As seen in The New York Times
Welcome, members of the media
It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the living history that is the Hotel Colorado. This Grande Dame of the Rockies has built a rich tradition of luxury and service since her debut in 1893. Today, she continues to make history through a never-ending, old-fashioned commitment to exceeding every guest’s expectations.
The hotel’s creator, Silver Baron Walter Devereux, had a vision of building a world-renowned resort, and he succeeded beyond his dreams. It was fashioned after Italy’s villa de Medici. It was considered a “Marvel of the Age.” The hotel was the first that was electrically lit, west of the Mississippi. The courtyard fountain sprayed more than 100 feet into the air and a dedicated railroad spur was built for the private train cars of Hotel Colorado’s visiting dignitaries. Now, Hotel Colorado welcomes guests into oversized rooms and suites, each with the original high ceilings, spacious closets, and updated bedding packages. The Grand Lobby and Baron’s Restaurant were restored to reflect original amenities. Guests may dine beside an interior waterfall or enjoy beverages near the original grand fireplace with a massive two ton mantle. Summertime welcomes guests to the scenic courtyard displaying views of the Hot Springs and Mt. Sopris. From the late 1800s, to the new millennium, the timeless secrets of extensive journeys are held within the hotel’s walls. Join Presidents and legendary figures from the past, while experiencing a part of America’s West.The Hotel Colorado continues to be known internationally to this day. Mr. Devereux’s vision has been re-energized under the stewardship of David Storm and Providence Hospitality Partners, Hotel Colorado’s management company. Mr. Storm specializes in restoring historic hotel properties to their former splendor, remaining faithful to the original design and ambiance while adding state-of-the-art conveniences and special touches that make every stay unforgettable. If Walter Devereux could see his creation today, we’re certain he’d be downright proud of his 21st-century Grande Dame.
Please come back often to watch history in the making. All of us at Hotel Colorado are constantly planning suite enhancements, décor upgrades, special events, and much more. We’re sure you’ll find many great story ideas in the weeks and months to come.