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

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort. colorado.com

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

 

When planning a gathering, make sure to check a destination’s calendar of events for festivals, concerts and noteworthy exhibitions. Leslie Heins and Lisa Cook, owners and event architects of Denver-based Affair with Flair, demonstrated how this can be done with a social occasion, which easily could have been a corporate event in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s recent blockbuster “Dior: From Paris to the World” that wrapped up in March 2019.

 

The commoditization of the live events industry causes concern and prompts discussion.