Abby Murtagh is the First Woman to Lead Operations at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

Abby Murtagh is on the MOVE! Today, Jack Damioli, President and CEO of The Broadmoor, announced that Abby is joining the legendary Forbes 5-star, AAA 5-diamond resort as Vice President and Managing Director.

Abby Murtagh The Broadmoor

She is thrilled to bring a fresh perspective to the 104-year-old resort in Colorado Springs, "I'm overjoyed with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead the magnificent Broadmoor, one of the most iconic and storied resorts in America, if not the world," said Abby.


Abby will begin her new role in January 2023, with a focus on executing strategies that contribute to the resort’s financial success. A key element of her role will be to maintain and improve the resort's service and enhance the property's coveted culture.


In addition to The Broadmoor’s daily resort operations of the 784 rooms, suites and cottages, Abby will oversee the other unique experiences that lend to the resort's fame, including Seven Falls and the Wilderness Experience boutique camps portfolio, featuring The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp, and the Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Camp. The 5,000-acre resort campus includes two championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and fitness center, a nationally recognized tennis staff and program, 19 retail boutiques, diverse restaurants, cafes, and lounges.


“We are very excited to welcome Abby to The Broadmoor family. She brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse experiences from iconic, one-of-a-kind hotels on a national scale,” said Mr. Damioli.

The Broadmoor Colorado Springs
Aerial view of The Broadmoor

After graduating from the Nolan School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, Abby's career has spanned famed hospitality resorts and experiences ranging from the islands of Hawaii and the skyscrapers of Manhattan to properties in Salt Lake City, UT, and Phoenix, AZ. Most recently she led the iconic Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort through a $100 million dollar renovation and highly successful reopening. For our full interview with Abby, including stories from her stints at the Waldorf Astoria New York and the Hilton Waikoloa, click here.


Abby looks forward to relocating to Colorado Springs with her husband, Tony, and their two teenage children, Patrick and Caroline.


Thrilling to see more women taking the helm of America's most storied luxury hotels and resorts, earlier this year we reported on Marlene Poynder making history as the first woman to lead The Carlyle Hotel in New York City since its opening in 1930.