Following its $3.5 million renovation and expansion, the Spa at The Broadmoor now offers tranquility tubs and serenity showers.

The salon at The Spa at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a Prussian Count have held a vision of the magnificence in store for the Colorado Springs area. It took the foresight, dedication and incredible vision of one man, Spencer Penrose, to bring the dream to reality.

On May 9, 1916, Penrose, a Philadelphia entrepreneur who had made his fortune in gold and copper mining, purchased the already established Broadmoor Casino and Hotel 40-acre site, and an adjoining 400 acres in Colorado Springs.

The whirlpool tub at the renovated spa.
Using the New York architectural and design firm Warren and Wetmore, Penrose began construction of The Broadmoor Main complex on May 20, 1917. Penrose, along with his wife, Julie, and his team of architects and designers, imported artisans from Italy and other European countries to create the ornate moldings and paintings which adorn the interior of The Broadmoor as well as the elaborate exterior detailing. Italian Renaissance in style, the original Broadmoor resort was designed with four wings, which were completed in June 1918. An 18-hole golf course was concurrently designed by master golf-course-architect, Donald Ross.

The new TAG Serenity Shower at the Spa.
The resort officially opened on June 29, 1918, newly christened as The Broadmoor. Under Penrose, it gained a reputation as one of the finest resorts of its time. With the growth of meeting and convention business in the country, additional facilities were soon needed. In 1995, the hotel opened the new Broadmoor Spa, Golf and Tennis Club, that featured a full-service, world-class "amenity spa"

When the Spa at The Broadmoor opened almost 10 years ago, it was one of the first hotel amenity spas at the Five-Star level and it set the standard for elegance and service that was emulated throughout the hospitality industry. Through a redesign by world-renowned spa designer and resort architect, Tag Galyean, the Spa at The Broadmoor was transformed from the existing facility into one of the largest and most elegant in the industry.

The new TAG Tranquility Tub at the Spa.

Spa Renovation Features

The renovated spa offers the following improvements:

  • 3,200 additional square feet added to the existing facility.

  • Renovation cost: $3.5 million.

  • Six new massage rooms (each with Venetian chandeliers).

  • Three new facial rooms (each with Venetian chandeliers).

  • A new showpiece couples' massage room.

  • Two new Tag Galyean $100,000.00 SilverTAG Serenity Showers with detailed Vita Nova tiled mosaic floor. These completely computerized hydrotherapy showers have 19 showerheads customized to each guest's body shape and water pressure preferences. Includes a choice of tonic treatment (water becomes increasingly warmer to relax muscles, to suddenly an invigorating cool, and then back to very warm) or anti-stress treatment (strong jets of water start on shoulders and then slowly move up and down the body to reduce muscle tension).

  • Exclusively patented Tranquility Tubs with overflow infinity edge for soaking hydrotherapy treatments.

  • Increased locker facilities on the ladies' side, adding 84 new half lockers and two private dressing rooms.

  • Four additional showers in the ladies' locker room. All six showers are private and feature elegant fixtures and a separate changing area.

  • Luxurious new private restrooms in the ladies' locker room that include individual pedestal sinks and gilded mirrors.

  • A completely renovated and extended Quiet Room.


Hydrotherapy

Following its $3.5 million renovation and expansion, the Spa at The Broadmoor is returning to its true roots. The word "spa"

The Serenity Shower reinterprets traditional European hydrotherapies, allowing for varying temperatures and pressure, to simulate the feeling of showering under a vigorous waterfall. The mind and body are delighted with overwhelming, calming sensations. Then it's on to the soaking tubs where guests are surrounded by almost 70 gallons of water, thereby greatly increasing the effectiveness of hydrostatic pressure. And while in the soaking tub, warm streams of water continue to flow over the guest's shoulders giving them the sensation of floating down a warm, calm river. These two treatments are uniquely relaxing experiences alone, but when coupled with a succeeding massage, they are a powerful tool in creating a most effective and relaxing spa therapy experience.

For more information on the Broadmoor, visit www.broadmoor.com.