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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

Collins blends his architecture with history

Architect Mike Collins loves to laugh. He tells stories with brilliant color, emotion and animation that can only be described as atypical. He relates well to people of all backgrounds, from a publishing leader to the board of Fountain Valley School, whence he graduated in 1956. Spend an hour or so with Collins, 77, and… Continue Reading Collins blends his architecture with history

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Hotels, resorts weathering recession

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Like the indomitable surfers of southern California, they ride the waves of a surging – and then, suddenly, spinning out – economy. Meeting and event planners, and the hotels that serve them, are valiantly trying to “hang 10″ through the 2009 business cycle, eager not to wipeout in the midst of corporate budget cuts or… Continue Reading Hotels, resorts weathering recession

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For some people, the hospitality industry’s long hours and demanding pace might be too much. But Paul York thrives on delivering top service and creating lasting memories for his historic hotel’s business and leisure guests. The California-born hotelier gained experience at The Broadmoor Hotel, and was hired to help open the restored Cliff House property… Continue Reading York’s ongoing focus is an ever-changing Cliff House

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