Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space in Denver Metro (More than 200 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: The Curtis - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Denver | 303.571.0300

RUNNERS-UP
» Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center
» Omni Interlocken Hotel (tie)
» Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel (tie)

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space in Denver Metro (Less than 200 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
Denver | 303.316.2700

RUNNERS-UP
» The Crawford Hotel
» The Oxford Hotel

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space Outside Denver Metro (Less than 200 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Tabernash | 970.726.5632

RUNNERS-UP
» The Arrabelle at Vail Square
» Four Seasons Resort Vail

Best Restaurant/Bar with Private Dining Space

THE WINNER IS: Mangia Bevi Café
Greenwood Village | 303.763.1980

RUNNERS-UP
» Coohills Restaurant
» Second Home Kitchen + Bar

Best Caterer Outside Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: Garden of the Gods Gourmet Catering
Colorado Springs | 719.471.2799

RUNNERS-UP
» Biscuits & Berries
» Cravings Five-Star Catering

Best Caterer in Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: Relish Catering & Events
Lakewood | 303.727.9200

RUNNERS-UP
» Epicurean Catering
» Catering By Design

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: Rocky Mountain Event Consultants
Castle Rock  | 720.733.8000

RUNNERS-UP
» Convention Designs
» Kinsley Meetings

Best Renovation Project at Hotel or Event Venue (completed between Oct. 1, 2013 – Sep. 30, 2014)

THE WINNER IS: Denver Union Station
Denver | 720.460.3742

RUNNERS-UP
» Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel
» Seawell Grand Ballroom at Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Best Photographer/Videographer

THE WINNER IS: All Digital Photo & Video
Lafayette  | 303.494.2320

RUNNERS-UP
» Allée Photography
» WonderWorks Studios

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space Outside Denver Metro (More than 200 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs  | 719.623.5112

RUNNERS-UP
» Keystone Resort
» Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Best Attraction Outside Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Colorado Springs  | 719.633.9925

RUNNERS-UP
» Garden of the Gods
» Breckenridge Fun Park

Best Attraction in Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: Denver Zoo
Denver | 720.337.1400

RUNNERS-UP
» Red Rocks Amphitheater
» Denver Botanic Gardens

Best Outdoor Meeting/Event Venue

THE WINNER IS: Denver Zoo
Denver | 720.337.1400

RUNNERS-UP
» Bella Cucina Giardino
» Fireside (JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek)

Best Event Décor/Florist

THE WINNER IS: DesignWorks
Denver  | 720.941.7440

RUNNERS-UP
» Decor ‘N More
» Eclectic Hive

Best Rental Service

THE WINNER IS: Event Rents
Englewood  | 303.972.0975

RUNNERS-UP
» Butler Rents
» Party Time Rental

Best Destination Marketing Organization in Town/Area More Than 25,000 in Population

THE WINNER IS: VISIT DENVER
Denver | 800.233.6837

RUNNERS-UP
» Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
» Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Destination Management Company

THE WINNER IS: AXS Group
Denver  | 800.432.1492

RUNNERS-UP
» Convention Designs
» Destination Services Corporation (DSC)

Best Entertainment Agency

THE WINNER IS: AXS Group
Denver  | 800.432.1492

RUNNERS-UP
» 5 Star Talent and Entertainment
» Talent West

Best Historic Venue

THE WINNER IS: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Denver  | 303.297.3111

RUNNERS-UP
» Union Station
» Ski Tip Lodge at Keystone Resort 

Best Meeting/Event Venue in Denver Metro (Not a Hotel)

THE WINNER IS: Colorado Convention Center
Denver  | 303.228.8000

RUNNERS-UP
» Denver Zoo
» Denver Center for the Performing Arts – Seawell Grand Ballroom

Best Transportation

THE WINNER IS: Colorado Mountain Express
Edwards  | 970.754.7433

RUNNERS-UP
» Presidential Worldwide Transportation
» Jay’s Valet

Best Destination Marketing Organization in Town/Area Less than 25,000 in Population

THE WINNER IS: GoBreck
Breckenridge  | 888.251.2417

RUNNERS-UP
» Vail Valley Partnership
» Telluride Tourism Board

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

THE WINNER IS: Image Audiovisuals
Denver | 303.758.1818

RUNNERS-UP
» J & S Audio Visual
» PSAV

Best Meeting/Event Venue Outside Denver Metro (Not a Hotel)

THE WINNER IS: Keystone Resort
Keystone | 970.496.4386

RUNNERS-UP
» Spruce Mountain Ranch
» Saddle Ridge in Beaver Creek

Ski areas around Colorado are introducing several new amenities and events to elevate the guest and group experience. Here are a few highlights from Ski Country USA.

 

Several organizations are collaborating on events from January through August 2019 for “celebrate bauhaus100: aspen,” which commemorates the impact of the Bauhaus art movement on Aspen. The theme “Our Legacy, Our Future/WorkPlay-Create” reflects Aspen’s Bauhaus heritage, primarily as it relates to Herbert Bayer, who was a student and a teacher at the Bauhaus, relocated to Aspen in 1946 to design the Aspen Institute and lived in the community until 1976.

 

The National Association of Catering & Events gathered on Sept. 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens to commemorate the NACE’s 10th anniversary and provide a glimpse into the future. A panel of several founding members—Monica Cheeks of Hyatt Hotels, Cal Cheney of All Digital Photo & Video, Amanda Michalek of AORN and Brandi Pressgrove of Reckon Creative—discussed how the chapter got started, favorite programs from the past and how networking through NACE has helped grow their businesses and more.