Colorado’s Grande Dame Vamps Up with a Revamp

written by | Posted on August 8th, 2012

The Broadmoor

 

One of the United States’ hospitality icons is sprucing up with a $60 million renovation and expansion underway at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

The Makeover
So, what’s in store for this timeless resort? An expansion of the pub-like The Golden Bee, a new Italian restaurant and an expansion of rooms at Broadmoor West, among other refurbishments. In addition, it’s adding a new activities center in Broadmoor West with bowling lanes, billiards, food and beverage offerings and more—entertainment choices for teens, families and friends.

So far, the Southlake building’s rooms and suites have been refreshed, the historic Pauline Chapel has been restored and the Cheyenne Lodge, popular for meetings and special events, has been given a new look with a rustic exterior. Another reason to visit: the creativity of Chef Derin Moore, only the fifth executive chef in The Broadmoor’s 94-year history, who joined the resort a few months ago and is already making his mark in the resort’s long track of culinary excellence. We hope to be able to try his bison tartar again.

The Property
The Broadmoor is an elegant property, situated on 3,000 acres and offering incredible views of the Rocky Mountains. The resort features 744 elegantly appointed guestrooms, suites and cottages, offering not just modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and WiFi Internet access, but also plush furniture and bedding with plenty of room to move around.

On-property activities and amenities include three championship golf courses, a nationally recognized tennis program, 18 restaurants, cafes and lounges and an award-winning spa and fitness center. Retail therapy is made easy with 26 specialty shops located throughout the property.

Package It
Your clients can experience the new look and feel of The Broadmoor themselves at the fourth annual Wine-Tasting and Culinary Tennis Camp, set to take place Sept. 21-23. The event combines the gastronomic efforts of celebrated chefs and sommeliers with a fine emphasis on tennis with nine hours of instruction, professionals paired up with no more than four students at a time.

After the first 3-hour tennis session, food and wine festivities will begin with a private wine-tasting led by a sommelier from the on-property four-diamond restaurant Charles Court. Similarly, day two will start with tennis camp, followed by a grilling demonstration with chef Dan Witherspoon from the Gourmet Spoon. The weekend concludes on Sunday with an impressive continental breakfast served before the final tennis session.

Rates for the 3-day Wine-Tasting and Culinary Tennis Camp start at $940 pp dbl, or $1,220 pp sgl. For more information, call (719) 471-6174 or visit broadmoor.com