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It’s been a long, strange trip for the city of Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor, two feuding organizations locked in a long, unhappy marriage. When Gen. William Palmer founded the city in 1871, much of the rolling mesa at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain was owned by Burton C. Myers, who planted a few acres… Continue Reading Broadmoor’s newest dreams won’t come soon

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If Broadmoor Chairman and CEO Steve Bartolin wanted to move a shrub on the 3,000-acre hotel and resort complex 20 years ago, he would have encountered a lot of grumbling and questions. Continue Reading Bartolin plots Broadmoor future with eye on the past

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The universe might be limitless, but space at The Broadmoor isn’t … Continue Reading Broadmoor making room for National Space Symposium

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The Space Foundation plans to conduct two special events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the United States’ Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) – one in Colorado Springs, which is the headquarters city of both Space Command and the Space Foundation, and one in Washington, D.C. The first commemorative event will take place on Friday,… Continue Reading Space Foundation to honor 30 years of Space Command

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After 20 years as executive chef at The Broadmoor, chef “Sigi” – Siegfried Eisenberger – is hanging up his chef’s hat. But, the award-winning chef isn’t leaving the food business. He is starting his own business of natural grown products. And, The Broadmoor is his first client. Eisenberger, only the fourth executive chef in the… Continue Reading The Broadmoor’s award-winning chef hanging up his toque

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Hotels strategize to gain conference business

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November marks the beginning of the off-tourism season, when demand for hotel rooms is at its lowest and the pursuit of group meetings starts. Continue Reading Hotels strategize to gain conference business

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Attendance high at 2011 U.S. Women’s Open

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The U.S. Women’s Open just missed its target goal in attendance to the seven-day event at The Broadmoor. The final tally shows attendance at this year’s open at 130,485. “We were trying to beat the record, which was set in 2005 and was 131,407 and we came in just shy of that,” said Becky Petro,… Continue Reading Attendance high at 2011 U.S. Women’s Open

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The Broadmoor, a barometer of sorts for the convention and meeting business in Colorado Springs, closed out 2010 with group room-night sales significantly higher than expected. The hotel had braced for a decline in group business for the year but instead, thanks to a recovering, if unsteady, economy, was able to post results in line… Continue Reading Group sales help Broadmoor finish year on high note

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If you’re inclined to keep score, I’ll help you out: There will be five uses of “but” in this column, which means that almost every time I am making a point, I’ll be contradicting something I previously wrote. In an open letter that ran in the CSBJ’s Jan. 29 edition, Steve Bartolin, the CEO of… Continue Reading City committee a good idea, but …

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When financial services giants announced plans to send executives on incentive trips to chi-chi hotel/resort destinations last fall and earlier this year – drawing the ire of Congress and the public – the travel and upscale hospitality industries were suddenly caught in the “AIG effect” crossfire. “They (financial companies) didn’t understand the impact of the… Continue Reading Resort, travel companies pay price for TARP indiscretions

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