Aspen hotel trying to lure Chinese tourists

  An Aspen hotel is counting on Chinese tourists to fill rooms.   The Little Nell hotel recently sent representatives to China, hoping to lure wealthy Chinese tourists looking for a Western mountain town experience.   Hotel officials believe many wealthy Chinese who send their children to U.S. schools could be sold on a North […]

Mining Exchange to host job fair

The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, will host a job fair in its lobby Saturday, March 31. The hotel needs to hire  50 positions before its opening scheduled in late April, according to a press release. The hotel already has several group bookings and some individual booking as well, according to the release. Job […]

Mining Exchange hotel now taking reservations

The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel scheduled to open downtown this spring, announced today that it is now accepting reservations for June 1 and beyond. The hotel has been accepting group and event reservations for two weeks, but just started allowing individual online room reservations today. Hotel management expects to open the doors in […]

Mining Exchange developer could rescue LandCo project

The man behind the Mining Exchange, a downtown Wyndham Grand Hotel due to open this spring, stands to lose more than $200,000 he invested in a LandCo development-related project on South Union Boulevard unless he rescues it from foreclosure. First Citizens Bank and Trust filed a notice of election and demand against The Ridge at […]

New hotel planned for First and Main

Nor’Wood Development Group has partnered with Kansas-based RHW Management to build a new hotel at its First and Main Town Center. The companies announced plans today to build a new 82-room Holiday Inn Express adjacent to the Powers Boulevard shopping center that’s home to Cinemark Theater, Dick’s Sporting Goods, J.C. Penny, Target and several restaurants. […]

No bidders fight Flintco for Hammon’s Renaissance Hotel

No one bid against construction contractor Flintco for the stalled John Q. Hammons Renaissance Hotel at today’s Sheriff’s auction of the property. Flintco won a foreclosure judgment against the hotelier Hammons in June for $29 million plus interest, minus payments made by Hammons. The company bought the hotel on far-north end of town at Interquest […]

Hammons hotel to be auctioned

The John Q. Hammons Renaissance Hotel at Interquest Parkway will go on the auction block at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 210 South Tejon Street Thursday. Bidding is expected to start at about $30 million based on the foreclosure judgment that construction contractor Flintco won against legendary […]

Mining Exchange hotel developer ready to transform downtown

It’s taken four years and three different ownership groups, but the Mining Exchange building and its neighbors, the Freedom Telegraph, Independence and Municipal Utilities buildings, are ready to be transformed into a 150-room “boutique” hotel and conference center.
That is, as long as the city leaders approve key sales tax-sharing provisions.

Amenities of the rich and famous

Finding a management team that shares the owners’ vision on a project such as converting the Mining Exchange and its neighboring buildings into a boutique hotel is not an easy task. Anticipating that challenge, co-owner Perry Sanders hired Tyler Sherman, the former operations manager at Denver’s Hotel Teatro. “We’ll begin marketing the hotel and conference […]

New downtown hotel plans moving forward

Perry Sanders says that his plan to convert three downtown office buildings into a boutique hotel that would include upscale bars, restaurants, a health club and penthouse suites is ready to move forward.