It Pleases Us to Please You
~ Ambrose Ramsey, original owner of the Palace Hotel, 1909
Part of the beauty of historic preservation is that neither the original labor nor the original materials are completely lost or abandoned. We recycled as many original materials as possible keeping them in the hotel and out of landfills and salvage yards.
Visit Colorado Central Magazine for a detailed and thorough history of the Palace Hotel.
The newly restored Palace Hotel embraces environmental sustainability and civic accountability as the core of its construction and business practices. Located in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains, we are reminded everyday of the responsibility we have as stewards to this land, and the people who call it home. Through action and education, we strive to serve our guests, and our community, with high-quality, low impact lodging that provides viable employment and stimulates the local economy.
We strive to create environmental awareness among our employees, guests, suppliers and community members.
Key Elements of our Sustainable Success
- A 10 kilowatt photovoltaic system feeds back into the power grid to help offset energy use.
- Thermopane historic wood replacement windows installed in compliance with the Historic Preservation Society.
- Additional insulation in the attic increases “R” rating.
- Energy Star appliances (including AC) en suite, and throughout the hotel.
- High efficiency central heat recovery unit (HRV).
- Extensive use of compact fluorescent lighting with dimmer switches.
- Use of locally made products.
- Water efficient toilets and shower fixtures in all suites.
- Instant hot water recirculates.
- Guest towel and bed linen reuse program saves water.
- Recycling of all cardboard, metal and plastic during construction process.
- Recycled all useable wood mouldings during restoration process.
- Use of low toxicity water-based finishes wherever possible.
- On going waste recycling program