A Glimpse at What’s New for Groups in Colorado

  • A Glimpse at What’s New for Groups in Colorado

     
    POSTED February 26, 2018
     

    Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

  • A Glimpse at What’s New for Groups in Colorado

     
    POSTED February 26, 2018
     

    Photo courtesy of City on the Side

  • A Glimpse at What’s New for Groups in Colorado

     
    POSTED February 26, 2018
     

    Photo courtesy of City on the Side

  • A Glimpse at What’s New for Groups in Colorado

     
    POSTED February 26, 2018
     

    Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Photo courtesy of Scott Peterson

  • A Glimpse at What’s New for Groups in Colorado

     
    POSTED February 26, 2018
     

    Moxy Denver Cherry Creek. Photo courtesy of Lauren Rubinstein Photography

     

  • A Glimpse at What’s New for Groups in Colorado

     
    POSTED February 26, 2018
     

    Moxy Denver Cherry Creek. Photo courtesy of Lauren Rubinstein Photography

Here is just a snapshot of what’s new for activities, lodging, food and beverage around Colorado. The list from the Colorado Tourism Office was long and impressive, so we narrowed it down to some of the standouts for groups to check out. Also don’t forget longtime favorites that have withstood the test of time!

Attractions & Activities

City on the Side gives passengers the opportunity to experience Colorado from a completely unique perspective on a classic Russian Ural cT sidecar motorcycle. Four tours are planned for 2018, including Essential Denver City Tour, South Mountain Exploration, North Mountain Exploration and Peak to Peak/Estes Park.

Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness will debut its newest gym in Englewood this summer. Encompassing more than 52,000-square-feet, it is the largest climbing gym in the United States. In addition to roped climbing and bouldering terrain, there is a yoga studio, functional fitness and cardio zones, training areas, climbing classes and more.

The Maven in Denver is offering an over-the-top foodie weekend that includes a gourmet cooking class for 10 led by a professional Denver chef followed by a decadent 5-course dinner paired with fine wine, 10 personalized chef jackets, luxury transportation to/from the dinner party, accommodations and valet parking.

Lodging News

Some of the latest hotels that have opened in Denver or are on the city’s lodging landscape in the near future include The Jacquard and Moxy in Cherry Creek and The Ramble Hotel and The Source Hotel in RiNo.

Heading south on Highway 285 to Buena Vista, indulge in peacefulness and productivity at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in nearby Nathrop. The resort is debuting 25 new guest rooms overlooking Chalk Creek and located east of the Main Lodge in June 2018.

Historic Redstone Castle in Redstone near Carbondale will open its doors this spring after an extensive renovation to offer boutique lodging and tours of the famed castle, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The turn-of-the-century masterpiece was completed in 1902 for industrialist and coal magnate John Cleveland Osgood, who once was ranked as the sixth wealthiest person in the United States. Steve and April Carver, owners of the Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, purchased the castle in October 2016.

Culinary & Market Scene Slated to open in summer 2018 and anchored by The Maven hotel, Dairy Block is Denver’s newest micro-district. Originally the location of Windsor Dairy, Dairy Block will feature restaurants, innovative retailers, cocktail bars and more. One of the highlights is Milk Market food hall by acclaimed chef Frank Bonanno.

The latest addition to Colorado Springs’ beer and food scene is Oskar Blues Grill & Brew. Located in the heart of downtown, Oskar Blues occupies two levels of a historic building with highlights including underground bocce courts, a patio and 48 beers on tap. The Colorado-based company also has opened Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Denver’s LoDo district.

Another recent addition to the Colorado Springs scene is Pikes Peak Market, an indoor market and nonprofit focused on building the local food ecosystem, supporting local vendors, and enhancing community. Nine vendors offer fare ranging from tamales and natural meats to crepes and coffee.

Get out and enjoy all that’s new in Colorado!

The historic Midwest Steel and Iron Works building next to Mile High Station will debut as Ironworks in October, 2018.

Stephanie Walter, director of sales and marketing for Mile High Station and Iron Works had much to say about this newly arranged venue. “I was interested in the idea of Ironworks for a while,” said Walter. “Denver is growing at a rapid pace, and smaller, more intimate events that meet all of a client’s needs are trending in this city, so this turned out to be a phenomenal idea!”

 

Colorado is a state that is diligent about protecting its natural resources. While some green meetings components have become a given over the past five to 10 years, it’s always refreshing to attend or receive information about meetings and conferences in the state that are very deliberate about sustainability.

 

When I’m traveling around Colorado or the rest of the U.S. Mountain West for vacation or Colorado Meetings + Events and Mountain Meetings magazines, I like checking out the places, properties and people that make destinations distinct. Most recently, the road trip was from where I live and work in the Colorado mountains to Boulder and Denver.