MANKATO, MN--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2013) - When it comes to succeeding in business, as the saying goes, it's all about who you know. And if that has you reaching for your rolodex, it's time to check out the event calendar for The Courtyard by Marriott Mankato. This new and vibrant hotel is the place to be on Sept. 3, 2013 when it will host a networking event with Greater Mankato Growth (GMG).

Dubbed "Business After Hours," the monthly event is open to all GMG members, and the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, located next to the River Hills Mall, is an ideal host. (The hotel has over 4,200 square feet of meeting space). Guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment while they meet with other business leaders from their community.

With superior lodging and hotel amenities, the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato is a short distance from Minnesota State University. This means guests have easy access to the University, golf and wineries like Chankaska Creek Ranch, among other attractions. What's more, the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato is a leader in green meetings and technological expertise, thereby ensuring the hotel can accommodate any meeting request or special event.

At the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, groups may choose to utilize a refreshing outdoor courtyard capable of seating up to 300 people in lieu of a traditional meeting room. Whichever event space best suits the group, however, every group is sure to enjoy the custom catering menus available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which are prepared by the hotel's executive chef. Cocktails and Starbucks coffee are also available at the Bistro which is the hotels in-house fast casual restaurant.

With so many conveniences on hand, the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato is sure to be a favorite host among the "Business After Hours" crowd, just as it is a favorite destination for its guests.

About the Courtyard Mankato
Combining upbeat design, modern comforts and hallmark hospitality, the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato is the consummate contemporary hotel. The hotel offers a refreshing atmosphere (with 3 floors, 88 rooms and 5 suites) and sophistication with features like complimentary wireless internet in the guest rooms and public areas. Business needs are accommodated with over 4,200 square feet of meeting rooms. Included in guest rooms are large desks, ergonomic chairs and convenient lighting and outlets. But life isn't all about work, and neither is the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato. That's why each guest room is equipped with a flat-screen television (replete with HD channels), refrigerator, microwave and related amenities. The hotel is also conveniently positioned near the River Hills Mall, Minnesota State University in addition to local businesses and diverse recreational activities, like golf and winery tours. Should guests choose to stay in, however, there is plenty to do. A fitness center, whirlpool and indoor pool all help to keep guests active. And the hotels' restaurant, The Bistro, is the place to go after a workout. It prepares healthy breakfasts (featuring Starbucks coffee), on-the-go lunches and evening drinks and dinners to satiate any palate. At the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, doing business has never been so fun.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Mankato
901 Raintree Road, Mankato, MN 56001