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Behind the Scenes: Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference

The saying that keeps running through my head after helping with the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, held Sept. 14 – 16 in Breckenridge, is the one that involves not judging someone until walking a mile in his or her shoes. That is certainly true where meeting planners are concerned.

Fall 2016 State of the Industry

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The annual conversation with our editorial advisory board, made up of industry pros from around the state, is always candid and thoughtful and provides a look at what is happening in the trenches. Discussion pingponged back and forth between protecting creative capital placed in proposals and finding employees willing to work the hours necessary. The group concluded that corporate, social, food and beverage, and technology gatherings are happening in force while the oil and gas sector is scaling back. 

Year in Review

e Kessler Collection Announces New Package

For those looking for a true VIP experience, the Kessler Collection is offering a “Capture the Canyon” package, an opportunity for guests to visit the rustic Kessler Canyon. Hidden near the banks of Brush Creek in De Beque, Colo, the Kessler Canyon is owned by the Kessler family. The package provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy a minimum of two full days of ranch experience which includes gourmet cuisine, mountain hiking and biking, spa treatments, a game room, fitness center and much more.

Meet Macy Pinkussohn

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Macy Pinkussohn was recently hired as the catering sales manager for the The Curtis Hotel in Denver.

1. What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Meet Wendy Ratkin

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Wendy Ratkin was recently hired as the director of catering and conference services for The Curtis Hotel in Denver.

1. What are you most looking forward to in your new role as director of catering and conference services?

Warwick Denver Completes Rooftop Renovation

Warwick Denver Hotel recently completed a $1 million renovation of their rooftop pool and deck area. To celebrate the re-opening, Warwick is now offering a Pool Time Package, which allows travelers and locals to enjoy the recently transformed space. The package includes pool access, free valet parking, and a $20 food and beverage credit. The package starts at $219 and is available through December. 

Over-the-Top Learning Adventures in Colorado

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Incentive trips and meetings with time built in for fun are the perfect times to integrate mountain learning adventures that are uniquely Colorado. Here are just a few from our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office

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Denver's RiNo Neighborhood Getting Boutique Hotel

Set to open doors in winter 2017, the Ramble Hotel is a design-forward, 50-room boutique hotel that will be situated in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. The hotel features an theater and bar; flexible meeting space; a small retail outlet; an outdoor courtyard; an independently owned restaurant; and a marquee lobby bar—Death & Co. Denver.

Event Snapshots: MIC Conference & Trade Show

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The 16th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show once again broke attendance records and was held on March 17 at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. An opening educational event for meeting planners and reception kicked off the event on March  16. Next year’s conference date is March 15, 2017. 

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