Colorado

5 Colorado Properties Prove Bigger Isn't Always Better

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In Colorado's diverse landscape, travelers find themselves with a plethora of intimate, rustic, agrarian, mountain and lakeside inns. However, many small properties are not able to afford groups the space and privacy needed to host retreats, meetings and largerscale events. We have come up with five incredible options that are truly outside the corporate cubicle.

Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park

MIC Educational Conference & Trade Show Excelled in 15th Year

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The MIC Educational Conference and Trade Show not only elevated attendance numbers, it showed how shaking up tradition can skyrocket energy and enthusiasm for all involved.

Epicurean Catering Shares What it Takes to Feed the Masses

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The Fis Alpine World Ski Championships has been to the United States three times in the last 26 years (1989, 1999 and 2015), and Epicurean Sports (a division of Epicurean Group) and our CEO, Larry Dipasquale, have been on-site to provide food and beverage services to thousands at the race finish line. 

Meet Bruce and Donna Horii, Two Industry Veterans

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Even after 30 years working in meetings and events, Bruce and Donna Horii find plenty of motivation in what they do.

“We both have a passion for the mountain lifestyle, Colorado as a state and Breckenridge as a home base; I think that kind of shows through to our guests and clients,” says Bruce, director of sales and marketing at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center in Breckenridge for the past 15 years.

Thrill-Seeking Groups Can Get Their Adrenaline Fix With Team-building Activities

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Colorado is definitely known for its high-octane winter pursuits, but summer and fall gatherings with plenty of adrenalin junkies won’t be disappointed with options such as these.

Craft Brewery Scene Continues to Flourish as a Fun Option for Groups

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Avery Brewing Company has moved into a newly expanded, $27 million facility in Boulder. Founded in 1993 by father-and-son duo Adam and Larry Avery, Avery Brewing offers free tours and tastings daily and has a menu of smoked meats, sandwiches, salads, southern dishes, and even fried rabbit and waffles.  

Estes Park’s first microbrewery, St. Vrain Brewing Company, opened in early 2015 and features a 15-barrel system, indoor tasting room and outside patio.

Signature Drink - Mexican Old Fashioned

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INGREDIENTS
—2 oz. mezcal
—3 house-made cherry halves*
—1 tsp. raw sugar
—3 dashes bitters
—.5 orange slice

DIRECTIONS
1. Muddle fruit, sugar and bitters in an old fashioned tumbler (short cocktail glass).
2. Add mezcal and ice, stir several times, garnish with orange slice and serve.

Art Hotel Inspires Creativity in Denver

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JUST THE FACTS
OPENED: June 2015

GUEST ROOMS: 133 Kings + 12 Doubles + 20 Suites = 165

MEETING SPACE: 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a ballroom, three meeting rooms, terrace and more. Can host groups of up to 170.

GENERAL MANAGER: David Bodette

EXECUTIVE CHEF: Chris Jakubiec

ART CURATOR: Dianne Vanderlip

MANAGEMENT GROUP: Commonwealth Hotels Collection, LLC

Colorado Concierges Spill Top Secrets on Best of Colorado

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The best in brews, food, parks, summer activities and more, as told by Colorado's most knowledgeable insiders. 

Tips to Fashion a Gilded Gathering

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As the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. But in the event planning industry, this precious metal is making a comeback and—24 karat or not—its effects are positively brilliant. If you’re in the midst of planning your next corporate meeting or event, read on for savvy tips on how to fashion the ultimate gilded gathering.

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