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

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

     
    POSTED November 5, 2019
     

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.” 

Napa Valley’s Meritage Resort & Spa recently debuted a new program designed to help groups gathering at the resort achieve more “Mindful Meetings.” The program, offered in partnership with Bare Health, can be custom tailored for groups and includes the following wellness-focused activities: meditation, yoga in the vineyard, sound healing, and the creation of juices, smoothies and morning elixirs at the resort’s brand-new Food & Wine Center.

 

After continually hearing that meeting planners were looking to infuse more health, wellness and sustainability into their agendas, Hilton Hotels & Resorts created Meet with Purpose in 2015. As it has evolved, the turnkey program—and its focus on Mindful Eating, Mindful Meeting and Mindful Being—has been increasingly customized to reflect each hotel and each meeting.

 

The Twin Cities’ culinary scene is more diverse than ever.