• Venue Spotlight: Co-Working Spaces

     
    POSTED April 10, 2019
     

    This recent trend not only benefits lone eagles, remote employees and business travelers, it’s resulting in handy new options for meeting and event locations.

Across the country, hospitality providers are tapping into the co-working space craze by using existing rooms or creating new spaces that cater to entrepreneurial professionals, people who work remotely or just need a break from the office, and even groups. Co-working spaces are interesting new venue options for smaller meetings, so we’re taking a look at two that have popped up in Colorado.

Treeline Kitchen in Leadville launched Workspace @ Treeline, a workspace by day and restaurant by night, in September 2018. Treeline is a sustainable American restaurant serving up locally sourced food, quaint Colorado décor and a variety of meeting and co-working spaces. Outdoor options include a rooftop overlooking Colorado’s two highest peaks, a spacious patio with a fire pit and views of Leadville’s National Historic Landmark District. Indoor spaces include the main dining room, upstairs meeting space and more options in the historic building next door. Treeline Kitchen provides light breakfast and lunch catering options for groups, but their full-service bar is open all day for individuals in case you need some coffee or something stronger. workspace.treelinekitchen.com

Rochester Hotel in Durango opened its co-working R Space next door in 2017 and offers several spaces for working and meeting to accommodate the needs of professionals and groups. R Space is designed to host all forms of networking, co-working, collaborating and idea sharing, and rooms that are more geared toward events and meetings are available. There are a variety of useful resources such as the Leadership Lending Library with more than 200 books and high-speed fiber internet. Members and groups also can utilize the hotel’s bar/lobby area and beautiful Secret Garden.

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.