The Broadmoor Honored With The Five Star Award For Record 51st Consecutive Year

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Broadmoor’s Penrose Room restaurant and The Spa at The Broadmoor also receive Five Stars again in 2011 awards sweep

The Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Five Star designation for The Broadmoor for an unprecedented 51 consecutive years is a phenomenal achievement by our staff and those staff members that preceded them.

Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards (formerly Mobil Five-Star Award by Mobil Travel Guide) announced its list of Five Star winners for 2011 and honored The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a record 51st consecutive year. The Broadmoor is the only property to ever achieve this status. Additionally, the historic resort has the distinction in 2011 of continuing as Colorado’s only triple Five Star winner with a second consecutive year of awards for both Penrose Room restaurant and The Spa at Broadmoor.

“The Five Star designation for The Broadmoor for an unprecedented 51 consecutive years is a phenomenal achievement by our staff and those staff members that preceded them,” says Stephen Bartolin, Jr., President and CEO of The Broadmoor. “What an honor it is to work with a group of people that can realize this record of success. I have been here 19 of those years and not a day goes by that our staff doesn’t amaze me in some way. I am so immensely proud of them. Having our Penrose Room restaurant and our Spa again receive the Forbes Five Star ratings absolutely knocks it out of the park.”

Mobil Travel Guide, the originators of the prestigious star rating system and providers of one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems of hotels, restaurants and spas in the world has become the Forbes Travel Guide Awards as part of a licensing agreement. Since 1958, the Mobil Travel Guide’s ratings process has been based on more than 750 standardized criteria for hotels, making it the most rigorous and comprehensive in the industry. The process begins with a facility inspection that considers every aspect of the property, including its overall cleanliness, condition, and location. To achieve Four- and Five-Star Status, properties must meet or exceed bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by the Travel Guide’s expert inspectors.

“I would like to offer our thanks for this recognition to the Five Star Award staff and also congratulate them on their affiliation with Forbes. I have the highest regard for the Forbes publications and I know that they will only enhance the significance of our industry’s longest-standing rating system,” continues Mr. Bartolin.

Penrose Room, Colorado’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five Star/AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant, is the most celebrated restaurant in Colorado history. Since 1961, Penrose Room has been cherished as one of the Rocky Mountain region’s top destinations for classic fine dining with an extensive European wine list and live entertainment and dancing in a stylish atmosphere. Under the direction of Chef Bertrand Bouquin and manager Duane Thompson, the dining room, menu, service and the amenities are as well-rooted in classic hospitality and charm as they are in contemporary vitality.

Created by Resort Master Design™ specialist TAG Galyean, this 43,000 square foot spa, salon and fitness center features luxurious, exotic and essential experiences for the body, mind and spirit. The Spa offers cutting-edge products and treatments in a delightful and harmonious contrast to its backdrop of old-world charm and European elegance.

Allison Scott
Director of Communications
The Broadmoor


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