Destination management companies from the United States, Carribean, Latin America, and Europe gathered in Boston for the 2022 Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) annual conference from Feb. 24-26. An awards gala wrapped up the gathering, and Denver-based ACCESS Destination Services – Colorado brought home the Best Event - Over $200,000 award.

ACCESS Colorado crafted a multiday recognition event and strategic planning conference for an elite group of leaders from across North America that included a welcome reception at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, tours, activities, and a final night event held at Beano’s Cabin in Beaver Creek.

The purpose of the evening was to honor attendees who qualified for the trip as the highest leaders within their organizations and to drive future success of the business. Guests were greeted by teepees placed across the meadow, velvet lounge furniture, a large stage, and market lighting strung overhead throughout. The evening started with dinner and music inside the cabin followed by an outdoor concert by a national opening act paired with a headliner artist.

Since Longmont's Can’d Aid was founded in 2013, more than 2 million cans of water have been distributed, over 9,600 skateboards and bikes and 4,000 art kits built for underserved youth, and more than 3,000 instruments donated. This has been accomplished with the help of volunteers nationwide and through relationships with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and corporate partners. 

Inspiring an Inclusive Park 


The Gate Expansion Program not only has delivered 39 new gates to Denver International Airport (DEN), there will be colorful new artwork. The expansion increases the airport’s capacity by 30%, making it easy for groups to access meeting and event destinations in the state. Outposts of favorite local restaurants also are being added throughout the facility.  

Public Art by Detour


When it comes to planning a holiday party for your team or a client, isn’t it nice when you don’t have to worry much about decor? It helps not only the budget but also your checklist.

Here are four of Colorado’s best-known historic hotels from around the state that pull out all the stops to add sparkle and festive activities that delight groups and leisure guests.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Denver