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Destination Spotlight: Denver

June 27, 2019| By:Rachael Weir, Five Star Alliance

Referred to as the "Mile High City" due to its elevation at a mile above sea level, Denver is a city where the historic American West meets modernity. The capital city of Colorado was founded as a gold mining town in 1858. The city's roots are infused in places like Larimer Square with an array of locally-owned restaurants shops set within 19th century buildings. The Denver Mint opened in 1906 and helped to establish the city as a banking and financial center. Today, the Denver Mint is a museum, revealing the process behind the creation of coins. The recently revitalized Union Station welcomes travelers taking the University of Colorado A Line from Denver International Airport with a grand space with a Tattered Cover Bookstore (a local favorite), flower stand, restaurants, ice cream shop, and travelers departing on local and Amtrak trains. 

While there's a nod to history throughout the city, Denver is a bustling cosmopolitan destination with skyscrapers and modern architecture. The theater and arts district welcomes touring shows, the Denver Art Museum showcases world-class art exhibits, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has more than 115,000 dinosaur, plant, and mammal fossils in its collection, many of which were found in the region. The city's multicultural routes are celebrated with a thriving food scene, along with an array of microbreweries and a growing number of regional wineries. While sports enthusiasts can take in a variety of games from baseball at Coors Field in the heart of downtown to football at Broncos Stadium at Mile High (formerly known as Invesco Field at Mile High from 2001–2010 and Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 2011–2017), and basketball, hockey, and Lacrosse at Pepsi Center. 

5. The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Nestled in the heart of the city, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver offers a modern retreat with reimagined indoor and outdoor spaces. The revitalized spa menu includes new immersive treatments powered by oxygen, virtual reality, and CBD Oil. Residential-style suites are some of the most spacious in the city, and ELWAY'S Downtown is an upscale steakhouse and brunch destination.

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4. Four Seasons Denver

Guestroom at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Occupying a 45-storey tower at 14th and Arapahoe with rooms and residences, Four Seasons Denver offers laid-back luxury in the heart of downtown. Across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the hotel has a rooftop pool and rejuvenating spa. Rooms and suites are furnished in warm earth tones with accents of richly grained wood and Shabui stone, while oversized windows frame views of the city or mountains (from the upper floors). The Edge Restaurant is the property's signature steakhouse with a menu highlighting Colorado-ranched beef, locally sourced ingredients, and an extensive wine selection.

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3. Brown Palace Hotel

Brown Palace Hotel

Opened in 1892, the iconic Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has been welcoming guests to the Mile High City since its early Silver Rush days. Offering 241 rooms and suites, each with historical details, classic style, twice daily made service, and artesian water, accommodations seemlessly blend historic elegance with modern amenities. Guests can go on guided tours to learn more about the history of the hotel, enjoy proper afternoon tea in the nine-story atrium, or wind down at the salon and spa with a special soak in natural artesian water drawn from 750 feet below the Brown Palace Hotel. 

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2. Grand Hyatt Denver

Suite at Grand Hyatt Denver

Located one block from the 16th Street Mall, Grand Hyatt Denver offers the city's most spacious rooms and suites in the heart of downtown's entertainment, business, and theater districts. Inspired by Denver's oldest newspaper, the Courier Kitchen serves reinvented local dishes and inventive cocktails in a newsrooom-themed setting. Within the property there are 516 high-tech rooms and suites with contemporary design, an indoor pool, StayFit gym, and an outdoor rooftop lounge. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive full buffet breakfast for two daily, an automatic room upgrade upon booking based on availability, and complimentary premium level high speed internet access. 

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1. Hotel Teatro

The Study at Hotel Teatro

Providing a centralized location in "LoDo", Hotel Teatro is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Set within the former Denver Tramway Building - a 20th century Renaissance Revival Building, the National Registered Landmark is across from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, steps from Larimer Square, and a short distance from Pepsi Center and Coors Field. The Nickel restaurant is an award-winning retreat focused on local and seasonal ingredients, as well as crafted cocktails and charcuterie boards. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive breakfast for two daily in The Study (maximum $20 credit per person/per day), a welcome amenity, valet parking for one vehicle per night, and complimentary 2 pm late check-out. 

Learn about our stay at Hotel Teatro in our Travel Blog

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