Benchmark Hospitality International has announced a comprehensive $20 million renovation program for Cheyenne Mountain Resort, the Four Diamond property located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This will be the first property-wide renovation for the award-winning resort, and will touch nearly all areas of the property. Ricca + Newmark Design, with headquarters in Denver, has been engaged to create the resort’s new interiors. Benchmark Hospitality opened Cheyenne Mountain Resort nearly 25 years ago. Completion is scheduled for spring 2011. Laura Neumann, Benchmark’s vice president and general manager at the resort, made the announcement.Ricca + Newmark Design has created interiors for Cheyenne Mountain Resort that are refreshing and crisp, and intended to carry the breathtaking views of Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain — the resort’s namesake — from the outside in, engaging the guest in total immersion experience. Dramatic nature-inspired artwork, plush textiles, and a rich color palette will add visual interest and leave a lasting impression within the renovated spaces. Unique furniture design, fabricated with hand-finished precision, will create a refined and luxurious feeling to each room.
The renovation has already begun in the resort’s Mountain View Restaurant Terrace, in which a 15-foot fire pit has been installed for group and social gatherings. The Terrace, which features striking views of Cheyenne Mountain, has also received luxurious new teak lounge furnishings to enhance the guest experience and comfort. Included in this phase of the renovation are additional public areas of the resort: Pool, Sundance Terrace, Grand Rivers Terrace, Cheyenne Kids Club facilities, the Will Rogers Lounge and the resort’s Pineview Restaurant. Special care is being taken to ensure the renovation program is unobtrusive to guests of the resort.
Cheyenne’s conference center spaces will also be refurbished with new floor and wall treatments, in addition to specialized furnishings. Updated meeting support technology will be installed throughout the center.
Each of the property’s 316 guestrooms and suites will receive new interiors inspired by the vivid Colorado landscape surrounding Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Guestroom design is a fusion of warmth, texture, luxury, and rich color drawn from the natural Colorado landscape. Designers have purposely created elegant and functional spaces where guests feel a sense of tranquility and comfort … of being at home.
Upon completion, each guestroom will feature new drapery panels, accentuated with rich decorative trim intermixed with delicate nature inspired sheers, which will serve to frame the balcony and introduce it as another entity to the room. Scrolled iron lamps with fabric shades and decorative trim will add a simple elegance to the space reminiscent of the Colorado scenery. Each guestroom will receive new luxury furnishings and linens, as well as upgraded baths, and be equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, including flat screen televisions and iHome Mp3 clock radios.
Also included in the renovation will be new landscape architecture at Cheyenne Mountain Resort’s main entrance, highlighted by a refreshing water feature, as well as additional landscape enhancements and a waterfall feature at the entrance to the resort’s Dove Building.
Upon completion, the newly renovated Cheyenne Mountain Resort will engage guests in a total immersion of the Colorado Springs destination experience. The property will evoke an upscale mountain lodge with a casual, residential feel. Whether visiting the resort for a corporate or social gathering, a family vacation, a romantic weekend getaway or an exceptional dining experience, the newly renovated Cheyenne Mountain Resort will provide an environment to escape, relax and renew.