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Brown Palace Hotel – Denver, Colorado

“Affairs of the Heart” Tours

brown-palace-exteriorHistoric tours of Denver’s venerable Brown Palace Hotel focus on “Affairs of the Heart” during February. Oh, the tales Debra Faulkner, hotel historian and archivist, has to tell. After 117 years the “Brown” reveals stories of intrigue, romance, love triangles and even murder. Public tours are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and last 45-60 minutes. Tours are free, however reservations are required.

Besides “Affairs of the Heart” and general history tours, specialized  themes include a presidential tour (Every U.S. president  since Teddy Roosevelt in 1905, with the exception of Calvin Coolidge, has visited The Brown Palace.), an architectural tour and the ever-popular ghost tour (October tours often fill to capacity). Groups of 10 or more must make arrangements for a private tour. Private tours – for a fee – can be arranged for those requiring a time outside of the normal scheduled tours.

brown-palace-lobby-teaI suggest making reservations for Afternoon Tea following your tour. Served in the eight-story atrium lobby the traditional afternoon ritual includes tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream shipped directly from England and tea pastries. All accompanied by a harpist or pianist. 

Is your valentine a chocoholic? If so, make reservations at the hotel’s elegant Palace Arms restaurant for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Thanawat Bates, executive sous chef, has created a six course decadent dinner ($150/couple + tax and gratuity) with chocolate incorporated in each course.

Extend the celebration to Sunday, February 15th, with Ellyngton’s Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch. An extensive buffet offers selections from waffles to sushi and incredible desserts. Prices start at $54.95 per person.

Affairs of the heart isn’t limited to Valentine’s Day, the Brown Palace offers specials and packages for romantics year round. Check the website to find the right one for your occasion – Cupid’s Cuddle, Royal Romance, Light Up the Night or Tranquility With a Twist. For spur of the moment getaways try On A Whim. With the fine dining options, room service and pampering at The Spa at the Brown Palace you may never what to leave.

When You Go: Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th Street, Denver, Colorado. 

Hotel Monaco – Denver, Colorado

“Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 Hotels List”

Denver’s Hotel Monaco

hotel-monaco-lobby2One of eight Colorado hotels named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s “Top 500 Hotels.” This is the fourth award Denver’s Hotel Monaco has received in the magazine in six years. “This honor speaks to Hotel Monaco Denver’s ability to create a stylish and sophisticated hotel stay, brimming with warmth and uniqueness,” said Von de Luna, general manager at Hotel Monaco Denver.

Inclusion on the Top 500 hotel list is determined by reporters, editors, readers and survey results from around the country conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine.  The hotels included have been evaluated based on criteria such as differentiating characteristics, the best rooms to book and specialty services, amenities and perks offered.

Ten reasons to stay at Hotel Monaco Denver, a Kimpton boutique hotel:

  • Hosted evening wine reception, a chance to relax and unwind after a busy day with complimentary chair massages by the Renaissance Aveda Spa & Salon and appetizers by Panzano
  • Panzano Restaurant, featuring contemporary Northern Italian Cuisine
  • Full-service on-site Renaissance Aveda Spa and Salon
  • Unique bath menu, to personalize your bath experience.
  • “Mind, Body, Spa” in-room wellness program, with the Yoga Channel on every TV and complimentary yoga accessories to use during your stay
  • hotel-monaco-suite4Bring your pet with you –  a pet friendly hotel
  • Complimentary pet goldfish delivered to your guestroom upon request
  • “Tall rooms” available, featuring extra-long beds and heightened showerheads
  • Themed Suites: “Imagine” – the John Lennon Suite,  “Seven Steps to Heaven” – the Miles Davis Suite, “Rock” – the 60’s Classic Artists Suite, “Step into Wonderland” – the Grace slick Suite
  • Outstanding, personalized service

When You Go: Hotel Monaco, 1717 Champa Street, Denver.