• The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa Hosts 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade

     
    POSTED December 6, 2019
     
  • The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa Hosts 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade

     
    POSTED December 6, 2019
     

To welcome the holiday season, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver hosted its 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade on Nov. 24. The champagne cascade is a two-story pyramid made up of 6,000 glasses. Using a napoleonic saber, a master swordsman severs open bottles of Moet and Chandon to pour into the uppermost glass of the pyramid to create a cascading waterfall of Champagne that is then distributed into the rest of the glasses below. The cost of attendance varied from $25 for adult general admission and $20 for children. For a VIP viewing experience, individuals could purchase tickets for $175.

A champagne dinner was held the evening before for a total of 32 guests, no doubt to symbolize the 32nd year of the elegant event. Guests were served a four-course meal from a five-star menu prepared by Executive Chef, Rodney Herwerth. Meals were of course paired with champagne, Dom Perignon, Moet and white glove service. For an all-inclusive experience, tickets were sold at $275 each.

Along with the awe-inspiring champagne cascade and dinner a handful of other seasonal festivities were made available, including a guest appearance by Santa Clause himself, accompanied by the “Grand Dame” of Denver, a dazzling display of Christmas trees and twinkling lights that sets the scene for a wintery wonderland.

A portion of the proceeds from this event were donated to the non-profit, Make-A-Wish Colorado, an organization dedicated to granting children who suffer from critical illness life-changing wishes. The organization has granted more than 5,000 wishes to children across Colorado, and this year The Brown Palace Hotel graciously donated $10,000 to the cause.

“The Cascade is a Denver mainstay and one of The Brown’s most time-honored traditions. There truly is no better way to begin the holiday season then with a glass of Champagne, Santa and the most dazzling holiday decor in the area. This is the first year The Brown has hosted a dinner the night prior to the Cascade though we're sure this will become a tradition of elegance to go hand-in-hand with the Champagne Cascade itself,” says Tim Wolfe, general manager of the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa.

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.