What have we been doing all summer, besides not blogging enough? Working our hands to the bone! Sorry we haven’t had much to say of late, readers; we promise we’ll be better moving forward. Until then, here’s a quick recap of what we’ve been up to:
The opening of Renaissance Denver Downtown at the Colorado National Bank, and range
On May 15, Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center opened in the historic Colorado National Bank building. We enjoyed hosting hundreds of media, influencers and city leaders at several events in May and June, which included a preview and tasting at range; a celebratory first keg-tapping and toast to the hotel’s “Renaissance,” and grand opening events with internationally-known artists ZZ Ward and DJ Cassidy. You can catch a tiny snippet of the tremendous buzz around this new Denver hotel here, here, here, here and here.
The renovation and new menu launch of Hard Rock Cafe Denver
Twelve of our favorite local food, cocktail, entertainment and family writers joined us in early June for a peek at Hard Rock Cafe’s first major renovation in its 15 years in the Mile High City, and to enjoy scrumptious scratch-made bites from its new menu. Read a little more about what they experienced here, here, here and here.
A Wedding & Event Showcase at C Lazy U
Also in May, we enjoyed introducing 12 of Colorado’s top wedding and event planners to all the fun – and functionality – C Lazy U offers as a host destination for groups. The group toured the property while also partaking in regular ranch activities such as horseback riding, square dancing lessons in the new Hay Barn, boot branding by the fire and more. Below are some of our favorite moments.
New York City media tour with St Julien Hotel & Spa
The BPR team popped over to the Big Apple in June to meet with 20 editors at top travel, lifestyle, bridal, meetings and food publications to share updates from Boulder and its top hotel. Over the course of three jam-packed days, we sat down with writers from publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Travel + Leisure, Afar, The Knot, Marie Claire, Brides and many others. Some early stories as a result can be seen in Meetings & Conventions online, Food Republic and SELF.com. Keep an eye out this fall for coverage of St Julien Hotel & Spa in other publications with which we met, including InStyle, Vogue, Woman’s Day, American Spa, Food Arts and more!
The Launch of “The Swings” and The Green Box Arts Festival
In late June, we enjoyed playing around on “The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation,” the signature exhibit featured as part of this year’s Green Box Arts Festival; we also invited media to join us. Get an idea of how much fun we had below, as well as here, here, here and here.
St Julien Afternoon Tea with Elite Yelp Members
In mid July, we hosted 30 of Denver and Boulder’s top Yelp members, all from the Elite squad, for St Julien’s popular Saturday afternoon tea service. We enjoyed hot and iced teas, finger sandwiches and petit fours, and entertainment from six-time Grammy-winning pianist Ralph Sharon. Read more about what Yelpers had to say about the event here and here.
This is just a sampling of the exciting things we, and our stellar clients, have been up to over the past few months. Stay tuned for more news from BPR – in both work and play – as we wrap up the warmer months!