Upon arrival to the resort, guests were escorted to the check-in area where we had a Cowboy Gift Market set up. Guests were personally fitted with a hat and their choice of boots. Western décor, music, and passed wine completed the experience and welcomed them to our unique destination.
Later that evening, we transformed the same check-in ballroom into an upscale Native American themed evening to pay tribute to the ancient cultures and tribes still live in our state today. Guests were welcomed and blessed by a Native greeter, dressed in authentic regalia, handing out corn bead necklaces. The room was adorned with Native décor and guests mingled while observing the three Native American artisans; including a Kachina Doll Carver, Rug Weaver, and Sand Painter. A Southwestern trio played while guests enjoyed their meals. Before the evening came to an end, we brought out a World Champion Native Hoop Dancer who mesmerized the crowd with his outstanding talent and Native dances. The evening was an impressive beginning and set the tone for the rest of their stay.
Day two was also a fun filled day. Each guest pre-registered for their choice of excursions including: Ancient Ruins Helicopter Tour, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Mountain Biking, Golf, Spa, or Jeep Tour. The tours all ran seamlessly and the guests returned with rave reviews.
That evening gave the group an opportunity to dress in the western wear and travel off-property to nearby ranch situated on a small lake. Al fresco lighting draped over the picnic-style seating and dance floor. Cowboy games included a Bungee Bull and Calf Roping. One of our favorite 5-piece bands, along with a line dancing couple, kept the group dancing and singing throughout the night. This evening’s surprise was an entertaining, Award-Winning Trick Rope performance.
The third day was a day of leisure. We organized a shopping shuttle throughout the day so guests were able to leave the property and shop the local galleries. That evening guests enjoyed a cocktail reception surrounded by the grand Red Rocks then were off to dinner; the Great Restaurant Dine Around. We reserved reservations at 5 of the best restaurants in town. Each group had an amazing and unique dining experience and fancied the local fare.
Their last day consisted of a morning meeting, spouse excursions, and their final Awards Evening. Spouses had the choice of participating in a cooking class or a Vortex hike at Bell Rock. That evening was the Celestial Evening and Awards Gala. A cocktail reception on the patio was the perfect beginning to this magical evening. Guests arrived to passed wine and the warm kiva fireplace as dusk took on the night. The towering Red Canyon walls surround the property and were the finest backdrop. The glass patio doors opened and welcomed the party to the chic awards setting, complete with an acoustic guitar duo. The tables were adorned in violet pintuck linens with complimenting platinum lamour napkins, ice chiavari chairs, and a silver beaded charger. Orchids encased a glowing candle in the middle of the bubble bowl centerpieces. Intelligent lighting, white leather lounge furniture and the glowing backdrop of the stage truly came together in creating a delightful evening. The President announced the award winners and the night moved on. After the closing presentation, our favorite 6-piece variety band took the stage and beckoned the guests to the white dance floor with custom vinyl logo. In the foyer, guests could meet with one of the 6 psychics or one of the 2 Aura Photographers present. They may also choose to enjoy the fresh air on the patio and stargaze from our knowledgeable Astronomer and oversized Telescope. Between the earth and sky, this Celestial Evening was a truly memorable occasion.
“Dear April, You are amazing! I know how challenging this
program was & how hard you worked to make this such an amazing trip. Thanks so much for putting your heart & soul into this program!”
- Account Executive