• LUMIÈRE WITH INSPIRATO and TELLURIDE SKI & GOLF CREATE YPO RETREAT PACKAGE

     
    POSTED March 11, 2019
     

Lumière with Inspirato in partnership with Telluride Ski & Golf announced a new collection of small group experiences, the Forum Retreat Packages.

The experiences are specifically designed for members of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a not-for-profit global network of young chief executives. The retreats are seasonally inspired to give groups a true taste of Telluride in both the winter and summer. As both a renowned ski resort and a summer festival capital, Telluride is appealing for organizations looking to incentivize prospective attendees.

The Forum Retreat Packages include accommodations for three nights at the newly renovated Lumière with Inspirato, culinary experiences at Telluride’s premier local restaurants, a private chef for breakfasts, massages at the award-winning Spa at The Peaks, and VIP black car transportation.

The seasonal packages also include custom VIP experiences for going out-on-the-town. Summer groups can explore the year-round adventure destination on a RZR tour, fishing tour, or guided Via Feratta experience. Winter groups will get access to early morning snowcat tours, first tracks experience with resort executives, and hand-picked private ski instruction. 

It has been an incredible winter to travel around to various Colorado ski resorts as the snow conditions have been nothing short of terrific. Snowmass, Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, Monarch and Keystone have been part of my Winter 2018/2019 ski agenda, in addition to my home mountain Crested Butte Mountain Resort of course. I’ve written about a couple of these excursions lately and want to share some of the happenings and experiences that are group-friendly and a lot of fun in Steamboat Springs.

 

A recent visit to Grand County confirmed that if I lived closer, I would definitely spend more time there. Isn’t that how you want attendees leaving a meeting or event in the destination you chose, saying “That was so fun, I can’t wait to return!”?

What I like about Grand County is the diversity of experiences you can have in an area that isn’t overly busy and has a lot of charm. There is a ton of open space, and the locals are friendly. Pretty much all of my experiences in Grand County are winter-based so that is my focus here, but summer and fall are equally as nice.

 

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has acquired seven new hotels. The new properties include the Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix in Phoenix, Ariz., as well as the following properties in Denver: Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block, The Crawford Hotel – Denver Union Station, and The Oxford Hotel.