CEO and Founder of Scanticon, Jrgen Roed Launched the Flagship of Modern Conference Design in 1989
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - If 20/20 hindsight provides the wisdom to see what could have been, what is it called when looking back 20 years actually provides a glimpse into modern day? To meeting planners and event coordinators, that revolutionary perspective is The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, which was ingeniously designed by CEO and Founder Jrgen Roed 20 years ago. The hotel was the first property in south Denver to offer upscale accommodations and advanced conference facilities, unleashing an entirely new design concept for meetings. Twenty years later, it continues to exceed the ambitious industry standards it helped set two decades ago.
In designing the hotel, Roed elevated design's Golden Rule mantra of "form follows function" to previously unseen heights. He began with the unique concept of purpose-built learning environments fashioned after 10 years of scientific research findings on adult learning patterns. From here, he seamlessly integrated advanced technologies, such as fiber optics deployed underground, and learning enhancements, such as calming color palettes and plenty of natural light, with the simple style of Scandinavian design, which emphasises beautiful functionality. This idea is evidenced when entering the lobby, by the way the property intersects public areas with the distinct hallways or wings dedicated to a specific purpose - meetings, dining, recreation and lodging.
Many of today's standard meeting requirements, such as A/V equipment, remote controlled ambient features, including lighting, automatic drapes, live video simulcast, and a myriad of other sophisticated features, didn't commonly exist until Roed included them in the design of what is now The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center. Perhaps one of the most astounding features that speak volumes about Roed's foresight into future technical needs is the amazing fiber-optic infrastructure that he collaborated with BetaWest, a subsidiary of US West, to integrate into the hotel's design. Hundreds of feet of cable interconnect the hotel and support wired and wireless Internet connections throughout all meeting rooms, common areas and guestrooms. Revolutionary for its time, today, this ingenious 20-year old telecommunications infrastructure still outperforms modern day hotel and conference centers and leaves room for growth with the hotel tapping only a portion of its dedicated bandwidth capacity.
Other design elements of distinction include:
 Advanced Business Center, located in the heart of the meeting conference wing, provides on-demand technical support and easy access to business services
 Special attention to finer in-room details such as the ledge on the push-pin board is angled at 90 degrees for optimal display and viewing; the white board ledge is angled at 35 degrees to place a pen effortlessly or easily roll it into the palm of the hand
 Innovative seating arrangement layouts to balance personal workspace, social interaction and learning
 Floor-to-ceiling windows in each conference room to help attendees take a visual mental break and refocus
 All-inclusive 302 guestroom resort provides a balanced work/play approach with a PGA golf course; a full-service spa; five dining venues, and more than 60,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space
The physical design is only one component of the hotel's commitment to assisting planners create a successful meeting. The hotel offers value-focused Conference Meeting Packages (CMP) that bundle services and food and beverage to maximize budget. Each CMP boasts a continuous light F&B break and breakfast, a three-hour lunch or dinner window that allows attendees to eat at their pace with minimal interruption. As the only AAA Four Diamond, IAAC certified hotel in the greater Denver area, Scanticon now known as The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center not only helped shape the meetings industry into what it is today, but it also contributed to history-in-the-making by serving as the venue of choice for key presidential and dignitary gatherings and influential business announcements such as:
 Former President Bill Clinton campaign fundraiser
 Former President George H. W. Bush campaign visit
 The Dalai Lama of Tibet
 President George W. Bush campaign visits and fundraising lunch for Bob Beauprez
 Senator John Kerry presidential rehearsal debate
 Bishop Desmond Tutu
 Jose Ramos-Horta, Prime Minster of East Timor
 Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica
 Eight Nobel Peace Laureates attending the 2006 PeaceJam
 HRH Lt. General Prince Feisal Al Hussein Al Hashemi, JAF
 Mercedes and Chrysler merger
 Denver Broncos' Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway retirement
To commemorate the hotel's distinguished place in the meetings industry, the hotel is offering anniversary-inspired discounts valid Jan. 1 - December 31, 2009. Please refer to promo code: 20/20 CMP.
20/20 Anniversary Packages
 Book a meeting of any size and receive a 20 percent discount off regular CMP rates
 Book 20 guestrooms and receive the 21st room free of charge for the duration of the meeting
To learn more about The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, please call (800) 832-9053 or visit [url]www.InvernessHotel.com[/url].