When planning a Colorado meeting or event, site selection clearly tops the list of critical decisions. The theme, the entertainment – and almost everything else – often stem from the chosen venue. So, what are facilities doing to stand apart and earn your business? They are offering a host of extras that will make your guests’ experience more pleasurable and your job easier.
What better way to attract attendees than offering them a vacation as part of the package? Several Colorado resorts and conference centers have built their businesses around hosting multi-day events that can double as a vacation, encouraging business guests to bring the whole family along. In fact, resorts such as Breckenridge Resort provides children’s camps to keep the kids busy while the adults conduct business, and Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs offers the best indoor water park in Colorado Springs to entertain the whole family in all seasons.
Colorado resorts are also always enhancing the outdoor entertainment options for which they are known. Resorts like The Broadmoor connect guests with nature from horseback riding to hikes along scenic mountain trails to rock climbing instruction and fly fishing excursions, guests are immersed in the beauty of Colorado with the help of exceptional staff.
Casino resorts are another good option to help your guests escape, with meeting space, guest rooms and fun in one location – and entertainment that goes far beyond gaming. For example, Monarch Casino Resort & Spa located in Black Hawk is home to an all-new spa and rooftop pool with jaw-dropping views. Guests can unwind in multiple bars and lounges with live entertainment or try their luck at one of many table games or slots to choose from.
Even single-day events can serve as a get-away when planned well. Options like Colorado SkySports or the Colorado Adventure Center offer a unique experience during which your guests will have no choice but to step away from everyday life.
Technology is now an essential part of almost every meeting. Many venues have invested in elaborate audiovisual systems and teams or are partnering with AV firms to provide these services.
Some high-tech venues, like the Telluride Conference Center and University Memorial Center, are designed perfectly for a memorable presentation, such as a product launch or annual meeting, projected on the big screens.
For many events, location is a driving force. Guests want high entertainment without going far. Venues like the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, in Aurora, Colorado, provide guests with incredible amenities including an indoor heated pool, full-service spa, bars and restaurants, as well as event space right by the airport!
Another current trend is providing guests with an experience of relaxation and pampering. Many hotels and resorts have added elaborate onsite spa facilities, such as the The Peaks Resort & Spa, which offers special rates for conference guests.
Elegant venues, like the brand new Clayton Members Club & Hotel, are known for surrounding guests with luxury. Nothing says relaxation like the classic combination of perfectly prepared cuisine, gorgeously decorated rooms and impeccable service.
When choosing the site for your next event, look a little deeper to find the best option to delight your guests. You may be surprised about the extras that lie beneath the surface.
Spotlight | April 15, 2021
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