New Director of Guest Experience Brings People Together at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis

This weekend, Hotel guests and community members are invited to a River Walk reception, Vinyasa yoga classes and a music series – all on Riva Terrace

August 11, 2022,
Minneapolis, USA

New Director of Guest Experience Naomi Thompson is creating events and collaborations to bring people together at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis. Since joining the team in July, Thompson has curated customized itineraries for Hotel guests, established new platforms to showcase local talent and entertained community members and visitors on the city’s largest terrace. 

“At Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, we believe in the power of connection,” says Director of Marketing Chris White. “Whether you’re with us for an afternoon or an entire week, the goal is the same: to create this really approachable, welcoming space where you feel connected to the people you’re with and the community you’re in. Naomi has a passion for hospitality and for the Twin Cities – as well as a knack for finding all things entertaining and fun. This makes her the perfect person to lead this charge. She’s got amazing ideas in store for every season, so stay tuned!”

Thompson adds: “I’m so excited to create unique opportunities that will encourage people to experience this Hotel in a variety of ways. There are so many gorgeous spaces – what a beautiful playground! The sky is the limit to what we can do here, and our imaginations are already in overdrive. I’m thrilled for what’s to come.”

A long-time Minnesota resident, Thompson has created and sustained meaningful business relationships in the Twin Cities over the course of her career. Her experience includes sports and television production, media coaching and consulting and hospitality. Prior to joining Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, Thompson worked at the Hewing Hotel as their director of lifestyle. She lives in Chaska with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.

This Weekend at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis

Thompson and team are inviting Hotel guests and community members to Riva Terrace for a variety of weekend activities, including:

  • River Walk Reception (Friday, following a 3:00 pm walking tour): An expert naturalist from the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will guide walkers along the mighty Mississippi to explore all the area has to offer. River Walks on August 12 and 19, 2022 depart from the Hotel lobby – no signup required – and conclude on Riva Terrace with a complimentary cocktail* featuring Minnesota fruits, kernels and herbs. *Available for River Walk participants only.
  • Vinyasa Yoga Classes (Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am): JUST instructors lead classes with a view of the beautiful downtown skyline on weekend mornings through August 28, 2022 weather permitting. Classes are complimentary for Hotel guests and USD 12.99 for visitors.
  • Riva Beats with DJ Holiday (Saturday at 5:00 pm): A rotating cast of DJs sweeten Saturday nights with live performances through September 2022. This series is in collaboration with BELLOSOUND.

More details on future events at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis – including Fashionopolis on September 23, 2022 – will be shared via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


Allie Stoneberg
Director of Communications and Partnerships
245 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, 55401