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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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If you ask Paul York, a butterfly effect that led to Manitou Springs’ resurgence in the late 1990s began largely thanks to an errant cigarette in 1982. The general manager of the 142-year-old building now known as the Cliff House at Pikes Peak, York said a man then hired by the city of Manitou as […]
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Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: A majority of the Colorado Springs City Council members are aggressively anti-business. That’s the only conclusion you can draw from Tuesday’s council meeting. Thanks to the Feckless Five (Council President Keith King and Councilors Helen Collins, Don Knight, Joel Miller and Andy Pico), Council stripped away funding […]
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Hotels saw the biggest leap in sales tax collected in October over the previous month, according the city’s October sales and use tax report. Hotels saw a 20.9 percent increase in tax collections. The Lodger’s and Auto Rental Tax collection was up 11 percent over last October, which really represents all of the activity through […]
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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 famous Broadmoor hotel and resort is blogging about its meeting space, in an attempt to woo meeting planners into booking with them. Meeting planners on the search for their next meeting location can get details about The Broadmoor, including requests for proposal, on the hotel’s new meetings blog and Facebook page. The Broadmoor launched […]
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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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The Broadmoor’s new owner, Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, will spend $60 million to renovate the iconic hotel and resort. The renovation work will extend over the next two years in a multi-phase project that includes the expansion and redesign of guestrooms and suites and extensive updates to food and beverage outlets and meetings, events and […]
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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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More than 1,000 of the nation’s top wheelchair basketball athletes arrive this week in Colorado Springs for the National Wheelchair Basketball tournament. For the first time, the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, which is headquartered in the Springs, chose to host its annual tournament in its hometown. Tip off and a local celebrity VIP game are […]
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Colorado Springs residents started getting their holiday shopping on in November, pouring $10.2 million into city coffers with sales and use tax. The City is reporting that sales and use tax collections in December, which represent sales activity in November, are up 14.1 percent over the same month last year. So far, that is the […]
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Colorado Springs hotel sales executives, general managers and event planners rate Colorado Springs high against Vail and Albuquerque, but said the city falls short when compared to Denver, especially in the area of night life. The group of about 50 hotel sales executives and event planners from the Hospitality, Sales, Marketing Association International local chapter […]
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