Broadmoor Spa

  • Location: Colorado Springs
  • General Contractor: M. A. Mortenson

One of the gems of the Five Star Broadmoor Hotel is the World Class Spa. When the Broadmoor Hotel was looking to complete a major renovation to the Spa several years ago they hired Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. because of our experience with the current spa. Having built the original Spa we were very familiar with the property. The goal of the new project was for the Broadmoor Spa to become the center for luxurious hydrotherapy treatments. Olson Plumbing helped install and design several custom hydrotherapy showers and tubs. Olson’s worked closely with designer Taylor Galyean of TAG out of Chicago who developed two state-of-the-art therapeutic experiences for the Spa.

The shower was based on a Swiss design, featuring 18 showerheads. The piping plan that Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. developed was very sophisticated for the 18 head, multi-zone showers. The shower operates from a computer. A combination of warm and cool water spray from the fixtures and the shower fixtures are also capable of switching back and forth between the two temperatures of water. Olson had to be extremely precise with the plumbing that went to these heads because they were at all different heights and in order for the entire system to work correctly they had to be perfect. Each shower has six horizontal zones that were capable of changing every 15 seconds. This means that the showers are capable of going from low-flow to high-flow and to create a massage effect. This equipment is cutting edge for the hydrotherapy industry.

In addition to the showers, there is radiant heat in the walls and floors throughout the Spa.  Another feature of the renovation was the installation of infinity-edge soaking tubs. Again the plumbing was custom and intricate but Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. was flawless in the execution. In addition to the unique situation of custom plans and piping Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. also had to be extremely careful not to tear up the existing facility.

Read more about this project: Reeves Journal