Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Size: 500 guest rooms and suites
Meeting Space: More than 50,000 square feet
Access: The resort offers free shuttle service to and from the Colorado Springs Airport.
Seven is more than just a lucky number for the Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This recently renovated property is on seven acres just seven miles from the Colorado Springs Airport and the Garden of the Gods National Natural Monument. The scenic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains sets the stage for the grand experiences and cozy mountainside accommodations the hotel provides for its guests throughout its 500 rooms and suites.
Each room comes equipped with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen HD TVs, as well as luxuries like plush 13-inch Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop mattresses and Bath and Body Works bath amenities. Guests can choose from a variety of floor plans, including poolside suites that are perfect for families and loft suites that make en suite entertaining a breeze. The Premier Rooms allow access to the Premiere Level, where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the evening.
Experiences on-site range from an outdoor pool and beach volleyball in the summer to a heated indoor pool and hot tub, as well as a dog park for small and large dogs. This hotel keeps an active schedule for families with a Fun Zone and a wading pool designed just for kids and a 24-hour fitness center with basketball, tennis and pickleball courts for adults. Running and walking paths make it easy to explore around the seven acres, and the hotel’s partnership with the Lotus Salon means those exploring feet don’t have to lack pampering.
As the second-largest hotel in Colorado Springs, Hotel Elegante is set up to welcome groups of all sizes with more than 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Many groups choose to gather around the table at the hotel’s three on-site dining facilities: Rustler’s Country Café, Rawhide Sports Bar and the Sweet Tooth. This shop has become a must-visit for a morning Starbucks fix or to sample Colorado City Creamery’s famous ice cream flavors as a treat before a big meeting or event.
The meeting spaces at the Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center are spread throughout more than 50,000 square feet, where flexible floor plans allow for multiple room configurations to fit specific events. The Grand Ballroom is the largest space at the hotel, with 13,600 square feet and room for 2,000 guests; the Summit Ballroom’s 6,050 square feet features beautiful views of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs with room for 800 guests. Other spaces include the Grand Ballroom Concourse for up to 320 guests, the Pikes Peak Ballroom for up to 500 guests, the Foothills Ballroom for up to 340 guests, the Garden for up to 300 guests, the Centennial and the Rampart for up to 150 guests each, the Gold Camp for up to 120 guests, the El Paso and the Fremont for up to 60 guests each, the Avondale and the Divide for up to 35 guests each, and a series of six other smaller meeting rooms and boardrooms with space for 10 to 100 guests.
All meals are served at the Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center’s meeting spaces in a banquet style. Many former meetings guests have raved about the elaborate fruit and cheese displays and seafood selections within the resort’s raw bar. The catering staff at the hotel can handle any request, from simple coffee breaks to themed menus at receptions or military balls. Alcohol is available.
Guests can take advantage of free airport shuttles to and from the hotel, as well as free Wi-Fi access throughout all the rooms and public spaces. The hotel allows pets, and many business travelers choose to bring their families due to the numerous activities and options that kids can enjoy throughout the property, from on-site playgrounds to organized sporting events. Each of the meeting spaces comes equipped with modern audiovisual facilities and equipment, and every meeting and event comes with comprehensive planning services. Packages are available to help customize and fine-tune events to make sure they hit the mark.
Downtime between events at the Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center can be active or relaxed, where the indoor and outdoor pools can accommodate both travel styles. The fitness center and sports courts include the latest workout technology, as well as volleyball, basketball, tennis and pickleball courts. Spa treatments and shoeshine services provide a taste of luxury; karaoke nights bring an extra element of fun. At the hotel’s Champagne Sunday brunch or Friday-night seafood buffet, the selections rival the culinary offerings of many fine-dining establishments, from prime rib to fresh gulf shrimp.