We here at Minnehaha Lofts had a great, yet tumultuous year, full of accomplishments and challenges. As the year comes to a close, we, like many of you, are taking stock of what happened in the last year and planning for what is to come. We are looking towards 2018 with an array of exciting plans, but first let's take a look at 2017.
2017 - The Rollercoaster Ride
Great Guests and a Great Team
A HUGE thank you goes out to all of the guests that have stayed with us in the past year and beyond! In 2017, we were happy to provide cozy, home-like lodging to 483 guests between our 11 properties.
We also added some new members to our staff, including: Sarah as our web content editor, Christine helping out our cleaning personnel, Crystal as Interior designer in MN, US, Scott as our handyman in MN, US, Kamesha assisting in Guest Support, Melissa as our local manger in MN, Sanita as our local manager in Riga, Latvia, Marianna as our local manager in Athens Greece, and Guntars as our graphical designer.
Minnehaha Lofts has opened new properties in Europe and Minneapolis, MN, US! We are pleased to introduce:
"Minneapolis" in Athens, Greece
This stunning top floor 2Br/Ba flat with roof-top patio offers a delightful view of the Parthenon temple. Located in an affluent, quiet residential area of Acropolis, you can enjoy elegant, modern decor, spacious living, and stylish furnishings while relishing in the old-world authenticity of the beautiful city of Athens.
"Skopje" in Riga, Latvia
A recently remodeled one bedroom apartment with balcony is available in the heart of the city of Riga. With a king sized bed, fully equipped kitchen, striking decor and sleek furnishings, this spacious apartment is comfortable, warm and elegant.
"Athens" in Minneapolis, MN, US
Elegantly furnished and spacious 2Br/2Ba condo with many amenities such as large, inside swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness area, game & cinema room. Located within walking distance from Minnehaha Falls and the Blue Line Train in a great residential neighborhood.
The Battle of the Exes
Margots, the founder of Minnehaha Lofts, has been going though a difficult divorce. While we wouldn't normally air personal problems on the blog, this divorce has spilled into a battle with the city over licensing. By continuously filing complaints about Margots and his properties, Margots' ex-wife has been using the city as personal vendetta against him. Margots has been fighting against these complaints through the US Court system and they are still pending litigation.
2018 - Time for Freshening Up and Technological Advances
A Fresh New Look
One of our major goals for 2018 is to get a makeover! We have revamped our logo and are working on a redesign of our website. Stay tuned for a sleeker, easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly website.
A physical makeover is also in the plans for our properties in Minneapolis, MN, US. We've brought an interior designer/artist on board to re-decorate these properties and will be changing up the landscaping once the ground thaws!
We have just secured a property "Miami" in Rome, Italy. We're getting it ready for guests and will be opening it in February 2018.
We're also on the hunt for apartments in Paris and Crete, which we're looking to secure and start renting in 2018.
Easier for You
Our most important goal of 2018 is to make things easier and more comfortable for you, our guest! Some ways that we are working on doing this include: