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Top 10 Dining Trends for 2020

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Benchmark has released its list of top dining trends for 2020 as observed by executive chefs and culinary experts at the global hospitality company’s 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants, including Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs and Tivoli Lodge in Vail as well as the very recent addition of Manor Vail Lodge.

Event Snapshots: ILEA Takes on WhirlyBall

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The International Live Events Association Denver Chapter held its May meeting at WhirlyBall in Colorado Springs. WhirlyBall combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball and bumper cars into a game that is both skill and chance. Attendees also enjoyed 12 lanes of bowling, craft beer and cocktails, and a chef-driven menu. 

New Additions to Colorado’s Amusing Places

Since writing about amusing places as something different for groups to tap into for the summer issue of Colorado Meetings + Events, I’ve run across additions to the state’s fun quota. Colorado Springs’ is embracing the new 30,000-square-foot WhirlyBall, an entertainment center where the meeting space can be utilized and team-building incorporated into the program all in one location.

Savor a Tradition of Meat and Greet at Colorado Steakhouses

The time-honored tradition of meeting in an establishment that places value in a perfectly aged steak says a lot about how the host feels about his or her guests. It reflects the importance of the people at the table and creates a lasting impression. And as American steakhouses go, Colorado is in the thick of many fine dining and blue-jean casual restaurants that fit the bill for a successful business outing.

EAST OF THE DIVIDE STEAKHOUSES
Guard and Grace, Denver

Out-of-the-Box Holiday Event Ideas

The plainly wrapped gift is often times picked last to open, so why settle for the norm when colorful and magical gatherings are first selected off busy holiday schedules? 

Give Back to Local Communities Through Leading Colorado Hotels

As wellness travel continues to grow as a niche market, planners are constantly looking for ways to incorporate healthy programs into their meeting agendas in order to create higher levels of energy and engagement. When it comes to planning a meaningful event, it’s extremely important to have all attendees feel a sense of purpose and contribution. 

Colorado has a number of properties that are heavily involved in sustainability and local initiatives. Guests can feel good knowing their stay is contributing to communities and environmental efforts.

Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau Recognizes Staff Achievements, Makes New Hire

The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (announced that several staff members have received new certifications and also made a new hire.

MIC Educational Conference & Trade Show Excelled in 15th Year

The MIC Educational Conference and Trade Show not only elevated attendance numbers, it showed how shaking up tradition can skyrocket energy and enthusiasm for all involved.

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