• 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.

The Emery Hotel recently opened its doors to guests, just in time for visitors of the NCAA Final Four tournament. Originally Midland Bank, the building was constructed in 1906, and the new hotel space is fully embracing its rich history.

 

If the on-the-edge-of-your-seat basketball games or endless events around Minneapolis aren't enough to keep you interested in the NCAA Final Four tournament this weekend, the newly announced menu items sure will be. U.S. Bank Stadium's food and beverage provider, Aramark, just released its Final Four menu, and it's delicious enough to turn anyone into a basketball fan.

 

Twin Cities NACE recreated two events from the 2018 NACE Experience conference in Palm Springs, California, for its recap event. Complete with tapestry tones, glitter tattoos and jalapeno margaritas, the night’s opening reception paid homage to the conference’s Coachella theme. The dinner portion riffed on the conference’s closing gala dinner art deco venue: the historic Riviera Palm Springs. Event Lab brought the event to life through décor and design. Menu items highlighted the era and served with a traditional cocktail—the sidecar