Gemstone Hotels & Resorts to Operate Garden of the Gods Club
Thursday December 5th, 2013 - 9:29AM OGK
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Gemstone Hotels & Resorts has been selected as the management company for the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort located here.
The country club and resort recently were acquired by an LLC led by local business owners and long-time club members Judy Mackey and Brenda Smith. With the acquisition, the new owners announced that the resort will undergo a multi-million dollar upgrade, which will feature transforming the existing spa into a combined wellness center and full-service spa.
The $6-million phase one renovation includes upgrades to the 84 guestrooms and suites, improvements to all of the food and beverage operations and the enhancement of the meeting and catering facilities—including the addition of a new outdoor wedding garden and cliffside ceremony site.
"The Garden of the Gods Club was developed long ago by the Hill family from Texas who truly appreciated the restorative powers of this magnificent setting, the fresh, Colorado air and time spent with friends and family," stated Brenda Smith.
Added co-owner Judy Mackey; “Gemstone shares that vision for our club and resort and will help us elevate the level of service and accommodations to match our incomparable surroundings and our members' expectations. The Gemstone team has decades of experience managing one-of-a-kind resorts, and I am certain that the future success of our club is in very good hands.”
Tags: Gemstone Hotels • Hospitality • Construction/Renovation • F+B • Management Companies •
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