Three Alternatives for Meaningful Mountains Meetings in the West

Being a Colorado native, an affinity for mountains has always been in my blood, even during the years I spent living in the Midwest. It’s probably the same for someone who grew up near the beach, on a farm or in a climate where winter never makes an appearance. I never get tired of traveling to mountainous places, and here are some recent observations that might be helpful for those planning gatherings surrounded by peaks.

The Westin Riverfront honored at Top Wellness Center by Green Spa Network

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley has recently announced that Spa Anjali has been honored by the Green Spa Network as a Top Wellness Center in the 2017 GSN Sustainability Awards. In addition to this announcement, the spa has earned many industry awards, including being named one of the “Top 25 U.S. Spas” by Conde Nast Traveler.

Reno Tahoe Partnership with PHG Consulting Grows International Tourism

Reno Tahoe, a four-season resort destination, is seeking to expand its appeal as an international travel destination.

“Reno Tahoe has seen an upswing in visitation in recent years, and we want to build on that momentum,” said Phil DeLone, RSCVA president and CEO.

A recent partnership between RSCVA and PHG has enabled Reno Tahoe to better market itself to international audiences. 

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Receives Five Star Rating

The Forbes Travel Guide announced the celebration of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain for its fourth consecutive Forbes Five Star award this year. The rating is determined annually by anonymous inspection of 900 stringent criteria that measures all hotel services and facilities. In 2018, there are 199 Forbes Five-Star hotels and resorts worldwide, with The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain among only two Forbes Five Star properties in all of Arizona.

Nashville Kicks Off New Glass Recycling Initiative

Metro Public Works recently announced the start of a new glass recycling initiative to being in Lower Broadway in Nashville, TN.

Mayor Megan Barry said it was the city’s first glass bottle recycling initiative. “Lower Broadway has become an international tourist destination, and long-neck bottles are now synonymous with the honky-tonk experience,” Barry said. “For too long, we’ve had to throw away glass that could have been recycled and repurposed. This program is like no other, and we are excited to lead the charge toward a more sustainable city.”

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to Open New Wellness Spa This Spring

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced REVIV IV Wellness Spa’s third, and newest location will open Spring, 2018.

Founded in 2011 by a group of emergency room physicians, REVIV has become a wellness provider of IV Therapy Treatments, Vitamin and Nutrient Booster Shots.

This wellness spa will offer guests of The Cosmopolitan the opportunity to receive IV wellness therapy to treat common ailments including dehydration, inflammation, and vitamin deficiencies.

Sun Valley Resort debuts all-new Village Station and remodeled Sun Valley Inn

Phase one of the Sun Valley Inn renovation project has been recently completed. The hotel is excited for guests to experience 25 revamped rooms, complete with new carpeting, linens, mattresses, bathrooms, energy-efficient windows, 55-inch screen televisions, and enhanced wireless internet. The rest of the hotels 80 rooms are slated to be finished Fall of 2018, with completion planned for next December.


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