Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine

Westin Denver International Airport Celebrates its 1st Birthday

A special anniversary event on Nov. 19 recognized The Westin Denver International Airport hotel’s successful first year in style. A select list of VIP guests and clients enjoyed a night’s stay and culinary exhibition tour de force from Executive Chef Scott Snodell. As one of the first of its kind—a resort-style hotel at an airport that is only 5 minutes from the main terminal and on a new commuter rail route to downtown—the hotel is already 62.6 percent ahead of revenue expectations.

Gateway Canyons Announces New Hire

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Colorado has announced its appointment of Stephen Johnson as general manager of the hotel.

Johnson brings years of executive-leve, strategic leadership and operations development experience to his new role. He will be responsible for all guest and hotel associate experiences at the resort in addition to finances of the property.

Two New Longmont Event Venues Offer New Twists on Beverage, Food & Fun

Longmont, one of Colorado’s Front Range communities, is adding two new event venues: The Wild Game Entertainment Experience and The Oak Room at Oskar Blues Brewery.

Meet Lindsay Arell, Honeycomb Strategies

It was the ski bum lifestyle that called to Lindsay Arell. Her only dream as a 20-something was a free lift ticket and enough tips to cover monthly rent; she was in Vail following college waiting to be accepted into the Peace Corps. Nonetheless, her passion for nature, the mountains and Colorado’s pristine attributes set in motion an avalanche of change for Arell and her beloved state. 

Meet Chef Josh Bettis

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Chef Josh Bettis was recently hired as the executive chef for Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colo.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as executive chef for Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Appoints Two New Senior Leaders

Downtown Denver’s Kimpton Hotel Monaco has appointed two new members to their team: Victoria Noe as director of catering and Brittany Gripp as group sales manager. Noe and Gripp have years of experience in management from local Denver properties.

Enhance Group Time on the Slopes with Ski Train & Patrol Ski Along

For planners and organizations that want to include skiing in their next Colorado gathering, know that more can be built into the experience than just renting skis and snowboards, purchasing lift tickets, exploring the slopes and meeting for après ski.

Event Snapshots: ILEA Excellence Awards Gala

The eighth annual ILEA Denver Excellence Awards Gala was held at Parkside Mansion with a cocktail hour, dinner, awards and auction making up the evening of fun and networking. ILEA members and guests dined on a gourmet four-course meal prepared by Three Tomatoes Catering. 

Enhance Group Time on the Slopes with Ski Train & Patrol Ski Along

For planners and organizations that want to include skiing in their next Colorado gathering, know that more can be built into the experience than just renting skis and snowboards, purchasing lift tickets, exploring the slopes and meeting for après ski.

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