• Rocky Mountaineer Adds Luxury Train Route from Denver to Moab

     
    POSTED September 22, 2021
     
  • Rocky Mountaineer Adds Luxury Train Route from Denver to Moab

     
    POSTED September 22, 2021
     
  • Rocky Mountaineer Adds Luxury Train Route from Denver to Moab

     
    POSTED September 22, 2021
     

Recipient of the World’s Leading Luxury Train title from the 2020 World Travel Awards, Rocky Mountaineer launched its first-ever excursion in America’s Southwest on Aug. 15, 2021. Rockies to the Red Rocks is a two-day route that winds alongside rivers and through canyons and mountains between the vibrant city of Denver, Colorado and the red rock formations of Moab, Utah. From either direction, the overnight stay is in historic Glenwood Springs, Colorado, known for hot springs (Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Iron Mountain Hot Springs), outdoor fun, festivals and a vibrant downtown district. 

Due to strong interest from travelers, Rocky Mountaineer extended the inaugural Rockies to the Red Rocks season by four weeks, adding rail cars and additional departure dates to increase availability. There are now 56 departure options from Aug. 15 – Nov. 19, 2021, with the choice of beginning from Denver or Moab. 

Rocky Mountaineer operates multi-day, daytime train journeys that feature incredible scenery, regional cuisine, and attentive service in spacious, glass-domed train coaches. This new excursion is in addition to the three rail routes that the company runs in western Canada. All of Rocky Mountaineer’s routes are ideal for corporate retreats and incentives, providing an easy way to enjoy the scenice U.S. Mountain West and western Canada. 

The Slate Denver, Tapestry Collection by Hilton has appointed Michael Poompan executive chef. In this role, he oversees all food and beverage operations at the new 251-room hotel. Poompan has served as executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver and Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa and held culinary positions at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.

 

Viewline Resort Snowmass, a newly renovated property in Snowmass Village, has hired Craig Waterman (left)as complex general manager and John Hearns (right) as director of operations.

Waterman, a 36-year veteran in the hospitality industry, oversees all daily operations at Viewline Resort Snowmass, Wildwood Snowmass, and Viewline Event Center. In previous roles, he served as general manager at Snow King Resort & Grandview Residences in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, vice president of opening and transitions for Two Roads Hospitality, and managing director at Parker New York.

 

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley hired Danielle McNair as director of sales and marketing, Catherine Dierolf as a leisure sales manager, and Natalie LaVire as a catering sales and events manager.

» McNair joins The Westin Riverfront from Viceroy Snowmass, another luxury Colorado resort managed by East West Hospitality where she served as director of business development. She has held roles in catering, event design, and sales and marketing at Vail Resorts, Vail Valley Partnership, and Sonnenalp Resort of Vail.