Opulence and Luxury against the Backdrop of the Rugged Rocky Mountains

Denver has long celebrated its western heritage with upscale style. Consider the historic Brown Palace Hotel, which has been a retreat for the well heeled since opening its doors in 1892, and the Oxford Hotel Denver, fashionable accommodations for Colorado travelers that opened in 1891. Two new luxury options opened on the Mile High City's newly vibrant downtown scene in 2014, The Crawford Hotel and Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, and there are more hotels already underway. The combination of Denver's rugged and dramatic natural backdrop and the superb service and opulent amenities and facilities of some of the top hotel brands in the world is a powerful one. Who doesn't want to indulge all senses at the Brown Palace spa or choose the refined service and amenities of the concierge floor at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver in between exploring the scenic splendor of the Rocky Mountains? And downtown is not the only choice for travelers who want luxury accommodations. Unlike some cities where luxury brands are clustered exclusively in the downtown or financial center, Denver's neighborhoods also offer visitors options. Most notably, there's Cherry Creek, one of the city's most upscale neighborhoods and its center for high-end-brand shopping. That's where the stylish JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek sits. And the newly renovated and upgraded Inverness, a Destination Hotel in south Denver is the quintessential urban resort, complete with an excellent golf course. Whatever your preference for urban luxury, Denver will accommodate you.



The Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel celebrates the past but adds a distinctive contemporary vibe, as befitting a hotel set in an historic building but opened in 2014. The hotel's architects and designers meticulously preserved many...  Read More

The Crawford Hotel
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Opened in July 2014, The Crawford is located in one of Denver's most highly recognized buildings, Union Station, a commanding Beaux Artes structure that has been meticulously restored. The hotel was integrated into the station, part of it on a...  Read More



The Teatro, Italian for theater, is perfectly placed in the heart of Denver's performing-arts district and is as ideal for romantic weekends as for business gatherings. A renovation in 2014 resulted in several engaging new spaces. Among the most...  Read More

Magnolia Hotel Denver
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The Magnolia Hotel combines old-world charm with modern style in a building that formerly housed the American National Bank.The Magnolia was restored to reflect the bank's original appearance, with terra cotta details and a replicated corner...  Read More



The Inverness, a Destination Hotel, completed a renovation in early 2015 that included updates to its lobby, entrance, dining outlets and more. Guests now walk into a sleek, colorful lobby space that's as contemporary as it is stylish. Among its...  Read More



In the heart of Denver's fashionable Cherry Creek district, the stylish and sophisticated JW beautifully emulates its surroundings. The hotel puts shoppers within steps of such highly regarded boutiques as Hermes, Mariel, Kate Spade and...  Read More



Cozy and romantic, the Oxford Hotel Denver is one of the city's true gems. Originally opened in 1891, it's is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Oxford is home to a coveted spa and salon and to the ageless Cruise Room, a 1933 Art...  Read More



One of the newer additions to the Denver skyline, Four Seasons Hotel Denver is all about luxury and location. It's in the heart of the theater district and walking distance to many of Denver's top attractions and restaurants, though you may not...  Read More



The Brown Palace has remained in operation every moment of every day since its doors first swung open in 1892, and it is as grand today as it was then. Opulent fabrics and 12,400 feet of onyx are enhanced by all the updates today's guests...  Read More



The Ritz-Carlton Denver evokes all that the name--one of the most revered luxury hotel brands in the world--stands for: Extraordinary creature comforts, high-end amenities, meticulous attention to detail and service that always goes above and...  Read More


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Christine has written about every aspect of travel, from romance and adventure to family and wellness. She is also lucky to have had three major home states through the years: New York,...  More About Christine