• Denver's Favorite Venues Offer New Exhibits and Features

     
    FROM THE Summer 2014 ISSUE
     

THERE ARE SOME GREAT WAYS to tap into key exhibits and new features at favorite venues this summer and fall in the Mile High City.

Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, now has the largest rooftop deck, bar and terrace of any sports stadium in America. The two-story Rooftop opened this spring and can hold a maximum of 4,500 fans. The 5280 Craft Bar with roll-up glass garage doors is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (1 mile high) and 52 feet and 80 inches long and serves 52 craft beers on tap. The casual CHUBurger Restaurant has a display kitchen open on all four sides and has burgers made with beef raised on the Hops & Heifers Farm in Longmont on the menu.

Not only is there a busy summer concert schedule at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the venue will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles 1964 performance (and the only concert on the Beatles tour that did not sell out!) and welcome the Colorado Music Hall of Fame to its new home at Red Rocks Trading Post.

The worldwide exclusive exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century opens at Denver Art Museum on Nov. 16, featuring a huge assortment of jewelry, timepieces and precious objects from the Cartier collection. Aristocrats, celebrities and royalty such as Princess Grace, Elizabeth Taylor, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and J.P. Morgan owned many of the baubles.

The largest ancient Maya exhibit ever displayed in the United States is on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science until Aug. 24. Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed explores the rise and decline of ancient Maya cities and includes artifacts not previously displayed, re-creations of an underground cave, a life-size frieze that once surrounded the top of El Castillo pyramid at Xunantunich in Belize and several hands-on activities.

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

Destination Niagara USA designed its series of 360-degree videos with the purpose of allowing meeting planners to virtually explore meeting and event venues in Niagara Falls, NY. The introductory video, with its footage of scenic spots that include Niagara Falls State Park, Luna Island, Stedman’s Bluff and Cave of the Winds, could do double duty as a meditative app on a stressful day.

 

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.