The Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO opened its doors in 1892, and is renowned by a wide range of travel publications for its luxurious suites and spa offerings.
In its 120-year history, the Brown Palace has played host to famous figures such as U.S. Presidents and the Beatles, giving it a well-respected reputation within the Denver tourism industry.
Judging from the “fun facts”, the Brown Palace is a historical relic that offers extravagant conditions and features for guests, making it a perfect location for a teacher’s union conference.
In a brilliant display of self-awareness, the National Caucus of Urban Education Associations, an influential arm within the larger National Educational Association (NEA), selected the four star hotel as the location for a three-day Summer Meeting that ended on June 29.
Union officials were able to properly decompress in a relaxing environment after a tough few weeks following the Vergara v. California ruling, when in one fell swoop the American public and media questioned why on Earth the NEA still chooses to defend absurd and antiquated policies that undercut student interests.
What’s more, the only president since 1905 to not stay at the Brown Palace was union foe Calvin Coolidge during the 1920s — if that’s not kismet then we don’t know what is.
So here’s hoping the NCUEA enjoyed their Summer Meeting, they couldn’t have found a better location if they tried.
*Editor’s Note: The NEA’s wider Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly will in large part take place at the cutting edge Colorado Convention Center, hardly an appropriate venue for such an event.