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What’s New & Noteworthy Around Colorado

It’s always fun to talk about new happenings around Colorado, and 2017 is proving to be a banner year for places of interest to groups.

In Aspen, Hotel Jerome is integrating the neighboring Aspen Times Building into the historic Hotel Jerome will expand the property’s guest capacity through the addition of eight new rooms and revitalization of the courtyard between the two buildings, including a repositioned pool, two hot tubs, two new meeting rooms, deck, lawn and patio. Plans also include a barbershop and speakeasy.

Visit Denver Hits Chicago

Chicago's Taste of Randolph Street Festival saw the return of Visit Denver this June. The Colorado CVB sponsored the festival's West Stage, christening it the Denver Live on the Rocks Stage and decorating it with a full-size replica of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and hosting a VIP client event.

Meet Rik Blyth

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Rik Blyth was recently hired as general manager at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager?

Denver Breaks Tourism Record

The city of Denver has broken its own record, earning $5.3 billion in tourism revenue in 2016. Based on the Longwoods International annual visitor profile study, Denver welcomed 31.5 million visitors (including 17.3 million overnight visitors) and is rising as a top tourism destination.

Bremen's Wine & Dine Opened in June

Bremen's Wine & Tap in Denver opened its doors on Wednesday, June 21, serving brunch starting at 10 a.m., following with lunch, happy hour and dinner service, closing at 10 p.m. The team at the LoHi restaurant was very excited to open its doors, after months spent doing construction, training and tasting. Encompassing their excitement, the staff at Bremen's Wine & Tap listed their Top 10 reasons why they love Bremen's.

Signature Drink: Gin is Vodka, Green with Envy

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INGREDIENTS
—1.75 oz. CapRock Gin
—.75 oz. Lillet Blanc
—.5 oz. rosemary simple syrup
—.5 oz. lemon juice
—4 sugar snap peas, muddled, and extra for garnish

DIRECTIONS
1. Muddle snap peas with ingredients in a Boston shaker.
2. Shake vigorously.
3. Double strain into a rocks glass over ice.
4. Garnish with sliced peas. 

Courtesy of The Pig & The Sprout, Denver

Cherry Creek North on the Move

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Continuing my tour of new Denver hotels, I had the good fortune of visiting Cherry Creek North’s Halycon, which opened in August 2016 and was the first new lodging property in this hip, high-end district to open in a decade, with more coming online in the near future.

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown Finishes Upgrade

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.

Exceptional & Impactful Ways to Give Back

After 12 years of serving as editor of Colorado Meetings + Events, one of the main things I’ve discovered is that the meetings and events industry in the Centennial State is generous. If a colleague in the industry becomes ill or experiences a devastating loss, people step forward. If there is a worthy cause to be part of, venues, staff and creative resources are available to assist. Two of the latest examples are from lodging properties representing mountains and cities.

Meet Brian Lang

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Brian Lang was recently appointed area director of sales and marketing at Grand Hyatt Denver and Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

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