Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bart Bortles

I mentioned in my last blog post about a Boulderado owner/manager, William Brantmeyer, that some of our managers have made more of an impression on the hotel than others. Bart Bortles, who took over as owner in 1978, was another one of these. Burt was the first owner to hand over the manager position to someone else. As it would turn out, that someone else was destined to remain at the Hotel Boulderado up to this very day. Sidney Anderson has been our General Manager for the past thirty-two years. The Daily Camera has called him "the Boulderado's lucky charm," and we agree on that. Ultimately, even if all we remember Bortles for is hiring Mr. Anderson, that's a pretty far-reaching decision!