• Glenwood Springs Heating Up

     
    POSTED September 22, 2014
     

In our recently-released fall issue, don’t miss our destination feature about Glenwood Springs. My family has stayed in Glenwood Springs several times for corporate events, soccer games and getaways, so it is always exciting to hear about new things to enjoy. Since the story was written, I’ve received word about an exciting attraction on the horizon.

Plans are underway to redevelop the historic Iron Springs Spa on the bank of the Colorado River. Iron Mountain Hot Springs LLC, co-owned by Steve and Jeanne Beckley and Mogli and Coop Cooper, has purchased 13 acres west of Two Rivers Park and is going through the approval process with the city of Glenwood Springs. The owners envision a 40-by-60-foot family pool and four smaller relaxation pools all tucked into the hillside, along with buildings to house admissions, changing rooms, concessions and retail operations. The new resort will have a maximum capacity of 300 people and will be operated by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which is owned by the Beckleys.

Plans include construction of a watchtower resembling an old water tower similar to one that was on the site in the 1890s, a waterfall feature, a small bridge with a water slide and walkways, heated with water from the hot springs, connecting the pools. The family pool will include an elevated, hotter section where parents can soak while watching their children play in the shallow, cooler pool. Construction is slated to begin this fall with a tentative opening date of May 2015.

Long known as a hot springs destination, Glenwood Springs continues to add more reasons like this to visit and gather in town. Also, not only is the community accessible from other towns by bike trails and roadways; it’s scenic, fun and convenient to arrive by Amtrak.

Promising “a modern stay in Amish country,” the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center has completed the final phase of a $30-million multi-year makeover of the entire property, including its 317 guest rooms, event space, common areas and grounds.

 

After being shuttered for two years, while it underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation, The Langham, Boston, has reopened its doors, restored and reimagined. “Guests of The Langham will surely notice the extraordinary transformation that came with the great deal of time and care, tying it seamlessly back to its Boston banking heritage but with a fresh, luxurious touch,” says Michele Grosso, managing director of the iconic downtown Boston property, which has 312 guestrooms, over 13,000 square feet of function space and two dining venues.

 

After a $7.5 million renovation the Haworth Hotel, formerly known as the Haworth Inn and Conference Center, which is located on the campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, has reopened.  What’s described by the college as a “transformational project” has remodeled all conference and hotel rooms, rebuilt the lobby and created a full-service coffee shop.