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Gateway Canyons Resort Receives Museum Of Western Colorado Preservation Award

GATEWAY, Colo. – April 10, 2014 – Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – is honored to receive the 2014 Museum of Western Colorado Preservation Award, a distinction that applauds the world class hotel for its distinguished and long-term efforts to the preservation of Mesa County’s architectural treasures. Positioned as the pinnacle of helping the community preserve its heritage and to tell its story, the Museum of Western Colorado’s Heritage Awards were established to recognize leaders who have contributed so significantly to the community’s heritage.

Gateway Canyons received the 2014 Museum of Western Colorado Preservation Award for the work they have done for Calamity Camp, the Hanging Flume and the Driggs’ Mansion – all of which have set Gateway Canyons apart as an organization that is dedicated to Mesa County history and preservation.

“For almost a decade, Gateway Canyons Resorts has established itself as not just an oasis of knowledge in the canyon country of the Uncompahgre Plateau, but also as an institution dedicated to saving the heritage of Mesa County,” says Zebulon Miracle, curator of anthropology and collections manager for the Museum of Western Colorado. “Gateway Canyons, along with the Hendricks Family Foundation, has supported preservation work and promoted educational opportunities for thousands of guests who are curious about western Colorado.”

In the early 1980s and 1990s, the Museum of Western Colorado presented similar awards to outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to the Museum and the community. The MWC is now honored to bring back this tradition. With many individuals, groups and organizations nominated each year, the Museum of Western Colorado’s Heritage Awards recognize one winner for the Preservation Award who exemplifies the best in historic preservation, in honoring historic design and craftsmanship throughout the community. Based on overall preservation throughout the community, votes are provided by industry experts and community members. Winners of the Preservation Award are honored with distinction among community members to the organization who preserves Mesa County’s architectural treasures.

Dedicated to providing individuals and groups with once in a lifetime experiences, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks unveils Gateway Canyons Resort, created to nourish guests’ curiosity through intellectual stimulation and adventure, set against one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. Boasting luxury accommodations and breathtaking views, Gateway Canyons caters to the most discerning traveler with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, private tours aboard luxury aircraft, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history at the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the Curiosity Adventures program, the on-site Adventure Center and the recently launched Driven Experiences.

With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.

Museum of Western Colorado
The Museum of Western Colorado was established in 1965 and is the largest museum system between Denver and Salt Lake City. The Museum operates three facilities: the Museum of the West in Grand Junction, Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita, and Cross Orchards Historic Site in Fruitvale. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a distinction that less than five percent of museums in the United States and only a small handful in Colorado can claim.