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Latest Hospitality News from Glenwood Springs

Hotel Colorado & Glenwood Hot Springs Resort continue to make improvements and hire staff to keep rich legacies moving forward.

By Beth Buehler

Two key attractions built in the late 19th century by Walter Devereux and located on the same block in Glenwood Springs continue to make improvements to these longtime community gems and appoint staff to keep the rich legacies moving into the future. Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Hot Springs Resort frequently partner but are owned by separate entities.

Below is the latest hospitality news from Glenwood Springs of interest to groups.

Hotel Colorado Exterior, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Hotel Colorado exterior CREDIT Visit Glenwood Springs

Larry MacDonald is returning to Hotel Colorado as general manager, a role he held from 2002 to 2008. MacDonald brings more than 40 years of experience and most recently served as executive director of Solstice Senior Living in Washington. In addition, he spent 14 years with Providence Hospitality Partners, including stints as general manager at Four Points by Sheraton in Bellingham, Washington, and The Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

MacDonald replaces President Christian Henny, who guided the property through $8 million in renovations over the past five years and has accepted a position with the Zion Canyon Hot Springs, a project under development in Utah. Hotel Colorado, opened in 1893, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort launched with great fanfare on July 4, 1888. Today, the property features a lodge and athletic club in addition to the world’s largest natural hot springs pool, which introduced a redesigned Therapy Pool and renovated locker rooms last year and is in the process of adding five new pools of differing temperatures and other amenities through an east end expansion project.

 Hot Springs Resort Aerial, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Historic bathhouse, hot springs pool, and Sopris Splash Zone CREDIT Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

The resort has promoted Kimberly Marcum to the resort sales manager position and hired Casey Anderson as resort sales assistant. In 2022, Marcum served as the resort’s sales and marketing assistant upon relocating from Denver, where she worked in sales and marketing for the Shane Company and graphic design for Summit Funding Group. Prior to joining the resort, Anderson was manager, baker, and head chef at Sweet Coloradough and a raft guide at Blue Sky Rafting, both located in Glenwood Springs.

Watch for more of the latest hospitality news from Glenwood Springs as these two properties continue to respect their historical roots and meet modern-day traveler and group expectations.