News for the Hospitality Executive
(Glenwood Springs, CO)—May 24, 2007 - Providence Hospitality Partners has completed an extensive top-to-bottom renovation of the Hotel Colorado. The completion of the year-long, $2 million final stage, and reconfiguration of the historic property’s restaurant and lobby areas, restores the landmark property to its original grandeur.
Providence Hospitality Partners, which has managed the Hotel Colorado
since 1993, contracted with hospitality design firm Ricca Newmark Design
of Centennial, Colorado, to create the overall design of the project.
Ricca Newmark, named one of the top 20 “Interior Design Giants” by Hospitality
The project represents Providence Hospitality Partners deep commitment
to historic preservation and properties. “The management and restoration
of historic properties presents unique challenges,” explains David B. Storm,
President of Providence Hospitality Partners. “However, as
a result of our years of experience managing these types of hotels, Providence
Hospitality has the expertise to not only renovate vintage properties,
but market them effectively as well.”
An example of how Providence Hospitality Partners contributes to a multi-facted experience for their guests, and creates an important revenue source for the hotel at the same time, is Legends Trading Company located in the Hotel Colorado lobby. Sales of local specialties and Hotel Colorado logo items including Arbuckles' Presidential Reserve coffee, Boylan’s Bottleworks old fashioned soda, Colorado based Stephany’s Chocolate, and award-winning county jams made with Colorado grown strawberries, rhubard, peaches, jalapenos, and cherries, all contribute significantly to the bottom line.
In previous stages of the renovation, themed-suites were created – a signature of Providence Hospitality Partners – weaving history into the restored property.
A tribute to the life of one of Colorado’s most colorful residents,
The Molly Brown Suite is decorated with family photos, personal items and
memorabilia from her world travels including her history-making trip on
Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, between Aspen and Vail, the historic Hotel Colorado is an icon in the quaint mountain town of Glenwood Springs. Modeled after the sixteenth century Italian Renaissance Castle Villa de Medici, and built by entrepreneur Walter Devereux in 1893 as a world-class resort, the 130-room Hotel Colorado has been attracting visitors from around the globe ever since. It is listed of National Register of Historic Places.
Hotel Colorado's red stone exterior walls mirror the natural beauty
of the surrounding red canyons. The world’s largest mineral Hot Springs
Pool, known for its health benefits, is steps away. The mighty Colorado
River flowing through the towering cliffs of Glenwood Canyon providing
numerous recreational activities such as fishing, whitewater rafting, biking,
Providence Hospitality Partners
|Also See:||Providence Hospitality Partners Acquires Major Share of the Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming / April 2007|
|National Trust Historic Hotels of America® Adds Six New Members; Includes The Jumeirah Essex House and Tubac Golf Resort Once Owned by Bing Crosby / April 2007|
|Barry Allen, GM, Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs Elected Chairman of the Board at Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association / Dec 1999|
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