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    Reasons to Host Meetings at The Broadmoor

     
    POSTED August 27, 2020
     
  • Sponsored

    Reasons to Host Meetings at The Broadmoor

     
    POSTED August 27, 2020
     
  • Sponsored

    Reasons to Host Meetings at The Broadmoor

     
    POSTED August 27, 2020
     

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home. Planning in-person gatherings a few miles from home at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has plenty of perks to entice professionals to take a break from the (home) office and get out into the great American West.

An Abundance of Large Meeting Spaces

In stark contrast with a small 9x9 home office, professionals can spread out with their choice of 90 meeting room options, both indoor and outdoor. At the Exhibit Hall, groups can meet as a whole and then break into smaller groups without crowding within its 125,000 square feet of exhibit space and breakout rooms. The Mountain Clubhouse offers both indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, all with views of the mountains. At the Overlook at Cloud Camp, 1,500 square feet of floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor at 9,200 feet.

Several Team Building Options

After months of being sequestered away, The Broadmoor offers several team building options to restore relationships between coworkers. Broadmoor Outfitters works with teams to design custom programs of all sorts. Whether it’s mountain biking together, archery, hiking or rock climbing, all activities unite a team in the great outdoors. For groups with a more competitive edge, laser tag and experiences like The Amazing Race, the Cheyenne Canyon Quest, and The Battle of the Bridges are great options, among others.

Plethora of Things to Do

Once 5 o’clock hits and meetings are over, professionals can take advantage of activities outside of team building as well. The adventurous can glide over the South Cheyenne Canyon via 10 ziplines, or go mountain biking in Red Rock Canyon, North Cheyenne Canyon, or Ute Valley Park. Those looking for new experiences can learn to fly fish or go hiking on Chamberlain trail. Other creative opportunities at The Broadmoor include customized movies under the stars, horseback riding, falconry, and golfing at the Broadmoor Golf Club.

Availability of Private Accommodations

If a day away from home isn’t enough, luxurious, all-inclusive accommodations naturally provide less contact with others, as compared to a typical hotel stay. The Wilderness Experiences are all self-contained, and provide different experiences from the main resort. Venture up 3,000 feet to Cloud Camp by Cadillac Escalade, mule, or three-hour hike, where 11 one- to two-bedroom cabins overlook Pikes Peak. 100,000 acres of Pike’s National Forest surround all-inclusive cabins at the Ranch at Emerald Valley, and cottages and brownstones at the main resort provide kitchens, washers and dryers, and more to create a temporary home-away-from-home. Finally, guests can stay at ORVIS-endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, where guests can learn to fly fish on five private miles of the Tarryall River. Located 75 minutes west of The Broadmoor, any of the seven cabins provide all-inclusive stays as well.

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Situated at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor and its Wilderness Experience properties of The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and Fly Fishing Camp encompass 5,000 acres. The resort campus has 784 rooms, suites and cottages. It includes two championship golf courses, an award-winning spa and fitness center, nationally recognized tennis staff and program, 23 retail boutiques and ten restaurants, including Colorado's only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Penrose Room, as well as ten additional cafes and lounges. Colorado Springs Airport is 15 minutes from the resort, and Denver International Airport is 70 minutes north of Colorado Springs.

As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs on top with sweatpants on the bottom became work-friendly outfits, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.

 

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.  

 

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.