• Come for Spyhouse Coffee, Stay for Giulia at Emery Hotel

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Spyhouse Coffee lobby bar at Emery

    Spyhouse Coffee lobby bar at Emery
  • Come for Spyhouse Coffee, Stay for Giulia at Emery Hotel

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Black Walnut Bakery's Bacon Croissant with sauerkraut, caramelized onion and Gruyère

    Black Walnut Bakery's Bacon Croissant with sauerkraut, caramelized onion and Gruyère
  • Come for Spyhouse Coffee, Stay for Giulia at Emery Hotel

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Black Walnut Bakery croissants

    Black Walnut Bakery croissants
  • Come for Spyhouse Coffee, Stay for Giulia at Emery Hotel

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    All of Emery's plants are real and tended to daily

    All of Emery's plants are real and tended to daily

Standing in the Emery's lobby, where live greenery thrives and natural light streams in, it's hard to believe that this used to be Hotel Minneapolis. Emery is still an Autograph Collection hotel, like Hotel Minneapolis was, but it is, for all intents and purposes, a new, not just renovated, hotel. 

Some features, like the marble columns, survived the overhaul. But the name Emery was chosen for the abrasive material of the same name; it connotes the scraping away of the old and polishing of the new.

It's day and night. That's especially, and almost literally, true for the restaurant; Hotel Minneapolis' Restaurant Max was known for its dim lighting, while windows and lighting fixtures were added to Emery's Giulia to create an on-trend atmosphere.

It's the Spyhouse Coffee bar in the lobby, though, that got me most excited to visit Minneapolis' newest hotel.

Like other Spyhouse locations, croissants and other pastries from Black Walnut Bakery are available (I can vouch for the deliciousness of the sauerkraut, caramelized onion and Gruyère croissant). But unlike other Spyhouses, beer and wine are served at night.

It's a place where you can imagine staying all day, with plenty of outlets, seating options, and food and drink available for every mealtime. And who knows, you might just want to stay the night.

On Saturday, June 8, Minnesota Cider Guild will be hosting the 6th annual Minnesota Cider Fest at St. Paul's Como Lakeside Pavilion.

 

Set sail on the boat of your dreams with Boatsetter, a peer-to-peer boat rental company. Since 2012, Boatsetter has been offering its boat rental program in more than 600 locations in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Whether you're on vacation, hosting a team-building event at sea or just want to cruise around the lake with coworkers for a few hours, Boatsetter has an offering for you.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.