The 230-room hotel provides guests with a modern experience in one of Denver’s most iconic buildings, the former home of the Colorado National Bank. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was constructed with the same Colorado marble used in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Lobby at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center — Photo courtesy of Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center
Additionally, the building’s lobby features 16 original oil-on-canvas murals by renowned western artist Allen Tupper True, known for his work in the Wyoming, Missouri and Colorado state capitols, as well as for creating the “bucking horse” symbol featured on the Wyoming state license plate.
To complement the building’s juxtaposition of historic and modern, a collection of original contemporary artwork and photography was also commissioned for the hotel.
Not just for art-lovers, the Renaissance Denver Downtown at the Colorado National Bank also provides visitors with a local experience unlike any other hotel in town. In addition to its Renaissance Navigators – available to make personal recommendations about the “must-see” locales typically only known to Denverites – the hotel also offers a complimentary interactive smartphone walking tour.
The brief cultural tour of the property provides users with information on everything from the artwork to the history of banking in Colorado to the cocktails and dishes available onsite that utilize local ingredients or spirits.
"We aim to provide guests with an experience they won’t find in other hotels in Denver – or anywhere,” says Michael J. Damion, general manager. “Whether they have a week to enjoy the hotel, or just a few hours, we hope they leave feeling like they discovered something new and special.”
The Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center also offers prime dining in the heart of downtown, with its original concept restaurant range.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Paul Nagan, range features cuisine that celebrates the cultural heritage and adventurous spirit of the American West, prepared with modern sophistication. Techniques such as smoking, pickling, preserving and open flame roasting are utilized to create dishes that feature grass-fed meats, local cheeses, sustainable seafood and seasonal produce.
The restaurant also features a wide selection of local beers, liquors and wines, including a selection of Denver’s Infinite Monkey Theorem wine on tap. Both range and the hotel’s Teller Bar – named for its location where the bank’s former tellers once stood – also offer a large selection of craft beers.
Most notable is the property’s signature brew, Countinghouse Cream Ale, which was created exclusively for range by local Denver craft brewer Former Future. Outside the hotel and the brewer’s taproom, you won’t find this pre-Prohibition style ale anywhere else in town.