I first visited Minneapolis in 1984 for the American Society of Association Executives convention and was struck by how "cool" the city was. A New Yorker at the time, it was hard for me to imagine any Midwest city earning that appellation. Twenty years later, and now a New Englander, I returned this summer to Minneapolis for another ASAE convention. Both the city and I had matured, but Minneapolis was still cool.
Perhaps the best illustration is the 255-room, 21-story Le Meridien hote