—Photos courtesy of The Art Hotel
Once upon a time, a hotel was simply a place to sleep. But a spate of new hotels that opened in Denver in 2014 (482 new downtown rooms) offer guests more than just clean sheets, free HBO, and tiny shampoo bottles. Murals by Allen Tupper True greet lodgers at the 10-month-old Renaissance Denver...
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1. WORK IT: CLIMB THE STEPS AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE
Why you should go: If you are still keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions, head to Red Rocks for a workout on the venue’s stairs—and to practice your air guitar routine.
Details: Your choice, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
February 4 2015, 11:45 AM
Bloom owner Anuschka Pashel and her son, Levin Goodrich, at the Union Station store
Walk through the newly reinvigorated Union Station and you’ll immediately see Bloom’s handiwork, from the floral arrangements that line the Terminal Bar to the eclectic storefront that attracts commuters and guests of the Crawford Hotel alike. Union Station is home to Bloom's second...
February 3 2015, 2:15 PM
New Year’s Eve is the one night a year that you shouldn’t be home eating ice cream in footy pajamas. So take your pick from our list of the best events happening around town, and feel good knowing that you will be sending off 2014 (and welcoming 2015) in style.
New Year's Eve with...
December 30 2014, 1:15 PM
Hopdoddy's Cutthroat Porter and vanilla ice cream shake
For a beer town, Denver is surprisingly lacking in more creative options to consume our favorite hoppy beverage.
When I walked into the newly-opened Hopdoddy Burger Bar near Union Station, it was with great anticipation to try something I’d only made in my personal blender: A beer shake...
December 5 2014, 10:30 AM
With a simple flip of a switch, Denver's Union Station is all dressed up for the holidays. Last Friday, as a part of the Grand Illumination ceremony, downtown's newly renovated historic building was illuminated with red and green lights, while a 35-foot Douglas fir sparkled in front of the station...
December 4 2014, 10:15 AM
—Photography by Aaron Colussi
Charlotte Elich has happily held court in the charming Old South Pearl Street shopping district for 37 years, first at a yarn shop and then at 5 Green Boxes—a two-store combo that’s beloved for its cheeky gifts, whimsical fashion picks, gardening goodies, and colorful in-house furniture line. But...
—Photograph by Raul J. Garcia
Is it new or is it original? The design details in the renovated Union Station’s Great Hall, which debuted in July, will have you speculating till your neck aches. Scores of brass sconces? Original. Massive pendant chandeliers? New. Marble-accented walls? Both.
In managing the $54 million...