• Dinner, Drinks and Virtual Reality in St. Louis Park

     
    FROM THE Fall 2019 ISSUE
     

    The new virtual reality lab boasts cutting-edge technology, in-house pizza, and local beer and wine. 

REM sleep is characterized by rapid eye movements, dreaming and bodily movement, and by using virtual reality, REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory is trying to simulate exactly that.

Since opening in St. Louis Park in September 2018, REM5 has sought after clients who cofounder Amir Berenjian deems “the other 99 percent—folks who would not consider themselves gamers, but who are interested in a unique experience.”  

The space was built to be flexible for all types of people and events. With 6,000 square feet of event space and a maximum capacity of 125 people, REM5 is a venue well-suited for teambuilding activities.

“Going into VR takes everybody out of their comfort zone,” says Berenjian. “It’s an excuse for people to let their guard down and just act like kids. What’s better than looking at your boss being all silly and taking fun pictures and videos?”  

Perhaps one thing that’s better is experiencing VR technology along with fabulous food made in-house and a balanced list of local craft beers and wine. The space is a headache-free, turnkey solution. REM5’s goal is to break down the stereotypes surrounding virtual reality. “VR is for everybody,” says Berenjian. “It’s a unique, fun experience. Everybody’s looking for something fun to do these days, and we fit that bill.” 

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Hotel Drover, an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, focuses on simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Kick-off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites. When ready, grab a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis, with creekside seating, outdoor games, and seasonal live music.

 

In 1927, Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton said, "Abilene, Texas will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor." Nearly 95 years later, Abilene has fulfilled this vision and is excited to welcome back the Hilton family of hotels in the heart of Downtown Abilene with a recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling opened its new destination distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin on Dec. 1, 2021. Located only 32 miles from Minneapolis, the 75,000-square-foot facility features indoor and outdoor event spaces, a grain mill, a retail market with a central tasting bar, and the craft distillery’s first restaurant.