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Renovations and Reinvestments Into the Millennium.

Continuing its commitment to excellence and building on what already exceeds more than $100 million in renovations, The Broadmoor will be reinvesting $14.5 million this year to enhance meeting and public spaces as well as restaurants. Completion is scheduled for May 2001.

The Broadmoor is increasing outdoor function space by adding a partially covered stone terrace with landscaping at Broadmoor West that will accommodate 700 guests for cocktails and dinner. Five new state-of-the-art conference rooms have already been completed, and include the latest technical equipment, extensive millwork, leather furniture, and custom appointments. These rooms range in size from 800 to 1,600 square feet, and can host meetings of 25 to 125 people.

Other renovations at The Broadmoor this year include a new casual restaurant in Broadmoor West, with outdoor seating; a newly renovated Charles Court, with indoor-outdoor seating and spectacular views of Cheyenne Lake; a completely renovated West Lobby, Lobby Bar and public restrooms; and the transformation of the West Terrace into an incredible outdoor function space called Mountain View Terrace for a reason--the scenery is spectacular.

Encompassing 3,000 Acres

The Broadmoor, the longest holder of the Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Awards, has 700 rooms and suites, 11 restaurants and lounges, and more than 114,000 square feet of meeting space. The 81-year-old property encompasses 3,000 acres at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Conveniently located in the center of the United States, Colorado Springs can be reached by American, United, TWA, Northwest, Delta, America West, Mesa, and Reno Air. Charter, limousine, and shuttle service greet guests at the airport, a mere eight miles away.

Fifty-six adaptable meeting and function rooms of varying size and decor are situated throughout the hotel. The 18,000-square-foot Colorado Hall exhibit center includes a welcoming lobby, exhibitor's lounge, moveable platform stag, and rear-projection screens. The adjacent Broadmoor International Centers add to these meeting capabilities with 16,000 square feet of column-free meeting, exhibit, or dining space. A 100-foot-by-40-foot stage with hydraulic-lift orchestra pit even allows you to produce a Broadway show during your meeting.

Rooms and suites are refurbished around existing antiques and original works of art. The Broadmoor staffs two or more employees for each guest room. "The old-world charm of the sculptured ground and luminous buildings, lavish accommodations, and complete meeting facilities cannot be overlooked when planning a convention with something extra," says Perry Goodbar, director of sales.

Custom events, such as a Western buffet at Cheyenne Lodge, poolside galas, theme parties, and banquets can be designed to your specifications. Off-property venues that offer nearby function space are Cheyenne Ridge, Pikes Peak International Speedway, The World Arena and Ice Hall, Fine Arts Center, and United States Air Force Academy.

Sunny Days, Clear Nights

Meeting participants will be pleasantly surprised by the moderate climate--with no oppressive heat or humidity. Sunny days and clear nights are the norms in spring, summer, and fall; winter seasons average 50 degrees in the daytime.

The Broadmoor offers three championship golf courses--54 challenging holes, sculpted from the foothills of the Rockies. Professional instruction and golfing accessories are available at both the Main and Mountain Golf Shops.

Meeting participants can take advantage of world-class tennis, miles of hiking trails, and horseback riding--or they can pamper themselves at the spa. "Our approach is to offer you the best of accommodation and dining, plus the finest fitness, skin, and body treatments," says Marguerite Lykes, director, The Spa at The Broadmoor.

If your members venture off the property, they will discover that The Broadmoor is the gateway to the manmade and natural wonders of the Pikes Peak region. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, historical gold camps and mining towns, and Garden of the Gods are all within driving distance.
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