Come for Spyhouse Coffee, Stay for Giulia at Emery Hotel

  • 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.

Tattersall Distilling reveals its first event space, Clover Club. Adjacent to the original Tattersall building, Clover Club is a 7,000-square-foot with 2,400 square feet used as the event space and the rest dedicated to barrel storage.

 

Baldamar’s location—next to the Von Maur in Roseville Center—might give the wrong first impression. The hip, fine dining restaurant is a fresh concept to the area, one that could easily fit into a more foodie-centric area. Randy Stanley, owner of 6Smith in Wayzata, calls Baldamar a legacy restaurant that just happens to be next a mall (he similarly describes 6Smith as a restaurant that happens to have a lake attached). “I’ve always liked this part of the Twin Cities,” says Stanley. “I love the thriving, local community.

 

Hotel Emery and Fleur de Lis are teaming up for a Brunch, Blooms and Bottomless Bubbly event on Sunday, Oct. 20. The event will include a family-style brunch from Emery's restaurant Giulia and executive chef  Josh Hedquist and a floral design session instructed by Fleur de Lis experts. With a lobby filled with lush greenery, Emery makes for the perfect location for a floral-focused event.