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In the News
Town & Country Magazine, May 2012
The Gazette, April 2012
Club & Resort Business Magazine, April 2012
Colorado AvidGolfer, April 2012
Rick Steves’ Europe Blog, March 2012
Brash.com, February 2012
Examiner.com (Travel), January 2012
Washington Post, January 2012
Denver Post, January 2012
Examiner.com (Weddings), November 2011
Colorado Springs Business Journal, August 2011
The Independent (Traveler), July 2011
OffbeatTravel.com, June 2011
Club & Resort Business Magazine, June 2011
TheKnot.com Real Weddings, May 2011
Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine, Spring 2011
Colorado Springs STYLE Magazine, January 2011
Club & Resort Business Magazine, December 2010
The Gazette, November 2010
PGA Magazine, November 2010
Chic Galleria Magazine, November 2010
The Knot Magazine, November 2010
The Gazette FRESH•INK, August 2010
Colorado Tennis, Summer 2010
Transformation at The Club and Resort
March 5, 2015
Garden of the Gods Club and Resort owners Judy Mackey and Brenda Smith, along with Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, our management partner, are pleased to announce the permanent appointment of Laura Neumann as General Manager.
Laura has proven herself as a transformative and collaborative leader whether through her role as strategic leader and public spokesperson of “City for Champions” this past year, or her role as Chief of Staff for the City of Colorado Springs, or her 24 years with Benchmark Hospitality International. During her tenure with Benchmark, she served seven years at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and The Country Club of Colorado as Vice President and General Manager, where she was responsible for successfully repositioning the owner’s asset value, secured the AAA Four Diamond award for the first time in the property’s history, achieved “Best Companies to Work for in Colorado” and led Benchmark’s philanthropic efforts for all 32 properties for three years prior to her departure.
When asking Laura where she gets her greatest professional fulfillment, she will quickly say her joy is in leading and developing people, which is echoed by many who have worked for her over the past two and a half decades, with 11 of those years here in the Springs.
Laura, who has consistently stated her priority is with her family, was honored that Judy and Brenda not only recognized such, but embraced similar values. To learn they were willing to design a job-sharing proposal with Gemstone that respected her time limitations while aligning her experience and expertise with their business needs was compelling. “To have the opportunity to do work I love, at a destination rich with history, with owners of legendary vision, with a group of dedicated people with unlimited potential while not working a traditional schedule? How could anyone possibly resist? These women and the management group they have partnered with are remarkable in so many ways!”
As Judy and Brenda explained, “Our vision of wellness and life enrichment focuses on the well-being of the individual. All of us have seasons in our life where the devotion of our time shifts from one area to another: career, family, education, creative pursuits. We recognized Laura’s need for time with family, know she shares our vision, and were willing to make accommodations for her in order to have her leadership and expertise. We’re simply ‘walking our talk’ on our own life journeys.”
Noted as “One of the Top Women to Watch in Colorado Springs in 2015” by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Laura Neumann has set excellent performance as her standard. With intelligent direction, compassionate leadership and skillful execution, Laura will be a significant catalyst for elevating the prominence of the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort in the hospitality industry. We are exceptionally honored to have Laura as the Resort’s General Manager and welcome her in her new role.
Redefining luxury…remembering legacy
Stunning Colorado Views, Spacious Accommodations & Incredible Amenities
The Club and Retreat at Garden of the Gods is a private country club and luxury golf resort in Colorado Springs. Perched high atop a mesa, The Retreat offers stunning views of snow-capped Pikes Peak and the natural red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark. Members and guests enjoy spending time with friends, family and each other while taking advantage of incredible amenities, which include:
- 56 guest rooms at this hotel near Garden of the Gods – 12 of which are suites – boast spectacular views of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark and the Rocky Mountains
- 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Course with driving range, practice greens, and pro shop
- 2 outdoor and 4 indoor tennis courts with pro shop
- Spacious Sports Club featuring breathtaking golf course and mountain views
- Family Recreation Center with swimming pool, toddler pool, children’s splash park and playground
- Full-service Spa & Salon with steam rooms, hot tub and outdoor infinity-edge adult pool
- Fine and casual dining programs complemented by a full calendar of adult and family social events
- More than 10,000 square feet of space for weddings, meetings or company retreats
For more than 60 years, our legendary private club has offered breathtaking views, world-class golfing, heavenly spa treatments, fine dining and so much more.