Part OneBy Thomas Frey
Featured Vacations & Meetings
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek
Set your agenda to soar to new heights at Beaver Creek’s award-winning Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, a destination that guarantees your attendees will depart feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle any challenge. With 7,500 square feet of meeting space, the Silver LEED certified Westin Riverfront recently completed more than $4 million in upgrades. Amenities include two sunlit ballrooms, direct skier access via the Riverfront Express Gondola and Maya, Chef Richard Sandoval’s modern Mexican kitchen and tequileria. Book your 2015 meeting by December 31, 2014 and receive group rates of $149 per night, based on availability.
Through four generations of family ownership the Sonnenalp Hotel remains Vail’s most iconic hideaway. Consistently named among America’s top hotels and resorts, the Sonnenalp epitomizes the mix of alpine adventure and timeless European elegance that sets Vail apart. Deeply rooted in the community, it’s the warmth of the Sonnenalp’s staff, its relaxed charm and its unparalleled location that reveal the true heart of this world-class destination. Whether for a family vacation, a couples retreat or a corporate meeting, the Sonnenalp Hotel is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable stay in Vail.
Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center
Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center boasts the largest conference facility under one roof in historic Breckenridge. We offer 40,000 sq ft of recently renovated meeting space featuring 3 Ballrooms, 23 Breakout rooms and 2 Boardrooms. Amenities include the Spa at Beaver Run, ski-in/ski-out location, pools, hot tubs, fitness center, concierge, business center, retail and rental shops, restaurants, bars, complimentary in-town shuttle and children’s programs.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
In the heart of Beaver Creek Village and steps from the ski lifts, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa presents world-class dining, shopping, and every mountain activity imaginable right at your doorstep. Spring 2014 brings newly renovated meeting space filled with natural light to the property. Our outdoor mountainside lawn is perfect for your special events while over 25,000sq ft of event space allows room to host destination meetings or small corporate retreats.
Antlers at Vail
A new state-of-the-art audiovisual system is making meetings better at the Antlers at Vail. The 90-room condominium hotel with 2,500 square feet of conference and event space overlooking Gore Creek now boasts improved sound quality, digital recording and remote presenting.
Vail Cascade Resort
Along the banks of Gore Creek at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail Cascade Resort is in the heart of all the excitement, offering ski-in ski-out access to Vail Mountain, onsite lift ticket office, ski concierge and rental shop.
Denver Botanic Gardens
One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens offers extraordinary event and meeting spaces. Featuring 12 unique indoor and outdoor sites, the Gardens can accommodate an intimate affair, a lavish event and everything in between. This urban oasis is landscaped with rare, exotic and native plants. Indoor spaces are equipped with Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.
The Broadmoor West
Introducing in mid-May 2014 the newly expanded and redesigned Broadmoor West. Reflecting The Broadmoor’s signature style of marrying refined experiences and amenities with comfort, Broadmoor West renovations include the extensive redesign and expansion of guest rooms with an additional 85 to 200 square feet added per room. A three-story addition to the original Broadmoor West building adds 31 guest rooms and suites, bringing The Broadmoor’s total guest room count to 775.
Denver Center Events
With three unique event venues set in the heart of downtown Denver’s Theatre District, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Event Services team has been setting the stage for inspired events and spectacular occasions since 1998. Their mission is to create memorable experiences, from the initial planning to the moment guests enter the room and bring the event to life.
The Peaks Resort & Spa
The Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere full-service resort hotel. The property includes 161 beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, 14 penthouse condominiums and 30 two, three, four and five bedroom mountainside cabins – all with astounding mountain views. The resort offers slopeside access in the winter and is the home to the Telluride Golf Club championship course and Pro Shop.
Mile High Station
The Mile High Station is a venue with personality...vibrant, distinctive and definitely unforgettable. Built more than 100 years ago, the Mile High Station was part of the Midwest Steel and Ironworks complex. New features to the venue include an elevated mezzanine, amazing chandeliers, a bar and outdoor patio. The venue’s versatility makes it intimate enough for small gatherings or spacious enough to hold 1,200 people.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Since 1938, cowboys, poets and cityfolk have escaped to Devil’s Thumb Ranch for vacations, weddings, meetings and the chance to live a little. Something about the way the Continental Divide looks down on the meadow? Or maybe it’s the spa treatments, chef-prepared meals and cozy lodging. Discover for yourself at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa.
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