Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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

Psst! The Grand Dame resort of the Rockies definitely had some work done - Whoever did it was good; she’s stunning for being 100 years old

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – 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.

Want a sneak peek? For a gallery of images of the new spaces, click here.

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.

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.

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.

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