[review]Colorado seems to have it all. Wide open spaces, mountains for miles, rock climbing in Eldorado Canyon and an international hub airport less than 20 miles away. What they also have is one of our favorite Ritz-Carlton locations to date. Classy, sophisticated and modern with a perfect touch of rustic chic, the downtown Denver property bring luxury to a new altitude.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver features 202 spacious guest rooms including 47 suites, 32 Club Level rooms and one stunning Ritz-Carlton Suite, all exceptional accommodations in the heart of Denver’s downtown. Whether you need to spend the day close to financial district or you want to take in the offerings of the 16th Street Mall, the location means you are always just minutes from the very best this city has to offer. You’re a hop skip and jump away from the Coors Field, 16th Street Mall and Larimer Square—but if you’re looking for a little rest and relaxation from the hustle and bustle of it all, no need to really ever leave the lavish grounds of the Ritz-Carlton.
The spacious rooms are equipped with 400-thread count Frette linens, five-fixture bathrooms, cappuccino makers, and every amenity you could wish for. Don’t waste a minute being stuck in the Denver Airport next time your flight is delayed—if you find yourself in this city, on purpose or by accident, make the most of it and hail a cab straight here.
The Rockies beckon and the city skyline lights up from the restaurant windows and every suites balcony.
The Ritz-Carlton Denver is also home to ELWAY’s, one of the best restaurants you’ll find in the country. A decadent steak menu with farm to table ingredients and incredible seasonal specialties…not to mention an unrivaled wine list. Order a bottle of 2002 Dom Pérignon Champagne, the soup special and the hand-cut USDA bone-in filet with a side of mouth watering Hudson Valley foie gras. You’d think you were in New York City—but the view is even better.
You can find ELWAY’s outposts at Vail or Cherry Creek, but there’s no ‘chain restaurant’ feel here—just a hardcore steak powerhouse with a comfortable Colorado contemporary style.
After indulging in a decadent meal with just a touch too much Dom Pérignon (is there such a thing?) you’ll want to recuperate at the mile-high spa. Everything you could possibly imagine, from a five star luxury sauna and steam room to a surprisingly delicious ‘spa lunch’ with endless champagne after your massage.
With 300 days of sunshine per year, a cityscape enhanced by the Rockies and the ultimate comfort in luxury at the Ritz, there’s really no reason not to visit Denver. Make it a long weekend getaway full of wonderful excess and indulgence that you’ll never forget.