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Westin gets nod for ’12 convention

Post-convention feedback from 2011 event leads to site change

The Colorado Press Association will host its annual convention in yet a new home in February 2012. CPA will welcome its guests to the Westin Denver Downtown, conveniently located on the 16th Street Mall just blocks from last year’s venue, and still in the heart of downtown Denver.

The 2011 CPA post-convention survey revealed three primary criticisms: poor hotel navigation, difficult and expensive self and valet parking and less-than-desirable guest rooms. Additional criticisms included poor sound during the awards ceremony and uninviting conference space in the basement with no windows.Grandma Otie

Positive feedback about the convention included a valuable speaker line-up, good social events, a lower room rate than was offered at the Comfort Inn/Brown Palace and, overall, not a bad venue in comparison to The Brown Palace.

When survey takers were asked whether they would prefer to return to The Brown Palace or stay at the Sheraton or choose another venue, only 13 percent of those responding said they would prefer a return to The Brown Palace. Nearly 60 percent said that another year at the... Story continues on page 8

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