Recently, I wrote about examples of two lodging properties’ impactful ways to give back. Colorado’s meeting and event industry associations also are champions of good causes, including the National Association of Catering and Events - Greater Denver Chapter’s first-ever Bunks to Backpacks on Aug. 8 at Four Mile Historic Park from 4 – 9 p.m.
These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geri Miller was recently hired as the master gardener at The Ranch Malibu.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as master gardener at The Ranch Malibu?
The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood has announced that it will become part of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand by March 2017. This conversion will not affect guest reservations, though the property is set to undergo a multimillion dollar improvement plan.
Rob LeVine, the general manager of Antlers at Vail, has retired from his 29-year tenure at the hotel. In his honor, they have renamed the conference center after him.
“After all the many wonderful and gratifying experiences that I've enjoyed in the hospitality industry over the years, none outweighs the incredible honor of having the Antlers meeting facility bearing my name,” says LeVine. “Very simply, I am fortunate beyond words.”
The first ever dual-branded hotel by AC Hotels and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts will open in Denver during summer 2017.
"Hotel projects like this are forging new frontiers in the global hospitality industry, and we are proud that Downtown Denver was chosen as the home for this investment,” says Tami Door, president and CEO for the Downtown Denver Partnership. “This project reflects the strength of our market which has seen annual growth over the past five years."
The Whitney Peak Hotel is ringing in their incredibly successful first two years of operation with a newly-completed renovation. In order to meet the growing demand for meeting space in a non-smoking, non-gaming environment the Whitney Peak Hotel’s renovation has more than doubled the hotel’s meeting capacity.