She’s Definitely Had Some Work Done: A First Look at The Historic Broadmoor’s Centennial Refresh

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True to its history, The Broadmoor’s new upgrades and additions keep in line with the property’s elegant and timeless design, reflective of the original owner’s thoughts of European elegance in the Rockies.

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

When The Broadmoor originally opened its doors in 1918, it represented the bold idea of a man named Spencer Penrose who created something travelers had never seen before: a grand hotel where European elegance meets Western hospitality, all in a setting of unrivaled beauty. All where the West begins.

Today, the longest consecutive winner of the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards for excellence continues to stand truer than ever to that original vision. The Broadmoor Centennial in 2018 is not only a reason to celebrate its history, but also to renew a commitment to offering the finest in facilities and amenities for the next 100 years to come. It’s a true renaissance.

The hotel’s 100-year-old main lobby has been expanded by reimagining the space and removing walls, providing a grand entry experience while maintaining and honoring all the historic elements guests expect. There is now more seating for arriving guests and welcoming gas fireplaces. Additional artwork from the resort’s extensive Western Art collection has also been added to the lobby for guests to enjoy.

The lobby expansion required extending the floor’s marble, continuing the grand millwork, and enlarging the intricate hand-painted ceiling.

Remaining true to its history and timeless aesthetic, the resort’s Broadmoor Main rooms and suites have been refreshed with new colors, furniture, and carpeting to match the finishes of Broadmoor West’s popular residential look and feel.

The project was led by Denver-based Johnson David Interiors, which has worked with the property for more than 20 years, in order to keep the history as in-tact as possible. While the historic look and feel remains, you’ll now find USB ports and well-placed outlets, moving the rooms solidly into modern-day conveniences today’s guests expect.

Rocky Mountain views in the newly refreshed Carlton Suite

The Golf Club now has a welcoming experiential lobby area for guests and members that celebrates the history of golf at the resort, including sacred-ground moments like Jack Nicklaus winning his first major title, the 1959 U.S. Amateur. The new Golf Heritage Hallway takes guests and golf members through 100 years of golf history through photos, displays, and descriptions. The new space and homage to the game is timely, as the resort is slated to host the U.S. Senior Open June 27-July 1, 2018.

The Golf Club highlights The Broadmoor’s golf legends

In addition to the rooms, lobby, and Golf Club renovations, The Broadmoor has also opened the doors to its newest culinary destination, The Grille. Located in the Golf Club, The Grille offers hotel guests and golf club members a menu that brings back some of The Broadmoor’s dining favorites in a reimagined space that inspires not only with its restaurant design, but also with a classic bar and Colorado mountain views. The Grille features historical resort signature dishes, such as Broadmoor Pepper Steak Flambé, Veal Chop Milanese, and Crab Louis with jumbo lump blue crabmeat.

One of the sweetest new updates is that Café Julie’s has opened in Broadmoor Main, with a design reminiscent of the finest classic Parisian patisseries. A Luxury Valrhona Chocolate Collection, house-made gelato, Lavazza specialty coffees, artisan breads, specialty pastries + cakes, soups + salads, and other culinary delights are all on the menu, but the true stars are the exclusive handmade chocolates from the new chocolate kitchen within the café where guests are able to watch the chefs in action. In the afternoon and evening, a selection of wines is available, along with the resort’s own branded beer.

Those interested in being among the first to enjoy the Broadmoor’s newest offerings can do so by booking at Broadmoor.com.

For a Dropbox link to new images, please contact Sally Spaulding of Percepture at sspaulding@percepture.com

Contacts: Allison Scott, Director of Communications, ascott@broadmoor.com, 719-577-5718
Sally Spaulding, Percepture, sspaulding@percepture.com, 970-986-9063

About The Broadmoor
Situated at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor and its Wilderness Experience properties of The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and Fishing Camp encompass 5,000 acres. The resort campus has 784 rooms, suites and cottages. It includes two golf courses, a Forbes Five-Star spa and fitness center, nationally recognized tennis staff and program, 24 retail boutiques and 10 restaurants, including Forbes Five-Star restaurant Penrose Room, as well as 10 additional cafés and lounges. Other activities include falconry, guided mountain biking, hiking, rock-climbing tours, fly-fishing, paintball and more. The BROADMOOR Wilderness Experience properties are three unique, all-inclusive, boutique facilities that highlight a true Colorado experience while offering mountain rustic luxury along with The Broadmoor’s legendary service. In addition, The Broadmoor owns and manages attractions that include Seven Falls and The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure zip-line courses.

When the legendary resort officially opened its doors on June 29, 1918, the world was introduced to the jewel of the Rocky Mountains. The rest, as they say, is history – a history worth celebrating year-long. During each month of 2018, the resort is commemorating a specific era in its history with special events, activities and packages. https://www.broadmoor.com/

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