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.

Where groups can wrap up a day of winter fun in Steamboat Springs, Taos, Alta and Snowbird.

 

Two Roads Hospitality has assumed management of L’Auberge de Sedona and Orchards Inn, which are now part of the Denver-based company’s Destination Hotels collection, which features more than 40 properties. L’Auberge de Sedona features 4,480 square feet of event space in addition to several outdoor venues, 62 luxury cottages, 21 traditional lodgestyle guest rooms and the five-bedroom Creekhouse. Many of the guest rooms feature new furniture and design elements.

 

Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona has a new lineup of health-focused team-building and breakout sessions for groups of 10-120 that spotlight relaxation, meditation and clean eating. Examples of these options include experiencing the world-famous Sedona spirituality with guided meditation breaks in meeting rooms along with chair massages and yoga classes. Groups also can get creative with meeting room setups so they feature lounge furniture, yoga balls and mats, and cocktail tables to provide more room for activities.