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IMEX America 2016 Breaks New Records

According to recently published figures, IMEX America 2016 has officially broken multiple records. The event, which was held Oct. 18–20, had an attendance increase of 14 percent from last year.

There was a 6 percent increase in the attendance of hosted buyers, making up 3,216 from 60 countries. About 10,000 buyers attended group appointments and prescheduled appointments were upwards of 60,000—far more than the numbers gathered in 2015.

Hotel Teatro Recognized as Top Hotel in the West by Condé Nast Traveler; Offers New Package Deal in Response

Hotel Teatro in Denver has been recognized as the top hotel of the 25 Top Hotels in the West from Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. In celebration, Hotel Teatro is releasing its Top of Teatro package, where guests can receive unlimited top-shelf champagne and accommodations in The Chancellor Room, the top guestroom, during their stay. The hotel offers 110 guest rooms, 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, The Nickel, the hotel’s restaurant, and The Study, the hotel’s coffee bar and breakfast lounge.

Out-of-the-Box Holiday Event Ideas

The plainly wrapped gift is often times picked last to open, so why settle for the norm when colorful and magical gatherings are first selected off busy holiday schedules? 

Take Your Group to a Higher Level with Elevated Meetings

If meetings and events have fallen into a rut, you may simply need a higher calling. The Rocky Mountains are so stunning and the sunsets so vibrant that reaching a vantage point to enjoy them is a great way to rise above the blasé. Check out these venues to help gain this unique per - spective for upcoming get-togethers.

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Colorado's Latest Activities & Attractions

The ART Hotel, located in Denver’s museum district, has introduced a 5K urban public art run. Guests can request a detailed map featuring a route that highlights downtown Denver’s most significant public art pieces, and guides are available if desired.

Denver’s first chef-driven farmers market has launched and runs every Saturday until Oct. 24 due to a partnership between the Boulder County Farmers Market, Denver Union Station and prominent area chefs.

Event Spotlight: Catering by Design Celebrated a Milestone

How did Denver-based Catering by Design celebrate its 20th anniversary? Owners Cade and Ingrid Nagy’s answer was BASH 20, an allout, in-your-face culinary adventure held on March 24. The Catering by Design team and sister company, By Design Event Décor, created never-before-experienced food stations and decorative lounges that transformed Denver’s Mile High Station into a showcase of what’s new. A jerky gallery, elevated chandelier dessert buffet, 7-foot-tall rubber duck and threedimensional paint-bynumbers experience were among the many wonders of the night.

Give Back to Local Communities Through Leading Colorado Hotels

As wellness travel continues to grow as a niche market, planners are constantly looking for ways to incorporate healthy programs into their meeting agendas in order to create higher levels of energy and engagement. When it comes to planning a meaningful event, it’s extremely important to have all attendees feel a sense of purpose and contribution. 

Colorado has a number of properties that are heavily involved in sustainability and local initiatives. Guests can feel good knowing their stay is contributing to communities and environmental efforts.

Unbridled Solutions Moves to New Historic Landmark

What happens when a company outgrows its trendy downtown office space in LoDo on Blake Street and faces a booming Denver real estate market? Unbridled Solutions LLC, an event management, production and creative agency headquartered in Denver and with offices in Boston, San Diego and Grand Rapids, bought the 16,000-squarefoot Grant Street Mansion in 2014 and relocated its growing family of businesses to the historic landmark in May 2016. The property has 36 rooms and 14 fireplaces and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

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