Following a full refresh of the flagship Limelight Hotel Aspen that debuted in December, the property reopened with an elevated Limelight Lounge experience. To invigorate cocktail offerings, the Limelight has partnered with Denver-based Williams & Graham, a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Look for twists on classic cocktails featuring Colorado ingredients and names that pay homage to Aspen and its history.

» 2 ounces Woody Creek Distillers Bourbon
» .5 ounce mountain chai syrup*
» 3 dashes Strongwater Aromatic Bitters

Stir ingredients, serve over a large cube in a double old-fashioned glass, and top with an orange peel.

Mountain chai syrup*
» 8 ounces strong brewed Two Leaves Mountain chai tea (1 bag to 4 ounces water)
» 8 ounces cane sugar

Pour sugar into the hot tea to dissolve. 
This recipe will create about 12 ounces of syrup. Allow to cool and bottle.

Since Longmont's Can’d Aid was founded in 2013, more than 2 million cans of water have been distributed, over 9,600 skateboards and bikes and 4,000 art kits built for underserved youth, and more than 3,000 instruments donated. This has been accomplished with the help of volunteers nationwide and through relationships with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and corporate partners. 

Inspiring an Inclusive Park 


The Gate Expansion Program not only has delivered 39 new gates to Denver International Airport (DEN), there will be colorful new artwork. The expansion increases the airport’s capacity by 30%, making it easy for groups to access meeting and event destinations in the state. Outposts of favorite local restaurants also are being added throughout the facility.  

Public Art by Detour


When it comes to planning a holiday party for your team or a client, isn’t it nice when you don’t have to worry much about decor? It helps not only the budget but also your checklist.

Here are four of Colorado’s best-known historic hotels from around the state that pull out all the stops to add sparkle and festive activities that delight groups and leisure guests.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Denver