COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- After months of being closed, hotels and area resorts are beginning to open back up with efforts of minimizing the spread of the coronavirus.
"Hotels are going to step it up and do all they can to make the gusts feel they're in a safe and clean environment," said Doug Price, President and CEO of Visit Colorado Springs, an organization that promotes tourism in the Pikes Peak region.
The Broadmoor is just one of many hotels once again welcoming guests amid the pandemic. They have posted their health and hygiene practices on their website and outline their plan for increased sanitation.
The Broadmoor says it has a plan to use electrostatic sprayers, which apply an antimicrobial coating to high touch areas and fabrics at the property. It will also have increased signage serving as a reminder to social distance.
Other hotels in Colorado Springs welcoming visitors once again are The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Colorado Springs and The Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
Hotels that remain closed but have plans to reopen again soon are The Mining Exchange and Great Wolf Lodge and Water Park.
The Great Wolf Lodge and Water Park says they will be creating environments and procedures that minimize surface contact and eliminate unnecessary touches.
"Where I think they hotels are really going to compete this summer is on sanitation and making sure the cleanliness is somethings the visitors checking in can really be confident of," Price said.
I's been a tough time for the tourism industry, and Price said hotels reopening could be our silver lining.
"We are going to do our best to make it worth while for these hotels and attractions to reopen," he said.