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  • 2017 Best of Colorado Award Winners (Listed)

     
    POSTED March 13, 2017
     

Bronc Buster

BEST SPECIALTY RENTALS

THE WINNER IS: Fun Productions
Aurora | 303.732.5419

Runners-Up
» Eclectic Hive
» A Berry in the Wild

BEST HOTEL OR RESORT WITH MEETING/EVENT SPACE IN DENVER METRO (More than 200 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Denver | 303.297.3111

Runners-Up
» Four Seasons Hotel Denver
» Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

BEST AUDIO-VISUAL PROVIDER

THE WINNER IS:
 Multimedia Audio Visual
Englewood | 303.623.2324

Runners-Up
» PSAV
» J&S Audio Visual, Inc.

BEST ENTERTAINMENT AGENCY

THE WINNER IS: 5 Star Talent & Entertainment, Inc.
Denver | 303.635.1210

Runners-Up
» AXS Group
​» Elite Entertainment

BEST RENOVATION PROJECT AT HOTEL OR EVENT (Completed between Oct. 1, 2015 – Sept. 15, 2016)

THE WINNER IS:
McNichols Civic Center Building
Denver | 720.865.4220

Runners-Up
» Parkside Mansion
» Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

BEST DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY

THE WINNER IS:
AXS GROUP
Denver | 303.623.1492

Runners-Up
» ACCESS Colorado
» Convention Designs

BEST MEETING/EVENT PLANNING COMPANY

THE WINNER IS:
 AXS Group
Denver | 303.623.1492

Runners-Up
» Convention Designs,
​» Kinsley Meetings

BEST RESTAURANT/BAR WITH PRIVATE DINING SPACE

THE WINNER IS:
Elway’s Cherry Creek
Denver | 303.399.5353

Runners-Up
» Maggiano’s Little Italy
​» Coohills Restaurant

Flankman

BEST ATTRACTION IN DENVER METRO

THE WINNER IS:
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Morrison | 303.697.6047

Runners-Up
​» Denver Union Station,
​» Denver Zoo

BEST MEETING/EVENT VENUE IN DENVER METRO (No Hotel)

THE WINNER IS
: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison | 720.865.2494

Runners-Up
» Denver Zoo
» Colorado Convention Center

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER

THE WINNER IS
All Digital Photo & Video
Lafayette | 303.494.2320

Runners-Up
» Elevate Photography
» Allée Photography

BEST EVENT DÉCOR/FLORAL

THE WINNER IS:
 DesignWorks
Denver | 720.941.7440

Runners-Up
» The Perfect Petal
​» Alan Perry Productions

BEST CATERER IN DENVER METRO

THE WINNER IS:
 Epicurean Group
Centennial | 303.770.0877

Runners-Up
» Catering by Design
» Taste of the Wild - Denver Zoo

BEST MEETING/EVENT VENUE OUTSIDE DENVER METRO (NO HOTEL)

THE WINNER IS:
 Spruce Mountain Ranch
Larkspur | 719.484.0800 | 303.400.2515

Runners-Up
» Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
» Keystone Conference Center

Header/Heeler

BEST CATERER OUTSIDE DENVER METRO

THE WINNER IS: Biscuits & Berries

Golden | 303.277.9677

Runners-Up
» A Spice of Life Catering + Events
» Taste of the Wild - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

BEST ATTRACTION OUTSIDE DENVER METRO

THE WINNER IS
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park | 970.586.1206

Runners-Up
» Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
» Breckenridge Ski Resort

BEST HISTORIC VENUE

THE WINNER IS:
 The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs | 855.634.7711

Runners-Up
» The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
» Mile High Station

BEST HOTEL OR RESORT WITH MEETING/EVENT SPACE OUTSIDE DENVER METRO (More than 200 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS:
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs | 855.634.7711

Runners-Up
» St. Julien Hotel & Spa
» Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

BEST OUTDOOR MEETING/EVENT VENUE

THE WINNER IS:
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison | 303.697.6047

Runners-Up
» Denver Botanic Gardens
» Spruce Mountain Ranch

BEST DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION (Town/Area Less than 25,000 in Population)

THE WINNER IS: 
Breckenridge Tourism Office
Breckenridge | 888.251.2417

Runners-Up
» Vail Valley Partnership,
​» Winter Park & Fraser Chamber

Triple Crown Winner

BEST HOTEL OR RESORT WITH MEETING/EVENT SPACE IN DENVER
METRO (200 or Less Guest Rooms)


THE WINNER IS:
 JW Marriott Denver
Cherry Creek | 303.316.2700

Runners-Up
» Hotel Teatro
» The Oxford Hotel

BEST HOTEL OR RESORT WITH MEETING/EVENT SPACE OUTSIDE DENVER METRO (200 or Less Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS:
 Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Tabernash | 970.726.5632

Runners-Up
» Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
» Keystone Lodge & Spa

BEST TRANSPORTATION

THE WINNER IS:
Colorado Mountain Express
Edwards | 970.754.7433

Runners-Up
» Jay’s Valet
» Presidential Worldwide Transportation

Gold Card Member/Life Member

BEST DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION (Town/Area 25,000+ in Population)

THE WINNER IS: VISIT DENVER, The Convention and Visitors Bureau

Denver | 800.233.6837

Runners-Up
» Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau
» Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

BEST RENTAL SERVICE

THE WINNER IS
Event Rents
Englewood | 303.972.0975

Runners-Up
» Butler Rents
» Colorado Party Rentals

In a follow-up email for the 17th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show held March 14 and 15 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, organizers attributed the record sellout attendance of 1,200 to “a perfect storm of collaboration.” I like that description and find that it also perfectly describes the 11th annual Colorado Meetings + Events magazine’s Best of Colorado readers’ choice

 

Click here to view the photos from the night! Feel free to tag yourself and share on social media! #BestofCO2017

 

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