• The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa Hosts 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade

     
    POSTED December 6, 2019
     
  • The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa Hosts 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade

     
    POSTED December 6, 2019
     

To welcome the holiday season, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver hosted its 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade on Nov. 24. The champagne cascade is a two-story pyramid made up of 6,000 glasses. Using a napoleonic saber, a master swordsman severs open bottles of Moet and Chandon to pour into the uppermost glass of the pyramid to create a cascading waterfall of Champagne that is then distributed into the rest of the glasses below. The cost of attendance varied from $25 for adult general admission and $20 for children. For a VIP viewing experience, individuals could purchase tickets for $175.

A champagne dinner was held the evening before for a total of 32 guests, no doubt to symbolize the 32nd year of the elegant event. Guests were served a four-course meal from a five-star menu prepared by Executive Chef, Rodney Herwerth. Meals were of course paired with champagne, Dom Perignon, Moet and white glove service. For an all-inclusive experience, tickets were sold at $275 each.

Along with the awe-inspiring champagne cascade and dinner a handful of other seasonal festivities were made available, including a guest appearance by Santa Clause himself, accompanied by the “Grand Dame” of Denver, a dazzling display of Christmas trees and twinkling lights that sets the scene for a wintery wonderland.

A portion of the proceeds from this event were donated to the non-profit, Make-A-Wish Colorado, an organization dedicated to granting children who suffer from critical illness life-changing wishes. The organization has granted more than 5,000 wishes to children across Colorado, and this year The Brown Palace Hotel graciously donated $10,000 to the cause.

“The Cascade is a Denver mainstay and one of The Brown’s most time-honored traditions. There truly is no better way to begin the holiday season then with a glass of Champagne, Santa and the most dazzling holiday decor in the area. This is the first year The Brown has hosted a dinner the night prior to the Cascade though we're sure this will become a tradition of elegance to go hand-in-hand with the Champagne Cascade itself,” says Tim Wolfe, general manager of the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.