Do you remember when these historic venues opened?
Trendsetter on Display
The new Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center made its official debut a few weeks ago with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, and the hotel and conference center welcomed its first official overnight guests and opened its dining outlets to all patrons on Wednesday, August 29.
The Westin Westminster recently completed an $8.5 million renovation of its 370-guest modern rooms and 60,000 square feet of flexible event space.
Designed by Atlanta’s Black Dog Studios, The Westin Westminster’s new décor is a “mountain modern” theme and the design highlights tones of umber, russet, amber, blue gray and teal. Colors and patterns were inspired by Colorado’s prairie grasses and the surrounding mountainous landscape.
The Presidential Touch in Simi Valley
Groups can experience the grandeur of Chaco Culture National Historical Park with an expanded schedule of guided day trips offered through Albuquerque’s Hotel Chaco. Day trips are available every Saturday, from March through November, and overnight glamping excursions coin - cide with the spring and fall equinoxes in March and September. Day trip par - ticipants enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch pre - pared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. Customized day or overnight trips are available on other dates.
Two sister properties show different sides of the island.
As summer quickly heads into fall, I’m thinking back to mountain and meeting moments that have caught my attention so far in 2018. Plus, I’ll toss some things in that crossed my desk recently as the editor of Mountain Meetings.
The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority has selected SMG, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company, to operate the RSCVA-owned Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC), state-owned Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, and Reno Events Center and National Bowling Stadium, both owned by the City of Reno. The four-year agreement began in June and also includes culinary services through SMG’s in-house food and beverage division.
Twenty additional historic hotels have been nominated and accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America program, which includes properties ranging in age from 52 to 246 years old. Two that fall within Mountain Meetings’ coverage area include the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, Washington and Alpenhof Lodge in Teton Village, Wyoming.