• New Venue Spotlight: The Other Room

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    The Other Room, a customizable loft in the heart of Minneapolis, offers something a little different. 

  • New Venue Spotlight: The Other Room

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    The Other Room, a customizable loft in the heart of Minneapolis, offers something a little different. 

In the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis you’ll find The Other Room, a contemporary yet warm event space across the street from distinguished restaurants such as Bar La Grassa and Borough, and within walking distance of Target Field. “The walkability is fantastic,” says Erick Patterson, realtor and partner at Downtown Resource Group. “You feel like you’re part of the city.”

The airy loft boasts a full kitchen and bar, poker and pool tables, conference tables, televisions, sound system and mezzanine with a wet bar. Custom artwork adorns the walls. A large glass garage door opens the converted warehouse up to a grilling patio and a view of the street. The Other Room can accommodate 49 people in its 1,800 square feet. “Our space is intended to be as flexible as possible,” says Patterson. There are vendor partners and in-house services such as a car service and an event coordinator available from The Other Room, but guests are free to use whichever vendor they choose.

The Other Room can host everything from wine tastings to corporate events. 

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.