I’ve been getting the same question a LOT lately: So what exactly IS the Tycoon Saloon?
Sunday night’s Tycoon Saloon at the Hotel Jerome is our version of a hybrid expo / networking event for advertisers. Unlike the usual booths and banners, we’re working with The Jerome’s historic vibe for an Old West theme, including apothecary-themed vendor stations, game tables, and bartenders in classic Old West garb.
We’ve all been to those events where we feel like we’re being herded through the trade floor and hammered at every turn by sales reps trying to maximize the time they have you in front of them. It’s even worse for us as advertisers, since we’re often not the target audience. The Tycoon Saloon is taking the best aspects of the networking that used to happen at bars and outings around the trade show and putting it all in one place, specifically for the advertiser.
The Hotel Jerome is home to three amazing bars: J-Bar, the Living Room, and the Antler Bar. Select vendors will be stationed around the first floor, but guests can move around freely, enjoy cocktails, and use the oxygen station.
A Bit About the Bars
The Living Room is the central meeting place, which opens up as you walk into the Hotel Jerome. It’s a spacious, comfy area for relaxing and mingling in a low-key but well-appointed environment. They offer small plates and craft cocktails to enjoy while lounging in a plush couch.
The J-Bar has been an epicenter in Aspen since the 1940s, when screenwriters, actors, and artists made it a popular hangout. In the 1970s, characters like Hunter S. Thompson, Jimmy Buffett, The Eagles, and John Denver were known as regulars. In 2000, the bar underwent a major restoration, and today it’s a popular watering hole and a luxury destination. Adjoining J-Bar is the Prospect, a full-service restaurant for those who would like to enjoy dinner in a cozy setting.
And finally, down the corridor from the Living Room, is the Antler Bar. Antler is a private bar, set back from the others, and decorated in overstuffed blue velvet furniture, antler chandeliers, and William Morris wallpaper.
There’s still time to register for ADSUM and the Tycoon Saloon, guaranteeing your space in this incredible network – don’t leave your space to chance!