For reservations and more information, visit or call +1 (952) 881-5258.

About Radisson Blu®

Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with more than 280 hotels in operation in 62 countries. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.


Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit,


About ESG Architects:

Since the early 1970’s, Elness Swenson Graham has helped clients create welcoming environments for communities, businesses and neighbors. As a nationally-recognized firm, ESG is committed to excellence in design for people. With projects that span the United States, the firm is proud of its talented staff practicing architecture and interior design for communities where one may live, work, play, and stay.



Kathleen O’Connell, Wagstaff Worldwide | +1 (312) 943-6900 |

Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-8129 |

Ann Abel, ESG Design | +1 (612) 373-4627 |


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