In 2017, Colorado’s hotel inventory is surging in a big way and shows no signs of letting up. “It certainly is a boom time,” says Amie Mayhew, president and CEO of Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association. “Hotels across the state are doing very well. We’re seeing a lot of happy hoteliers. In the mountains we’re seeing a lot of renovations, and a lot of new construction on the Front Range.”
Continuing my tour of new Denver hotels, I had the good fortune of visiting Cherry Creek North’s Halycon, which opened in August 2016 and was the first new lodging property in this hip, high-end district to open in a decade, with more coming online in the near future.
Recently, the Colorado Meeting + Events editorial advisory board shared musings about the state of the meetings and events industry in Colorado. This annual conversation with industry pros from around the state is always thought-provoking, candid and a back-and-forth about challenges and opportunities. One key topic was what differentiates Colorado from other states.
The advisory board concluded that many times, getting a group outside in Colorado’s fresh air and beautiful surroundings can be just what the meeting productivity doctor ordered.