by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 01, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS


Local Update

 The 206-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs completed renovations to its guest rooms in February. The property has 7,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as the "14ers" tapas restaurant.

 A three-year, $100 million project turned an abandoned hotel into the 311-suite Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs. Activities at the family resort include bowling and a 50,000-square-foot water park. For groups, the property has 20,000 square feet of meeting space.  

Meeting Hotels: About 5,000 guest rooms are available for conference guests in the city. Properties include the 784-room Broadmoor; 500-room Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center; 316-room Cheyenne Mountain Resort; 309-room Marriott Colorado Springs; 299-room DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs; 273-room Antlers, a Wyndham Hotel; 206-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs, and 200-room Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport.

To find and compare hotels, and send RFPs, visit mcvenues.com.

Convention Center: Broadmoor World Arena; exhibit space, 19,500 square feet; meeting rooms, six. (719) 477-2100

Airport Transit: Colorado Springs Airport, about eight miles from downtown. Transfer cost by taxi, $25; by Uber and Lyft, $13; most area hotels offer shuttle service

Taxes: Room tax, 2%; city tax, 7.63%; total tax on hotel rooms, 9.63%

Group Venue: A two-story indoor electric go-kart racetrack is now open in town. The Overdrive Raceway entertainment complex offers two quartermile Formula One race tracks, an arcade, a party area and a lounge. A full-facility rental holds 300 people; the conference room accommodates up to 50. (719) 387-1437.

Contact: Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, (719) 635-7506 or (800) 888-4748