ASPEN/SNOWMASS, CO − (Dec 11, 2012) – Viceroy Snowmass, the No. 1-rated resort in Aspen/Snowmass according to Conde Nast Traveler, is already known for exceptional mountain meetings – from its ski-in/ski-out ballroom to mountain-side team building activities. And now, with the introduction of Elevated Mountain Meetings – the hotel’s new program featuring three, four and five-day itineraries specially designed for groups – memorable and exciting corporate retreats, weddings, or group getaways are more accessible than ever.
“We’re very fortunate to have so many options of activities and events in Aspen/Snowmass for our guests to enjoy,” said Director of Sales & Marketing John Quigley. “But sometimes having so many options can be a bit overwhelming, especially when trying to fit all that Aspen/Snowmass has to offer around meetings and other event obligations. Fortunately, these carefully curated itineraries highlight the best of the area for both meeting attendees and other invited guests.”
Appealing Seasonal Itineraries
In winter, highlights from the itineraries include: a welcome reception with signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment; breakfast at the pool- and slope-side Nest Café; skiing on Snowmass or Aspen Mountains; Ute Indian-inspired spa treatments Spa At Viceroy Snowmass; snowshoeing on Northstar Nature Preserve; horse-drawn sleigh rides to the ghost town of Ashcroft; snowmobiling; team-building activities and scavenger hunts in Snowmass; exquisite dining experiences in both Aspen and Snowmass; and a Gala Event in Viceroy Snowmass’ stunning slope-side Grand Ballroom featuring an elegant dining experience, cocktails, and heat lamps on the Ballroom Terrace under the moonlit sky.
In summer, itineraries also center around outdoor activities in the mountains, including: whitewater rafting on the Roaring Fork River; horseback riding; hot air ballooning over Snowmass Village; fly-fishing on miles of the Gold Medal rivers of Aspen/Snowmass; golf at the Snowmass Club; and Jeep trips featuring picnic lunches and live music. Activities are complemented by welcome amenities, spa time, team-building activities, and the Gala Event at the slope-side ballroom or the hotel’s outdoor venue space, the Great Lawn.
Multi-Option Venue Space
In total Viceroy Snowmass offers more than 9,000 square feet of Snowmass meeting and event spaces for business and social affairs alike. Large affairs unfold in the Grand Ballroom, a striking banquet room overlooking the Roaring Fork Valley that seats up to 350 for dinner, as well as The Terrace adjacent to the Grand Ballroom, suitable for outdoor dining and après-ski barbecues, chef stations, wedding ceremonies and stargazing. For business meetings or breakout sessions, the Executive Boardroom is an ideal choice; the Snowmass Room is well equipped as a hospitality suite, for private dining, small meetings or a conference office. Two Summit meeting rooms, suitable for small conferences and training seminars, round out the meeting venues. In Eight K, the Viceroy Snowmass signature restaurant, guests convene in two private dining rooms – one with a fireplace and both featuring spectacular mountain views.
Al Fresco Space with Mountain Views
For al fresco Snowmass events, the 8,000-square-foot, mountain-side Vista Lawn or the Nest Lounge and 4,000-square -foot poolside terrace can accommodate private parties and other special engagements that demand an exceptional setting. Three private, heated outdoor cabanas offer a singular location for power breakfasts and cocktail confabs.
In keeping with Viceroy Hotel Groups’ mission to operate sustainably, countless green measures have been put in place to ensure every event is “green.” Viceroy Snowmass, the first LEED® Gold hotel in Aspen/Snowmass, encourages reduced exhaust emissions and has installed an outdoor battery charging station for hybrid vehicles; group guests arriving in a hybrid or flex-fuel vehicle receive complimentary valet parking. It is also a priority to purchase food based on seasonal availability and ingredients from local growers, and whenever possible, organic or fair-trade products are utilized. Herbs are also grown on-site. Flower arrangements are organic and pesticide free and Viceroy Snowmass utilizes living plants, fruits or vegetables as centerpieces. If disposable paper products must be used, chlorine-free, tree-free and biodegradable brands are chosen; but whenever possible, china and linen napkins are used in place of paper. Recycling receptacles are provided in every function room. Viceroy uses pitchers instead of bottled water throughout meeting and events rooms, and LED candles are used in place of actual candles. All surplus banquet food is donated to Lift Up or Food Bank of the Rockies.
For gifts and favors, Viceroy provides an assortment of local wildflower seeds and encourages the planting of trees instead of giving VIP gifts. Viceroy also provides groups the opportunity to donate to local charitable organizations, such as the Roaring Fork Conservancy in place of expensive gifts. For planner’s wishing to purchase carbon offsets for their next event, Viceroy Snowmass offers carbon offsets through a third party provider.
To book a meeting, conference, retreat or special event, please contact the Viceroy Snowmass sales & catering department at (970) 923-8000 or send a request for proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Viceroy Snowmass
Viceroy Snowmass is an award-winning luxury resort hotel and residences located at the base of one of the world’s finest ski mountains. Only minutes from downtown Aspen in the heart of Snowmass Base Village, the sophistication and sense of place that distinguish Viceroy destinations from California to the Maldives perfectly blend with the Colorado high country. For couples, families and friends, Viceroy Snowmass offers ski-in/ski-out residences complemented by imaginative dining and lounging, a Ute-inspired wellness spa, and a year-round pool terrace and café — an ideal setting for an Aspen/Snowmass vacation during any season. Viceroy Snowmass was awarded LEED™ Gold Certification for sustainable design, construction and overall environmental stewardship. Visit Viceroy Snowmass on Twitter @ViceroySnowmass, Facebook, http://facebook.com/ViceroySnowmass, or at http://Viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/Snowmass.
About Viceroy Hotel Group
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Maldives, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey;
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