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Colorado Meetings + Events
You've heard of staycations, so why not west Denver as a playcation for your next event? Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and nearby Golden are ideal spots bursting with places to stay, play and get some work done in the process. Local meeting attendees appreciate reduced travel times and out-of-towners have easy access from Denver International Airport and to the mountains.
Not long ago, ordering off a menu at most hotel restaurants was a matter of convenience, not an attempt to make your taste buds do gymnastics. Those days are gone at many Colorado hotels as the food scene has become serious business with the hiring of top-notch chefs, recruiting a chef/owner to run the show and creating atmospheres that make groups and leisure travelers want to eat where they snooze.
I recently Googled the word “nothing” and received 1,490,550,000 results in 0.31 seconds. Meetings and events are delivering content and information at the same pace as our increasingly stimulated society—more facts, more figures, more studies, more media, more statistics, more words, more texts, more experts, more emails, more awards—and more and more content is just a click away. It’s no wonder some event attendees are feeling meeting fatigue.
A youthful and experienced panel of millennial meeting planners was on hand at Destination Colorado’s annual Town Hall Meeting held last fall at Table Mountain Inn in Golden. Current trends, lines of communication, use of social media, and the evolution of meeting planning and supplier relationships were among topics discussed by four Colorado-based planners: Angela Coleman of KMPG Financial Services, Stephanie Sadri of HelmsBriscoe, Erin Parrott of Kinsley Meetings and Gina Kim of PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
Hotels in Breckenridge, Keystone and Beaver Creek are shaking up traditional team-building and break opportunities by offering historic tours combined with bourbon and vodka tastings, Guac-Offs, Winter Rescue Challenges and much more.
The shipping container trend is hitting the Mile High City with two fun examples in the form of Avanti Food & Beverage and Cart-Driver.
We love to wow clients with spectacular events that feature over-the-top catering, amazing entertainment, engaging speakers and creative décor. When it comes to using these events for future marketing and promotion, direct referrals and testimonials are crucial, but it’s hard to overestimate the importance of photographs when impressing new prospects. It’s through photographs that we remember events, and the quality of your images reflects the quality of your business.