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3 Colorado Hotel Openings and a Wyoming Mountain Retreat

July 19, 2022
The Slate Denver

Colorado

The Slate Denver
The Slate Denver Hotel Bar

In late May, The Slate Denver, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, opened its doors at the former site of the historic Emily Griffith Opportunity School. The four-story hotel features 251 guest rooms down the building’s literal old school hallways.

The Slate Denver offers 4,420 square feet of total event space, with the largest room setup measuring 2,000 square feet, as well as six meeting rooms, and is located across the street from the Colorado Convention Center.

Cherry Creek North’s former JW Marriott was reimagined and reopened this spring as Hotel Clio, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Denver Cherry Creek after a multimillion-dollar renovation.

The 193-room hotel features 10,000 square feet of event space, including two modern ballrooms, indoor and and outdoor spaces, 10 event rooms and a rooftop deck overlooking the Rocky Mountains. 

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The new Springhill Suites Colorado Springs Downtown had its grand opening May 26 in partnership with Element Colorado Springs Downtown. The first, a 136-room, all-suite property, features panoramic views of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and the Rocky Mountains, while Element brings another 125 guest rooms.

The two hotels, in collaboration, feature 3,615 square feet of technology-forward meeting space, the largest hosting up to 799 guests.

Colorado Convention Center Terrace Expansion
Colorado Convention Center Terrace Expansion

The Colorado Convention Center is undergoing an expansion anticipated to be completed in late 2023, ensuring operation throughout construction. The project includes a new 80,000-square-foot, column-free multipurpose room and outdoor rooftop terrace with views of the city and skyline.

After its completion, the project will be the largest ballroom in Colorado, and the building itself one of the largest in Denver. The ground floor will receive lobby renovations and an integration into the existing building, with access to an additional 150,000 square feet of meeting space, 600,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 5,000-seat Bellco Theatre.

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The rooftop expansion will connect the new ballroom and prefunction spaces to landscaped outdoor areas with a view of the Rocky Mountains, and technology improvements and networking spaces increase hybrid meeting opportunities.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming 

Snow King Hotel
Snow King Hotel

Located at the base of Snow King Mountain, Snow King Resort is finalizing a $3.5 million, indoor-outdoor renovation. As of April, the hotel now offers 8,000 square feet of meeting space, prefunction space and public areas.

Updates include a refreshed color palette highlighting the mountains, new lighting and weathered wood, stone and metal accents. Snow King also features more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space between The Grand View Lodge and the resort, meeting and breakout rooms, the Great Lawn and the Grand Teton Ballroom, as well as a catering staff and fully stocked business center.

The Cloudveil, a new Autograph Collection hotel and the only hotel located in Jackson Hole’s historic town square, opened its doors in late May. The hotel’s 100 guest rooms include 11 suites, and the 7,500  square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting space includes a rooftop terrace with a retractable covering over half of the 5,000-square-foot space.

The property also offers an indoor meeting room that splits evenly in two with floor-to-ceiling windows, two fireplaces and built-in TVs.

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Taylor Smith | Content Developer, Destinations and Features

Taylor Smith joined Stamats in May 2022 as a content developer, destinations and features for Meetings Today. Smith has experience covering everything from travel to breaking news and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in news and magazine journalism. Previously, she’s written for St. Louis Magazine and worked as an editorial assistant and apprentice for Aubree Nichols, who has been published in premier publications such as The New York TimesELLE and The Los Angeles Times.