On a summer stroll around my friend’s Colorado Springs Ivywild neighborhood, a school building was bustling. Odd, at first sight, as it was summer, and school was clearly not in session. But upon further inquiry, I learned the former Ivywild Elementary School, closed in 2009, had been completely reimagined as part of a Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority project.
Opened in 2013, today Ivywild School is a multiuse commercial and community center. The 20,000-square-foot space boasts a delicatessen, brewery, pub, bakery, coffee shop and gift shop. The building is consistently full of energy and neighborhood buzz, from its Bristol Brewery & Pub to Ivywild Kitchen. You can even say you grabbed a drink at the cleverly named Principal’s Office.
South of Colorado Springs’ downtown, along Cheyenne Creek, Ivywild is the city’s oldest working-class neighborhood. With interesting, unique and standout projects like the repurposed school, it’s a place to see and be seen frequenting Colorado Springs’ best hot spots. Take Prime 25, a modern interpretation of the classic steakhouse on Tejon Street. Its copper, wood, glass and steel interior alongside an open kitchen and first-rate cuisine make Prime 25 the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion or soak in the ambience of the ever-evolving Ivywild neighborhood.
Continue on Tejon Street to what is now known as the Trolley District, and find Colorado Springs’ newest symbol of revitalization and entertainment: CO.A.T.I, a multivendor marketplace anchored by Pikes Peak Brewing Co. and just opened in early September in the former Trolley Building.
Aptly named for a word in Maya culture that stands for insurgent nature, intelligence, curiosity and playfulness, CO.A.T.I’s philosophy mimics the spirit of Colorado Springs: rebellious and willing to challenge everything. It’s an incubator for ideas, offering operational support to enthusiasts and local chefs otherwise unable to break out on their own. By offering access to seasoned professionals and services, CO.A.T.I. eliminates obstacles standing in the way of local talent and paves the way for chefs and artisans to strike out on their own in Colorado.
The 13,000-square-foot food hall connects to the new outpost of Pikes Peak Brewing Lager House. (Pikes Peak is an icon and must-see of Colorado Springs.) Originally started in Monument, Colorado, the second brewery location brings the community together over hand- crafted beer, offering all the company’s flagship beers but only brewing lagers here.
Surrounded by stunning natural scenery, one thing is certain: Colorado Springs is so much more than a pretty face. It’s a city of ideas, of revitalization, of perseverance, of community — no matter which neighborhood draws you in.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
The Airline Passenger Experience Association and SimpliFlying recognized United Airlines for providing a hospital-grade standard of cleanliness and safety during travel. Among the four largest U.S. carriers, United is the first to receive Diamond Certification, the highest in the new APEX Health Safety audit powered by SimpiliFlying.
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A couple of my friends and I decided to rent a house in the Camelback Mountain area of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains for New Year’s Eve. To find the perfect place, we used Vrbo.com; there were a bunch of properties to choose from, but, in the end, we decided to rent a place in The Village at Camelback.
The International Air Transport Association and Etihad Airways partnered to launch the IATA Travel Pass for passengers on the Gulf carrier. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that helps passengers manage travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines. It will be initially offered on select Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi in early 2021, with plans to extend the offer if successful.
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Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection recently debuted a complete redesign, now standing as a luxurious, modern mountain resort in Telluride, Colorado. At 10,540 feet, the ski-in/ski-out retreat boasts new social spaces, a refreshed lobby, a new boutique, a collection of new guest experiences and amenities, and wellness offerings. Additionally, Madeline features a collaboration with Olympian Gus Kenworthy, who helped create the hotel’s Recovery Ski Lounge.