Adrift draws on the rich his - tory of authentic tiki lounges and is located in Denver’s South Broadway Baker neighborhood, which is known for its eclectic mix of live music venues, art-house movie theaters, bars and res - taurants. Don’t worry, going to a tiki lounge in Colorado’s largest city doesn’t feel odd, it’s a breath of fresh air for groups of up to 30 seated in the Brando Room and 30 seated or 45 standing on the patio. The entire venue can host up to 120.

Serving island-style cock - tails and Polynesian-inspired bites, Adrift features an extensive collection of rums from all over the world and delivers a unique take on the traditional Mai Tai, frozen concoctions, shareable bowl cocktails and more. Food lovers will savor authentic Polynesian cuisine, whether it’s Kilauea poke, the locomoco style “Jaws” burger or a Hawaiian mix plate. Plus, the décor immediately puts guests in island mode, and all of Adrift’s tiki cocktails and dishes are presented with flair utilizing fresh flowers, dry ice and fire elements. adriftbar.com  

Ski areas around Colorado are introducing several new amenities and events to elevate the guest and group experience. Here are a few highlights from Ski Country USA.

 

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.