The Large Property of the Year Award (more than 100 rooms) recognizes a property’s impact on the lodging industry, be it as a new property, by making a significant turnaround as an existing property, or by being a model of stability for others to follow.
2016 Large Property of the Year Award (More Than 100 Rooms):
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nicollet Inn, Burnsville
The Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn in Burnsville sets a high standard for other hotels in the area. As part of Best Western Hotel and Resorts, the biggest hotel family in the world, management understands its clients are looking for a hotel full of perks.
Since its renovation in 2011, the 131-room hotel has cultivated an upscale aesthetic and excellent customer service that translates into high listings on numerous tourism websites. The Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn is currently the fifth highest rated hotel out of 240 hotels in the metro area and the eleventh highest rated hotel in Minnesota by Trip Advisor.
The property’s high ratings are due to knowing what guests are looking for in a hotel. Its location is perfect for those arriving to the Cities looking to shop at the Mall of America or spend the day at Valleyfair or the Renaissance Festival. The hotel also tempts guests to return after a day of exploring attractions with its exclusive executive level, indoor pool and hot tub and award-winning restaurant.
Morgan’s Farm to Table Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, first opened in 2010, but the restaurant was re-branded with a farm-to-table focus in 2014. The rebranding was a success and the restaurant collected a bevy of awards. Morgan’s Restaurant received Bite of Burnsville’s 2015 and 2016 People’s Choice Award and its 2015 Chef’s Choice Award; it also earned the Favorite Food Item at the 2015 and 2016 Taste of Lakeville.
The owner of the hotel, Jamie Dahlen, currently sits on the Minnesota Lodging Association’s board and has been an active member since 2006. Along with involvement in the MLA, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nicollet Inn is also a member of Experience Burnsville CVB, Burnsville Chamber of Commerce and Best Western Minnesota Co-op.
View the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nicollet Inn's video presentation from the awards ceremony:
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