The 58-room, eco-conscious Hotel Jackson, opened in June and situated in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole, combines rustic elegance with a contemporary Western design. The walls are crafted from reclaimed barn wood and the décor includes leather, hides, thick wools and pillows and curtains printed with feathers, antlers and bison. The Darwiches, a local family of Lebanese-American entrepreneurs and owners of the property, have integrated their Middle Eastern heritage into the menu at the on-site FIGS restaurant, which pairs Mediterranean and Wyoming flavors. On-site meeting spaces include the Deloney Boardroom and HJ Library.

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort. colorado.com

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

 

Sponsored by Fairmont Austin

Travelling for work is inevitable these days, especially in the meetings and events industry. Why not expand upon these professional commitments and turn a corporate getaway into a leisure vacation? With Fairmont Austin’s downtown location, there is plenty to do both on and offsite to treat yourself to a little bleisure weekend.

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Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.