The Antlers Hotel opens in Colorado Springs

Wyndham Hotel Group opened The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Antlers is owned by hoteliers John Goede and Perry R. Sanders Jr., and is in the final phase of a full renovation transforming the hotel’s 273 guestrooms and suites, lobby, restaurants and more than 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space accommodating over 2,000 people.

Situated in Colorado Springs, the upscale hotel offers views of Pike’s Peak and the Rocky Mountains and is a short walk from local shops, restaurants and museums. Its opening increases Wyndham Hotel Group’s presence in the Colorado Springs area to 15 hotels, including The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, also owned by Goede and Sanders.

“With more than 5 million visitors annually, Colorado Springs is an increasingly popular destination for U.S. travelers, making it a perfect addition to Wyndham’s growing portfolio of city-center and vacation destinations,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s chief development officer for North America. “We’re focused on bringing this brand to new markets by partnering with established owners like John, Perry and their management team. Their leadership, combined with the strength of the Wyndham name, will undoubtedly deliver extraordinary travel experiences to guests who stay with us at The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel.”

The second phase of the hotel’s renovation includes a new rooftop pool and bar with direct views of Pike’s Peak; a lobby bar with 100 beers showcasing local Colorado micro brews and 100 Colorado craft spirits; and dinner service at the new Antlers Grill. Additional offerings will include a rooftop garden and apiary, a new Italian restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool and hot tub.

The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, is the latest hotel to join the global Wyndham brand, which consists of nearly 100 locations in major urban and resort destinations around the world. Earlier this year, Wyndham Hotel Group announced the signing of the first Wyndham hotel in Africa, Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road in Ethiopia, as well as the brand’s first Vietnam location, slated to be the tallest building in Danang.

The Antlers first opened in 1883 by the founder of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer, and housed the General’s collection of hunting trophies. Then known as “Little London” because of the multitude of English tourists to the hotel, it included modern conveniences of the time including a hydraulic elevator, central steam heat and gas lights. The hotel was rebuilt in 1901 following a fire and again in 1967, still standing today in its original location.