`Grande Dame of the Rockies` Completes Unprecedented $75 Million Renovation

The Broadmoor sits right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On June 29, 1918, The Broadmoor officially opened, designed like a European palace to attract the gold barons from the nearby mining town of Cripple Creek. It gained a reputation as one of the finest resorts in the world, attracting dignitaries and celebrities from around the world. It also attracted many guests in the earlier part of the century who came to relieve symptoms of tuberculosis in the clean mountain air. Over time, the resort`s four original wings grew to 11, and its 18 holes of golf increased to 45.

The $75-million renovation includes the restoration of many early 20th-century Italian frescos and reliefs for which the Broadmoor`s founder, who had visited great European palaces, imported artists from Europe. The renovation has generated some remarkable statistics: more than 50-thousand square feet of marble have been laid, almost 10 miles of new plumbing has been installed, and 25 miles of wood trim.

The Broadmoor is the longest running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond Award and the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star Award.