COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Gemstone Hotels and Resorts, a full-service hotel management firm, announced the company has been selected to operate the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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 new wellness center will focus on proactive health care integrating both physicians and homeopathic practitioners. 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.
“Garden of the Gods Club has a long history of catering to an exclusive clientele and discerning members, offering the very best in recreational facilities, dining and lodging,” said Thomas Prins, principal of Gemstone. “The plan to elevate the spa experience to a unique wellness center meshes brilliantly with the needs and desires of the club’s existing and future membership, as well as creating a place for wellness that will put the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort on the international travel landscape for years to come.”
In addition to the resort’s 27 holes of championship golf complete with a driving range, practice green and pro shop, recreational facilities also include 13 tennis courts (two indoor), with a full-time, on-site, USPTA professional, a full-service tennis shop and an outdoor spa with an adjacent infinity pool that is heated year round. The club’s recreation center includes a family pool, children’s spray pool, basketball court, a game room, snack bar, casual party room, cabanas and lockers. The resort is also home to the 4,900 square foot Sports Club, a premier fitness club.
Dining options include a country club-style dining room, The Kissing Camels Grille, named for the famous, nearby rock formation and a fine dining experience in the main Clubhouse building as well. The club also has 8,000 square feet of meeting space.