Information

General Information

Weather: Average high in September is 72 and Low is 53

Time Zone: Central Time Zone

Suggested Attire: Business Casual

Hotel Gratuities
We have provided gratuities for all transportation, maid and bellman services. Gratuities for the wait staff for all group dining events have also been provided. Tipping for your own expenses is at your discretion.

Hotel Incidentals
Incidentals, such as all non-group sponsored meals and activities, extra bar charges, telephone calls, gift purchases, room service, laundry and other items not specifically mentioned as Gradient expenses are your financial responsibility at both hotels.

Hotel Information

Check In: After 3:00PM

Check Out: 12:00PM

Hotel Rooms
Group rate will apply for 3 days pre and 3 days post as long as hotel has standard rooms available over the dates. Guestroom WIFI internet is complimentary for the duration of your stay. Click here for hotel room information.

Guest Parking
Parking fees at the hotel will be pre-paid by Gradient for those driving to and from during group travel dates.

Dining
For the most current restaurant information including hours, menus, dress code and reservation information please refer to www.intercontinentalmsp.com/dine

Airport & Transportation

Local Airport
Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP)
Check-in after 3:00PM

Arrival & Departure Transfers
The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The hotel shuttle typically runs every 20 minutes at the top of every hour, but is currently available only on demand by calling 612-725-0500. Complimentary shuttle transportation for guests with checked baggage is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport (MSP).

Flight Information

Travel Documents
At airport check-in, you will be asked for a valid form of identification. Your ID must match the name on your flight documents. You will be denied boarding if you do not have identification, or if your identification does not match your airline tickets. We recommend you arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to your flight departure time. You must check-in a minimum of 90 minutes prior to departure and must be at the gate a minimum of 60 minutes prior to departure. Your luggage may not be accepted for check-in or you may be denied boarding if you do not comply with these requirements. Each airline has specific check-in and boarding requirements, and those requirements sometimes vary by city. We suggest that you confirm your check-in time directly with the airline before leaving home. Make sure to allow enough time to clear security. Airlines sometimes change the type of aircraft shortly before departure. This can result in new seat assignments. We are not able to predict or prevent this.

Frequent Flyer
If you provided your frequent flyer information to Gradient Event Headquarters, we have entered it into your reservations. Make sure to keep your boarding pass in case of mileage discrepancies.

Seat Assignments
Seat assignments have been requested per your registration. If seat assignments are not indicated on your flight itinerary, they were unable to be assigned due to airline availability. Make sure to check-in early at the airport to secure the best seats.

Luggages
Most airlines are now charging fees for each piece of checked luggage. Charges vary depending on airline. Any piece of luggage that exceeds size and weight limitations will be subject to additional charges. All charges will be your responsibility. For carry-on luggage, many airlines allow one piece, not to exceed 40 pounds; plus, either a purse, briefcase, laptop or camera case. All carry-on luggage must either fit under your seat or in the overhead compartment. Please check with your carrier for exact requirements.

Safety & Security
Your bags are subject to inspection at any time; we recommend you keep them unlocked. For the most up-to-date information on prohibited items, safety and security, please visit www.tsa.gov. You are allowed to bring the following in your carry-on: three ounces or smaller sized containers of liquid, placed in a one quart-sized, clear, zip-top bag and one bag per passenger. Please pack all other liquids in your checked luggage. Please carry all vital medication and important personal belongings such as cameras, jewelry, money and personal ID on you or in a carry-on bag. It’s best to leave all valuable items like expensive jewelry at home.

Travel Delays & Interruptions
Please contact Gradient Event Headquarters at 877.294.6824 if you experience travel delays, such as a missed flight, during standard business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please note that Gradient Event Headquarters, as well as Gradient Investments, will not be open during weekend hours.