Four distinct seasons impress guests, accommodate budgets and tap into a laid-back lifestyle.
Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort.
The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.
When planning a gathering, make sure to check a destination’s calendar of events for festivals, concerts and noteworthy exhibitions. Leslie Heins and Lisa Cook, owners and event architects of Denver-based Affair with Flair, demonstrated how this can be done with a social occasion, which easily could have been a corporate event in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s recent blockbuster “Dior: From Paris to the World” that wrapped up in March 2019.
The commoditization of the live events industry causes concern and prompts discussion.
Located in one of Colorado’s neighboring states, these mountain meeting destinations are rich in options and appeal.
Denver-based Dazbog Coffee has delivered a taste of Russia and Colorado through its eye-catching packaging, branding, small-batch roasting and blending of hand-selected coffee from around the globe. Leonid and Anatoly Yuffa immigrated to The Mile High City from St. Petersburg, Russia with their family in 1979 and later combined their skill sets and business savvy to launch Dazbog Coffee in 1996. Today, the company has more than 30 coffee shops across Colorado and Wyoming and a product line with names like KGBlend and White Nights Espresso.
A cocktail in honor of the hotel’s rooftop opening for its first season. Cheers!
—2 oz. Plantation 3 Stars Rum
—.5 oz. Lifesaver syrup*
—.75 oz. lime juice
—2 oz. club soda
Combine all ingredients, except soda, in a small shaker tin and add ice. Shake 20 times. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, top with soda and garnish with a lime wheel.
—2 cups water
—36 peppermint Lifesavers
The inaugural hot springs connection, a conference designed to build relationships, share ideas and promote thermal mineral water attractions in the U.S., was held in Glenwood Springs last November. The meeting resulted in steps to form a national geothermal trade association and develop a website representing hot springs resorts. The 2019 conference will be Nov. 4-8 in Palm Springs and Desert Springs, California.
The completion of Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) ambitious North Building project coincides with the building’s 50th anniversary in 2021. Designed by world-renowned Italian architect Gio Ponti and Denver-based James Sudler Associates, the North Building opened to the public in 1971. When renovations are complete, it will house the majority of DAM’s permanent collection galleries.
Franny Starkey reflects on her transition from the White House to Imprint Group COO.