The Broadmoor has announced its sixth change in leadership since the historic Colorado Springs landmark opened its doors in 1918. Steve Bartolin, who has served as the hotel’s president and CEO for nearly 24 years, said in a news release Wednesday he will step down March 1 to become chairman. Bartolin will be replaced by […]
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Held last week at The Broadmoor, The Go West Summit felt a little like speed dating. Except that the two parties seated at the tables were buying and selling tourism in the traditional sense. The sellers had 12 minutes to describe their city, state, attraction or service to the buyers. In a calm tone, an […]
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After much talk, speculation and renovation, Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders has opened his new entertainment venue in the historic former home of Colorado Springs Utilities, adjacent to the Mining Exchange Hotel. The Gold Room, housed within the 27,500-square-foot art deco building at 18 N. Nevada Ave., has hosted two weddings since partially opening for […]
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Palmer Lake inn sold

Advanced Recovery Systems, a behavioral health care management company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is in the final stages of purchasing the Inn at Palmer Divide in Palmer Lake. ARS treats people for substance abuse, alcoholism, addictions and eating disorders with related mental health treatment programs and centers. Allison Walsh, vice president of business development […]
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With Colorado Springs’ first indoor water park and family resort scheduled to open just before the new year, the one-stop shop for lodging, dining and entertainment could create a surge in the area’s tourism and city’s economy — but first, they have to finish building it. Although progress is being made — it’s about 70 […]
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Colorado Springs was recently ranked as one of the top spots Millennials choose to live, according to the Brookings Institution. And now some businesses are capitalizing on that status as several lodging options are open or in the works geared toward the younger traveler. “[A hostel] lets travelers, especially younger ones, know there is a […]
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On the afternoon of May 16, Broadmoor owner Philip Anschutz’s wife Nancy will christen a re-imagined Broadmoor West with the crack of a champagne bottle, much like the way Julie Penrose did when her husband Spencer Penrose opened the resort’s main building in 1918. After more than six months and $57 million spent to redesign […]
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Philip Anschutz has been interested in The Broadmoor Hotel for years. He remembers his first visit there with his father when he was just 5-years-old. On Thursday it was announced that Anschutz bought The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the company that owns The Broadmoor, where just two weeks ago he spent time with his own 8-year-old […]
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Labor Day, along with its associated warm temperatures and backyard cookouts, has passed. And summer, like the long weekend, soon will be a speck in the rearview mirror. That means there’s no time like the present, according to local event planners and venue managers, to plan the perfect holiday affair. “If you are planning on […]
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Denver financier Phil Anschutz is buying the historic Broadmoor hotel. “That is huge for us,” said Allison Scott, Broadmoor spokeswoman. Broadmoor President and CEO Steve Bartolin will remain in place and no other changes are planned to the management or staff. Bartolin met with management and then all employees this morning to break the news. […]
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A trip to the MX Spa, which opened June 20 in the basement of the Mining Exchange Hotel, is one that takes its visitors through the rich history of the Pikes Peak region and one of its most storied structures. Bound for the spa’s massage parlor, nail salon or adjacent fitness center, guests pass walls […]
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The government’s ban on non-essential travel not only is harming international collaboration and local economies around the nation, many claim it’s hurting scientific progress as well. And it has led an unlikely group in Colorado Springs to pledge to work for a more diverse local economy. This time, it’s the Convention and Visitors Bureau. [pullquote] […]
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