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Shop, Relax & Luxuriate with a Holiday Weekend at the JW Marriott Denver

December 1, 2010 - Celebrate the holiday season with a shopping getaway to The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, where you can enjoy unparalleled access to Cherry Creek North’s more than 300 designer boutiques, galleries, restaurants and spas, all within footsteps of our front door.

Starting at just $245 per night, the JW Marriott Denver’s Holiday Shopping Package includes:

  • Accommodations for two in a luxurious guest room
  • A $50 Cherry Creek North gift card
  • Complimentary valet parking

Cherry Creek North is raising the 2010 holiday season to new heights with two special Celebrity Santa events at the JW Marriott Denver!

  • Celebrity Santa with Denver Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton – December 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Celebrity Santa with Denver Nuggets Chris “the Birdman” Andersen – Dec. 19 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets to tell Christmas wishes to Celebrity Santa are $10 each, with 100% of ticket sale proceeds going to benefit Orton’s choice of Champa House, and Andersen’s choice of the Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE). Andersen will also host a VIP reception on Sunday, Dec. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; VIP tickets are $100 each, benefitting ACE. Tickets are sale now at http://cherrycreeknorth.com/events/featured/celebrity-santa/. Hurry - these events will sell out!

The JW Marriott Denver’s Holiday Shopping Package is available on Friday, Saturday (and Sunday with a Saturday night stay over) nights on an ongoing basis, based on availability. Upgrades to Mountain View and Concierge Level are available; tax is not included. Rate Code: SHO. To make a reservation, please call 866-706-7814 or visit www.jwmarriottdenver.com.

The dog-friendly JW Marriott Denver, which was recently named on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the “Top Hotels in the United States,” is located at 150 Clayton Lane in Denver. The hotel features 196 opulent guest rooms and suites that blend modern décor with generous space, high-tech amenities and an exquisite 4-piece marble bathroom. It is also home to Second Home Kitchen + Bar, which serves modern American home cooking with spins on timeless classics in a setting that is reminiscent of a “second home” in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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Hotel Group Meetings: There is Good News
The good news for those hotels that host Group Meetings and Conferences is that there is good news. The effects of the Great Recession have mostly worn off and corporations are now investing again in training and development, which translates into a robust booking pace. And though demand is strong, there are new developments within this sector that must be addressed in order to effectively compete, and to meet the expectations of conference attendees. First, and perhaps foremost, is wireless communications. According to a recent survey, the average participant arrives at a conference with three mobile devices in tow so it is imperative that a WiFi network be free, fast and reliable. And though this is the #1 issue for planning professionals in the meetings business today, there are numerous other concerns. There is a growing trend to incorporate out-of-the-ordinary occasions into the Group Meeting experience. Some examples of this might include partnering with local venues such as wineries; natural and historic wonders; intriguing adventure resources; and unique off-site reception and dinner venues - all of which might be a factor in deciding where to locate for a conference. Team-building activities are also making a resurgence. Some groups are looking for unusual ways to motivate, inspire, and build camaraderie, which might include a volunteerism initiative, like building bikes for kids in the local community. Of course, food and beverage options are also important and like the trend in hotel restaurants, planners want a variety of healthy choices to be available for meal menus and refreshment breaks. They are looking for food and beverages that will “perk up” their participants, not lull them into lethargy. The September Hotel Business Review will examine what some hotels are doing to facilitate this segment of their business in order to meet the expectations of group planners and attendees.