• Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown Finishes Upgrade

     
    POSTED June 21, 2017
     

The remodel that began in fall 2016 has been completed at the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown. In celebration of the renovation, the hotel and Wynkoop Brewing Co. have partnered to offer guests exclusive access to the historic LoDo brewery.

The package includes accommodations in a downtown guest room, a 32-ounce growler filled with a craft beer of your choice and a $40 credit toward valet parking.

The remodel updated the hotel's lobby and 3,200 square feet of flexible meeting space. Designed to honor the hotel's historic architecture originally designed by Frank E. Edbrooke in 1887, the modern vintage theme comes through in dark wood beams accented by bright colors in the lobby. The hotel also features the art of emerging Colorado artists curated by Denver art consultants.

“We are so excited to welcome travelers to our stunning new downtown Denver lobby and event space,” says Jason Mueller, general manager for the hotel. “A lot of our guests come to Denver to visit the ‘Napa Valley of Beer,’ which is why we wanted to partner with the iconic Wynkoop Brewing for this special new promotion. We expect it to be very popular this summer.”

Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, has named Molly Smith and Kristen Snavely co-general managers of the all-inclusive luxury property situated in the Bitterroot Valley. Smith is returning to Triple Creek Ranch after a brief hiatus. Previously serving as GM for four years after working her way up from pastry chef, she has since perfected her skills at The Inn at Hastings Park in Massachusetts, another Relais & Châteaux property. 

 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

Stepping outside of meeting rooms and experiencing a destination is often the difference between a successful gathering and one that is less than memorable. A smart way to accomplish this is scheduling time to check out local breweries, wineries and food halls, where there tends to be many choices to accommodate various tastes and a range of price points. Here is the latest food and beverage news of interest to groups from around Colorado.