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Gateway Canyons Resort

Hotel Contact:
43200 Colorado 141
Gateway, Colorado 81522
United States
Main: 970-931-2458
Email: Email Hotel Michael Macleod
Director of Sales & Marketing: Michael Macleod
Website: www.gatewaycanyons.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.9
Chain Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Opened 2008
Renovated 2013
Guest Rooms 72
Kings/Suites/Doubles 24 / 28 / 20
Room Rates High $349 - 949 Low $229 - 729
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ideal Group Size 80
Max Group Size 200

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee 15%
Room Tax N/A
Sales Tax 10.14%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 3,906ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 10,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 25,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Grand Junction Regional Airport
60 min 58 miles (80 km)

Business:

FedEx Office
Business center
audiovisual equipment
wireless internet access
five venues for food and beverages.

Recreation:

Pool
spa
fitness center
hiking
rock climbing
rappelling
biking
horseback riding
sport shooting range
cattle drives
cowboy lessons
off-road vehicles and track
air tours in a helicopter
the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum
and a host of programs that include Ultimate Shooting
Outdoor Laser Tag
Private Rodeo events
and special event weekends.

Nearby:

Grand Junction
Telluride
Colorado National Monument
Arches National Park
and Moab
Utah.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Cantina
30
Poolside Bar And Grill
Duesey's Diner
12
Gourmet Food Truck
Entrada
60
Colorado Cuisine
Kiva Café
30
Coffee Bar And Cafe
Paradox Grille
50
Southwestern Cuisine

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $38 Cont. $28
Lunch Buffet $48 Plated $42
Dinner Buffet $99 Plated $95
Coffee Break $20
2-Hour Open Bar varies
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
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4.9
10 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.7
Accommodations:
4.9
Food & Beverage:
4.5
Guest Service Experience:
5.0
Conference Services Staff:
4.9
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.9
Activity or Recreation Options:
5.0
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.8
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Auto Museum N/A N/A N/A 28,486 N/A N/A N/A 60 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Curiosity HD Theater 68 9.75 x 7.01 5 736 32.00 x 23.00 18 56 56 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Festival Walk N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 100 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kayenta Conference Center N/A N/A N/A 2,400 50 x 48 10 80 150 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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Property News
Noble House Hotels & Resorts Announces Sonya Thayer as Director of Accounts to Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa
Posted December 9, 2015
SEATTLE, Wash. – Noble House Hotels & Resorts – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonya Thayer as Director of Accounts to Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, located in the majestic red rock canyons of western Colorado. Bringing more than 16 years of hospitality sales experience to the position, Thayer will be instrumental in engineering the resort’s growth, leading the exploration of new management and acquisition opportunities, as well as establishing and developing the brand’s continuous expansion.

“Sonya has a firm grasp on identifying, targeting and soliciting business across various markets and incomparable experience in maximizing revenues,” says Michael Macleod, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Her passionate, results-driven approach will be a strong addition to our team, and we’re thrilled to welcome her aboard.”

Over the span of her career, Thayer has successfully proven her ability to surpass revenue goals and grow internal and external client relationships. Prior to joining Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Thayer served as account director at Starwood Hotels & Resorts of Maui, Lahaina, Hawaii since 2012 and was accountable for exceeding revenue goals for three oceanfront properties: The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa – achieving 131 percent of a $4.8 million revenue goal in 2014. In 2008, Thayer served as senior sales manager at The St. Regis Aspen in Colorado where she was ranked a Top 5 Producer within the West Coast Region for Starwood Hotels & Resorts by achieving 125 percent of a $1.5 million revenue goal. Thayer cultivated her skills in other notable positions, including senior sales manager of The Ritz-Carlton in Avon, Colorado, The Ritz-Carlton in Maui and The Westin Maui, as well as national sales manager for both The Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii and The St. Regis Aspen in Colorado.

Created by John Hendricks, Founder and Former Chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is dedicated to nurturing guests’ minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is an independently-owned destination resort property managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts.

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.

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About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning across the U.S. From luxury resorts in San Diego, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating more than 40 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.
Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Appoints Curator of Curiosity, A New Position Created to Further Enhance Guest Experience
Posted March 17, 2015
GATEWAY, Colo. – Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa – a luxurious world-class destination in the heart of the American West –announces the appointment of Zebulon Miracle to the position of Curator of Curiosity, a new role created by the resort to further enhance guest experience. Pioneering the new position, Miracle will develop and implement a series of onsite programming tailored to ignite the minds of guests and satisfy the curiosity of travelers, providing a variety of hands-on learning experiences and authentic adventures on a range of subjects, including the history of the American West, ancient astronomy, paleontology, and rock art of the Colorado Plateau – to name a few.
“Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is committed to providing opportunities and inspiration for our guests to be actively involved in their ongoing quest for learning,” says Rudy Sharp, Vice President and Managing Director of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. “As we have shown recently with our Curiosity Retreats, we strive to provide a platform for the curious and ardent learners to go away from Gateway Canyons enriched.”
As the former Curator of Anthropology and Collections Manager for the Museum of Western Colorado, Zebulon Miracle has played a significant role in preserving the culture and history of the area. Leading numerous trips and tours around the world, Miracle brings years of experience introducing audiences to places of cultural and historical significance. His additional success includes the design and construction of permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as his work in the preservation and conservation field. As a Colorado-native, however, Miracle’s real passion is inspiring others with the history, land and culture of the American West.
Created by John Hendricks, Founder and Former Chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, Gateway Canyons Resort is dedicated to nurturing guests’ minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment. Whether spending an evening discovering the galaxies, nebulae and star clusters under one of the darkest night skies on the planet, or an afternoon taking a Bentley Supersport through the scenic rural byways of the American West, the resort awaits travelers ready to awaken their adventurous spirit.
Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa caters to the most discerning traveler with 72 luxury guest rooms and suites, including 14 newly-completed casitas – while delighting guests with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, canyon air tours and trips aboard a luxury helicopter, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history and design at the Gateway Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the on-site Adventure Center and Driven Experiences programs.
Recently ranked the “No. 1 Best Resort in Colorado” and “No. 12 Best Resort in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, Gateway Canyons is also home of the Curiosity Project, comprised of luxury learning vacations at the resort and a digital subscription service for deep-dive factual content to launch as curiosityclub.com in 2015.
Situated at the convergence of five majestic canyons, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is located just minutes from the renowned Moab Desert of Utah and one hour southwest of the Grand Junction Regional Airport, which offers multiple non-stop flights daily from Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.
Gateway Canyons Resort is an independently-owned destination resort property managed by Noble House Hotels and Resorts. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.

For more information, call Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa at 1-866-671-4733 or visit www.gatewaycanyons.com. Gateway Canyons is located at 43200 Hwy 141, Gateway, Colo. 81522.
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Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., has been a privately held company for more than 30 years, originally founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group. Officially transitioned in 1994, this Seattle, Wash. based corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 16 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the four coastal corners of America with the newly refurbished Kona Kai Resort & Marina and Riviera Palm Springs in Calif., Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, and The Edgewater in Seattle, Wash. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, stay true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts Announces Julie Branstrom as Director of Sales and Marketing to Gateway Canyons Resort
Posted February 9, 2015
SEATTLE, Wash. – Noble House Hotels & Resorts – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – proudly announces the appointment of Julie Branstrom as Director of Sales and Marketing to Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, located in the majestic red rock canyons of western Colorado. In this role, Branstrom will work to solidify the position of the resort through developing and executing strategies that foster marketing efforts, as well as drive sales and brand awareness for the multi-faceted resort.

“We’re excited to welcome Julie to the team. We are confident that she will significantly contribute to the escalating growth of Gateway Canyons as our new director of sales and marketing,” says Rudy Sharp, Vice President and Managing Director of Gateway Canyons Resort. “Her valuable experience in the resort and hospitality industry, including multi-property environments, and record of accomplishments make her ideal for this position.”

Prior to joining the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa team, Branstrom served as the executive director of sales & travel agencies at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. Bringing a distinguished background to the position and a proven history to successfully increase revenue and sales across targeted markets, Branstrom has focused on sales and marketing within the hospitality sector, boasting executive roles at The Summit Group and Vail Resorts. Throughout her 20 years in the industry, she has spent her career in a progression of sales and leadership positions including regional sales director at Sage Hospitality, where she managed and directed 15 sales teams across the country for a group of hotels and worked as a corporate meeting planner for Chrysler, responsible for the production and implementation of more than 150 meetings for executive divisions within the company.

Created by John Hendricks, Founder and Former Chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, Gateway Canyons Resort is dedicated to nurturing guests’ minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment. Gateway Canyons Resort is an independently-owned destination resort property managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts.
With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.

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About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., has been a privately held company for more than 30 years, originally founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee. This Seattle, Wash. based corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 17 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the four coastal corners of America with the newly refurbished Kona Kai Resort & Marina and Riviera Palm Springs in Calif., Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, and The Edgewater in Seattle, Wash., and recently entered the international segment with the May 2014 acquisition of Belize Ocean Club & Resort, located on Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, stay true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.
GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT & SPA REKINDLES GREAT AMERICAN WEST WITH EVOLUTION OF THE WEAPON EXPERIENCE
Posted December 1, 2014
GATEWAY, Colo. – Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa – a luxurious world-class destination in the heart of the American West – is thrilled to debut the EVOLUTION OF THE WEAPON – a fully immersive experience providing guests with access to more than 150 years of weaponry native to the Unaweep Valley region. Priced at $125*/per person, sharp-shooting participants travel back in time to gain firsthand experience with Native American munitions – including a tomahawk, throwing knives and authentic longbow, to utilizing more advanced weapons – such as black-powder firearms, magazine-fed semi-automatic pistols and a fully-functional Gatling gun, to name a few.

EVOLUTION OF THE WEAPON
$125/PER PERSON*

Tomahawk
Throwing Knives
Long Bow
Hawking 50 Caliber Rifle
Navy 1851 44 Caliber Pistol
410 “Stagecoach” Shotgun
Sharps 45-70 Caliber Rifle
Ruger Single 6 .357
Lever Action 30/30
12 Gauge Shotgun
308 Rifle
Double Action 38 Pistol
Colt 1911
7 MM Browning Rifle
Gatling Gun

Situated at the convergence of five majestic canyons, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa – created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, invites sportsmen and historians alike to relive the rich history of the ancient peoples of the Fremont, Anasazi and Ute Native American tribes – to the gangs of cattle rustlers, gold miners and outlaws of Colorado’s colorful Wild West. In addition to the use of all weapons and ammunition, the EVOLUTION OF THE WEAPON experience includes transportation to and from Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, as well as non-alcoholic drinks and light refreshments.

Boasting luxury accommodations and breathtaking views, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa — part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection — caters to the most discerning traveler with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, private tours aboard luxury aircraft, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history at the Gateway Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the on-site Adventure Center and Driven Experiences program.
With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble
House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.
Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Rekindles Great American West with Evolution of the Weapon Experience
Posted November 17, 2014
GATEWAY, Colo. – Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa – a luxurious world-class destination in the heart of the American West – is thrilled to debut the Evolution of the Weapon – a fully immersive experience providing guests with access to more than 150 years of weaponry native to the Unaweep Valley region. Priced at $125*/per person, sharp-shooting participants travel back in time to gain firsthand experience with Native American munitions – including a tomahawk, throwing knives and authentic longbow, to utilizing more advanced weapons – such as black-powder firearms, magazine-fed semi-automatic pistols and a fully-functional Gatling gun, to name a few.

Evolution of the Weapon
$125/per person*

Tomahawk
Throwing Knives
Long Bow
Hawking 50 Caliber Rifle
Navy 1851 44 Caliber Pistol
410 “Stagecoach” Shotgun
Sharps 45-70 Caliber Rifle
Ruger Single 6 .357
Lever Action 30/30
12 Gauge Shotgun
308 Rifle
Double Action 38 Pistol
Colt 1911
7 MM Browning Rifle
Gatling Gun

Situated at the convergence of five majestic canyons, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa – created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks — invites sportsmen and historians alike to relive the rich history of the ancient peoples of the Fremont, Anasazi and Ute Native American tribes – to the gangs of cattle rustlers, gold miners and outlaws of Colorado’s colorful Wild West. In addition to the use of all weapons and ammunition, the Evolution of the Weapon experience includes transportation to and from Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, as well as non-alcoholic drinks and light refreshments.

Boasting luxury accommodations and breathtaking views, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa — part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection, caters to the most discerning traveler with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, private tours aboard luxury aircraft, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history at the Gateway Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the on-site Adventure Center and Driven Experiences program.

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.

For more information, call Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa at 1-866-671-4733 or visit www.gatewaycanyons.com. Gateway Canyons is located at 43200 Hwy 141, Gateway, Colo. 81522.

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Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., has been a privately held company for more than 30 years, originally founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee. This Seattle, Wash. based corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 17 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the four coastal corners of America with the newly refurbished Kona Kai Resort & Marina and Riviera Palm Springs in Calif., Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, and The Edgewater in Seattle, Wash., and recently entered the international segment with the May 2014 acquisition of Belize Ocean Club & Resort, located on Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, stay true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.

*Requires $500 minimum to book experience. No less than one-week notice.
NOBLE HOUSE HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCE ROSS BRONSON AS EQUESTRIAN MANAGER TO GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT & SPA
Posted November 14, 2014
SEATTLE, Wash. – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. (NHHR) – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – proudly announces the appointment of Ross Bronson as Equestrian Manager to Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, located southwest of Grand Junction in Gateway, Colorado. In this role, Bronson will oversee all equestrian operations for The Stables, the resort’s world class equestrian center, situated on more than 500 acres with a generous network of well-marked riding trails.
“We’re extremely excited about the level of passion for horses and guests’ experiences that Ross Bronson will bring to The Stables at Gateway Canyons,” said Rudy Sharp, Vice President and Managing Director of Gateway Canyons Resort. “His experience and ability to work with many different breeds of horses and disciplines exemplifies what an incredible asset he is to the team.”
Boasting 10 years of professional ranch, herd and facilities management experience, Bronson has an established history of success working with and caring for a multitude of horses. Bronson joins the Gateway Canyons team with a Bachelor of Animal Science and Business from Brigham Young University, where he spent his time studying and working as the Equine Student Manager at BYU, the Foreman at Halo Ranch Outfitters, and most recently from Gunstock Ranch, where he served as the Operations Manager. Driven by his passion for creating memorable experiences for guests, Bronson is best known for his consistent and extensive knowledge in implanting a comprehensive program, as well as monitoring the health and welfare of the horses and basic facility and grounds maintenance.
Cradled in the shadow of the Palisade rock formation and fringing the Moab Desert, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks unveils Gateway Canyons, the world’s first and only discovery resort, created to nourish guests’ curiosity through intellectual stimulation and adventure within a naturally intriguing environment. Boasting luxury accommodations and breathtaking views, Gateway Canyons caters to the most discerning traveler with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, private tours aboard luxury aircraft, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history at the Gateway Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the on-site Adventure Center and the recently launched Driven Experiences.
NOBLE HOUSE HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCE ROSS BRONSON AS EQUESTRIAN MANAGER TO GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT & SPA
Posted November 14, 2014
SEATTLE, Wash. – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. (NHHR) – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – proudly announces the appointment of Ross Bronson as Equestrian Manager to Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, located southwest of Grand Junction in Gateway, Colorado. In this role, Bronson will oversee all equestrian operations for The Stables, the resort’s world class equestrian center, situated on more than 500 acres with a generous network of well-marked riding trails.
“We’re extremely excited about the level of passion for horses and guests’ experiences that Ross Bronson will bring to The Stables at Gateway Canyons,” said Rudy Sharp, Vice President and Managing Director of Gateway Canyons Resort. “His experience and ability to work with many different breeds of horses and disciplines exemplifies what an incredible asset he is to the team.”
Boasting 10 years of professional ranch, herd and facilities management experience, Bronson has an established history of success working with and caring for a multitude of horses. Bronson joins the Gateway Canyons team with a Bachelor of Animal Science and Business from Brigham Young University, where he spent his time studying and working as the Equine Student Manager at BYU, the Foreman at Halo Ranch Outfitters, and most recently from Gunstock Ranch, where he served as the Operations Manager. Driven by his passion for creating memorable experiences for guests, Bronson is best known for his consistent and extensive knowledge in implanting a comprehensive program, as well as monitoring the health and welfare of the horses and basic facility and grounds maintenance.
Cradled in the shadow of the Palisade rock formation and fringing the Moab Desert, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks unveils Gateway Canyons, the world’s first and only discovery resort, created to nourish guests’ curiosity through intellectual stimulation and adventure within a naturally intriguing environment. Boasting luxury accommodations and breathtaking views, Gateway Canyons caters to the most discerning traveler with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, private tours aboard luxury aircraft, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history at the Gateway Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the on-site Adventure Center and the recently launched Driven Experiences.
GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT RECEIVES MUSEUM OF WESTERN COLORADO PRESERVATION AWARD
Posted October 24, 2014
GATEWAY, Colo. – Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – is honored to receive the 2014 Museum of Western Colorado Preservation Award, a distinction that applauds the world class hotel for its distinguished and long-term efforts to the preservation of Mesa County’s architectural treasures. Positioned as the pinnacle of helping the community preserve its heritage and to tell its story, the Museum of Western Colorado’s Heritage Awards were established to recognize leaders who have contributed so significantly to the community’s heritage.
Gateway Canyons received the 2014 Museum of Western Colorado Preservation Award for the work they have done for Calamity Camp, the Hanging Flume and the Driggs’ Mansion – all of which have set Gateway Canyons apart as an organization that is dedicated to Mesa County history and preservation.
“For almost a decade, Gateway Canyons Resorts has established itself as not just an oasis of knowledge in the canyon country of the Uncompahgre Plateau, but also as an institution dedicated to saving the heritage of Mesa County,” says Zebulon Miracle, curator of anthropology and collections manager for the Museum of Western Colorado. “Gateway Canyons, along with the Hendricks Family Foundation, has supported preservation work and promoted educational opportunities for thousands of guests who are curious about western Colorado.”
In the early 1980s and 1990s, the Museum of Western Colorado presented similar awards to outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to the Museum and the community. The MWC is now honored to bring back this tradition. With many individuals, groups and organizations nominated each year, the Museum of Western Colorado’s Heritage Awards recognize one winner for the Preservation Award who exemplifies the best in historic preservation, in honoring historic design and craftsmanship throughout the community. Based on overall preservation throughout the community, votes are provided by industry experts and community members. Winners of the Preservation Award are honored with distinction among community members to the organization who preserves Mesa County’s architectural treasures.
Dedicated to providing individuals and groups with once in a lifetime experiences, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks unveils Gateway Canyons Resort, created to nourish guests’ curiosity through intellectual stimulation and adventure, set against one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in
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the world. Boasting luxury accommodations and breathtaking views, Gateway Canyons caters to the most
discerning traveler with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, private tours aboard luxury aircraft, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history at the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the Curiosity Adventures program, the on-site Adventure Center and the recently launched Driven Experiences.
With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts
reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.
NOBLE HOUSE HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCES STEPHEN BELIE AS EXECUTIVE CHEF TO GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT
Posted October 10, 2014
SEATTLE, Wash. – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. (NHHR) – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts
– proudly announces the appointment of Stephen Belie as Executive Chef to Gateway Canyons, located
southwest of Grand Junction in Gateway, Colorado. In this role, Belie will oversee all culinary operations for
Gateway Canyons and its signature restaurants, which feature superior Colorado cuisine and offers a
discriminating wine selection in an al fresco, serene setting.
“We’re extremely excited about the unique blend of creativity and the level of passion for cuisine that
Chef Stephen Belie will bring to Gateway Canyons,” said Rudy Sharp, Vice President and Managing
Director of Gateway Canyons Resort. “His experience and ability to master new techniques in the kitchen
exemplifies what an incredible asset he is to the team.”
Boasting 14 years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience, Chef Stephen Belie
has an established history of success in high volume scratch kitchens, four-star hotel operations, catering, and
boutique destination restaurants. Driven by his passion for food, flawless service and commitment to creating
memorable guest experiences, the critically acclaimed chef is best known for his consistent and verifiable
experience in innovative menu creation and engineering, the implementation and management of culinary
systems, staff training and accountability programs, as well as opening and operating successful multiple
outlet and high volume operations.
Cradled in the shadow of the Palisade rock formation and fringing the Moab Desert, Discovery
Channel founder John Hendricks unveils Gateway Canyons Resort, created to nourish guests’ curiosity
through intellectual stimulation and adventure within a naturally intriguing environment. Boasting luxury
accommodations and breathtaking views within the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado,
Gateway Canyons Resort – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – caters to the most
discerning traveler with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The
Spa, private tours aboard luxury aircraft, with privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history
at the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum, a generous network of riding trails surrounding the resort’s firstclass
equestrian center, The Stables, in addition to a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered
through the Curiosity Adventure program and on-site Adventure Center.
Colorado’s Extraordinary Gateway Canyons Resort Joins Associated Luxury Hotels International
Posted January 7, 2014
Increases ALHI’s “U-200 Gems” Meeting Options
The Gateway Canyons Resort in western Colorado has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), which now provides authorized and dedicated Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and sales support for companies and organizations interested in conducting meetings and/or incentive programs at the AAA Four-Diamond resort. Gateway Canyons Resort becomes ALHI’s only Member in western Colorado, as well as the newest addition to ALHI’s “U-200 Gems” specialty segment, which now consists of 21 exclusive meeting solutions with fewer than 200 guest rooms.

Gateway Canyons Resort becomes ALHI’s sixth Colorado Member, joining the Five-Star, Five-Diamond The Broadmoor, featuring 185,000 square feet of meeting space in Colorado Springs; The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley, a charming all-inclusive enclave in the midst of the Pike National Forest in Colorado Springs; the acclaimed 1,200-room Keystone Resort & Conference Center, offering 100,000 square feet of meeting space in Keystone; suburban Denver’s contemporary, AAA Four-Diamond The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood; and the sophisticated boutique resort hotel The Sebastian Vail, offering 8,500 square feet of banquet and event space nestled in Vail Village.

Nature Meets Style
“Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort is a wonderful addition to ALHI’s exclusive Membership and to our ‘U-200 Gems’ specialty segment,” said David Gabri, CEO of ALHI. “Featuring an incredible natural setting and experience, it is a true ‘gem’ of a resort that is an outstanding choice for smaller meetings and incentive programs, as well as for meetings that require a high degree of privacy. We are very excited to be working with this exceptional resort, and to sharing its amazing attributes and activities with planners.”

Gateway Canyons Resort, which was recently recognized as “Best Luxury Hideaway Resort In The Americas” in the 2013 World Luxury Hotel Awards, is a world-class resort designed and owned by John Hendricks, founder and chairman of The Discovery Channel. Set against one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world, the retreat is known for its luxurious accommodations and amenities, breathtaking views, and impeccable service. Opened in 2008, the resort recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, which included the renovation and expansion of its accommodations, which includes the Kiva Lodge, Kayenta Lodge, and in the Palisade Casitas of Gateway Canyons Resort. Named for the small town of Gateway, which has served as a “gateway” from Utah to Colorado since 1904, the resort features more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, with such diverse venue options as the new Kayenta Conference Center, the Palisade Event Center, the 56-seat Discovery HD Theater, and the Mission Bell Amphitheater. Providing an array of teambuilding options for groups, the resort has an on-site Adventure Center and a world-class Equestrian Center, and offers such unique experiences as exploring dinosaur tracks, touring the area in a helicopter, and off-road expeditions. In addition, the resort features a signature spa, a fitness center, a salon, three restaurants, and the Gateway Auto Museum. Part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection, the resort is located just minutes from the renowned Moab Desert of Utah, and one hour southwest of the Grand Junction (Colorado) Regional Airport.

Meeting professionals have chosen ALHI for nearly 30 years, for reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels and resorts for meetings and incentive/recognition programs. There is no cost to planners’ organizations to utilize the ALHI GSO services, expertise, and account advocacy, as its Members’ dues fund the Global Sales Organization to best serve planners with local professionals.

ALHI’s 160+ Member hotels and resorts include extraordinary Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting, convention, and incentive resorts on land and sea, incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic and landmark properties, island destinations, resorts with spas, properties in international destinations, and hotels with world-class gaming and entertainment. With a worldwide portfolio of over 115,000 rooms and suites and nearly 10 million square feet of meeting space, ALHI provides planners and their organizations experienced Global Sales services with diverse options among its outstanding worldwide member hotels and resorts which specialize in meetings and incentive programs. ALHI provides reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venues for programs ranging from 10 to more than 6,500.

For a list of ALHI’s portfolio, visit www.alhi.com, and preview details of ALHI’s Membership, including useful information on the 12 defined specialty segments within the portfolio, which are designed to make it easy for planners to identify properties, destinations, venues, and/or ships that will best suit their programs’ objectives, unique desires and specific needs.

On the ALHI website, planners can quickly see details of the properties’ meeting, accommodation, recreational and dining offerings, as well as destination information and “Luxury on Sale” value opportunities. A photo gallery, meeting floor plans and specs, and a location map for each property are also easily available.

ALHI has 20 professionally-staffed Global Sales Offices to serve, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Savannah, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). Go to www.alhi.com to identify the “ALHI Team” sales professionals in your state/area.

Contact any office for professional assistance and let ALHI help you identify distinctive opportunities to meet your objectives with your meetings, incentives, and conventions. For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI member properties, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s new “2014 Global Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities,” contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit www.alhi.com .
DISCOVERY CHANNEL FOUNDER JOHN HENDRICKS UNVEILS GATEWAY CANYONS
Posted November 8, 2013
A WORLD-CLASS RESORT CREATED FOR THE CURIOUS AT HEART
GATEWAY, Colo. – Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks introduces Gateway Canyons, a world-class resort created for the curious at heart – where every touch was designed to nourish guests’ curiosity through the art of discovery and adventure within a naturally intriguing environment. Dedicated to providing individuals and groups with once in a lifetime experiences, Gateway Canyons is thrilled to unveil the recent completion of a multi-million dollar property expansion – marking the official debut of the Kayenta Conference Center, ultra-luxe and secluded Palisade Casitas, Palisade pools and Cantina Cafe, in addition to the much-anticipated launch of Driven Experiences.

Boasting more than 12,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, Gateway Canyons Resort – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – provides a variety of customizable options to create memorable meetings, incentives and events. Offering more than 3,200 square feet of versatile meeting space, the newly completed Kayenta Conference Center features all-natural light, wireless internet, covered outdoor pre-function space attached to each room, and access to the Kayenta Courtyard for open air receptions. Additional meeting options include the LEED-certified Palisade Event Center, featuring the Old Sage Boardroom, 56-seat Discovery HD Theater and Storyteller Library, in addition to another 3,850 square foot Grand Ballroom and Sunset Atrium. Reflecting the Pueblo Revival Style of the 1920s mixed with Roman-influenced architecture, the Mission Bell Amphitheater is an outdoor venue providing a large stage and ample seating, ideal for lectures, concerts, weddings and other special events.

Catering to the most discerning traveler, Gateway Canyons also offers a variety of
bespoke amenities and adventures to accommodate incentive groups, board meetings and executive retreats. Whether spending an evening discovering the galaxies, nebulae and star clusters with a resident curiosity expert, touring the surrounding canyons aboard their choice of luxury aircraft, riding horseback on hoof-built trails or navigating through the desert in a Pro-Baja Truck, opportunities for group collaboration, creative break-out sessions and team-building activities are boundless, and most importantly, open to group customization.

Situated at the convergence of five majestic canyons, Gateway Canyons Resort is located just minutes from the renowned Moab Desert of Utah and one hour southwest of the Grand Junction Regional Airport, which offers multiple non-stop flights daily from Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.

For more information, call Gateway Canyons Resort at 1-866-671-4733 or visit www.gatewaycanyons.com. Gateway Canyons is located at 43200 Hwy 141, Gateway, Colo. 81522.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Appoints Erik Dombroski as Director of Sales and Marketing for Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, Colorado
Posted November 5, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash., November 5, 2012 – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. (NHHR) – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – announces the appointment of Erik Dombroski as Director of Sales and Marketing to Gateway Canyons Resort, located southwest of Grand Junction in Gateway, Colorado. In this role, Dombroski will provide leadership and oversee the day-to-day operations of the sales and marketing departments, while maintaining focus on the strategic goals of Gateway Canyons Resort.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Erik Dombroski to the Gateway team,” said Rudy Sharp, Vice President and Managing Director of Gateway Canyons Resort. “Erik’s experience with top rated, independently branded luxury resorts, coupled with his strong ambition makes him a valuable addition to the resort.”

With an established history of achieving dramatic, record-breaking revenue increases through the execution of targeted, creative and well-planned sales strategies, Dombroski joins the Gateway team most recently from MetWest Terra Hospitality, where he served as the Director of Sales at the Topnotch Resort and Spa. In this role, Dombroski successfully led his team to increase room revenues by 10 percent each year while accomplishing a 20 percent improvement in both group and transient booking pace for the resort. Previously, Dombroski served as the Senior Sales Manager of the MetWest Terra’s Jackson Hole Collection, strengthening his leadership skills while continuing to exceed sales quotas.

Cradled in the shadow of the Palisade rock formation and fringing the Moab Desert, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks unveils Gateway Canyons Resort, created to nourish guests’ curiosity through intellectual stimulation and adventure within a naturally intriguing environment. Boasting luxury accommodations and breathtaking views within the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – caters to the most discerning traveler with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, private tours aboard luxury aircraft, with privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history at the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum, a generous network of riding trails surrounding the resort’s first-class equestrian center, The Stables, in addition to a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the Curiosity Adventure program and on-site Adventure Center.

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the appearance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.
Meet Among the Mesas at Gateway Canyons Resort
Posted November 1, 2012
Edging the Colorado/Utah border and cradled in the shadow of the Palisade rock formation, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks introduces Gateway Canyons, the world’s first and only discovery resort, created to nourish guests’ curiosity through the art of discovery and adventure, within a naturally intriguing environment.

Situated on the convergence of five canyons, Gateway Canyons Resort – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – is located an hour southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado and minutes from the renowned Moab Desert of Utah.

Boasting more than 8,778 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting rooms and facilities, the LEED certified Palisade Event Center at Gateway Canyons Resort provides groups with multiple meeting options, including the Old Sage Boardroom, 56-seat Discovery HD Theater, Storyteller Library and Media Lab, in addition to another 2,500 square feet of outdoor patio with the Grand Hall and Sunset Atrium for up to 300 people.

Reflecting the Pueblo Revival Style of the 1920s mixed with Roman-influenced architecture, the Mission Bell Amphitheater is an outdoor venue set amongst the majestic red rock canyons and glowing sunsets in the heart of the American West – providing a large stage and ample seating that’s ideal for lectures, concerts, weddings and other special events.

The Paradox Grille Loft, located on the upper level of the Paradox Grille, offers a 605 square foot space for private groups of up to 40 people.

The Stables at Gateway Canyons has an original one-room schoolhouse from the 1900s that can hold up to 30 people, which is ideal for smaller executive or board meetings that also want to incorporate horseback riding into their plans.

Rest Among the Red Rocks
When world-traveler John Hendricks designed the picturesque adobe lodges at Gateway Canyons, he knew a few things were a must: There must be generous rooms, comfortable beds, quality linens and details such as deep tubs and spa-quality bath products – which is evident in all 58 of the beautifully-appointed guest rooms in the newly completed Kayenta Lodge and freshly renovated Kiva Lodge, all offering breathtaking views of the majestic red rock canyons from every window.

Kiva Lodge
The Kiva Lodge offers 38 rooms and suites, each ranging from 485 to 1,100 square feet of luxury and conveniently situated around the heated Kiva pool and hot tub. All rooms include one king-size or two queen-size SpringAir pillow-top beds featuring 400 thread count Bellora Egyptian cotton sheets, 42” flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, sitting area with leather chairs and ottoman, work station and granite wet bar, mini-fridge and coffeemaker. Two bedroom Grand Kiva Suites also have a private outdoor terrace with a hot tub and gas fireplace.

Kayenta Lodge
Newly constructed Kayenta Lodge consists of 20 luxury units ranging from 475 to 650 square feet, delighting guests with luxurious touches throughout, such as pass through fireplaces and custom-crafted Peruvian furniture, king-size SpringAir pillow-top beds featuring 400 thread count Bellora Egyptian cotton sheets, 42” flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, sitting area with leather chairs and ottoman, work station and granite wet bar, mini-fridge and coffeemaker. All rooms feature a private outdoor balcony with freestanding gas fire bowls, with the exception of the two Signature Rooms, which feature an oversized private outdoor courtyard with in-ground hot tub and gas fire pit.

Colorado Cuisine
Sophisticated palates indulge in a distinctive blend of savory cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef Ron Rhiver, known for his fusion of fresh seafood, regional meats and locally-sourced produce combined with a Cuban influence of spice and flavor.

Entrada Restaurant
Serving a vibrant blend of rich flavors from the Colorado plateau, Entrada Restaurant plays host to Chef Rhiver’s ever-changing menu, with items such as Grilled Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Wild Boar Sausage Succotash, Cilantro, Yucca Crisps and Tomato Demi, in addition to Roasted Jalepeno Cream Corn with Aged New York Cheddar and Baked Colorado Striped Bass with Country Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Romesco Sauce. Open daily for dinner and dessert, Entrada Restaurant offers intimate indoor and outdoor settings for groups of all sizes to enjoy.

Paradox Grill
Specializing in laid-back southwestern cuisine, the Paradox Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering exceptional Colorado dining in a casual and fun atmosphere. For lunch, guests savor the West Creek Burger – a blackened angus patty served with green chile cheddar cheese onion straws and fries, or on the lighter side, visitors enjoy the Dolores River Ensalata, which features a bed of fresh, high plains greens, topped with grilled chicken, pasilla chilies, avocado and a cilantro lime vinaigrette.

After dinner, groups are invited to head upstairs where the Paradox Grill features an exciting gaming loft, complete with pool table, shuffleboard, in addition to other popular games and activities.

Authentic Adventures
Connect with co-workers while exploring nature at its most primitive state with the convenience of the onsite Adventure Center, providing groups with everything they need for an ultimate, adrenaline-filled immersion of once in a lifetime experiences. Featuring a full retail store with clothing and accessories, top quality rental equipment, area maps and expert guides ready to share their knowledge of the region, visitors choose from a selection of daily and seasonal excursions including rafting and tubing, hiking, climbing and rappelling, off road tours, mountain biking and fly-fishing – to name a few.

Curiosity Adventures
Play in the company of experts with Curiosity Adventures, a series of daily, hands-on workshops and discussions led by resident curiosity experts, on subjects such as stargazing, geology, dinosaurs and Native American history. Customizable options are also available for all groups.

Spa Services
Once finished conquering the rugged terrain, guests are encouraged to rest and relax at The Spa, featuring treatments tailored to soothe sore muscles. With expansive windows that reveal breathtaking views of the canyon, senses are rejuvenated through intimate body pampering. The full-service spa provides a soothing atmosphere with four spacious treatment rooms and a variety of services, including massages, body treatments, and facials, along with hair and nail services.

Getting There
Guests of Gateway Canyons Resort have the option of arriving into Grand Junction Regional or Denver International Airport, as well as by scenic drives from Salt Lake City and Moab.

Airlines servicing Grand Junction Regional Airport include:
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – American Eagle/American Airlines
Denver, Colorado – United Express
Houston, Texas – Continental Airlines
Salt Lake City, Utah – Delta Airlines
Phoenix, Arizona – US Airways
Las Vegas, Nevada – Allegiant Air
Los Angeles, California – Allegiant Air