The Broadmoor hotel's 100th anniversary
Where: Colorado Springs' southwest side
When: June 29, 2018
The Grand Dame of the Rockies is throwing itself a party - a big one.
The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs - the five-star, five-diamond, internationally known resort - marks its 100th anniversary on June 29.
The hotel site was a dairy farm and gambling casino in the late 1880s before it was transformed by Broadmoor founder and mining magnate Spencer Penrose into a luxury resort. Since it opened, The Broadmoor has played host to presidents, dignitaries and celebrities and gained a reputation as one of the top resorts in the world. It now has more than 780 rooms and its amenities include golf courses, restaurants, stores, a spa, tennis courts, a movie theater and pools. In recent years, The Broadmoor also has added three off-site wilderness areas.
The hotel plans a series of special events and activities throughout the year, opening in late January with Legacy on Ice with Olympian Peggy Fleming - a salute to the original Broadmoor Ice Palace that eventually became the original Broadmoor World Arena. The U.S. Senior Open golf tournament takes places from June 25 to July 1.
The hotel also has produced a book - "The Broadmoor Story" - that explains the resort's history.