Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine

Residence Inn Breckenridge Opens its Door

The Residence Inn Breckenridge is officially opened on Dec. 15. Featuring 360-degree views of the mountains, the 129-room hotel will be managed by Urgo Hotels & Resorts.

Located in the heart of downtown Breckenridge, guests are within walking distance of countless restaurants, boutiques and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The hotel offers complimentary on-site ski storage.

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hired New Director of Sales

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel recently hired Sean McNamara as director of sales. His new role will include directing the sales department, putting strategies into action and driving meetings and events business.

McNamara graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in sales and marketing. Prior to getting into the hospitality industry, McNamara wore many hats and held positions in industries like marketing, client services, media production, publishing and financial services.

Signature Drink: S’mores Martini

INGREDIENTS
—1 oz. marshmallow vodka
—1 oz. Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur
—1 oz. cream
—chocolate syrup
—graham cracker crumbs
—toasted marshmallows

DIRECTIONS
Dip the rim of a martini glass in a shallow dish of chocolate syrup and then in a dish of fine graham cracker crumbs. Combine marshmallow vodka, Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur and cream in a martini shaker with ice. Pour into glass and garnish with toasted marshmallows.

Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

Garden Oasis Fête was the theme for Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter’s annual awards gala held June 22 at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster. Congratulations to the award recipients!

Event Snapshots: NACE Wine & Glassware Seminar

Members of the National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter were in for a treat during a Riedel glassware seminar (complete with wine of course!) held at JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and featuring Doug Reed, a regional territory manager for Riedel Crystal. 

St Julien Hotel & Spa Completes Renovations

Renovations are officially complete at St Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Colo.

“Our team at St Julien Hotel & Spa is always working to provide our guests with an experience that is not only exemplary, but is also authentic to the town we call home – Boulder,” says Bob Trotter, general manager, St Julien Hotel & Spa. “Our recent property refresh is yet one more way in which we continue to deliver that experience to our guests.”

10 Colorado-Made Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Made in Colorado means something in 2016. Local is king, whether it’s food, beer or art, it shouldn’t be any different with gifts for meetings and events or as holiday thank-yous. Here are 10 hand-picked ideas for corporate, association and nonprofit buyers looking to give a present with a Colorado connection.

Out-of-the-Box Holiday Event Ideas

The plainly wrapped gift is often times picked last to open, so why settle for the norm when colorful and magical gatherings are first selected off busy holiday schedules? 

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