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Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

If you ask Paul York, a butterfly effect that led to Manitou Springs’ resurgence in the late 1990s began largely thanks to an errant cigarette in 1982. The general manager of the 142-year-old building now known as the Cliff House at Pikes Peak, York said a man then hired by the city of Manitou as… Continue Reading Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

Palmer Lake inn sold

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Palmer Lake inn sold

Advanced Recovery Systems, a behavioral health care management company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is in the final stages of purchasing the Inn at Palmer Divide in Palmer Lake. ARS treats people for substance abuse, alcoholism, addictions and eating disorders with related mental health treatment programs and centers. Allison Walsh, vice president of business development… Continue Reading Palmer Lake inn sold

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Travel agents, tour operators converge at The Broadmoor

Held last week at The Broadmoor, The Go West Summit felt a little like speed dating. Except that the two parties seated at the tables were buying and selling tourism in the traditional sense. The sellers had 12 minutes to describe their city, state, attraction or service to the buyers. In a calm tone, an… Continue Reading Travel agents, tour operators converge at The Broadmoor

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Stagecoach Inn closes, sale and renovation pending

The Stagecoach Inn in downtown Manitou Springs is pending sale, following the restaurant’s closure Feb. 6. Dave Symonds, who has owned the restaurant at 702 Manitou Ave. since 2006, said it has closed for renovations in order to prepare for purchase by an unnamed buyer. He declined to comment further. Symonds and his wife, Kathy,… Continue Reading Stagecoach Inn closes, sale and renovation pending

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Bartolin turned challenge into his own era

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Steve Bartolin arrived at The Broadmoor in 1991, at a time when the resort needed far more than just some touch-up work. No, the hotel wasn’t crumbling, but it was on the verge of losing touch with the changing world. Being a gorgeous yet slowly fading relic, and living on its reputation as a private… Continue Reading Bartolin turned challenge into his own era

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Damioli to replace Bartolin as Broadmoor president/CEO

The Broadmoor has announced its sixth change in leadership since the historic Colorado Springs landmark opened its doors in 1918. Steve Bartolin, who has served as the hotel’s president and CEO for nearly 24 years, said in a news release Wednesday he will step down March 1 to become chairman. Bartolin will be replaced by… Continue Reading Damioli to replace Bartolin as Broadmoor president/CEO

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Start planning holiday parties now

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Start planning holiday parties now

Labor Day, along with its associated warm temperatures and backyard cookouts, has passed. And summer, like the long weekend, soon will be a speck in the rearview mirror. That means there’s no time like the present, according to local event planners and venue managers, to plan the perfect holiday affair. “If you are planning on… Continue Reading Start planning holiday parties now

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Sanders opens downtown Gold Room

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After much talk, speculation and renovation, Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders has opened his new entertainment venue in the historic former home of Colorado Springs Utilities, adjacent to the Mining Exchange Hotel. The Gold Room, housed within the 27,500-square-foot art deco building at 18 N. Nevada Ave., has hosted two weddings since partially opening for… Continue Reading Sanders opens downtown Gold Room

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Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

Area college commencements can mean a sizeable economic injection to the hospitality industry. Many businesses, from Monument to the south end of Colorado Springs, have seen a significant increase in customers the past couple weeks. Some of that is simply due to warming weather and the inevitable spike in tourists. But it’s difficult to deny… Continue Reading Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

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Broadmoor set to reopen West after full remodel

On the afternoon of May 16, Broadmoor owner Philip Anschutz’s wife Nancy will christen a re-imagined Broadmoor West with the crack of a champagne bottle, much like the way Julie Penrose did when her husband Spencer Penrose opened the resort’s main building in 1918. After more than six months and $57 million spent to redesign… Continue Reading Broadmoor set to reopen West after full remodel

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