Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood is getting a new restaurant—Que Bueno Suerte! Restauranteur, Mission Yogurt, Inc. opened the place on Dec. 11, led by Chef Dana Rodriguez as a consulting chef alongside executive chef Vicente Sosa.
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.
Boston Park Plaza has appointed Andrew Beer as their new executive chef. He will manage the hotel’s entire culinary program, including development for custom events and running the on-site restaurant, Off The Common.
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.
The Hotel Jerome and the Aspen Times Building in Colorado are in the process of expansion.
Designed by Rowland+Broughton, the renovation will expand the capacity of the hotel (which was built in 1889 and is a National Register Historic Place) by adding eight rooms and an addition next to the Aspen Times Building. The maximum unit size is 1,864 square feet per floor.
—1 oz. marshmallow vodka
—1 oz. Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur
—1 oz. cream
—graham cracker crumbs
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.
Reflections on 30 years in the DMC business and how Colorado’s meeting and event finesse has transformed.
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Kevin Delonay was recently hired as the director of food and beverage at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain in Avon, Colo.
Vail Valley Partnership President and CEO discusses work/life balance and the meetings and events outlook for his thriving area.
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!