The Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA) named Kjell Mitchell as its 2010 Hotelier of the Year. Mitchell is the General Manager of Glenwood Hot Springs which includes Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club and Spa of the Rockies.
The hotelier of the year is awarded to an outstanding individual who has dedicated his career to the lodging industry in Colorado and contributed to the evolution and success of the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association. Mitchell has been with Glenwood Hot Springs for more than 33 years, serving in a variety of capacities and taking over as General Manager in 1989.
Under his leadership the organization has grown two significant business operations at the resort: the two year old Spa of the Rockies and more than 1,000 Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club members enjoy state of the art fitness equipment. These expanded operations are managed in addition to his day to day supervision of the lodge and world renowned hot springs pool, an achievement recognized by CHLA.