• Venue Spotlight: Co-Working Spaces

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    This recent trend not only benefits lone eagles, remote employees and business travelers, it’s resulting in handy new options for meeting and event locations.

Across the country, hospitality providers are tapping into the co-working space craze by using existing rooms or creating new spaces that cater to entrepreneurial professionals, people who work remotely or just need a break from the office, and even groups. Co-working spaces are interesting new venue options for smaller meetings, so we’re taking a look at two that have popped up in Colorado.

Treeline Kitchen in Leadville launched Workspace @ Treeline, a workspace by day and restaurant by night, in September 2018. Treeline is a sustainable American restaurant serving up locally sourced food, quaint Colorado décor and a variety of meeting and co-working spaces. Outdoor options include a rooftop overlooking Colorado’s two highest peaks, a spacious patio with a fire pit and views of Leadville’s National Historic Landmark District. Indoor spaces include the main dining room, upstairs meeting space and more options in the historic building next door. Treeline Kitchen provides light breakfast and lunch catering options for groups, but their full-service bar is open all day for individuals in case you need some coffee or something stronger. workspace.treelinekitchen.com

Rochester Hotel in Durango opened its co-working R Space next door in 2017 and offers several spaces for working and meeting to accommodate the needs of professionals and groups. R Space is designed to host all forms of networking, co-working, collaborating and idea sharing, and rooms that are more geared toward events and meetings are available. There are a variety of useful resources such as the Leadership Lending Library with more than 200 books and high-speed fiber internet. Members and groups also can utilize the hotel’s bar/lobby area and beautiful Secret Garden.

The fanfare surrounding completion of the Sheraton Denver Downtown’s $80 million, full-scale renovation may have been delayed due to COVID-19, but the VIP/media ribbon cutting and community unveiling event on Sept. 16 was done in true style. The porte-cochere and lobby were taken over for the event that featured live music, a sampling of local food and drink, and the chance to savor a cocktail in Bezel Denver, a swank new bar that hasn’t opened to the public quite yet.   

 

As COVID-19 hit, key projects at some of Colorado’s major meetings and events properties were just wrapping up and getting ready to debut. Construction of Bartolin Hall, The Broadmoor’s new exhibition space, was completed in March 2020 in time to welcome the annual Space Symposium, which has the largest economic impact of any single event in the community of Colorado Springs.

 

Located just south of Denver, the community of Greenwood Village added Pindustry, the first redevelopment in the new Arapahoe Entertainment District this summer. Featuring nearly 55,000 square foot of space spread across two floors, Pindustry is an entertainment-focused restaurant, bar and events venue that offers experiential options for events large and small. Highlights include two kinds of bowling (duckpin and traditional), a huge variety of other games, a downstairs beer garden with a custom stage, and a large upstairs rooftop patio that holds 1,000.