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St Julien Hotel & Spa was designed with nature in mind and comfort at the forefront. Natural materials like flagstone, sandstone, slate and walnut create a warm, modern atmosphere indoors and out, and photographs of Boulder’s mountain formations are everywhere (just in case the actual vistas aren’t visible through your window or from your balcony). The design by 4240 Architecture successfully marries earthy and stylish, a blend that could describe the city of Boulder itself. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel was, in fact, designed to mirror its surroundings, and its red-clay roof tiles match the architecture on the nearby University of Colorado campus.
Above all else, when it opened in 2005, St Julien was meant to be an inviting and luxurious addition to the downtown area. So in winter, you’ll want to settle into a chair beside the fire in the Great Room — sipping gingerbread tea, perhaps — and come summer, you’ll want to experience the terrace scene for live music and cool cocktails. Either way, the hotel’s soothing tones and natural textures have a way of convincing you to stay a while.