Friday, October 16, 2009

CU Family Weekend

The hotel is full and decked out with black and gold balloons. Q's Restaurant's reservations are full for Friday night. There's gold foil-covered candy down at the front desk. Traffic on Broadway is much heavier than usual, both on the roads and sidewalks. Conclusion? It must be Family Weekend over at the University of Colorado.

The Boulderado's Director of Sales & Marketing, Beverly Silva, was interviewed in the Colorado Daily about the boom in business the hotel receives for this weekend. "'It's a great boost for our local economy,' Silva said of Family Weekend. And while Silva said one wildly successful weekend can't make up for the sagging economic times of the past year, "it gives some encouragement and brings enthusiasm. People are happy.'" (Read the article in its entirety.)

It's true. Family Weekend is one of those unofficial Boulderado holidays where the place is jumping, employees are busy running around (bolstered by all that gold foil-covered candy, I think!), and we tend to thrive on the rush of it all. Stop by to see for yourself, and as an added bonus in the lobby tonight there's a special performance by Jasco from 6pm-9pm.