Denver

Destination Colorado Recognized Industry Leaders with Peak Performer of the Year Awards

The 2016 Peak Performer of the Year award winners have finally been announced. The honors were given at Destination Colorado’s Annual Meeting in the beginning of December at EXDO Event Center in Denver.

The awards recognize members for their outstanding leadership and commitment to promoting the meetings and events industry in Colorado.

The Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown To Undergo Renovations

In early 2017, the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown will begin remodeling; it is expected to finish in early April. The multimillion-dollar revamp will include updates to the lobby and meeting spaces. The design will have a modern vintage feel while staying true to the rich history of the building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hotel Indigo Denver Set to Open Early 2017

Hotel Indigo Denver is set to open in Denver’s Union Station neighborhood in mid-January of 2017. It will be located at 1801 Wewatta Street and will have 180 guest rooms and 1,188 square feet of meeting and event space.

Meet, Ski & Enjoy What is New From the Slopes

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On the Rockies is the new bar, food and entertainment hub in Center Village at Copper Mountain, specializing in craft whiskeys and beers. Also new to the scene is Eagle BBQ serving up savory barbecue in a Colorado-themed atmosphere and on a snow-side patio.

After an extensive remodel, Gwyn’s High Alpine Restaurant, located on mountain at Snowmass, has expanded its capacity from 350 to 800 and added a bar complete with a large wood-burning fireplace and big-screen TVs. 

Get to Know: Glenwood Springs

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Population: 9,614

Location: At the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers, between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Springs is 160 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction on Interstate 70. 

Hotel Teatro Awarded “Top Hotel”

The readers of Travel + Leisure named Hotel Teatro in Denver Best Hotel in their World’s Best Awards and Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. They were also named the “Top Hotel in Denver” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Conde Nast Traveler also named Hotel Teatro as number one of the “25 Top Hotels in the West.”

Que Bueno Suerte! Opens in Denver

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.

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.

Event Snapshots: NACE Wine & Glassware Seminar

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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. 

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