The Traveler's Journal  
Press Releases - The Traveler's Journal

Informative Press Releases for Travel

Press Release information you can use!


The following information is provided by the travel supplier or its public relations representative. The Traveler's Journal can accept no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any material in this section.

What's New in Colorado for 2009 and Beyond


Across the State, New Hotels, Attractions, and Entertainment Options Abound

DENVER (January 8, 2009) - Colorado is set to shine in 2009 and beyond.  Exciting new developments are taking hold across the state, including luxury hotel openings, innovative temporary art installations, and other top attractions.  Below are several highlights of these new developments.  For more information visit


  • Luxury's a ‘Cottage Industry' at The BroAdmoor.  The BroAdmoor, Colorado Springs' AAA Five-Diamond Award-winning property, will debut The BROADMOOR Cottages in May 2009.  The new cottages will offer spectacular views of the 18th fairway on the resort's East Course and majestic Cheyenne Mountain. The cottages boast high beamed ceilings, wood accented chandeliers, wood floors, and handcrafted area rugs, which compliment the natural stone fireplaces.  The opulent bathrooms feature custom stone and ceramic five-fixture baths as well as heated floors. Premium surround sound systems, large flat screen televisions, and the latest in-room technology blend seamlessly into the casual and spacious design designed by TAG Galyean and Johnson David Interiors. The units include elegant window doors that open to expansive verandas adorned with oversized wicker chairs and rockers, which offer unparalleled and unobstructed mountain and golf course views. 800-634-7711;
  • In the Lap of Luxury at lumière Telluride.  Telluride's Mountain Village is home to lumière Telluride, an exclusive boutique hotel and personal mountain retreat, offering a full suite of luxury services and amenities. The lumière experience starts at check in, when you are greeted by your personal stay attendant, whose sole purpose is to cater to your every need.  The ski-in/ski-out resort features suites ranging from 1-4 bedrooms and averaging 470 square-feet in size as well as a luxury hybrid SUV service,  ski valet, spa, fireplaces, evening room service by La Piazza and much more.  The stylish rooms are appointed with plush Egyptian cotton bed linens and all natural bath and body products by L'Occitane.
  • ‘Ute' Gotta See It to Believe It.  In November, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will unveil the Sky Ute Casino Resort and Conference Center. Located in Ignacio, Colo., in the Four Corners region, the  facility will feature a 140-room luxury hotel with an indoor pool and ‘lazy river,' five restaurants, a 45,000 square foot casino filled with 550 slot machines and 20 table games, a 100-seat Bingo hall; retail stores, and the area's only 24-lane AMF bowling center. Just steps from the casino floor hotel is a grand ballroom boasting more than 18,000 square feet. The ballroom will be able to accommodate a crowd of up to 1,800 and can also easily divide into four smaller, separate rooms to house more intimate meetings.  The ballroom will host conferences, live sporting and entertainment events, and more.
  • Luxury Developments Continue In Denver. The long-awaited Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residence Denver is set to open in early 2010.  Located in the heart of Denver's theatre district, the 45-story landmark will house 230 hotel rooms and a collection of 102 spectacular private residences in the most expensive private building ever built in Denver.  The hotel will feature luxuriously-appointed guest rooms, a 24-hour signature Four Seasons restaurant, full-service spa and salon, 24-hour business center, and expansive meeting and event facilities, including a meticulously-landscaped rooftop garden terrace overlooking Colorado's capital city. 888-877-4081;
  • Elevate Your Spirit in Crested Butte. The Inn at Crested Butte has been fully remodeled and reopened as a boutique hotel with 17 guestrooms that serve as the perfect backdrop for relaxing after a day of skiing. The property offers complimentary wine and cheese tasting and breakfast daily. 877-343-2111;  Or check out the 260-room Elevation Hotel & Spa, which has completed a $25 million renovation.  800-810-SNOW;
  • Try Your Luck in Black Hawk.  Ameristar Casino Black Hawk and its 33-story hotel is slated to open in 2009, building on the outstanding gaming and entertainment experience nearby the Denver metropolitan area.  The casino will boast 1,600 slot and video machines, 12 blackjack tables and 14 live poker tables, along with five dining and entertainment venues. Ameristar Casino Black Hawk is open 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM daily.
  • It Takes a Village...  Snowmass' one billion dollar Base Village development, one of the most ambitious USGBC LEED-certified neighborhood developments in the country, welcomes several long-awaited openings for the 2008-2009 winter season. Hayden Lodge and Capitol Peak Lodge represent the first new accommodations built in Snowmass in more than 20 years. The properties boast nearly 100 residences with ski-in/ski-out access to the Elk Camp Gondola and the Village Express chairlift in addition to a location steps from the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center, restaurants and shops.  New dining options to debut this winter include Junk and Liquid Sky from the N9NE group while several new boutiques including Generations Snowmass, Snowmass Style and Performance Ski, Aspen's premier ski clothing store, will officially open.  800-SNOWMASS;
  • Channel Your Inner Cowboy.  The Three Forks Lodge and Roaring Fork Spa, a working cattle ranch and luxury lodge and spa has opened, welcoming guests to its 200,000 acre spread along the Colorado-Wyoming border.  The lodge boasts giant-beamed cathedral ceilings and European hand-carved paneling, which compliments the interior of the lodge's 15 guest rooms. Each room is appointed with antique oriental rugs, silk-linen wallpaper, Bellisari Italian linens, Chadsworth & Haig robes and L'Occitane toiletries. Nearly all rooms in the lodge boasts views of the Little Snake River Valley. The lodge's Oxbow dining room features gourmet cuisine prepared by executive chef Marc LeDuc.  In addition to world-class fly fishing, the property boasts a 6,000-square-foot Roaring Fork Spa, complete with hot tubs, soaking pools, and four massage and treatment rooms, offering services such as the Little Snake River Stone Therapy, Sportsman's Relief Massage, and the Catch-and-Release Body Wrap. Additional recreational activities include horseback riding, ATV tours, wildlife viewing, hiking and sport clay shooting. In the winter, guests enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, dogsledding and alpine skiing excursions to nearby Steamboat Springs.   970-583-7396;


  • Calling All Sk8ers.  This fall, Colorado Springs will become the home of one of the premier, professionally-designed skate parks in the state of Colorado.  Located just north of Sertich Ice Center in Memorial Park, the new skate park comprises 40,000 square feet - roughly three times the size of the current largest skate park in Colorado Springs and second largest in the state.  Elements will include an obstacle street, plaza street, bowls, snake runs, and Colorado's only pool style bowl.  World-renowned skate park design firm, Team Pain, designed the new skate park.  Due to the hilly terrain and the masterful skills of Team Pain, the park will present a challenge for beginners to experts. The pool style bowl alone is expected to draw riders from all around the region to Colorado Springs.The park will attract novice to expert inline skaters and bicyclists from across the state and region. 
  • Pop (Up) Art.  Denver's growing arts community will welcome The Denver Community Museum, a "Pop-Up" gallery, which is designed to exist for less than a year in Riverfront Park, near downtown Denver. The project will be free and open to the public and contents for the Museum's monthly, rotating exhibitions will be based entirely on community submissions.  The DCM is organized and curated by Denver resident Jaime Kopke. There is no minimum or maximum age limit, nor is there any particular skill level required. Contributors must be residents of the Denver/Boulder area. [Back to Press Releases Main]