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

     
    POSTED November 5, 2019
     

    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.” 

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

Despite an overall crushing year for the hospitality industry in Pennsylvania, some seeds of hope have been planted and are finally sprouting in the form of new hotel openings. These new properties on the horizon have ample meeting and event space up for grabs, all within close proximity of each other. As capacities allowances increase, check out the new real estate for meetings and events at the following hotels.

 

Making the most of Minnesota’s ideal (and ever-fleeting) outdoor event season is a time-honored tradition, but outdoor venues hold a whole new appeal in a post-pandemic landscape. 
Plein air events can offer planners plenty of space to safely distance their guests as well as peace of mind to attendees still wary of in-person gatherings—as well as some much-needed screen-free interaction.