2024 Blue Spader Reunion

2024 Reunion Information

Denver Colorado
June 12 – June 16, 2024

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 12 through
Sunday, June 16, 2023

 

WHERE:

Denver, CO

HOTEL:

Embassy Suites by Hilton
Denver Central Park,
4444 Havana St, Denver, CO 80239

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Mail registration and your check to:
26th infantry Regiment Association
ATTN: MATT BARTEL
875 Gip Manning Rd
Clarksville, TN 37042

 

To make hotel reservations online click the button below OR call the hotel directly at
1-844-209-1802 and identify yourself as being with the 26th Infantry Regiment Association to get the group rate of $150 per room per night ($173,63 with taxes and fees). 

Cutoff date for the guaranteed pricing is 5/12/2024. (Rooms during this period are normally over $245 per night).

Problems or questions with hotel reservations should be directed to: Mr. Jeremiah Cordova Ph# (720) 587-5097 or email: Jeremiah.cordova@eshgateway.com

The Embassy Suites is very supportive of military service members and veterans, and they have worked with us to provide a great value of benefits for our group, including:

  • Discounted Room Rates (over $300 value)
  • A waived resort fee ($180 value)
  • Discount on overnight parking (12 dollars per night)
  • Made to order breakfast from 0630-1000 (Free but hours may be different on weekends)

Rooms at these highly discounted rates are first-come first-serve so please book your rooms early as we only have a limited quantity. 

 

OR

Call 1-844-209-1802

TRANSPORTATION: The closest airport is Denver International Airport. The hotel is approximately 15 miles from the airport and takes about 35 minutes to drive depending on traffic. There is not a dedicated Embassy Suites hotel shuttle but there are ample taxi and ride sharing services available and rental cars are also an option.

REUNION CHECK-IN: Upon arrival Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Reunion Check-in will be in the Sage Room on the first floor of the Hotel. The hotel front desk staff will provide you with information upon check- in to orient you to the hotel and where the Sage Room is located.

COMMAND POST, SILENT AUCTION, SUPPLY ROOM: The CP will be in room 234, the Silent Auction and Supply Room will be on the first floor in the Cottonwood Room. We will be able to bring our own Association purchased drinks and snacks into the CP, but discretion must be adhered to regarding all hotel patrons. A cash bar will be available in the evening, or the hotel bar downstairs will provide complimentary drinks from 1700 – 1830 for those with a reunion badge.The CP will be in room 234, the Silent Auction and Supply Room will be on the first floor in the Cottonwood Room. We will be able to bring our own Association purchased drinks and snacks into the CP, but discretion must be adhered to regarding all hotel patrons. A cash bar will be available in the evening, or the hotel bar downstairs will provide complimentary drinks from 1700 – 1830 for those with a reunion badge.

SILENT AUCTION: Please bring your items to the silent auction so we can raise money for the association, if not, please consider making a cash donation to the 26th Infantry Association. You can bring items with you or mail them ahead of time to the Hotel. Mailing address is Embassy Suites, 26th Infantry Reunion, 4444 Havana St, Denver, CO 80239

WELCOME RECEPTION:3:30 – 5:30 pm Thursday afternoon in the Sage/ Aspen Room. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as we officially kick off the 2024 reunion.

BANQUET: The Saturday evening reception and banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites in the Cottonwood Room / Aspen Room from 6pm-8pm. We will have a plated dinner to include entree selections of beef, chicken, or vegetarian. This is always a special event!

TOURS: We do not have any formally planned group tours during the reunion to give people the maximum amount of flexibility to enjoy your trip and do what suits you. Here are some great activities, tours, and events in the area to consider. You will need to schedule your own transportation to visit these great attractions.

The Shops at Northfield. This is an Outdoor retail and entertainment center also Bass Pro Shop located 1.5 miles from the hotel, you can walk or taxi and be there in minutes.

U.S Mint. Witness the production of billions of coins. Tickets are free. (10 Miles from Hotel)

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Tour. Distilled using water from the Colorado mountains. Learn about ingredients, process and equipment with a public guided tour. Whiskey tasting seasons are available to complete your visit. (13 Miles from Hotel)

Denver Art Museum. A must visit for those who are looking to add some culture to your trip. One of the largest Art Museums in the western United States. (10 miles from hotel)

16th Street Mall. Grab a bite to eat at one of the 42 cafes or take in a movie at one of the 12 theaters. Dozens of unique shops and restaurants. (10 Miles from Hotel)

Tour the Coor’s Brewery. Established in 1873. The tour is free and kid friendly, with complementary soft drinks, while grown-ups can sample some Coor’s brews. (21 miles from hotel)

Stroll through Washington Park. Enjoy numerous facilities and a peaceful atmosphere. 165 acres of planted gardens and two massive lakes. (11 miles from hotel)

See the animals at the Denver Zoo. Stop by the African Penguin Point, or the Down Under Experience. You will discover species from Australia and New Zeeland along with over 1800 other animals and 300+ species. (7.2 miles from hotel)

Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Visit Egyptian Mummies, take a trip through space and get a glimpse of Native Americans. (6.9 miles from hotel)

Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Over 50 aircraft on display with flight simulators. Founded in 1994 at the former Lowery Airforce Base. Named 2016’s best event in the Denver metro. (5.9 miles from hotel)

These are not 26th Infantry Regiment Association organized or sponsored activities and are just a sample of the great opportunities to enhance your reunion experience and vacation.

SCHEDULE of EVENTS

Wed, June 12th:

  • Command Post (CP) Room 234: 6:30pm – 10pm

Thu, June 13th:

  • Registration packet P/U, Silent Auction, Supply Room (Sage/ Cottonwood Room): 10am – 6pm

  • Explore Colorado

  • Welcome reception w/ hors d’oeuvres in Sage Room: (3:30pm- 5:30)

  • Command Post Operations Room 234 (1-3pm then 5:30pm – UTC)

Fri, June 14th:

  • CP, Silent Auction, Supply Room: 10am-12pm & 5- 6:30pm

  • Command Post Operations Room 234 (1pm- UTC)

Sat, June 15th:

  • CP, Silent Auction, Supply Room in Horizons: 9-10am

  • Annual Business Meeting in Sage Room: 10-1130am

  • Silent Auction last chance Cottonwood Room: 11:30am-12pm

  • Silent Auction Closes: 12pm

  • No later than pick up Silent Auction Items: 2pm

  • Explore Denver

  • Pre-banquet reception in Prefunction Area: 5-6pm (Cash bar available)

  • Formal banquet in the Cottonwood Room / Aspen Room: 6-8:00pm

  • Post banquet festivities / Cash Bar: 8:00pm–10pm

  • Command Post Operations Room 234: 8:30pm- UTC

Sun, June 16th:

  • Check out and travel safely home