Northern Hotel Presents ‘Into the Future’ at REVEL 2020
February 1, 2020
On April 3 and 4, Billings Depot is bringing the ultimate experiential event back to Billings, where REVELers will have ALL of their senses dazzled. REVEL at the Taste of Billings is back for its second year with 11 Sponsor Teams creating unique dining experiences within each of their respective spaces.
Introducing the Northern Hotel Team:
Team Northern Hotel is comprised of Lexie Mann, Berta Murnion is acting as REVEL Butler for the team, Chef Lisa Rembold is bringing the REVEL Flavor, and Ann Jackson completes the team as the REVEL Artist.
- Sponsor: Lexie Mann, Special Events Coordinator
- Butler: Berta Murnion
- Chef: Lisa Rembold, TEN
- Artist: Ann Jackson, Jackson & Co. Interiors | Rob Johnson, fine art
- Theme+Direction: Into the Future
About the Sponsor:
Still charming and reminiscent of bygone years, but with a warm, modern feel, the Northern’s luxurious design and character, Four-Star service, and specialized amenities cater to business and leisure travelers. Located at Broadway and First Avenue North in the heart of Billings’ business district, our hotel is convenient to other landmarks and attractions including the Moss Mansion, Alberta Bair Theater, Dehler Baseball Park, Western Heritage Center, Yellowstone Art Museum, Yellowstone County Museum, art galleries, shopping, theater and dozens of restaurants and bars.
Meet the Chef: REVEL Flavor
Chef Lisa Rembold started her culinary journey in rural Wyoming. Having worked every position in a restaurant throughout 50 years, Chef Lisa enjoys the camaraderie of working in the kitchen.
Currently the Chef at TEN, she finds inspiration from her coworkers and delights in watching them come into their own style.
Meet the REVEL Artist
Robert’s art career started at Commercial Art School in Minnesota; he was hired right after graduation, by the Billings Gazette.
Inspiration for his work comes from Peter Max, Roger Dean, and other '60's pop-art surrealist’s, and a love of nature found everywhere in Montana.
The medium Robert uses has evolved into what he calls, “Pen & Pixel.” A method of rough, pencil sketches of the subject on a large sketch pad. Once the sketch has taken shape, He continually refines it with tracing paper, or onion skin over the top of the art and makes black, line art drawings. He draws multiple black and white line renditions until satisfied. Then, the final line art drawing is made with multiple width drawing pens.
The final black line art is scanned into a computer where it’s converted into a vectored line art drawing, and then a pop-art color palette is applied to the artwork. Basically it’s a hybrid art of natural hand drawings with digitally applied colors.
- Johnson has done Illustrations for multiple newspapers and magazines in Washington D.C., Denver, CO, and Billings, MT.
- His artwork was published regularly in Magic Magazine, and has been a featured artist in local Montana Art galleries.
- He is currently one of the featured artist’s at Rimrock Art & Frame.
Meet the REVEL Butler
After working as a Project Coordinator for a large hotel chain in Georgia, Berta came to Billings to work as an IT Project Manager with First Interstate Bank. She has a Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in Project Management and is using her experience for a 2nd year with REVEL.
Inside the Cove
When creating the concept for their Into the Future Cove, Team Northern Hotel took into account the long history the Northern has in Billings and Montana. The team knew they wanted their message to take into consideration the history of the Northern and how it can modernize for the new decade. Yet, the team shares that it was initially a challenge coming up with this theme that would best incorporate the brand of the Northern and TEN.
Looking forward to the event, Team Northern Hotel is pushing the limits of surprise by using unique ingredients throughout their menu that are a nod to future food consumption predictions. The thing that excites this team the most about participating in REVEL is getting to experience the creativity of everyone involved and seeing it all come together from the inside out. “It’s so special to be part of something so collaborative, unique, and innovative,” shares the team.
In the aftermath of REVEL 2020, Team Northern Hotel hopes that this concept that they’re bringing to life will only serve to fuel the excitement for the next phases of TEN and the Northern.