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The Cliff House at Pikes Peak Honored
with "Elite Gold" Certification

Elite Meetings International selects The Cliff House at Pikes Peak as one of North America’s top properties for group meetings and events.

MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO – THE CLIFF HOUSE AT PIKES PEAK is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a Gold hotel by Elite Meetings International (EMI), an innovative company that offers solutions to assist top planners in researching the best properties for meetings and incentives throughout North America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.

Elite Gold LogoElite Gold status is granted by EMI’s Elite Meetings Advisory Board, a distinguished body comprised of meeting professionals and hospitality executives. The board considers the resorts and hotels based on a demonstrated commitment to providing an exceptional group experience. A number of criteria factor into the advisory board’s assessment, including the arrival experience, accommodations, meeting and event facilities, activity options, food and beverage, and most importantly, service.

Our goal in establishing Elite Gold Certification is to offer a peer-rated resource that supports meeting planners in recognizing properties whose high level of facilities, service and amenities place them among the best hotels nationwide,” said Kelly Foy, CEO of Elite Meetings. “We’re proud to offer Elite Gold Certified status to The Cliff House at Pikes Peak. Our endorsement reflects our belief in the outstanding standards that visiting groups can expect.”

We are extremely honored to be the recipient of this important designation. To have our hotel be approved by both industry veterans as well as those who do business at our property is a real honor and acknowledgement of our hard work,” says Paul York, General Manager of The Cliff House at Pikes Peak.

About The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

Originally built in 1874, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is located in Colorado’s historic Manitou Springs at the Front Range of the magnificent Rocky Mountains.

Adjacent to Colorado Springs and 70-miles south of Denver, the 55-room Cliff House, second oldest hotel operating in Colorado, features 19th century Victorian charm, décor, and architecture with 21st century technology and service. Following a $10 million renovation in 1999, the hotel now offers studios, junior and deluxe suites, and celebrity suites decorated to evoke memories of such former guests as Theodore Roosevelt, Clark Gable, and P.T. Barnum. Accommodations range in price from $99.00 to $399.00. The Cliff House, a member of Historic Hotels of America is included on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Cliff House Dining Room (AAA Four-Diamonds, “Best of Award of Excellence” Wine Spectator, DiRoNA Award,) features the continental nouveau cuisine of Chef Scott Savage.

With a front veranda, open gardens and patios offering panoramic Rocky Mountain views, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is the perfect base from which to enjoy the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings Preserve, and Miramont Castle.

For further information, visit, email or call 888-212-7000.

About Elite Meetings International

Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International, Inc. (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals.

EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include FaceTime™, a widely used program for helping buyers and sellers – across any industry – identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (, a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online.

For additional information, please visit or call 805-730-1000.