Downtown hotels range from the opulent historic grandeur of The Brown Palace and the Oxford Hotel to the pop-culture cool of The Curtis Hotel. The Crawford Hotel, within the superbly renovated Denver Union Station in LoDo, manages to be historic and contemporary; ditto the the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, housed in the historic Colorado Bank Building, much of which has been beautifully preserved. The ART, a Hotel, brilliantly combines the concepts of hotel and museum, while the Grand Hyatt, one of the city's AAA Four Diamond options, has recently undergone a renovation that has raised the bar on style and elegance in the downtown area. But it's not all happening in downtown or the city's vibrant LoDo neighborhood. The ART, a Hotel, is located in Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District, putting it within walking distance of many of the city's top cultural facilities, including Denver Art Museum and History Colorado Center, while the JW Marriott Cherry Creek is set in the heart of one of the city's top shopping and restaurant districts. What all of these hotels have in common are excellent service and inimitable style, whether that style is elegant, contemporary, historic, chic or fanciful. Denver's top hotels give discerning travelers much to choose from and a hotel for every occasion or need.
The ART, a Hotel, is just what it sounds like: A stunning art-centric hotel with its own impressive collection of paintings, sculpture and installation pieces throughout its public spaces. By design, the 165-room boutique property is located in Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District, putting the Denver Art Museum, Kirkland Museum of Decorative & Fine Art, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center and other popular museums within walking distance. Exhibiting a nice symmetry, the hotel collection includes works by Clyfford Still and Vance Kirkland, and guests inspired by them can saunter to the artists' namesake museums a short distance away. But you don't have to know the art or artists to appreciate that this sleekly contemporary, light-filled hotel is different. FIRE, the in-house restaurant perched on the 4th floor with panoramic views, offers another kind of artistry with its chef-driven menu and creative take on new American cuisine. (303.572.8000)
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