A Summer to Remember

If someone were to ask you what your favorite memory is, what would you say? A couple years ago if someone were to ask me that question I probably would have said swimming with dolphins, shopping on Rodeo, or something else that has absolutely no relevance to my life or my future. If someone were to ask me now, I would 100% say my summer internship at The Broadmoor.

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This summer I have learned more, seen more, and experienced more than I could have ever imagined possible during a three-month period. I came into my internship knowing nothing more than what it was like to be a guest at a hotel.

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While working in Human Resources and Employment I got to see the process of hiring and training exceptional employees while also getting the opportunity to be an exceptional employee at the Golf Club Dining Room. I also got the opportunity to attend several training classes, visit our newest property, Cloud Camp, shadow different departments around the hotel, like Loss Prevention and the Front Desk, and learn even more than what my internship entitled.

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During my internship I gained extensive knowledge in Human Resources and hospitality. While at The Broadmoor, I also made lasting relationships that made it hard to leave. My co-workers and fellow interns became my family and close friends over the summer and I can’t thank them enough for everything they taught me throughout my time there.

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Working in Human Resources and Employment has opened my eyes to all the hard work that goes into running a hotel smoothly and upholding high standards. It was an amazing learning experience within the hospitality industry.


Movie Schedule: September 16th – 30th

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!

Tuesday, September 16th
7:00 pm Draft Day – R (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Wednesday, September 17th
7:00 pm Captain America-The Winter Soldier – PG -13 (2 hours, 16 minutes)

Thursday, September 18th
7:00 pm The Fault in Our Stars – PG -13 (2 hours, 6 minutes)

Friday, September 19th
7:00 pm Draft Day – R (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Saturday, September 20th
12:00 pm The Lorax – PG (1 hour, 27 minutes)
7:00 pm Captain America-The Winter Soldier – PG -13 (2 hours, 16 minutes)

Sunday, September 21st
2:00 pm The Chronicles of Narnia-Prince Caspian – PG (2 hours, 23 minutes)
7:00 pm The Fault in Our Stars – PG -13 (2 hours, 6 minutes)

Monday, September 22nd
7:00 pm Draft Day – R (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Tuesday, September 23rd
7:00 pm Captain America-The Winter Soldier – PG -13 (2 hours, 16 minutes)

Wednesday, September 24th
7:00 pm The Fault in Our Stars – PG -13 (2 hours, 6 minutes)

Thursday, September 25th
7:00 pm Draft Day – R (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Friday, September 26th
7:00 pm Captain America-The Winter Soldier – PG -13 (2 hours, 16 minutes)

Saturday, September 27th
12:00 pm Sahara – PG-13 (1 hour, 44 minutes)
7:00 pm The Fault in Our Stars – PG -13 (2 hours, 6 minutes)

Sunday, September 28th
2:00 pm Danny Deckchair – PG-13 (1 hour, 40 minutes)
7:00 pm Draft Day – R (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Monday, September 29th
7:00 pm Captain America-The Winter Soldier – PG -13 (2 hours, 16 minutes)

Tuesday, September 30th
7:00 pm The Fault in Our Stars – PG -13 (2 hours, 6 minutes)


6th Annual Wine Tasting, Cooking, and Tennis Camp

The 6th Annual Wine Tasting, Cooking, and Tennis Camp takes place at The Broadmoor on September 5 through 7 in three days packed with tennis lessons, wine tasting, and culinary delights.

The first day of camp includes tennis lessons followed by a wine tasting with appetizers. This year’s event is especially exciting as the tasting occurs in The Broadmoor’s new Fish House, located adjacent to our East Course. Not only will participants be some of the first people to attend an event in this stunning addition to the property, the house also offers a relaxed environment for learning from the sommeliers.

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Saturday’s culinary highlight is a hands-on grilling experience led by Chef Dan Witherspoon of The Gourmet Spoon in Denver. Participants get to practice creating their own meal, and will work in stations to create an elaborate buffet.

With all these exciting food and drink activities, don’t forget the fabulous tennis instruction propelling the camp. There are nine hours of classes and drills designed to increase skills.

Between attendees’ passions for food, drink and tennis, it is safe to say that you will be surrounded by like-minded aficionados.

To join visit http://www.broadmoor.com/colorado-tennis-packages/, call 719.577.5847 or email [email protected].


Movie Schedule: September 1st – 15th

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!

Monday, September 1st
7:00 pm The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – PG-13 2 hours, 22 minutes

Tuesday, September 2nd
7:00 pm Muppets Most Wanted – PG 1 hour, 47 minutes

Wednesday, September 3rd

7:00 pm Blended – PG-13 1 hour, 57 minutes

Thursday, September 4th

7:00 pm The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – PG-13 2 hours, 22 minutes

Friday, September 5th -
7:00 pm Muppets Most Wanted – PG 1 hour, 47 minutes

Saturday, September 6th
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12:00 pm Amazing Grace – PG 1hour, 57 minutes
7:00 pm Blended – PG-13 1 hour, 57 minutes

Sunday, September 7th -
2:00 pm Around the World in 80 Days – PG 2 hours
7:00 pm The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – PG-13 2 hours, 22 minutes

Monday, September 8th
7:00 pm Muppets Most Wanted – PG 1 hour, 47 minutes

Tuesday, September 9th
7:00 pm Blended – PG-13 1 hour, 57 minutes

Wednesday, September 10th
7:00 pm The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – PG-13 2 hours, 22 minutes

Thursday, September 11th
7:00 pm Muppets Most Wanted – PG 1 hour, 47 minutes

Friday, September 12th 
7:00 pm Blended – PG-13 1 hour, 57 minutes

Saturday, September 13th
12:00 pm The Water Horse – PG 1 hour, 52 minutes
7:00 pm The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – PG-13 2 hours, 22 minutes

Sunday, September 14th -
2:00 pm Hoot – PG 1 hour, 31 minutes
7:00 pm Muppets Most Wanted – PG 1 hour, 47 minutes

Monday, September 15th
7:00 pm Blended – PG-13 1 hour, 57 minutes


TASTINGS – New Penrose Chef de Cuisine Greg Vassos

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It is with great pleasure that we announce our new Chef de Cuisine of the Penrose Room – Greg Vassos.   Although Greg is known for his contemporary French and American creations, he has remarkable skill executing delightful farm-to-fork dishes inspired by many cuisines and dictated only by his passion for fresh ingredients.  For it was a clear and simple vision to use only local and ethical ingredients that brought his former restaurant Racine, Pottstown, PA to life and it is this same vision that has underscored his success and will continue here at The Broadmoor.

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Greg started his culinary aspirations at a young age and pursued the art with incredible dedication. In the span of nearly two decades, Greg worked in many kitchens on four continents alongside some of the world’s most respected chefs including:  Sergi Arola of Arola, Bruno Menard of the Dining Room and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin. It was his role as Sous Chef under the direction of three-star Michelin Chef Eric Ripert that provided Greg with invaluable experience and a respect for seafood.002

Greg’s success continued as Chef de Cuisine at The Brasserie by Dean Max in the Cayman Islands. Here he was inspired by the art of French cuisine and began to implement various modern and unconventional techniques. It was during his time at The Brasserie that Greg was invited to cook alongside a team of chefs at the James Beard House in New York City.

His second invitation to The Beard House came during his time as Chef of five-diamond restaurant L’Escalier at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. This time he was invited as Featured Chef.

Vassos gardenHis career blossomed at L’Escalier with his demonstrated skill in haute cuisine, a skill that produced many exciting creations such as pumpkin gnocchi with white truffle foam and his extraordinary Garden Landscape, a whimsical garden with baby turnips, carrots, radishes and ears of corn “growing” from a porcini “soil” base topped with a potato rake and served on a slab of slate.

 

Greg brings an honest simplicity to even the most complex of dishes. He has a deep understanding for the connection that humans have with food and it is this knowledge that inspires him to delight palates with only the best, farm-fresh ingredients he can find.PRChandelier2

 All of this and more is what makes him a 5 Star 5 Diamond addition to the Penrose Room.


The Broadmoor Wilderness Experience

Things are getting exciting around The Broadmoor this month with our reopening of Emerald Valley Ranch and opening of our new property Cloud Camp! In true Colorado fashion, both these properties are set in a landscape of pure mountain wilderness. This is where The Broadmoor Wilderness Experience got its name.

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Emerald Valley Ranch is located only 8 miles away from The Broadmoor, surrounded by over 100,000 acres of the Pike National Forest at 8,200 feet of altitude. The Ranch offers refined rustic luxury inspired by the charm of a wilderness enclave. Not only is it set in the stunning Rocky Mountains but it also has many other attributes to offer.

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Activities are a huge part of Emerald Valley Ranch. Many of the intriguing outdoor activities on property include: fly fishing, canoeing and archery. Then there are also many outdoor activities that allow you to journey around the property like, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
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Our new property, Cloud Camp, can definitely be defined as a unique experience. Cloud Camp is scenically located 3,000 feet above The Broadmoor at the top of Cheyenne Mountain. It offers 360 degree views from the main lodge that take your breath away and rustic luxuries within the main lodge and its guest rooms. Because of Cloud Camp’s scenic and steep location we offer three different transportation services: Broadmoor Cadillac, mule ride, or hike. The location is not the only characteristic that makes Cloud Camp a unique destination.

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Because Cloud Camp’s setting is on top of a mountain it is inspired by the rustic stone and timber that can be found in our national park lodges. The main lodge is 8,000 sq. ft. and houses a great room, a bar and large stone fireplaces. There are six guest rooms along with 11 guest cabins around the property. One of the wonderful features of Cloud Camp is the luxurious honeymoon suite. If you are the adventurous type Cloud Camp also offers one of the most unique suites in the world created from a two-story fire tower atop a rock precipice.

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 In the morning you can wake up to Sunrise Coffee that can be enjoyed on the Lodge’s expansive deck. Yoga will also be offered in the morning to prepare for your day if coffee just isn’t enough. If you aren’t a yogi start your day by discovering the natural wonders of Cheyenne Mountain on a Guided Discovery Hike or you may enjoy a Guided Rock Hound Hike. Then for an evening activity join the Chef for the lodge Cooking Club and prepare the evenings Social Hour hors d’ourves.

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 The Broadmoor Wilderness Experience is sure to please anyone looking for unique adventure, as well as five star and five diamond hospitality and service. As a celebration of the 2014 openings of The Ranch at Emerald Valley and Cloud Camp, book your stay during 2014 season and receive 15% off.

To make your reservation for Emerald Valley Ranch please visit:

http://www.broadmoor.com/experience-the-ranch/

To make your reservation for Cloud Camp please visit:

http://www.broadmoor.com/experience-cloud-camp/


The Resort Library

The Main Mezzanine has gained a special new gem that we are proud to offer to our guests. The Pourtales Library gives you the opportunity to check out unique books to delight your imagination by the pool or by the fire.

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Pourtales was a Prussian Count who came to America in search of fortune. His strength was in his knowledge of farming and he assisted in bringing the Broadmoor Dairy Farm back to life. From there, he was driven to earn more profit and built the suburbs of Colorado Springs. To increase the value of the homes, Count Pourtales constructed Cheyenne Lake and The Broadmoor Casino.

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When it was first built, The Pourtales Room served as a ladies sitting room. The room was fully restored around the historic fireplace to become the library, saving one of the hotel’s treasures. The original opening into the center lounge has also been preserved, serving as a beautiful entryway.

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The books are donations made by a longtime guest so that future guests can enjoy reading at their leisure. Guests are welcome to take books with them around the property and are asked to return them on the honor system.

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The library offers classics, best sellers, and children’s books. If you don’t feel like taking a book around property with you, little reading alcoves surround a true reading table in the cozy room decorated with dark wood. The Pourtales Library is always open and books are continuously being added from internal donors.

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Movie Schedule: August 16th- 31st

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!

Saturday August 16th

12pm Joshua- G

7pm Divergent- PG-13

Sunday August 17th

2pm Nim’s Island- G

7pm Bears- G

Monday August 18th

7pm Need for Speed-PG-13

Tuesday August 19th

7pm Divergent - PG-13

Wednesday August 20th

7pm Bears -G

Thursday August 21st

7pm Need for Speed-PG-13

Friday August 22nd

7pm Divergent- PG-13

Saturday August 23rd

12pm The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe- PG

7pm  Bears- G

Sunday August 24th

2pm Shara- PG-13

7pm Need for Speed- PG-13

Monday August 25th

7pm Divergent- PG-13

Tuesday August 26th

7 pm Bears- G

Wednesday August 27th

7pm Need for Speed- PG-13

Thursday August 28th

7pm Divergent- PG-13

Friday August 29th

7pm Bears- G

Saturday August 30th

12pm Bandslam- PG

7pm Need for Speed- PG-13

Sunday August 31st

2pm Ray- PG-13

7pm Divergent- PG-13

 

 

 

 


Best Friends and Vacations

The Broadmoor prides itself on accommodating guests above and beyond their expectations. One of our favorite ways of doing this is by allowing pets to stay at the resort. The Pitty Pat Club, named after the prized first poodle of The Broadmoor, was designed to please pets and owner alike.

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Upon checking in with your pets, your room will be prepared with special Broadmoor bedding and food bowls for use during your stay. Your pets will also be given a complimentary treat and Broadmoor Identification Tag.

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Nearby you can find pet sitting services, groomers, and chain pet supply stores. Even more convenient, The Broadmoor Pet Boutique is located in the shopping plaza. Complete with dog beds, bowls, treats, and toys you have all the essentials that you may have forgotten. There are also various pieces of pet inspired art and home décor in this unique boutique.  

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Our human guests are not the only ones who can enjoy the resort in luxury. Our exclusive Pitty Pat Pet Menu can be ordered from by simply calling Room Service. This menu includes solid and soft food options for cats and dogs, as well as treats.

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Just outside of The Broadmoor property, there are several parks and natural attractions that you can bring your dog to. Garden of the Gods is a sight to see, and your adventurous dog can see it with you.

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Pets are a huge part of our lives and that is why Spencer and Julie Penrose wanted to allow pets to join the fun of the hotel! Guest may have two pets per guest room at a fee of $50 per pet per day. We can’t wait to pamper you and all of your family members.


Tastings: Gelato!

There is nothing better than a cool, sweet and creamy dessert to put a smile on anyone’s face.  Ice cream has been a consistent go to for most people, but for a sophisticated twist on an American classic, The Broadmoor’s Executive Pastry Chef Adam Thomas is now making homemade gelato on property the authentic Italian way!

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So what’s the difference between ice cream and gelato anyway?  The two treats can be made from the same base of milk, cream, sugar, and flavorings, so the difference lies in texture.  Traditionally, gelato has a more dense and creamy texture than ice cream, because during the production of ice cream, air is churned into the mix to give it a light and fluffy consistency.  Gelato also has a lower fat content than ice cream, with around 3.5% fat, while ice cream usually contains around 10% fat content.

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To make enough gelato for the entire property, The Broadmoor needs a state of the art machine.  Our pastry kitchen boasts a Bravo Trittico 120 that is capable of making an entire batch of gelato in about 18 minutes!

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It begins by adding a base mixture to the upper chamber to be cooked.  From there, it can immediately be sent to the lower chamber to begin cooling, or be left to mature for a more intensely flavored gelato.  Once it reaches the lower chamber, the machine cools the mixture down from 185 degrees Celsius to 12 degrees in just minutes.

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After the gelato is chilled it is extracted from the machine and your favorite flavors can be added!  Strawberry, pistachio, and chocolate can be mixed into the vanilla base for a colorful variety.    Don’t forget to top it off with fresh fruit or chocolate for the perfect frozen treat!

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This classic dessert will be served at Ristorante del Lago to complete your authentic Italian meal.  Start by ordering Antipasti with the finest imported meats and cheeses before your main course.  The serving sizes allow you to choose several different dishes to sample, with classic favorites like Penne Alla Norma, Saltimbocca, or Roman Meatballs.  Save room for dessert and order the gelato along with tiramisu or cannolis for a sweet ending you can share!

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