Conquer the Summit
One of the best and simplest ways to get a real taste of local without going to a bunch of work and expense is scheduling a meeting in tandem with a destination’s event calendar.
Recently, the Colorado Meeting + Events editorial advisory board shared musings about the state of the meetings and events industry in Colorado. This annual conversation with industry pros from around the state is always thought-provoking, candid and a back-and-forth about challenges and opportunities. One key topic was what differentiates Colorado from other states.
The advisory board concluded that many times, getting a group outside in Colorado’s fresh air and beautiful surroundings can be just what the meeting productivity doctor ordered.
The Residence Inn Breckenridge is officially opened on Dec. 15. Featuring 360-degree views of the mountains, the 129-room hotel will be managed by Urgo Hotels & Resorts.
Located in the heart of downtown Breckenridge, guests are within walking distance of countless restaurants, boutiques and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The hotel offers complimentary on-site ski storage.
If meetings and events have fallen into a rut, you may simply need a higher calling. The Rocky Mountains are so stunning and the sunsets so vibrant that reaching a vantage point to enjoy them is a great way to rise above the blasé. Check out these venues to help gain this unique per - spective for upcoming get-togethers.
The saying that keeps running through my head after helping with the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, held Sept. 14 – 16 in Breckenridge, is the one that involves not judging someone until walking a mile in his or her shoes. That is certainly true where meeting planners are concerned.
Even after 30 years working in meetings and events, Bruce and Donna Horii find plenty of motivation in what they do.
“We both have a passion for the mountain lifestyle, Colorado as a state and Breckenridge as a home base; I think that kind of shows through to our guests and clients,” says Bruce, director of sales and marketing at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center in Breckenridge for the past 15 years.