Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rocky Mountain Higher

Last week I had the opportunity to return to one of my favorite cities to hold events - Denver, Colorado. This is my third trip there in the past year and I'll be headed back in May 2010 for a non-profit client's annual conference that has grown from 175 to 250 in the last three years.

Some of the latest happenings:

Freaky weather: 50 degrees the last week of July while Seattle was blistering. Have no fear, though, it's back to normal: 80 degrees with a chance of snow.

2009 deals: hotels are booking 2010 like crazy but this year still has plenty of availability.

$100 million goes a long way: the downtown Sheraton (previously Adam's Mark) has undergone some incredible changes and many are still to come, including a 6,000 sq. ft. fitness center.

Closures: Sadly, I learned that our dine-around won't include Alto, a wonderful Larimer Square restaurant that recently shuttered its doors.

It was great to experience old favorites, like the free 16th Street Shuttle and Enstrom's Almond Toffee, and take up a friend on some recommendations (8 Rivers on Blake Street and a Max Evans at the Celtic, where all the decor - from the stained glass to the street signs - comes from Ireland).

I'll be back before the event next year so stay tuned for more Denver developments!

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