Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
The Ritz-Carlton Denver delivers its customary luxury with many local touches, located within a short walk of the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, Coors Field, and LoDo district. Even the standard guestrooms are the largest in town, starting at 550 square feet, with Frette linens, Asprey toiletries, and all-marble baths fitted with rainforest showers and soaking tubs. Club-level rooms have access to the concierge lounge with continuous complimentary bites and drinks, plus tastings of local brews and and attended omelet stations on weekends. Elway’s Downtown steakhouse (named for co-owner John Elway, manager of the Denver Broncos and NFL Hall of Famer) serves premium meats from the region, from the lamb chops with green-chile fondue to the 7X Wagyu rib-eye steak. The bar menu may require professional assistance to choose from—which they can ably provide—as it has an extensive selection of wine, cocktails made with Colorado craft spirits (even the bitters is made in Boulder), and draft beer all brewed within walking distance of the hotel. One of the signature spa treatments also involves microbrewed beer, including a hops and malt body scrub. The 6,000-square foot spa is also home to a whirlpool, sauna, and a well-equipped gym, and guests may also use the TruFit Fitness Studio adjacent to the hotel, with multiple studios for classes from Pilates to spinning.
By Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
Soothing Hands and Pale Ale
Colorado’s Great Divide Brewing Co. provides malt and ale for a unique, exfoliating body scrub, and a dark stout for a mask meant to create silky skin. Now there's finally confirmation of something we always suspected: Beer is good for you. 1881 Curtis Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303) 312-3800. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
By Jessica S., AFAR Contributor
1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA