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Start planning holiday parties now

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

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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Broadmoor swings top golf resort in North America

The Broadmoor has been named No. 1 golf resort in North America by Golf magazine. More than 8,000 readers voted on four criteria, including golf, lodging, food & drink, and service, landing the Broadmoor in top position. Last year, Links magazine named the Broadmoor one of 25 Best Golf Resorts in the World, and the… Continue Reading Broadmoor swings top golf resort in North America

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Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

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Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

More than a year after Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders announced plans to spread his New Orleans-themed brand throughout local, regional and national markets, he says it’s all coming together. Sanders, owner of The Mining Exchange – A Wyndham Grand Hotel and adjacent Springs Orleans restaurant, said that he is working on two downtown renovation… Continue Reading Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

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City Council, Broadmoor at odds over funding decisions

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: A majority of the Colorado Springs City Council members are aggressively anti-business. That’s the only conclusion you can draw from Tuesday’s council meeting. Thanks to the Feckless Five (Council President Keith King and Councilors Helen Collins, Don Knight, Joel Miller and Andy Pico), Council stripped away funding… Continue Reading City Council, Broadmoor at odds over funding decisions

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Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

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The government’s ban on non-essential travel not only is harming international collaboration and local economies around the nation, many claim it’s hurting scientific progress as well. And it has led an unlikely group in Colorado Springs to pledge to work for a more diverse local economy. This time, it’s the Convention and Visitors Bureau.  … Continue Reading Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

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Colorado Springs residents started getting their holiday shopping on in November, pouring $10.2 million into city coffers with sales and use tax. The City is reporting that sales and use tax collections in December, which represent sales activity in November, are up 14.1 percent over the same month last year. So far, that is the… Continue Reading November shopping pushes sales tax collections past 2007 levels

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Local hotels full, outlying areas have room

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Colorado Springs hotels were 100 percent occupied Tuesday night, said Steve Ducoff, executive director of the Pikes Peak Lodging Association. Across the city there are roughly 14,000 rooms available. Colorado Springs Marriott, which has 309 rooms, was evacuated Tuesday night. So was Embassy Suites, which has 207 rooms. “That is quite a shock,” Ducoff said.… Continue Reading Local hotels full, outlying areas have room

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