So this is what heaven is like...
This is simply the best traditional resort hotel in the world. Permit me to provide a brief frame of reference. I have had the good fortune to stay in many of the world's finest traditional hotels on business and for pleasure. To name a few, the Connaught , and the Grosvenor House (London), the Plaza and the Pierre (NY), the Beverly Wilshire (Beverly Hills), the Shutters (Santa Monica), the Drake (Chicago), the Hotel Huntington, the Mark, the Palace, and Stanford Court (San Francisco), the Phoenician (Phoenix), the Brown Palace (Denver), the Peaks (Telluride), the Willard and the Mayflower (Washington, DC) , the Georges V and Hotel Paris Le Parc (Paris), the Grand Hotel Plaza (Rome), the Bisanzio and Hotel Cipriani (Venice), the Grand National (Luzern) and dozens of converted, refurbished castles, abbeys and manor estates worldwide. None of these on their best day compare with the Broadmoor on its worst. Impeccably trained staff, magnificent rooms, championship golf courses (home of the US senior Open in 2008) and the tiniest attention to detail place this Great Lady at the pinnacle of traditional resorts worldwide. The guantlet has been thrown, Ladies and Gentlemen, and the challenge to the rest of civilized hotelry is clear.: match the standard set by the Broadmoor.