• Stonebridge Companies Receives Marriott International's Partnership Circle Hall of Fame Award

     
    POSTED December 10, 2018
     

Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has been awarded Marriott International’s Partnership Circle Award. This award is the highest honor granted to Marriott’s franchise partners; it recognizes those that exemplify Marriott’s vision, share a long-term business commitment, embrace brand initiatives, focus on associates to foster and manage an engaged workforce, invest in hotel product and deliver excellent customer service.

“Our newest inductees were selected based on their Guest Satisfaction results and RevPAR Index growth ... their support of our brand initiatives and strategies ... their ability to drive growth via additional hotels ... and finally, their overall partnership with Marriott International,” said Liam Brown, Marriott International president of franchising, owner services and MxM select brands, North America.

Stonebridge Companies will continue to expand with its Courtyard by Marriott Loveland/Fort Collins in Northern Colorado, planned to open in January 2019. 

Several organizations are collaborating on events from January through August 2019 for “celebrate bauhaus100: aspen,” which commemorates the impact of the Bauhaus art movement on Aspen. The theme “Our Legacy, Our Future/WorkPlay-Create” reflects Aspen’s Bauhaus heritage, primarily as it relates to Herbert Bayer, who was a student and a teacher at the Bauhaus, relocated to Aspen in 1946 to design the Aspen Institute and lived in the community until 1976.

 

The National Association of Catering & Events gathered on Sept. 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens to commemorate the NACE’s 10th anniversary and provide a glimpse into the future. A panel of several founding members—Monica Cheeks of Hyatt Hotels, Cal Cheney of All Digital Photo & Video, Amanda Michalek of AORN and Brandi Pressgrove of Reckon Creative—discussed how the chapter got started, favorite programs from the past and how networking through NACE has helped grow their businesses and more.

 

Kicking off a new year with a few trend predictions is always fun, so here are some culinary and cocktail insights from two of Denver’s market halls that are nice options for groups.