Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine

Steamboat Springs is Western & Sophisticated Wrapped up in one Package

Stand on Steamboat Springs' main thoroughfare, Lincoln Avenue, and you’ll see the typical mountain town sites—towering peaks dotted by ski lifts, trendy shops that sell everything from organic soap to bicycle gear, and unique restaurants housed in mining-era brick buildings. Then look down Fifth Street toward the Yampa River and you’ll see something that characterizes the town in the form of Brent Romick Rodeo Arena that hosts the Steamboat Springs Pro Rode, which has ties that go back 100 years.

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Announced Renovations

Denver’s longest running AAA Five-Diamond Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, will undergo renovations this month.. The remodel will include updates to the lobby and the 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space on the Plaza Level of the hotel. Renovations are slated to complete in mid-March.

The design of the hotel is inspired by Denver’s adventurous spirit and contemporary architecture, and will have a combination of rustic and contemporary aesthetics. The hotel will use neutral champagne tones with contrasting pops of color, including deep blue, purple, gold and white.

2017 Food & Beverage Trends Require Creativity, Flexibility and Local Focus

Seeing culinary trends through the eyes of chefs and properties that serve the meetings and events industry is always helpful when considering what to cover in the magazines I edit—Mountain Meetings and Colorado Meetings + Events.

Colorado Campuses Offer Beautiful & Efficient Venues

When was the last time you stepped foot onto a college or university campus? Maybe while still in school? Perhaps when delivering one of your kids for freshman year? Were you reminded of just how gorgeous such campuses are, with the lush, green common areas, expansive views, beautiful architecture and state-of-the-art facilities? 

Laurus Corporation Announced New Name and Rebranding of Vail Cascade Resort and Spa

Laurus Corporation, a real estate investment and development firm, announced that the 285-room hotel, Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, will be rebranded and renamed.

The Former Vail Cascade Resort and Spa will reopen in early 2017 as Hotel Talisa, Vail. The name comes from the Native American word, which translates to beautiful water. The hotel honors the Southern Ute Indians, the Rocky Mountain’s original residents.

Destination Colorado Recognized Industry Leaders with Peak Performer of the Year Awards

The 2016 Peak Performer of the Year award winners have finally been announced. The honors were given at Destination Colorado’s Annual Meeting in the beginning of December at EXDO Event Center in Denver.

The awards recognize members for their outstanding leadership and commitment to promoting the meetings and events industry in Colorado.

New Sales Director for Snowmass Tourism

Alan Palmer has landed the job of group sales director for Snowmass Tourism. He brings 30 years of experience in ski area and hospitality to his position.

“We are thrilled to bring Alan on board as the new group sales director at Snowmass Tourism,” says Rose Abello, tourism director. “Alan’s wealth of experience in the ski and hospitality industries, not to mention his experience with the leisure travel and the tour operator market, make him a wonderful addition to our group sales team.”

The Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown To Undergo Renovations

In early 2017, the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown will begin remodeling; it is expected to finish in early April. The multimillion-dollar revamp will include updates to the lobby and meeting spaces. The design will have a modern vintage feel while staying true to the rich history of the building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Denver Keeping it Fresh & New for Planners

Colorado is known as a state that stays in motion, not only in health and fitness but also for the meetings and events industry. After 12 years as editor, of Colorado Meetings + Events, I am no longer surprised at the state’s ingenuity but the amount of new venues, restaurants and hotels launching in the Denver metro area now and in the future has definitely caught my attention. Here are just a few highlights, and watch our Spring 2017 issue and website for more!

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