Colorado Meetings + Events

Top 10 Dining Trends for 2015

When traveling for work or leisure, the culinary scene is a big part of the experience for many. Benchmark Hospitality’s executive chefs and culinary experts at the company’s 40 hotels, resorts and restaurants, including Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, identified dining trends for this year.

1. Small Plates – Served any time of day and through expo-style cooking, including show kitchens, action stations, EVO grilling and mobile kitchens, small plates get gobbled up.

2015 State of the Industry Report

What happens when you get 15 experts from around the state together at blanc in Denver and discuss the state of the meetings and events industry for an afternoon? Thoughtful conversation, idea sharing, camara- derie and some aha moments, along with a candid discussion about impacts of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, were all highlights from Colorado Meetings + Events Editorial Advisory Board meeting this spring.

Year in Review

Seek a Peak with New Industry Hiking Group

On July 26, a group of eight people from the Colorado meetings and events industry gathered at the closed access road for Mt. Evans at 6 a.m.  We had planned on taking the access road to Summit Lake, where we would start our early morning climb.  We found out that the access road was closed due to the 49th running of the Bob Cook Memorial/Mt. Evans Hill Climb. This is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States.

Sip, Dine & Adventure

Photo Credit: Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting

With the help of the great folks at the Colorado Tourism Office, we have run across some extremely fun ways that groups and individuals can enjoy an activity combined with cuisine or cocktails. Some require participants to put out some energy for the reward, while others simply involve sitting back and enjoying the ride.

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