February 6, 2014 was another milestone in Enchanting Travels’ ten year journey. Our US company Enchanting Travels, Inc was founded in the state of Colorado.
Author: Parik Laxminarayan
February 6, 2014 was another milestone in Enchanting Travels’ ten year journey. Our US company Enchanting Travels, Inc was founded in the state of Colorado. Founder Parik Laxminarayan sums up his experience in finding the perfect location in the USA so that we can better support all of our guests living in North America.
It is 10:56 a.m. It’s two degrees Celsius, 36 degrees Fahrenheit outside. There are buildings and people everywhere. And my head explodes with thoughts and excitement.
While I overlook Midtown Manhattan and the Hudson River from my hotel room on the 29th floor in New York City and feel completely dwarfed by the much higher skyscrapers around me, I think about the numerous interactions and impressions of my two-week trip through the US in search of the The best place to set up our office.
During this trip I met several lovely guests: lawyers, accountants, realtors to see office space and friends, as well as professional contacts from my time in the US between 1995 and 2003.
The office hunt
I started my journey in San Francisco and the incredibly innovative and quirky Bay Area / Silicon Valley. It was amazing to see the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in such a small space. It seemed like everyone was trying to figure out and define tomorrow with crazy ideas, hairstyles and funky inventions.
Unmanned cars on the Google campus, a fully internet-enabled city, technology leaders everywhere! I had the golden opportunity to visit the Facebook campus with a friend who works there and for a moment I thought I was at Disney World.
Vending machines with Apple products that staff can take with them anytime, huge screens, Mark Zuckerberg’s brainstorming room, tons of restaurants, people skateboarding on campus, and everyone talking about how cool Facebook is than Google and Apple !
Then I went to Denver, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
Denver is the fastest growing tech hub in America today, the number one city for Americans to move to, and clearly a city on the move.
Several companies on the east and west coasts are moving to Denver for more than 300 days of sunshine a year, beautiful mountain scenery, quality of life outdoors, access to talent from numerous universities, and affordable cost of living.
I also visited Colorado Springs, an up and coming city south of Denver.
From Denver I flew to Tampa, Florida, a beautiful, relatively warmer, coastal city known for its quality of life and alligators!
I visited offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg. We have surprisingly few guests from the Tampa area, but the tropical climate, excellent infrastructure, and quality of life have drawn several retirees on the East Coast to make Central Florida their home. Perhaps the proximity to Disney World means Tampaers have enough entertainment close by.
Colorado in action!
When it came down to it, Colorado’s natural beauty won my heart. We worked behind the scenes to set up our office there. We are happy to announce that it is now ready!
With the view of the Rocky Mountains from our window, it’s a wonderful place for us to expand our US presence.
Our US office address is 8310 South Valley Highway, Suite 300, Englewood, CO 80112, USA.
If you’re ever in the area, stop by and say hello!
Our US toll free number remains unchanged: 1 888 263 2574.
Contact us to plan your bespoke trip of a lifetime!