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.
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Brian Lang was recently appointed area director of sales and marketing at Grand Hyatt Denver and Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
Times are a changing. In Crested Butte, Colorado, where I live and work, two longtime businesses have recently changed ownership or management (including Cristiana Guesthaus, a European-style inn) or are morphing into something new. I also discovered that our friendly community chiropractic office and has a new location in hip new digs down the street. Just like in communities, things rarely stay the same in the meetings and events industry, but this is especially true here and now in regard to Colorado’s lodging sector.
On the Rockies is the new bar, food and entertainment hub in Center Village at Copper Mountain, specializing in craft whiskeys and beers. Also new to the scene is Eagle BBQ serving up savory barbecue in a Colorado-themed atmosphere and on a snow-side patio.
After an extensive remodel, Gwyn’s High Alpine Restaurant, located on mountain at Snowmass, has expanded its capacity from 350 to 800 and added a bar complete with a large wood-burning fireplace and big-screen TVs.
Reflections on 30 years in the DMC business and how Colorado’s meeting and event finesse has transformed.
St. Julien Hotel & Spa, a AAA Four-Diamond Property and a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel, has been recognized as the number 14 hotel of the 25 Top Hotels in the West according to Condé’s Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The hotel features 201 guest rooms, the 10,000-square-foot Spa at St. Julien, dining options such as Jill’s Restaurant, T-Zero Lounge and Saturday Afternoon Tea, and more than 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.