South Pier Inn Wins 'Property of the Year'

Updated: 12/29/2013 10:44 PM
Created: 12/29/2013 6:40 PM

A small Duluth hotel has been honored with a big award.

The South Pier Inn, nestled right next to the Aerial Lift Bridge, has been open since 2002. It's owned by the Sola family and offers 29 rooms, 20 of which are waterfront suites.

The inn received the 2013 Property of the Year award for hotels with 50 or fewer rooms. The award is given by the Minnesota Lodging Association. General Manager Branden Robinson said it's a big deal for a small hotel.

"It's really hard for a small property to gain that recognition and that awareness that the larger properties have," he said. "So for us to have won this award, it really shows that people know what we have here, the kind of service that we provide, the quality of our accommodations. So it's just really encouraging for the staff and the owners to receive an award like this."

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