• Historic Hotels of America Adds Two U.S. Mountain West Properties

     
    FROM THE Fall/Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Historic Hotels of America Adds Two U.S. Mountain West Properties

     
    FROM THE Fall/Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

Twenty additional historic hotels have been nominated and accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America program, which includes properties ranging in age from 52 to 246 years old. Two that fall within Mountain Meetings’ coverage area include the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, Washington and Alpenhof Lodge in Teton Village, Wyoming. In 1924 when the Seattle hotel opened, The Seattle Times held a contest offering $50 for the best name, resulting in 3,906 entries submitted and 11 entries combined into one name: The Olympic. Alpenhof Lodge was the first lodge built in Teton Village and has preserved its Bavarian heritage style. Historic Hotels of America has more than 300 historic hotels in 46 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

The latest addition is the availability of Spanish-speaking guides. 

Based in Boulder City, Nevada, Evolution Expeditions has been running kayak tours since 2006. Today, the outfitter offers fully customizable tours that can include hiking for groups of up to 60 guests, whether it’s a half-day break from meetings or a full day expedition. 

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.