mountains

Mountain Action for Groups from Subtle to High-Flying

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Active groups are often happy groups. Why stay indoors in meeting rooms all day when so much more can be incorporated as demonstrated by these new ideas from Wyoming, California and Arizona?

Hyatt Centric Park City Enhances Guest Rooms

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Located slopeside in the Canyons Village area of Park City Mountain, Hyatt Centric Park City has completed a $6.3 million makeover of its 115 guest rooms and residences. The renovation includes interior finishes as well as furnishings, linens, wall coverings, lighting and new technology features in deluxe single guest rooms and one- to four-bedroom residences ranging from 680 to 2,700 square feet.

Mountain Resorts can Take Your Next Meeting or Event to New Heights

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Mount Hood, Schweitzer, Whistler, Denali—the Northwest does not want for spectacular mountain destinations. Not only do they provide a stunning setting in which to live, work and play, they also serve as a gorgeous backdrop for meetings and events. While these locales are notable winter playgrounds for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, sleigh riding and other activities, they are also outstanding options for groups in the warm summer months. Here are a few Northwest resorts that sit at the foot or at the top of some of our region’s favorite peaks. 

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Debuts Properties

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has added seven new properties to the family. A collection of independent hotels and resorts focused on the group and meetings industry, these new properties are each uniquely suited for event planning professionals.

Meet Brian Lang

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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.

Brian Lang was recently appointed area director of sales and marketing at Grand Hyatt Denver and Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

U.S. Mountain West Vineyards are Providing Rich Settings for Groups

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Being surrounded by grapevines is blissful in itself, but add a measure of mountains and the atmosphere goes nearly off-the-charts spectacular. The soils and climate of the American West have proven bountiful, resulting in a large a number of vineyards with meeting and event spaces that are surrounded by peaks or located in the foothills of Oregon, California, Idaho and Colorado.

Oregon

Mammoth Resorts to be Acquired by Affiliates of Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners from Starwood Capital Group

Mammoth Resorts will be acquired by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C., and KSL Capital Partners, LLC. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2017, and is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Mammoth Resorts is the current owner of Mammoth Mountains Ski Area, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain.

The Ranch Introduces Customer Wellness Packages for Group Travel

The Ranch has announced three new custom group experiences tthat will be vailable at the Ranch 4.0 at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

The new packages include hiking, rest, strength, conditioning, massages and yoga. There are three base programs corporate and leisure groups can choose from—Leading & Clean Eating, C-Suite Retreat and Strength in Numbers. The packages are designed to promote both health and wellness, and build strong relationships between employees and employers.

Fun Facts About Arizona

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3,928 mountain peaks & summits
more mountains than any one of the other mountain states (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming)

26 peaks that are more than
10,000 feet in elevation

Mount Lemmon
in the Santa Catalina Mountains is the southernmost ski resort in the United States

Schweitzer Mountain Resort to Open Lodge at The Summit

Schweitzer Mountain Resort will open a Sky House summit lodge on Dec. 16. The two-story lodge will offer a range of amenities, including a restaurant and full-service bar.

Located on the summit of Schweitzer Mountain, the Sky House will be open year-round and offers panoramic views of the Selkirk Mountains, Lake Pend Oreille and the resort. The 9,000-square-foot lodge was designed by architect Tim Boden and engineered by Dave Thompson.

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