Where to Go, Visit and Stay in Colorado
Best of Colorado: Lodging and Accommodations in 2018
BEST MEETING + EVENT VENUE
Companies can get down to business while their employees are having fun when they plan their corporate events at Devil's Thumb Ranch. The 6,000-acre ranch, just 105 miles from Denver International Airport, offers outdoor group adventures ranging from fly fishing to zip lining that allow attendees to enjoy an authentic ranch experience. Devil's Thumb also recognizes that companies choose the ranch with the expectation of getting some work done, so there are a number of meeting rooms where employees can put their heads together.
BEST HOTEL FOR BUSINESS
Not only is it centrally located, but the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, a Marriott property, is built in the historic Colorado National Bank building. The hotel lobby still features 16 original murals created by Colorado artist Allen Tupper True, paintings that were originally installed in 1925. The hotel has eight meeting rooms, 5,000 square feet of event space, and for convenience, much of the meeting space is on one level. After all those breakout sessions, attendees can visit the Teller Bar, located where the bank tellers used to work.
BEST HOTEL FOR LEISURE
Hotel Teatro describes itself as Denver's original boutique hotel, noting that boutique is not just a style but a caliber of service and a guest experience. Visitors to Hotel Teatro can opt for special packages that include museum visits, tickets to baseball games at Coors Field, even a Bike + Brew package. The hotel is conveniently located two blocks from the Colorado Convention Center, one block from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and a short walk to Larimer Square and the 16th Street Mall. The hotel is undergoing renovation and will showcase new onsite catering options featuring seasonally inspired menus in the restaurant The Nickel, creative onsite group activities and updated guest rooms.
BEST TEAM-BUILDING PLACE
Sharing a fun experience with co-workers is a great way to build camaraderie. Topgolf offers all-inclusive packages that include game play, food, drinks and a dedicated staff to make sure everything runs smoothly, with packages starting at $44 a person. Topgolf taps into the region's culinary talent, offering a chef-driven menu with shareable portions and fresh, quality ingredients. And when it comes to the game itself, there's no experience necessary. Players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the course.