• Colorado Welcomes Several New Venues and Hotels

     
    POSTED June 29, 2018
     

    AEG Mission Ballroom rendering. Works Progress Architecture, LLP

  • Colorado Welcomes Several New Venues and Hotels

     
    POSTED June 29, 2018
     

    Photo courtesy of Henry Lee House

  • Colorado Welcomes Several New Venues and Hotels

     
    POSTED June 29, 2018
     

    Photo courtesy of Henry Lee House

  • Colorado Welcomes Several New Venues and Hotels

     
    POSTED June 29, 2018
     

    The Ramble Hotel lobby. Photo courtesy of Elliott Clark

  • Colorado Welcomes Several New Venues and Hotels

     
    POSTED June 29, 2018
     

    Death & Co. Denver - The Ramble Hotel marquee lobby bar. Photo courtesy of Elliott Clark

  • Colorado Welcomes Several New Venues and Hotels

     
    POSTED June 29, 2018
     

    Photo courtesy of Adam Ripplinger with AMP Imagery

  • Colorado Welcomes Several New Venues and Hotels

     
    POSTED June 29, 2018
     

    Death & Co. Photo courtesy of Elliott Clark

There is a lot of new happening around the state of Colorado. The number of recently introduced or upcoming venues for groups has definitely caught my attention. Here are just a few to consider.

The first hotel in Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) opened its doors on May 4. The Ramble Hotel is the second outpost of famed New York City cocktail institution Death & Co., which operates the lobby bar; DC/AM, a café bar serving breakfast and lunch; Suite 6A, a 20-seat bar featuring an immersive cocktail experience; and The Garden, an outdoor courtyard bar. The 50-room boutique hotel also is home to Vauxhall, an intimate music venue, theatre and bar, and Super Mega Bien, an independent pan-Latin restaurant by Dana Rodriguez.

Also in RiNo, AEG is opening a 60,000-square-foot ballroom that will anchor North Wynkoop, a new 14-acre, mixed-use project by Westfield Company located between 40th and 43rd Streets along Brighton Boulevard. Mission Ballroom, a state-of-the art concert and event venue, will open in summer 2019 and feature a moving stage and state-of-the-art sound and lights.

The 4,000-square-foot Henry Lee House in Denver’s Lower Highlands (LoHi) district is now a luxury home rental and event venue. Historic elements of the 1894 home were kept in tact during the renovating and furnishing of the space with modern travelers and groups in mind. The house can be rented in its entirety for all sorts of gatherings, and there is a large yard and wraparound porch. Friends Kyle Barrett and Mike Gray restored the Henry Lee House and are the co-founders and operators of Stay West, a LoHi-focused luxury apartment and home rental company founded in 2016.

A new $10 million building, The Pavilion at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, offers multiple flexible event spaces with mountain views. The 300-seat amphitheater with a retractable glass backdrop has a private pond, floating stage and cascading waterfalls. The all-inclusive venue also includes two event rooms, The Aspen and The Willow that have large outdoor balconies overlooking the pond. Denver-based Occasions Catering exclusively provides food and beverage service at The Pavilion.

Colorado Springs has its first Home2 Suites by Hilton, an extended-stay property with 120 guest rooms, 3,500 square-feet of meeting space and an indoor saltwater pool. Chartwell Hospitality of Nashville built the hotel at 1225 Tenderfoot Hill Rd. on the southern side of the city.

Colorado-based McWHINNEY has broken ground on a new 226-room LEED Silver Hyatt Place hotel at Denver’s Peña Station NEXT, a transit-oriented, mixed-use

development adjacent to Denver International Airport and easily accessible by the University of Colorado A Line Train. Scheduled to open in late 2019, Hyatt Place will be managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality and feature 226 guest rooms, 3,500 square feet of meeting space, a bar that opens up to the outdoors, coffee bar, food options, gaming area, fitness center and indoor pool.

The Westin Westminster recently completed an $8.5 million renovation of its 370-guest modern rooms and 60,000 square feet of flexible event space. 

Designed by Atlanta’s Black Dog Studios, The Westin Westminster’s new décor is a “mountain modern” theme and the design highlights tones of umber, russet, amber, blue gray and teal.  Colors and patterns were inspired by Colorado’s prairie grasses and the surrounding mountainous landscape. 

 

There is no denying the stunning daytime scenery of Colorado, but the state’s amazing celestial landscape after normal meeting hours provides all sorts of great options for groups, from stargazing on moonlit dinners and train rides to nighttime zip lining and rafting.

After Dark Action

 

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.