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The Westin Westminster completes major $8.5 million renovation

The Westin Westminster recently completed an $8.5 million renovation of its 370-guest modern rooms and 60,000 square feet of flexible event space. 

Designed by Atlanta’s Black Dog Studios, The Westin Westminster’s new décor is a “mountain modern” theme and the design highlights tones of umber, russet, amber, blue gray and teal.  Colors and patterns were inspired by Colorado’s prairie grasses and the surrounding mountainous landscape. 

Atticus Opens in McMinnville

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.  

Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs Celebrates First Year

On Feb. 23, Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs, part of North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, saluted its first anniversary with cake, balloons, pictures with Great Wolf Lodge’s signature characters, button making, a lemonade stand and more. With a conference center that features more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space spread out over eight configurable meeting rooms, as well as an adjoining patio, the property is an especially good option for groups with kids along for the outing.

Olmsteds’ Landscaping Genius Alive & Well in Colorado

Considered by many to be the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.’s name is frequently associated with Central Park in Manhattan. However, a largely unknown fact is that Olmstead and his sons’ influence extends to Colorado. “There are entire neighborhoods in Colorado Springs where the residents have no idea such famous architects designed their landscaping and public green spaces,” says Beth Davis, a Broadmoor archivist who unearthed a wealth of information in preparation for the resort’s centennial celebration in 2018.

A Glimpse at What's New for Groups in Colorado

Here is just a snapshot of the latest additions in Colorado. The Colorado Tourism Office’s list was long and impressive, so we narrowed it down to standouts for groups to check out.  

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Mystic Lake Center: The Newest Addition to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Sponsored by Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Introducing Mystic Laker Center—giving success a new perspective. With 70,000 square feet of sophisticated space, an abundance of natural light, and stunning golf course views, Mystic Lake Center is perfect for meetings, corporate events, galas and more. It joins Mystic Lake Casino Hotel to form the only full-service resort in the Twin Cities, including 766 hotel rooms and suites, making it one of the largest hotels in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

New Intimate Event Space to Open in Denver

The historic Midwest Steel and Iron Works building next to Mile High Station will debut as Ironworks in October, 2018.

Stephanie Walter, director of sales and marketing for Mile High Station and Iron Works had much to say about this newly arranged venue. “I was interested in the idea of Ironworks for a while,” said Walter. “Denver is growing at a rapid pace, and smaller, more intimate events that meet all of a client’s needs are trending in this city, so this turned out to be a phenomenal idea!”

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