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Vail, CO, Colorado

Beaver Creek Lodge, a AAA Four-Diamond hotel, has once again been named to Cond Nast Travelers Gold List for 2008. Beaver Creek Lodge has been named to this list 12 times in nearly as many years.The 14th annual Gold List, Conde Nast Travelers list of choice hotels around the world that have the best rooms, leisure facilities, food, ambience and design, service and location, awards properties that received the highest ratings in the Readers Travel Awards 2007 survey. The 21,000 Cond Nast subscribers cast votes in the survey. Being consistently honored by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler in their annual Gold List is an amazing honor, Beaver Creek Lodge General Manager Simon Chen said. I believe this speaks to our staffs commitment to provide our guests with a truly memorable experience including fabulous cuisine, personal service and our amazing natural setting. Beaver Creek Lodge has 72 one-bedroom guest suites. Amenities include commissioned artwork by French artist Jean Claude Roy, pillow-top mattresses, down comforters, a LCD flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, and Bose Wave CD radio. The Beaver Creek Lodge also features the Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, 6,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, concierge and valet parking. To learn more go to

George Brodin spent more than 21 years at the old BP/Amoco station just west of Lionshead in Vail.Brodin sold the station in 2005, and has recently returned to the auto service business, opening Leadfoot Lindas Garage & Tire in Eagle-Vail, on the lower level of the CarQuest building on the back side, facing the river.Brodins shop has 10 service bays, nine lifts and the latest dianostic gear. His staff includes Marvin Barklow, Mike Turner, Jeff Robers, Gabe Johnson, J.D. Werkmeister and Kenny Brodin.Broden and his crew will host a customer appreciation party at the shop from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. on Jan. 12. Theyll serve free hot dogs and soft drinks and people can enter a raffle and drawing for fabulous prizes.To learn more, stop by Saturday, call 476-1810, or go to

Hoffman-West Real Estate has just opened a new office in Avon, located at The Gates just east of the entrance to Beaver Creek. The Gates has 49 residences with 16 penthouses.The Gates project gives our company a strong foothold in Avons new horizon, said Hoffman-West partner and managing broker Terry Hoffman.This is the second Avon office opened by Hoffman-West Real Estate in just two years. The companys main office is located in Chapel Square. The firm specializes in properties from Vail to Beaver Creek to Arrowhead. For more information, call 949-1902 for more information or go to

CKG Mastery, an internationally recognized real estate coaching program, recently added Jo Ellen Nash to its list of coaches. Qualification for this exclusive group is based a brokers track record, sales volume and commitment to clients. In addition to being a general coach, Nash was recently a featured speaker at the Luxury Conclave, an annual brokers event Scottsdale, Ariz. sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, CKG International, Unique Homes and Unique Global Estates. This is a huge honor and a great opportunity for me, Nash said. It allows me to fulfill a passion for helping other successful agents grow their businesses and will help me learn an enormous amount in the process. For more information about Nash, The Luxury Conclave or CKG International, contact Tifahn Rodriguez at

This months Vail Valley Partnership after-hours mixer is hosted by Ski Butlers and E-Town in Edwards. The Youth Foundation is this months featured nonprofit partner. Hearty appetizers and complimentary drinks will be provided. The mixer is 5 7 p.m. at E-Town, 295 Main Street, Unit C-104 in the Edwards Riverwalk center.Other sponsors for the event are Coors and the Vail Daily. The event is free, but open to Vail Valley Partnership members only.For more information, call Cameron Lowe, 477-4001 or e-mail

Davis Partnership Architects, the American Institute of Architects Colorado and Denver chapters 2007 Firm of the Year, and one of Colorado1s largest architecture, land planning, interior design and landscape architecture companies, recently announced several promotions at both the Denver headquarters and its Edwards office. New associates include Joe Lear, David Daniel, Fred Pax, Chris Klein, John Worgan and Cheryl Dornak, and new senior associates include Jim Parker, Curtis Cox, Janette Ray and Steve Haave.This marks yet one more important milestone for the firm, said Brian Erickson, a partner at Davis Partnership Architects. The best foundation for our continued growth is exceptional leadership. These individual promotions express our gratitude for, and confidence in this group of emerging leaders now poised to help take us into the future.Davis Partnership employs more than 140 people, making it one of Colorado1s largest architectural firms in both size and annual revenues.To learn more, go to

The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability is hosting an event called Eco-Pimp My Crib Jan. 15 from 6 7:30 p.m. at the Bookworm in Edwards.Join authors Kari Foster and Debbie Hindman of Associates III to learn more about sustainable interior design. Learn how and why indoor air quality, low-impact material, energy/water conservation and waste reduction have become terms we associate with interior design.Admission is $15 for Alliance members, $20 for everyone else. Admission includes a drink and hors doeuvres. For more information, call 569-3890

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