Hotel Colorado holds special events to commemorate visit by Roosevelt |

Hotel Colorado holds special events to commemorate visit by Roosevelt

Post Independent/Kelley CoxCasey Hicks, portraying Teddy Roosevelt, was the master of ceremonies at the courtyard party celebrating the 111th anniversary of the Hotel Colorado on June 4.

After 100 years, Teddy Roosevelt is still the talk of the Hotel Colorado.Join the hotel at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, for a commemoration of Roosevelts life and his 1905 visit to the Centennial state.Highlights of the evening will include special presentations about the 26th president, a unique menu prepared by the Hotel Colorados award-winning chef, Case Bricker and his staff, and dancing after dining.The Hotel Colorado kicks off the Teddy Roosevelt Anniversary Dinner and Dance with a series of speakers and presentations designed to illuminate the life of one of the most engaging and adventurous U.S. presidents. Among the speakers is David Bailey, curator of the Museum of Western Colorado, who will introduce and showcase a Teddy Roosevelt display featuring paintings from the presidents bear hunt. Dr. Andrew Gulliford, director of special projects and professor of Southwest studies and history at Fort Lewis College in Durango, will speak on Roosevelt and the American West. Roosevelt impersonator Casey Hicks will make appearances during the evening. Chef Case Bricker and the Hotel Colorados restaurant staff will prepare a special dinner menu, featuring five courses, from appetizer to dessert. The main course will be spring lamb in mint sauce and broiled squab with bacon, new potatoes in cream with asparagus, and drawn butter. Wine will be paired with each course. Dancing will follow in the Hotel Colorados ballroom as the Joe Peterson Orchestra will perform big-band-style music. Hicks will be in full costume and will conduct tours of the Roosevelt Suite and Roosevelt Level. Complete packages start at $65 per person for the evening festivities. Overnight accommodations for the event cost $249 for two.For ticket and rooms rate information, call (800) 544-3998, ext. 117, or 945-6511, ext. 117, or visit

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