Home » Archives by category » Tourism (Page 2)

Sanders opens downtown Gold Room

Comments Off

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

Continue reading …

Race to the Clouds regains its traction

Comments Off
Race to the Clouds regains its traction

For the average tourist, a trip to the summit of Pikes Peak means ambling ever upward in the family minivan — the cooler packed with sandwiches, the air conditioning on full blast and the children strapped in the back screaming about who’s touching whom. And while the 14,110-foot summit is accessible most summer days to… Continue Reading Race to the Clouds regains its traction

Continue reading …
PPIHC Race Director Leatham works her way to top

Megan Leatham began working for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation three years ago as director of operations for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Since then, she has watched attendance climb and records fall as the nation’s second-oldest motorsports race creeps ever closer to the century mark. Now 30, Leatham, during her busiest week of… Continue Reading PPIHC Race Director Leatham works her way to top

Continue reading …

The local Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) for Colorado Springs raises around $4 million annually, a total that has decreased slightly the past several years, with the exception of last year.  According to the city’s 2014 budget, income from LART was $3.955 million in 2011, $3.936 million the following year and $4.023 million in… Continue Reading Take it to the ballot: Raise funds via tourism

Continue reading …

AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

Comments Off
AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

According to a report by the Denver Business Journal, 665,000 Coloradans will travel 50 miles or more over the long Independence Day weekend. The forecast was prepared by AAA Colorado and IHS Inc.’s Douglas County branch. That number is up nearly 1 percent from the same weekend last year. According to AAA Travel, 41 million… Continue Reading AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

Continue reading …
Hazlehurst: Summit House plans move ahead; what’s next?

Ever since the city budget quietly allocated $1.5 million for “planning and design work” on a proposed new Pikes Peak Summit House, nothing much has happened — or so it seemed. In fact, it appears that the ice on the summit is beginning to melt (literally and figuratively!) and that the long-dreamed-of replacement to the… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Summit House plans move ahead; what’s next?

Continue reading …
First Craft Week ends in success with festival

The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee… Continue Reading First Craft Week ends in success with festival

Continue reading …

Applause for Gruen’s I-25 work

Comments Off

In case some of you missed it, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments recently approved new plans and shuffled funding for a $95 million project to rebuild the Interstate 25 interchange at Cimarron Street / U.S. Highway 24. The construction will take shape quickly in the form of a design-build timetable that will hasten… Continue Reading Applause for Gruen’s I-25 work

Continue reading …

It isn’t often that the Business Journal reports on fatalities. But when a contributing factor for an apparent suicide and a marital homicide is marijuana intoxication, it’s simple to find relevance. It has been nearly five months since Amendment 64 went live in the state, allowing cities like Denver, Boulder and Pueblo to offer both… Continue Reading Give pot law a chance amid reefer madness

Continue reading …

Lodgers cross fingers for coming season

Comments Off
Lodgers cross fingers for coming season

Area businesses catering to tourists really could use a good summer. After two seasons marred by fires and floods, local hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts are waiting with bated breath to see whether their busiest months will bring boom or bust. Many are cautiously optimistic that this year will curb a two-year slide of disappointing numbers.… Continue Reading Lodgers cross fingers for coming season

Continue reading …