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Denver Is One Of The World's Best Meeting Destinations

 

Welcome to Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods and urban adventure combine for the world's best meeting destination. A vibrant outdoor city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views help produce truly epic events.

And Denver is rapidly growing to meet your needs. Try these enhancements on for size: a convention center expansion project, rail service from the airport to downtown, more international flights, hot new restaurants and hundreds of additional hotel rooms. For more click here.

ROOM WITH A VIEW. Denver voters have approved a major expansion of the Colorado Convention Center. The rooftop upgrades include 80,000 square feet of new flexible meeting space and a 50,000 square foot outdoor terrace that will have spectacular, unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains and city skyline. Best-in-class technology upgrades will bolster Wi-Fi, networking and streaming video capabilities. Click here for more info.

AIRPORT RAIL LINE OPENS! Beginning April 22, a new commuter rail line will whisk attendees from Denver International Airport to Denver Union Station for just $9. The RTD A Line is an affordable and convenient way to drop attendees right into the heart of downtown in no time flat. Click here for more info.

WALK THIS WAY. You don’t need a car in Denver with so much to see and do within a ten-minute-walk of downtown. The 16th Street Mall is a mile-long pedestrian promenade lined with shops and outdoor cafés, while historic Larimer Square is home to high-end boutiques and award-winning restaurants. Walk to LoDo (Lower Downtown) to buy an authentic snap-button western shirt from famous Rockmount Ranch Wear, catch a Rockies game at Coors field or try a local craft beer at Wynkoop Brewing Co. Don’t miss the recently renovated Union Station, a train station that doubles as a shopping, dining and entertainment hub, or Civic Center EATS, a biweekly roundup of the city’s best food trucks. Click for more info.

EXPERIENCE THE ARTS. The city’s best cultural institutions are all within a short walk of the Colorado Convention Center! Just a few blocks from the center is the Denver Performing Arts Complex, which offers opera, Tony Award-winning theater, Broadway musicals, symphonies, ballet and more. In the Golden Triangle Museum District, the renowned Denver Art Museum boasts displays of everything from American Indian and Western masterpieces to modern works and blockbuster exhibitions. The nearby Clyfford Still Museum and the History Colorado Center are two more can’t-miss cultural stops. Click here for more info.

BORROW A BIKE. Explore The Mile High City using B-cycle, Denver’s pioneering bike-share program. With more than 700 bicycles available at nearly 90 stations throughout the city (including dozens of downtown stations), B-cycle is a quick, convenient and healthy way to get around town. Stations are conveniently located near the convention center, major attractions, hotels and neighborhoods. Swipe a credit card for a $9 daily access pass and hop on board. Click here for more info.

MILE HIGH MUSIC. Everyone knows Rock Rocks Amphitheatre, which Rolling Stone recently named the best outdoor music venue in the U.S, but that’s just the beginning of Denver’s live music scene. Hot new music venues include Nocturne, a spot that evokes classic underground jazz clubs, and Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, a “gastrobrothel” hosting an eclectic roster of bands. Denver-bred musicians include The Lumineers, The Fray, OneRepublic, DeVotchKa, and up-and-coming stars Nathanial Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Click here for more info.

MILE HIGH MARKETPLACES. Artisan markets are booming in Denver! The Source, located in the burgeoning RiNo (River North) art district, is a renovated 1800s iron-works foundry and currently home to a food market, microbrewery, bakery and more. Also in RiNo is the Central Market, opening in spring 2016 and featuring restaurants and a modern-day soda fountain, as well as a cheese shop and fish market. The Stanley Marketplace, also opening in 2016, is built from a 1950s aviation production facility and offering a beer hall, delicatessen, bake shop and juice bar, among others. Click here for more info.

THE FORECAST IS ALMOST ALWAYS PATIO. Denver is famous for its rooftop patios. The LoHi (Lower Highlands) neighborhood is especially bursting with innovative restaurants offering incredible views. The newest addition, Avanti Food & Beverage, is a collective eatery home to seven unique restaurant concepts. Inspired by European food markets, Avanti offers everything from Venezuelan arepas to Japanese fusion, all against a breathtaking skyline backdrop. Other local favorites include Linger, housed in a former mortuary; Root Down, located in a restored car garage; and Little Man Ice Cream, a 28-foot-tall cream can serving imaginative ice cream creations. Click here for more info.

WHAT ARE YOUR PEERS SAYING? Nothing is better than old-fashioned word of mouth. When it comes to Denver, top planners from across the country agree: The Mile High City is a first class meeting destination. “Every first experience counts; the airy and expansive Denver Airport, the wow feeling when they first step inside a beautiful hotel lobby, the mountain scenes framed in their guest room windows, the natural beauty beckoning for them to walk, hike, bike, golf or ski the world outside. These are the emotional hooks that make my job easier, that catapult a good meeting into an unforgettable experience.” Check out the video here.

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