Whether it’s skiing and mountain climbing, or living the cowboy lifestyle, Denver is the epitome of cool and casual –but that does not diminish the fact, that the Mile High City also knows luxury like that back of its hand. From stunning rooftop pools, the most ornate turn-of-the-century décor to the most opulent marble baths in the city, these are the top hotels that will treat guests to Denver’s world-class hospitality.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
The 45-story Four Seasons Hotel is a landmark for luxury and sophistication, offering 239 splendid guest rooms and suites. The three-bedroom Presidential Suite is bedecked with a generous display of local art, as well as the majestic Rocky Mountain vistas from the oversized windows. Guests can escape from the city by enjoying the full marble bathroom fitted with a deep soaking tub and heated floors, or taking a dip in the heated swimming pool and whirlpool on the lushly landscaped rooftop terrace.
JW MARRIOTT HOTEL
Located in the upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood, the JW Marriott Hotel is ideal for those who love sightseeing –with popular destinations like the Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens and the Molly Brown Museum –all just a few miles from the hotel. But of course, it will be difficult to leave this home away from home when guest rooms are luxuriously appointed with sleek furnishings, entertainment systems and large, 5-piece marble baths. A day’s agenda at the JW Marriott can include a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center, a deep tissue massage at the Antoine du Chez Salon & Spa and a scrumptious meal at Social Fare –JW Marriott’s on-site restaurant that serves creative comfort food, alongside Colorado beers and an extensive cocktail menu.
THE OXFORD HOTEL
Built in 1891, the Oxford Hotel is downtown Denver’s first hotel. This iconic edifice is an emblem of rich culture and legacy –showcased by marble expanses, period oil paintings and elaborate ironwork combined with today’s most modern elements. No two rooms are alike at the Oxford Hotel. Each will have its own Art Deco or Victorian design, generously embellished with modern comforts. The hotel’s Presidential Suite which has indeed, accommodated an American President, features sprawling living space, decorative fireplaces, two full-sized bathrooms, Le Mistral beauty products, a claw foot soaking tub, a king bed with 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, a 42-inch flat screen TV and spectacular city views.
THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is an urban sanctuary that boasts the finest in hotel accommodations, an ultra-luxurious spa and since it’s in Denver after all, a signature steakhouse. The spa is a 6,000 sq. ft. oasis that includes private lounge areas, a steam room and whirlpool. Massages and facials designed to encourage rejuvenation and relaxation are the perfect remedies for battling Denver’s high altitude. And for a culinary treat, Elway’s indulges diners with hand-cut, aged, prime USDA steaks alongside an award-winning wine list.
THE BROWN PALACE HOTEL AND SPA
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection has stood proudly like a sentinel in the city’s bustling cultural and business district since 1892, setting the standard in luxury hospitality. It is home to 241 distinct Victorian-style guest rooms and suites adorned with plush furnishings that seamlessly blend modern style with its storied past. Legendary restaurants where presidents, prime ministers and Hollywood stars have dined over the years are found at the Brown Palace. Casual fare to more sophisticated menus are served at Ellyngton's, Palace Arms, Ship Tavern, as well as Afternoon Tea and their world-famous Champagne Brunch.