One trend that seems to be here to stay in the meetings and events industry is making sure venues, destinations and gatherings are respectful to the environment and the animals that also occupy our planet. Here are some examples from U.S. Mountain West properties that are part of Teneo Hospitality Group

The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana, is comprised of 37,000 acres of hills, woodlands and rivers ideal for team-building and special adventure programs. The property has teamed up with local ranchers, hoteliers, conservationists, and state and federal wildlife agencies to make sure waterways are clear and brimming with trout. 

Employees at Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, Colorado, regularly volunteer to clean the nearby Eagle River, local highways and mountain bike trails. The resort also helps employees to reduce their carbon footprint by providing bus passes, car pool coordination and housing within walking distance of the hotel.

Groups staying at Garden of the Gods Collection in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can experience the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center or the 200-acre Elk Glade Ranch, where participants can gain courage and confidence through the science of equine therapy by riding horses and driving cattle.

EXPANSION PROJECT WRAPS UP AT STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE

 

Living in a Colorado ski town like I do, locals always seem to know about other great ski communities. Word seems to travel, and residents traverse back and forth for outdoor recreation or a new job in a location that provides a similar lifestyle.

 

The 254-room Lodge at Suncadia Resort, A Destination Hotel, located on 6,400 acres in Cle Elum, turns 10 this year. The resort features more than 20,000 square feet of conference space that was recently refreshed with new paint, carpet and furnishings. Grand and junior ballrooms, multiple banquet spaces, a boardroom and breakout rooms are among the renovated spaces.