Small Market Meetings

FEB 2017

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www.smallmarketmeetings.com 6 Industry News Residence Inn Breckenridge Opens BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado — Breckenridge, Colorado's magnificent setting is the backdrop for Residence Inn Breckenridge, which opened in late 2016. Designed for both business and leisure, the new 129-room all-suites hotel includes a 1,500-plus-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate gatherings of up to 150. With peak-to-peak views of the surround- ing mountains, Residence Inn Breckenridge has an expansive feel yet enjoys a pre- mier downtown location. Guests can explore a host of charming res- taurants and eclec- tic boutiques on nearby historic Main Street and will find the com- munity's rich min- ing history and warm, vibrant cul- ture on display. A two-minute walk from Residence Inn Breckenridge brings outdoor enthusiasts to the slopes of famed Breckenridge Ski Resort, where Peak 9 offers chairlifts and terrain that appeal to both beginners and experts. The transition to the slopes is eased by the hotel's complimentary on-site ski storage. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and Courtesy Residence Inn Breckenridge The new Residence Inn Breckenridge includes meeting space for up to 150 people. a hot American breakfast is offered daily, both gratis for guests. Thanks to strategic partner- ships, Residence Inn Breckenridge can assist guests in reserving ski rental equipment and airport transfers, and can organize a grocery shopping service on request. The hotel's wintertime debut capitalizes on the 300 days of sunshine and more than 300 inches of powder snow that typically blanket Breckenridge each year. Skiing and snow- boarding are well-known winter attractions, yet travelers will find plenty of other pursuits, from kite skiing to tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dogsledding. Warmer weather makes Breckenridge equally appealing. As the snow melts, the mountain makes way for hiking, biking, ziplining and more. The Breck Summer Fun Park is a favorite for all ages, particularly the Alpine Slide. The Breckenridge Golf Club boasts a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed municipal course, and nearby Lake Dillon makes for great paddleboarding and kayaking. Breckenridge's own National Repertory Orchestra plays throughout the summer and is an extraordinary display of young talent.

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