• 2012 Best Of Award Winners

     
    POSTED March 7, 2012
     

    Our sixth annual readers’ choice winners rise above the rest.

Winners have already stored their golden statues in trophy cases, fashion experts have released their "I-can’t-believe-she-wore-that" lists, and YouTube has all the Muzak-shortened speeches. But, hey, that’s Hollywood. Right now, right here in Colorado, we’ve got our own awards that recognize the leaders in the state’s meetings and events industry.

Chosen by their peers (those who know the business and know what it takes to stage a fabulous meeting or event), these people, places and suppliers really know how to put on a good show. Congratulations to the winners, the runners-up and everyone who nominated them.

Attraction

THE WINNER IS:

Denver Zoo
Denver
303.376.4800

RUNNERS-UP: Denver Art Museum; Denver Museum of Nature & Science

 

Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space (Outside Denver Metro)

THE WINNER IS:
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs
800.633.7711

RUNNERS-UP: Devil’s Thumb Ranch; St. Julien Hotel & Spa

 

Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space (Denver Metro)

THE WINNER IS:
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Denver
303.436.1234

RUNNERS-UP: Four Seasons Hotel Denver; The Curtis, a Doubletree by Hilton

 

Historic Venue
THE WINNER IS:

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
Denver
303.297.3111

RUNNERS-UP: Grant-Humphreys Mansion; Mile High Station

 

Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotel, outside Denver Metro)
THE WINNER IS:

Spruce Mountain Guest Ranch
Larkspur
719.484.0800

RUNNERS-UP: Sanctuary; Cielo at Castle Pines

 

Meeting Event/Venue (No Hotel, in Denver Metro)
THE WINNER IS:
Denver Zoo
Denver
303.376.4800

RUNNERS-UP: Mile High Station; Colorado Convention Center

 

Restaurant/Bar with Meeting/Event Space
THE WINNER IS:

The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar
Denver
303.825.6500

RUNNERS-UP: Mangia Bevi Café; Tamayo

 

Meeting/Event Planning Company
THE WINNER IS:

Convention Designs
Denver
303.650.8858

RUNNERS-UP: The Arrangers; MorEvents

 

Audio-Visual/ Visual Presentation Provider
THE WINNER IS:

J&S Audio Visual
Denver
303.792.5588

RUNNERS-UP: Image Audiovisuals; Fastlane Productions

 

Rental Service (tents, tables, linens, etc.)
THE WINNER IS:

Event Rents
Englewood
303.972.0975

RUNNERS-UP: Butler Rents; Party Time Rental

 

Teambuilding Organizer/Activity
THE WINNER IS:

Convention Designs
Denver
303.650.8858

RUNNERS-UP: The Arrangers; Fun Productions

 

Event Décor/Floral
THE WINNER IS:

Design Works
Denver
720.941.7440

RUNNERS-UP: T’DA Design; The Perfect Petal

 

Entertainment Agency
THE WINNER IS:

Starkey Productions/Starkey Entertainment Denver 303.750.6111

RUNNERS-UP: 5 Star Talent and Entertainment; Talent West

 

Transportation Service
THE WINNER IS:

Coach America
Denver/Golden
303.421.2780

RUNNERS-UP: Preferred Transportation; Presidential Worldwide Transportation

 

Destination Management Company (DMC)
THE WINNER IS:

The Arrangers
Denver
303.623.1492

RUNNERS-UP: Convention Designs; RMC

 

Caterer (Outside Denver Metro)
THE WINNER IS:

Cravings Catering
Colorado Springs
719.635.0200

RUNNERS-UP: Biscuits and Berries; A Spice of Life

 

Caterer (Denver Metro)
THE WINNER IS:

Epicurean Culinary Group
Centennial
303.770.0877

RUNNERS-UP: Catering by Design; The Food Guy

 

Photographer/ Videographer
THE WINNER IS:

All Digital Photo & Video
Lafayette
720.214.3950

RUNNERS-UP: Allée Photography; Gaston Photography

 

Destination Marketing Organization (Town/Area 25,000+ in Population)
THE WINNER IS:

VISIT DENVER
Denver
303.892.1112

RUNNERS-UP: Experience Colorado Springs; Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

Destination Marketing Organization (Town/Area less than 25,000 in Population)
THE WINNER IS:

GO BRECK
Breckenridge
888.251.2417

RUNNERS-UP: Vail Valley Partnership; Durango Area Tourism

Take note of these seven pros who are making their mark in the meetings and events industry. Colorado Meetings + Events is proud to introduce our 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, who are among the state's most creative, dedicated and passionate individuals. Our editorial advisory board, composed of 15 industry representatives from around the staste, nominated and selected this year's inductees for their commitment and unique contributions. Now in its 13th year, the Hall of Fame has 90 distinguished members. 

 

Here's who has been crowned the winners and runners-up of the Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2020 readers' choice awards. Congratulations!  

Best Brewery/Distillery/Winery with Event Space 
Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant 

 

A conversation with the magazine's Hall of Famers from 2008 and 2009.