The Best of Lodging and Accommodations 2021
Our readers' selections for the best meeting spaces, hotel rooms and more
Best Hotel for Business
The hotel’s website puts it matter-of-factly: “You can’t experience Aspen without experiencing Jerome.”
To call Hotel Jerome a pillar of Aspen’s history would barely be doing it justice. Since its opening in 1889, the hotel has experienced the silver crash, the Great Depression and the rampant rise of the ski industry, and to this day it remains embedded in Aspen’s downtown.
In an effort to catch up on a lost year of tourism, Hotel Jerome is offering guests their fourth night free when staying four nights or longer.
Best Meeting/Event Venue
The Colorado Convention Center has been a favorite among the public since its opening in 1990. During much of the COVID pandemic, it assumed a particularly vital role, as a backup field hospital for non-critical patients.
With two major expansions in 2005 and 2015, the center is constantly upgrading its facilities and evolving to maintain its label as one of the most user-orientated meeting facilities in the state.
“Our goal is to erase the line between a “regular event” and a “green event” by making all events held at the Convention Center sustainable,” the venue’s website states.
Best Hotel of Leisure
Everyone deserves to be pampered once in a while, and in the shadows of the Flat Irons, the St. Julien Hotel & Spa will make sure that you are. St. Julien offers massages, facial treatments and waxing services alongside a trio of places to eat and drink.
Jill’s Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the T-Zero Bar & Lounge beckons at 4 p.m. onwards Wednesday through Sunday.
As the weather gets nicer, it is highly likely you’ll be drawn to the Redgarden Terrace and its beautiful views.
Best Team-Building Place
A team that works well together is imperative for creating an efficient work environment, and Escapology makes sure that if your team doesn’t know how to work together, its members will be forced to learn as they navigate a variety of interactive escape-room challenges.
Located in downtown Denver, Escapology is easily accessible for your next staff event. Can’t make it to Denver? Escapology also offers virtual options where you can take on the mind-bending puzzles from the comfort of your couch.