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24 Denver-area teens honored at 2012 Jack and Jill Beautillion

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 20, 2012 - 1:30pm
Posted in Special Events

On Sunday, Dec. 16, the annual black-tie Jack and Jill Beautillion was held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Coordinated by the Denver chapter of Jack and Jill of America, the evening celebrated the "Power, Promise and Potential" of today's African-American teens, with 24 outstanding high school seniors honored during the event. 

The Beautillion was established in 1983 as a way to honor college-bound African-American males who are seniors at Denver-area high schools. Those chosen have excelled in academics, community service, athletics and various other extracurricular activities.

Read more about the event in this great write-up by Joanne Davidson at the Denver Post. 

Father Woody's Christmas Party at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 17, 2012 - 6:55pm
Posted in Denver Events

We're honored to host Father Woody's Christmas Party, which was held yesterday. The annual holiday tradition welcomed nearly 4,500 homeless and low-income families and individuals, and provided them with a free lunch, pictures with Santa, and presents. A great deal of gratitude goes out to our staff and the numerous volunteers who helped put this together - from cooking and serving food to collecting and organizing donated presents. 

Can You Hear Me Now? Major Technology Upgrade Means Better Cell Coverage at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 14, 2012 - 6:43pm
Posted in Technology|Hotel News

As the largest hotel in Colorado, we know how important it is for meeting planners, guests and our associates to remain connected at all times. That's why we have joined forces with Sprint to complete a major upgrade of our technology infrastructure, allowing guests to connect to their cellular network from anywhere within the hotel - from guestrooms, meeting spaces or the numerous bars and restaurants.

The New Normal for the Office Holiday Party?

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 12, 2012 - 7:11pm
Posted in Meetings & Events

We've noticed a few interesting articles over the past few weeks on the holiday party tradition, mainly how giant, over-the-top parties that were once a fixture on year-end calendars have changed dramatically due to a still shaky economy and tighter spending restrictions. Nowadays, while companies are not canceling events like they were a few years ago during the height of the recession (that's good news!), most have scaled back on glamorous events and instead are opting to host something realistic in size and scope - like a potluck lunch, after-hours party at the office, or spending a few hours volunteering at a local charity or hospital. 

What is your company doing to celebrate the holidays?

Things to do in Denver During the Holidays

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 10, 2012 - 7:18pm
Posted in Denver Events

Looking for something to do in Denver over the holidays? Check out this great list of holiday events in town, from Santa at the Colorado Railroad Museum, the Colorado Ballet's rendition of the Nutcracker and White Christmas at Buell Theater to Trails of Light at the Botanic Gardens, Living Lights at the Butterfly Pavilion and Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo. 

The Largest Club Level Executive Lounge in Denver

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 07, 2012 - 3:15pm
Posted in Business Travel|In the News

What's one of the best kept secrets among business travelers? Club level executive lounges. Our friends at Hotel Interactive wrote a great overview outlining the benefits of executive club floors, which offer everything from check-in and check-out services to food service. Specially trained concierges are also available to provide assistance with whatever needs guests might have. The article goes on to note: "At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, whose 5,000 square-foot club lounge is the largest in the city, hotel manager Chuck Schuringa said his club manager one time carried food from the hotel club lounge down two floors for a female guest who has to walk with crutches. 'Now she stays with us every time she comes to town,' Schuringa said."

Kudos to the Catering Team at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 05, 2012 - 11:59am
Posted in Meetings & Events|Testimonials

Kudos to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel's catering manager, Ashley Woodworth, and her team. They recently received glowing accolades from Stephanie Hector, event planner at Desire2Learn, who hosted a conference for 180 people at our property the other week. An excerpt from her note follows below. 

The 10 Most Annoying People You Meet in Hotels

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 03, 2012 - 1:37pm
Posted in Travel Trends

Ha! We love this slideshow from Smarter Travel on "annoying" people in hotels, from kids who push EVERY button in elevators and parents who let their kids run amok to public fighters to noisy neighbors. Tell us what's missing from the list - like people who "save" multiple lounge chairs by the pool but never use them (one of our favorites).