Thirteen properties have been added to Kindred Resorts & Hotels’ portfolio across North America, including three in the U.S. Mountain West. The collection now includes 60 independent hotels and resorts each with their own distinct vibe and a focus on the group and meetings market.

Located in the heart of Mountain Village in Telluride, Colorado, the full-service Madeline Hotel and Residences has 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space to serve groups of 20 to 200 guests. The 14,000-squarefoot Telluride Conference Center, with performance and concert space, state-of-the-art video conferencing and more, is conveniently located next door.

Situated at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and only steps from the ski lifts of Squaw Valley, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn in North Lake Tahoe, California, has 56 guest rooms and suites with an event space that holds up to 200. Packages such as the Corporate Food & Wine Experience are among the many unique options offered to groups.

Set on 70 acres, Enchantment Resort offers views of the red rock formations that have helped make Sedona, Arizona, famous. The look and feel are equal parts luxury and Native American culture, and several meeting rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces. Groups also enjoy access to Seven Canyons golf club and a destination spa, Mii amo.

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 


Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.


Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.