Antlers Anniversaries

At the Antlers, we are always excited to host social groups because it allows us to share their special time. This year, we’ve provided lodging for a record number of weddings, anniversaries and family reunions, and have enjoyed meeting and learning about each of the people who come to stay with us.While hosting guests from Vail, Colorado and across the country (or world!) for social events is wonderful for us, we are even more excited when it is our condominium owners who think of the Antlers for their intimate events. It’s just one more way of showing the Antlers truly is a ‘home away from home’.This August Lowell and Carol Geithman will be hosting their family and closest friends at the Antlers for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. With the help of Pan for Hire, our in-house catering, and the Geithman’s own special drink, Cataba, we’re expecting a festive evening, celebrating their best memories of the last 50 years. However, the Geithman’s aren’t the only Antler’s owners coming up on 50 years together! The Antlers will also be host to Charlie and Helen Wachendorfer’s family when they celebrate their 50th in 2009.Congratulations to everyone who has celebrated a special event at the Antlers this year – we’re glad you’ve chosen to include us in your lifelong memories.

En el Antlers at Vail, amamos nuestro trabajo!

Razones por las cuales preferir Antlers at Vail

Quienes laboramos en el Antlers at Vail, amamos nuestro trabajo! Nos encanta lo que hacemos y sentimos pasión por el servicio a nuestros huéspedes.Sabemos que planificar sus vacaciones no fue un trabajo sencillo y usted aspira a que su decisión haya sido acertada. Nosotros los sabemos, por eso nuestro director de primeras y ultimas impresiones lo recibe con una amplia sonrisa y la primera frase que escucha en esta tierra es: “Bienvenido a Casa!”. No lo dejará ni cargar su equipaje. Conocemos también que usted tiene un presupuesto asignado para esta vacación y nosotros no queremos que lo exceda, sino que sea inferior. Usted no pagará por el servicio de parqueo, tampoco pagará por la entrega del periódico matutino, ni por el servicio de limpieza de su habitación o por el uso de nuestras instalaciones. Nuestro trabajo es servirle a usted y que tenga la experiencia mas cómoda posible con una tarifa justa y razonable que lo incluye todo!Lo ayudamos a programar sus actividades recreativas:Si desea esquiar, nuestros agentes le pueden ayudar a programar la compra de sus ticketsSi desea cenar y quiere que se le recomiende un lugar, consúltenos. Nuestros agentes conocen los mejores lugares de acuerdo a sus requerimientos. Si tiene que hacer compras en el supermercado, nuestro equipo de transporte coordinará con usted el horario para recogerle y traerlo de vuelta. Si prefiere quedarse en casa usted contará con más de 200 títulos que puede alquilar, para disfrutar su reposo. Las palomitas de maíz van por nuestra cuenta! Cada uno de quienes formamos el Antlers at Vail se siente orgulloso de estar aqui, pertenecer a este lugar, de realizar su trabajo y ser creativo en el, aportando con soluciones efectivas a cada situacion. Queremos que usted forme parte de nuestra familia tambien! Porque usted es la razon por la cual estamos aqui. Sera un placer tenerlo con nosotros y decirle en nuestra tierra ” Gracias por hospedarse en el Antlers at Vail” Es nuestro propósito lograr que usted se sienta en familia y encuentre en Vail su nuevo hogar.

Conference Room – Summer Upgrades

With the sun shining and the beautiful summer weather now in Vail, the Antlers conference center has made some small summer upgrades to try and bring the outdoors in! We’ve added a fresh coat of paint to the walls and a splash of teal with new napkins. We’re also switching out our regular black skirted buffets for an all white color scheme, making the inside of the rooms even more light than with the wall of windows alone!Also look for new buffet risers and a summer beer offering to come to the conference center soon! As always, contact myself or Magda King to get your group in to see the Antlers summer upgrades!And when you’re not stuck in meetings – enjoy the true outdoors!(clowe@antlersvail.com; mking@antlersvail.com)

7 Tips for a Greener Family Reunion

Planning a family reunion? Make your gathering more eco-friendly with these simple tips, developed by the family vacation experts at the Antlers at Vail hotel:

Water Mark – Staying hydrated is always important, but it’s critical at high altitudes like Vail’s 8150 feet. Consider providing family members with refillable water bottles when they arrive. Check the bottle’s recycling symbol; safe, non-toxic plastic options include 2 (high density polyethylene), 4 (low density polyethylene) or 5 (polypropylene).

Walk the Walk – Hold your reunion near plenty of attractions and activities to reduce driving – and appeal to family members of all ages. In Vail, there are numerous shops, restaurants, galleries, bike trails and more within walking distance of the Antlers; a free, energy-efficient shuttle bus also stops throughout the village.

Picture Perfect – Disposable cameras are so last year. Go digital to eliminate chemical processing and waste. Camerarenter.com will rent your group digital cameras, fully insured, and even create a free picture sharing website for your family after the reunion.

Fresh Air – Choose a location with natural ventilation to reduce carbon emissions from air conditioning. At the Antlers, windows and doors can be opened in the meeting spaces and condominiums, and private balconies let guests enjoy the cool mountain air.

Can the Trash – Ask the catering department about its environmental practices, and choose a property like the Antlers that uses china dishes, cutlery and linens plus bulk dispensers for condiments to reduce waste. Dedicated bins in guest rooms and public areas also encourage recycling.

Bag It – Provide family members with an environmentally friendly tote bag to use during the reunion. A side benefit? It’s perfect for carrying groceries when guests return home.

Green Eats – Eating local food reduces transportation emissions, processing and packaging. Visit a farmers’ market for the freshest food and a fun, festival atmosphere. The Vail Farmers’ Market offers produce from Colorado growers every Sunday through early September.

For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit www.antlersvail.com.
Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, The Antlers at Vail, (970) 476-2471, RLeVine@antlersvail.com or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, (307) 734-5335, darla@wordenpr.com

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