• Denver's Embassy Suites by Hilton is recognized for sustainable efforts

    POSTED October 2, 2017

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown has been honored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), earning the status of GOLD Leader and becoming the first hotel in Denver to be recognized for their efforts in sustainability.  

The Embassy Suites Denver Downtown was also Denver's first LEED Certified Silver Hotel, as well as being awarded the Green Leader badge by TripAdvisor. After completing a renovation this year, the hotel converted 4,800 lightbulbs to LED light, reducing energy costs by 5.88%. All furniture that remained in good condition after the renovation was donated to local charities. The hotel also donates hundreds of pounds of soap and shampoo bottles to Clean the World, which sends the goods to third world countries.  

The ELP Program in Colorado is designed to recognize companies in the state that are impacting the environment positively. Companies earn the award by going beyond state and federal regulations. 

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our dedication to offering guests an environmentally-friendly stay in the heart of downtown Denver,” says General Manager Ed Blair. “We are constantly striving to finding new ways to operate this property as green as possible.” 

There is not denying that something big has happened with Colorado’s culinary scene over the past decade. Throughout the state, from the Front Range and mountains to the Western Slope, creative chef/owners, research and development chefs for catering companies and resort executive chefs are using loads of local ingredients and shaking up menus and atmospheres in unexpected and delightful ways.


Luxury guest ranch C Lazy U Ranch recently won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the third year in a row and simultaneously announced the appointment of Certified Level II Sommelier Elise Blann. Blann will work closely with Executive Chef Dennis Kaniger at C Lazy U to select the perfect wine for each meal. The dining program specializes in regional ranch cuisine, such as Rocky mountain trout, rosemary rack of lamb and aged western beef.


Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center recently announced the addition of Director of Food & Beverage Saddiq Mir and Executive Chef Fabian Ludwig to its culinary team. The resort destination is set to open in late 2018 and will feature a wide variety of F&B options, including a steakhouse, a sports grill, a sushi bar, a cocktail lounge and multiple coffee and quick bite spots.