Dynamic Skiing for Life Seminar

Dynamic Skiing for Life Program with Margaret McIntyre is coming to the Antlers at Vail this December 9 – 13, 2012!

The Antlers at Vail will be hosting a great new program, new to us at least, that helps get the body ready for the ski season or any other activity. Margaret McIntyre owner of Integrated Movement has been practicing the Feldenkrais Method for over 30 years and is bringing her knowledge and skills back to the Vail Valley for a four day class. What is the Feldenkrais Method you ask? Great questions! According to Margaret, “The Feldenkrais Method® is not medicine, not chiropractic, not massage and not yoga; instead it is a powerful, innovative and effective learning system. You learn how to replace old redundant movement patterns with newer more useful ones. You will discover that you have the capacity to become more skillful and improve your quality of life as you mature and age.” Margaret lived and worked in the Vail Valley for 20 years, now based out of Maui (not too shabby of a relocation!) Margaret comes back to Vail once a year to continue teaching her seminars.  The Antlers is so pleased to be hosting this wonderful program!

Margaret McIntyre

 

High Altitude Inspires Elevated Thinking at Elevate Vail 2012 Summit This Fall

Antlers at Vail offers discounted hotel rates for international symposium

Antlers at Vail hotel   Antlers at Vail sponsors Elevate Vail 2012

Left, Antlers at Vail hotel; right, photo by Jack Affleck

What does it take to create and sustain special places? The global symposium Elevate Vail 2012 brings together future-minded business leaders, developers, planners, architects, builders and travel professionals from September 25 – 27, 2012 for panel discussions, interactive workshops, site tours, seminars and other presentations about the thoughtful development and caretaking of special places.

The Antlers at Vail hotel is a sponsor and official lodging hotel for the event, which will be held at the nearby Sebastian Vail. ElevateVail 2012 participants will save 35% off standard room rates; studio suites are $156 per night; a one-bedroom suite is $182 per night and a two-bedroom suite is $273 per night, subject to availability.

“We’re excited to welcome our colleagues from ‘down under’ to the Vail Valley this year,” says Antlers General Manager Rob LeVine, who attended the inaugural 2011 Creating Special Places event in Queensland, Australia. LeVine will speak about Sustainable Tourism on September 27.

Elevate Vail 2012 is produced by Regional Breakthroughs/Australia, and features a faculty of international speakers and presenters. Registration is $1450, and includes priority access to all event sessions, special tours and activities, an exclusive gift bag and more. For additional information, visit www.elevatesymposium.com.

The Antlers at Vail offers condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms, and each room includes a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located with easy access to the ElevateVail/2012 sessions, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit the Antlers at www.antlersvail.com.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, Antlers at Vail, 970. 476. 2471, RLeVine@antlersvail.com; or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations,darla@wordenpr.com, 307.734.5335.

10 Reasons Why It’s Great to Host Your Family Reunion at the Antlers

Family Reunion at the Antlers at Vail Hotel

As a PR associate who often writes about the Antlers at Vail’s family-friendly amenities, it was a special pleasure to enjoy four days at the Antlers with my extended family for a mini-reunion last week. More than anything, we really enjoyed having a spacious condominium where we could be together comfortably and spend some quality time together. Our visit inspired me to compile our family’s Top Ten list of all the things that were great about being here:

1. Plenty of room for everyone, and a great value

2. Cooling off in the beautiful swimming pool

3. The Antlers friendly staff, who made us feel so welcome

4. A free jazz concert Thursday night, just across the street

5. Close proximity to the free Vail shuttle, which made it so easy to people of all ages to get around

6. A full kitchen and large dining table, which allowed us to cook and enjoy some memorable family meals together

7. Cool, creamy gelato from nearby Rimini

8. The nice, shady walking and biking path along Gore Creek

9. Being able to bring along our dog, Maddie, who considers herself part of the family

10. Red foam antlers for all!

If you want to plan an unforgettable family reunion in beautiful Vail, keep the Antlers in mind. Our family is already talking about a return trip.

~ Eliza

Toasting with the Toastmasters

Join us here at the Antlers at Vail for an event sponsored by the Vail Valley Chapter of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International).

Wednesday August 22

4-6pm

$12 for members

$20 for non memebers

RSVP to Kristina Johnson at kristina@visitvailvalley.com

We Never Miss Out On the Fun

The Town of Vail was overwhelmed last week with the arrival of The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute (www.rmcmi.org).  Hundreds of members of this organization chose Vail for their 100th anniversary conference.  They arrived from all over the United States and Canada to participate in training and educational seminars.

Of course the Antlers, a hotel and conference center that is always afraid of missing out on the fun, volunteered to host “emergency disaster training” for 2 days. This involved real life, re-enactments of rescue operations involving different scenarios around our property and common areas.

The pictures really don’t illustrate how life-like these situations were.  Some guests actually thought there were live rescues occurring as they passed through the staging areas.  What made it believable were the “victims” that were not afraid to scream as though they were in pain and the rescue teams shouting out instructions as they assured the “victims” that help was on its way.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

As the second day of mock rescues were winding down, I was approached by a guest who had these comments.  “My kids really were fascinated by all of this and I had no idea  what went on behind the scenes.  These people really are professionals.”  His young son looked up at me and said “Mister, do you have a coal mine here?”

“No we don’t, but there are some not too far away in the mountains” was my reply.

He looked back at his dad and said ” too bad because I sure would feel safe if something happened in your mine.”

Greg

 

Yet Another Great September Event

On the heels of Living At Your Peak in mid September, the Antlers is honored to be hosting some of the Elevate program September 25 – 28.  This event will explore how to create, as well as maintain “special places”.    Although each of these three-day programs deal with very different elements of sustainability, they are similar in that they are NOT your typical conference.  Each of them want to stress active participation by the attendees with the hopes of creating a long lasting relationship between the presenters, those that attend and the program itself.

In the case of Elevate, the organizers (Connie and Mark Woodbury) hope and expect the presenters to come away with as much personal growth as their “audience”.   I can personally vouch for the likelihood of that, as I was fortunate enough to attend the same event last year in Queensland, Australia.  Connie and Mark arranged for a contingency from Vail, including the Mayor, some senior town officials and me, to present Vail’s story (past, present and future) to those in attendance.  In the course of explaining what makes Vail a special place, the conversation was every bit as educational for us as it was for those to whom we spoke.

For anyone who has a passing interest in “creating places”, whether it’s an architect, a land use planner or just about anyone who ponders their role in the community beyond what it means just to them, this three day program will not only be enriching, but downright fun.   Mark and Connie have recently relocated from just north of Brisbane to beautiful downtown Eagle, Colorado.  Australia’s loss is our gain.  They’ve already become great friends of many of us in the Vail Valley, and definitely know how to have fun while carrying on a deep conversation at the same time.

Last year we met some of the presenters coming to Elevate in Vail, including the elders of the Butchulla people, indigenous to the Fraser Coast.  Their Welcome to Country ceremony was both simple and moving.  I felt humbled to the point of being more than a little choked up.  Trust me, meeting them will be something you’ll remember for a long time, not to mention all the other fascinating characters that Mark and Connie have lined up.

I sure hope you can come attend one, or even both of these fabulous events coming in September.  You’ll be glad you did.

Rob

Living at Your Peak Special – Book by July 30 to Save on Both Registration and Lodging

Antlers at Vail hotel  Martina at Living at Your Peak

Left, the Antlers at Vail hotel; right, Living at Your Peak keynote speaker Martina Navratilova

May 17, 2012—Vail, Colo.—Living at Your Peak, a new event organized by the Vail Symposium, September 13-15, 2012, will offer first-hand access to accomplished world champions, internationally recognized trainers, coaches, researchers, doctors, nutritionists and top chefs from world-class restaurants. Jenna Wolfe, co-anchor of NBC News’ Sunday TODAY show, emcees the event and Martina Navratilova is the keynote speaker.

Registration is $1,000 until July 30 and $1,200 after, and includes priority access to event sessions, coordination with a personal concierge, exclusive access to VIP events and gourmet meals prepared by Vail’s internationally renowned chefs. Spouse passes are $300 and individual session fees start at $50 per session.

The Antlers at Vail hotel is proud to be a sponsor and official hotel for the event, and Living at Your Peak participants who book their rooms before July 31, 2012 will save 35% off lodging. Early booking rates for studio suites are $156 per night; a one-bedroom suite is $182 per night and a two-bedroom suite is $273 per night, subject to availability.

“Imagine the opportunity to run with an Olympic running coach, or chat over dinner with a renowned expert on brain health,” says Antlers General Manager Rob LeVine. “We’re excited to be a part of the inaugural Living at Your Peak summit, and hope many of our past guests and friends will join us for what we think could be a life-changing experience.”

Living at Your Peak is organized by the Vail Symposium, a grassroots, non-profit organization providing thought-provoking, diverse and affordable educational programs to the Vail Valley community. For more information about Living at Your Peak or to register, please visit www.livingatyourpeak.org.

The Antlers at Vail offers condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms, and each room includes a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located with easy access to the Living at Your Peak sessions, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit the Antlers at www.antlersvail.com.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, Antlers at Vail, RLeVine@antlersvail.com, 970.476.2471; or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla@wordenpr.com, 307.734.5335.

 

 

Some Special Guests

You’re never going to guess who stayed here last weekend.

“Were they rich and famous?” you ask.  (must be Brad Pitt and George Clooney)

“Were they powerful and influencial individuals?”  (Maybe the G20 stopped by on their way back from France)

“Were they a famous sports team?”  (Gotta be the Women’s Brazilian Soccer Team)

Maybe this will help.  A picture in the lobby at check in.

Recognize any of these people?

They are the Women in Leadership Board of the South Metro-Denver Chamber of Commerce and were the winners of this years Antlers Free Company Retreat.

Several companies and organizations submitted a simple form to qualify for accommodations for 12 people, meeting space with complimentary beverages and crumpets, gift baskets and a morning after breakfast.

I wasn’t on the committee that ultimately chose the winners, but from what I understand, it was a very difficult decision.  Magda King, our Sales Manager compared it to the “America’s Got Talent” show.  “Simon would have had a hard time eliminating some of the entries” she told me.

All the gals considered the weekend a total success and promised a return visit when it wouldn’t be “all work and no play”.

Ali told me "We've never had our annual meeting in such a comfortable atmosphere".

 

After 5 hours, it's time to decide where to have dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of the success of this contest, we have decided to make it an annual event (dates to be determined).  Stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga at the Antlers at Vail

The Yoga program this summer has been a success!  We are so pleased to offer it complimentary to our guests.  Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout June, July and August, guests at the Antlers had the opportunity to stay in tune with Mother Nature and their inner spirit for an hour and half, enjoying the sun and our beautifully landscaped swimming pool deck while stretching, meditating and working in body balance.

“This is one of many complimentary amenities that we offer at our property” states Katie Nelson, Assistant to the Antlers at Vail Sales and Catering department.  Generally each class has around 8 students.  Tracy Long, experienced Yoga instructor in the Vail Valley, tailored each class according to the group.

We hope you had the chance to enjoy the classes, we will have them again throughout the Winter! Join us in the wellness path!.

Yoga