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Broadmoor Hotel Colorado Springs

Published on July 14, 2017 by admin

Luxury Hotels in Broadmoor Colorado Springs

The Broadmoor  hotel colorado springs is an old resort in the Old Broadmoor neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado.The Broadmoor is a member of Historic Hotels of America of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Its visitors have included heads of state, celebrities, professional sports stars, and businessmen.

The main resort complex, situated at the base of Cheyenne Mountain,is 6,230 feet (1,900 m) above sea level, and 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of downtown Colorado Springs.The resort has hotel, conference, sports, and spa buildings that radiate out from Cheyenne Lake. The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley is a luxury lodge and set of cabins situated on Cheyenne Mountain.

Historically, national and world skating and hockey championships were held at the Broadmoor World Arena. Golf championships have been held at the Broadmoor Golf Club since 1921. The resort has also been the site of clay shooting championships.

History

Spencer Penrose bought the property in 1916 and began to build The Broadmoor in 1918 to be “Grand Dame of the Rockies”, patterned after elegant European hotels with excellent service and cuisine. Architects Warren and Wetmore, who designed Ritz-Carlton and Biltmore Hotels, were hired to design the hotel buildings. Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture and the landscape architect of Central Park, was brought on to design the landscape for The Broadmoor’s 3,000 acres. Penrose hired Donald Ross, a golf architect, to design the first golf course. At the time, it was the highest golf course in the United States. Far Eastern and European artwork and antiques were purchased for the hotel. A dismantled English pub was brought to the United States and reassembled at the resort. The resort had one of the first full-service spas in the country and a supervised activities club for children. Penrose’s goal was to build “the finest hotel in the United States”. The shooting school was run by Annie Oakley. After having spent $2 million (equivalent to $31,845,133 in 2016) building the resort, it opened in 1918.

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