Photo by Carol M. Highsmith
The New York architecture firm of Warren & Wetmore (Grand Central Station) designed the Broadmoor, one of the finest luxury hotels of its time in the western United States. The Italian Renaissance building is nestled in a dramatic site along a mountain lake in the Rockies. Italian artisans were brought in to work on the hotel’s molded plaster ceilings. Murals and other decorative elements depict images of classical mythology and the Colorado landscape.