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The Broadmoor

Overview

For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a Prussian Count have envisioned a grand future for the Colorado Springs area. One man, Spencer Penrose had the dedication and vision to bring the dream to reality. That dream was The Broadmoor, which officially opened on June 29, 1918 and marked its 90th anniversary in 2008. Penrose envisioned a luxurious, modern resort with spectacular detailing, including a curved marble staircase, dramatic chandeliers, Della Robbia-style tile, hand-painted beams and ceilings and a striking pink stucco façade.

The Broadmoor quickly gained a reputation as one of the finest resorts of its time, and was known as the “European alternative.” Many visitors came for the clean, mountain air, said to relieve symptoms of tuberculosis and other bronchial maladies. Penrose tasked each employee with providing a level of service and hospitality that was not known in the U.S, but expected in Europe. All resort employees – from resort executives to bellhops – received comprehensive training to enable them to provide meticulous service as well as sustain a high level of employee loyalty. The Broadmoor has had only six Presidents and five Executive Chefs during its history, a true distinction in the hospitality industry, and a testament to the “quality of life” at the resort. The spirit of service, excellence and hospitality lives on at The Broadmoor, a comprehensive 3,000-acre resort complex that offers guests an unparalleled experience.

The artist tasked with painting the Blue Room was a deeply religious man, who believed only God could create perfection. Fearing for his soul, he deliberately painted one of the cherubs in the scene with two left feet.

Original Property Opened: 1918

Contact Information:
Street Address:
One Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946

WWI: The Great War, 1914 ~ 1918

For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a Prussian Count have envisioned a grand future for the Colorado Springs area. One man, Spencer Penrose had the dedication and vision to bring the dream to reality. That dream was The Broadmoor, which officially opened on June 29, 1918 and marked its 90th anniversary in 2008.

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