Photo by Adam Larkey
The Ramble Hotel
The first hotel to arrive in Denver's up-and-coming River North Art District (RiNo), The Ramble is a welcoming and elegant 50-room boutique hotel that brings even more style to the increasingly trendy neighborhood. Rooms and suites manage to feel both design-forward and homey, thanks to elements like antique Persian rugs, a cool color palette, and rich textures. In-room iPads make room service orders easy, and the mini-bar is stocked with carefully chosen snacks and drinks (think Pellegrino, gluten free vegan protein bars, organic peanut butter cups, and small-batch potato chips); a French press and electric tea kettle are available for morning brews. Get ready for a night at one of the area’s many bars or restaurants at your Hollywood-style vanity, or spend an evening relaxing in ultra-soft Chadsworth and Haig luxury bathrobes. A simple access code allows guests to stream movies and shows on the flat-screen TV from their phones. As notable as the rooms themselves are the drinking and dining offerings, all provided by acclaimed NYC bar Death & Co, which has made its way out west. The lobby—with its high ceilings, eight chandeliers, and cozy tables—is the site of the hotel’s main bar and restaurant. An expansive cocktail menu is divided into six sections with categories like “Boozy & Honest” and “Elegant & Timeless.” The dinner menu features small bites as well as family-style fare. Daytime meals are under DC/AM’s menu, and include funky twists on traditional breakfast items (like zucchini bread waffles). An intimate 20-seat bar with a cocktail tasting menu called Suite6A is located upstairs with a view overlooking the lobby. For those many days of Denver sunshine, grab a bite and a beverage in The Garden, an open courtyard space. Finally, the team at The Ramble hopes to cultivate a true sense of community as RiNo and the surrounding neighborhood continues to grow. This is perhaps best evident in the opening of Vauxhall, an event space with a dedicated bar that will host both private and public events like film screenings—and, of course, Denver Broncos games.
By Sara Button, AFAR Staff
1280 25th St, Denver, CO 80205, USA