Two years after floods damaged the Cheyenne Canyon tourist attraction, The Broadmoor reopened Seven Falls Thursday with new amenities, including a restaurant and ziplines. Owner Phil Anschutz bought the property for $960,000 last year and invested more than $11 million in renovations.
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If early-season LART tax collections are any measurement, the Pikes Peak region is in for a red hot tourist season. Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax figures show collections year-to-date from this year are 14.46 percent higher than last year, according to the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The most recent Rocky Mountain Lodging Report […]
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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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One year ago this weekend the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience opened at El Pomar’s Penrose Heritage Museum. The heritage museum originally opened in 1941, blocks from its newest iteration, which is located just across the street from The Broadmoor Hotel. It exhibits a variety of unusual transit modes, from carriages that were once part […]
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Drury Hotels Company opened a new Drury Inn & Suites in northern Colorado Springs. The new hotel is the fourth Drury hotel in Colorado and features 180 rooms and more than 2,700 square feet of meeting space. According to the press release sent by the company, Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs is at I-25 […]
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Spending on travel and tourism dropped during the first quarter of the year, increasing 2 percent from a high of 4.9 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014, according o reprots from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. In addition, the nation’s gross domestic product also decreased .7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. […]
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Darth Vader and Yoda will visit Colorado Springs soon, not in movie theaters, but in the skies high above the city. After floating away for four months, the idea of a hot-air balloon event in Colorado Springs during the Labor Day holiday has returned, landing at Memorial Park during the Labor Day weekend. “It’s coming […]
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Following several disappointing seasons, local tourism, like the real estate industry, is counting on pent-up demand and new regional projects to inject some much-needed capital into both the trade and the local economy. Doug Price, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said a market study funded by the Colorado Springs […]
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Tuesday night, Colorado Springs will know its next mayor, the person to replace Steve Bach. The city’s new chief executive, John Suthers or Mary Lou Makepeace, will take office June 2 knowing the honeymoon will not last long. Expectations are high for the new mayor to develop a productive relationship with City Council and tell […]
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Organizers of the planned U.S. Olympic Museum have unveiled the first conceptual drawings of the building and site in downtown Colorado Springs. Museum officials also announced finalization Thursday of the gift from Nor’wood Development Group, which donated 1.7 acres near the intersection of Vermijo Avenue and Sierra Madre Street, directly east of the railroad tracks, […]
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  The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center’s new exhibit designs and building improvement projects will open to the public May 16. Grand opening festivities take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. New Exhibit highlights include a full-scale model of the Theiophytalia kerri dinosaur, a paleontological find in Garden of the Gods; the Geologic […]
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In 1992, the first full year after casino gambling was introduced in the historic Colorado mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek, casinos in “The Creek” reported adjusted gross proceeds (AGP) of $52.5 million. Revenues climbed steadily during the next 13 years, peaking at $154.9 million in 2007. Since then, Cripple Creek […]
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