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    The I See What You Mean Blue Bear peers into the Colorado Convention Center with The Hyatt Regency Denver at ColoradoConvention Center in the background The 40 foot bear s curiosity is a reminder that when people meet exciting things can happen

    Hall s program was a partner retreat that combined busiAccording to the Colorado Tourism Office Aworld of scenicness with socializing for 171 guests It s a beautiful resortwonders awaits in a land called Colorado That s certainly trueshe says She appreciates The Broadmoor s efforts to preserveThese scenic wonders include more than 50 mountain peaksits heritage So many places modernize so much The onethat top 14 000 feet along with hundreds of lakes and riversthing The Broadmoor has done is maintain the original feelso when it comes to providing a spectacular backdrop formeet

    The Broadmoor has begun an enhancement project forings Colorado is a natural choiceSouthlake one of the original five buildings that date back to

    Colorado Springs the resort s opening in 1918 The changes which are expectedto be completed in early spring include the addition of balJan Lane director of purchasing and firm event coordinaconies a new foyer lighting carpeting and furnishings Thetor for the law firm Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP found herenhancements will give the building a fresh new look whilespectacular views at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs Thispreserving its historic ambienceelegant historic resort has earned the distinction of being

    Hall described some of her group s activities Friday afterthe longest running consecutive winner of both the AAA FiveDiamond and the Forbes Mobil Travel Guide Five Star awards noon we had an all partner meeting and then Friday evening

    we had cocktails out on the terrace by the lake and then weThe Broadmoor offers 700 rooms and suites plus 44 cottagehad a nice plated dinner in the most formal ballroom there isbedrooms and 185 000 sf of meeting space For groups thatthere It gave our event a lot of class a lot of history with theneed a larger room block or a wider variety of accommodaage of the resort One of the most wonderful parts of the wholetions the hotel offers The Broadmoor Connection a uniqueprogram is that they closed off the Golf Club dining room andpartnership with other hotels in the area including Cheyenne

    Mountain Resort Hilton DoubleTree World Arena and the gave it to us as a hospitality suite so that was really perfectEverybodyjust kind ofcongregated there and stayed up too lateCrowne Plaza Colorado Springs Hotel

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  • Historic Hotel DebutsShe also organized an afternoon ofThe Mining Exchange a Wyndhamrecreation for her group She planned

    Grand Hotel in downtown Coloradoa golf tournament and she workedSprings debuts this month The 117with destination management comroom boutique hotel is housed in threepany Rocky Mountain Connections tohistoric buildings faithfully restored toschedule a choice of other activities Imaintain original architectural embelhad an excursion to Pikes Peak I had anlishments as well as the charm and traexcursion to Garden of the Gods There

    dition of the property s glory days morewas hiking They went to the Air Forcethan a century ago as a stock and comAcademy The destination company tookmodities trading center Modern luxuall of these different small groups tories in the guest rooms include granitewhatever they wanted to dodesks oversized showers 42 inch flatHall was pleased with her group sscreen HDTVs high speed Internet acfirst experience at The Broadmoor Itcess and more The 10 000 sf of meetwas very very nice I had no complaintsing space boasts the only downtownwhatsoever and nobody else did Thefunction space with hardwood floorsbest testimonial of all may be the factexposed brick walls and windows Onthat the group immediately contractedthe second floor is an indoor outdoorto go back again in 2013

    LOCATION ISterrace event space In addition to onLate last year the hotel launchedeverythingproperty dining and imbibing at SpringsThe Broadmoor Meetings Blog at www

    Orleans and the Lobby Bar there are athebroadmoormeetingsblog com The blogThat s why Hyatt Regencymultitude of eateries shops and enteris designed to help meeting professionDenver is the hotel of choicetainment venues within walking disals leverage the property s capabilitiesIt s idealtance The Mining Exchange is currentlyto the fullest and make their meetingsAdjacent to Coloradoaccepting group reservations for June 1more productiveConvention Center2012 and beyondThe 316 room Cheyenne MountainOne short block fromThe Colorado Springs ConventionResort in Colorado Springs completed16th Street MallVisitors Bureau recentlya 20 million resort wide renovation

    SpeedRFP a universal online RFP system One short block to thelast year in honor of its 25th anniverDenver Theater Districtthat makes it easy for meeting plannerssary In addition to renovations to the

    to submit requests for proposals RFPsguest rooms and common areas more In the heart of the Mile Highdirectly to full service properties in thethan 40 000 sf of meeting space was City surrounded by diningColorado Springs area The RFPs are then shopping attractions andrevamped The resort is certified by the

    entertainmentstored on the system so planners can acInternational Association of Conferencecess and modify them for future useCenters IAAC and offers 38 meeting

    Add to that 1 100 accommodationsFrontier Airlines has announced thatrooms including a tiered amphitheater with 60 000 square feet of space

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    Visit the Meeting and Events pageofdenverregency hyatt com or callus at 303 486 4400 Hyatt You reMore Than Welcome

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  • Mit will begin offering nonstop service from Colorado Springs Kreps group used the Colorado Convention Center for anAirport COS to four key U S cities Beginning in May the expo and some breakout sessions It worked out well sheairline will offer flights to and from Los Angeles International notes It was the first time for our colleagues to have to goAirport LAX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to another space for meetings but we didn t get any negativePHX Portland International Airport PDX and Seattle comments on our survey

    The Colorado Convention Center offers 2 2 million sf ofTacoma International Airport SEAmeeting and exhibit space The center is easy to find thanks to

    Denver the playful 40 foot sculpture of a blue bear that is peeking intoAs the largest city in Colorado Denver is a prime meeting the building s lobby Titled I See What You Mean as a nod to

    destination with a wide range of amenities The city offers easy the exchange of ideas that occurs at meetings the sculptureair access through Denver International Airport DIA which was designed by Denver Artist Lawrence Argentis located just 23 miles northeast of downtown Denver and is Kreps adds that two other Denver properties have imserved by 30 airlines pressed her with outstanding service the Four Seasons Hotel

    Dee Burner president of the event planning firm Burner Denver and The Ritz Carlton Denver They have gorgeousand Associates Inc says that Denver s location its people and sleeping rooms and banquet facilities that incorporate a

    Colorado look and atmosphere she says As usual from thethe beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains are what makebusiness center attendant to the banquet captains these hothe city an ideal meeting destination Denver is also a yeartels exceeded our expectationsround destination Some of the top ski resorts in the world are

    Burner also has used the Hyatt Colorado Conventionwithin an hour s drive and it has the best mountain bikingCenter combination for a 450 attendee franchise owners conriver rafting and hiking in the summer

    She also notes that downtown Denver has more than 150 vention for the Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurant chain She

    rates the Hyatt among the top five convention business horestaurants offering virtually any cuisine imaginable as welltels she s ever had the pleasure to work with She says Theas nightlife and one of the most prestigious performing artsColorado Convention Center recently expanded is beautifulcenters in the U S The Denver Center for the Performing Artshigh tech and has some of the best staff in the world whichBurner says It s one of the most accessible cities from

    anywhere conveniently located in the middle ofI ve worked with severalthe country a modern city with aWestern flair and

    it has the nicest and most friendly people around hotels in Denver and they reall very accommodatingHigh on the Hyattand easygoing Even withAmy Kreps senior corporate events manager

    for the information services company IHS Inc in changes to your contracts orEnglewood CO plans a sales conference in Denver yourprogram they ve beeneach year that attracts 1 200 attendees f