A special anniversary event on Nov. 19 recognized The Westin Denver International Airport hotel’s successful first year in style. A select list of VIP guests and clients enjoyed a night’s stay and culinary exhibition tour de force from Executive Chef Scott Snodell. As one of the first of its kind—a resort-style hotel at an airport that is only 5 minutes from the main terminal and on a new commuter rail route to downtown—the hotel is already 62.6 percent ahead of revenue expectations.
Several hotels are opening on the Front Range, significant renovations are happening at properties around the state, the Colorado Tourism Office’s press release on what’s new for summer is multiple pages long and the restaurants launching just seem to get more creative and find their own unique niches. These are exciting times in Colorado. Here’s just a few new things that stood out recently, and make sure to watch for the Spring and Summer 2017 issues of Colorado Meetings + Events. I don’t want to spoil what you'll find in those pages!
Downtown Denver’s Kimpton Hotel Monaco has appointed two new members to their team: Victoria Noe as director of catering and Brittany Gripp as group sales manager. Noe and Gripp have years of experience in management from local Denver properties.
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Sandy Burkett was recently hired as general manager of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as General Manager for Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver?
The guests, the team and the renovation of the Hotel Monaco; it is the perfect package.
Denver’s longest running AAA Five-Diamond Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, will undergo renovations this month.. The remodel will include updates to the lobby and the 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space on the Plaza Level of the hotel. Renovations are slated to complete in mid-March.
The design of the hotel is inspired by Denver’s adventurous spirit and contemporary architecture, and will have a combination of rustic and contemporary aesthetics. The hotel will use neutral champagne tones with contrasting pops of color, including deep blue, purple, gold and white.
The 2016 Peak Performer of the Year award winners have finally been announced. The honors were given at Destination Colorado’s Annual Meeting in the beginning of December at EXDO Event Center in Denver.
The awards recognize members for their outstanding leadership and commitment to promoting the meetings and events industry in Colorado.
Venues, caterers, restaurants and purveyors are helping get perfectly good food into the hands of those in need through We Don’t Waste.
In early 2017, the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown will begin remodeling; it is expected to finish in early April. The multimillion-dollar revamp will include updates to the lobby and meeting spaces. The design will have a modern vintage feel while staying true to the rich history of the building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hotel Indigo Denver is set to open in Denver’s Union Station neighborhood in mid-January of 2017. It will be located at 1801 Wewatta Street and will have 180 guest rooms and 1,188 square feet of meeting and event space.
On the Rockies is the new bar, food and entertainment hub in Center Village at Copper Mountain, specializing in craft whiskeys and beers. Also new to the scene is Eagle BBQ serving up savory barbecue in a Colorado-themed atmosphere and on a snow-side patio.
After an extensive remodel, Gwyn’s High Alpine Restaurant, located on mountain at Snowmass, has expanded its capacity from 350 to 800 and added a bar complete with a large wood-burning fireplace and big-screen TVs.