A Denver hotel with a mountain vibe
239 Rooms / 21 Suites
With a comforting yet elegant modern-residential vibe, Four Seasons Hotel Denver is the place to get cozy when staying in the Mile-High City.
Like a crisp hike in the nearby mountains, the color scheme of this downtown Denver hotel features subtle beige highlights, rich browns, soft yellows and other earth tones to help give it a Colorado feel. It's as if the hotel doesn't want you to forget you are so close to pure nature — not that you could with the stunning view of the Rocky Mountains in the western horizon. Many of the rooms face this vista, and others look out toward the historic Daniels & Fisher Tower gracing the 16th Street Mall. But no matter what you see out the window, it's what inside that really counts.
The focus on detail is apparent the moment you give your car to the valet and walk through the revolving door and into the marble-floored lobby. Conceived by Bilkey Llinas Design, the clean-lined and contemporary space has the sophistication one expects of the Four Seasons brand. Yet, it doesn’t feel stuffy for one moment, which could be due to the soft, welcoming couches that rest across from reception, or the flickering fireplace further in. Even in the bustle of a 260-room hotel (plus 102 resident units), you can still find quiet and calm in the plush public spaces. Of course, one of the best areas to achieve tranquility is in the comfort of your room.
Though the luxury hotel towers 45 stories high, the majority of the floors hosts private residents. However, all the floors up to 14 are open for visitors and there are plenty of styles from which to choose. The basic rooms are the Superior and Deluxe, which offer a king-sized bed or a pair of doubles. The spacious accommodations include a single room furnished with a refrigerated private bar, a Nespresso machine, picture windows with a great view and a comfy chair and desk.
Each room, no matter how big, comes with an earth-toned, marble bathroom accented with natural shabui stone. They have a glass-enclosed walk-in shower and either a marble-wrapped bathtub or a deep-soaking, free-standing Roman-style tub that faces a large window. The soaps, lotions and hair care products are all L'Occitane, though if you upgrade to the luxurious presidential suite, the hotel trades out the toiletries with Bulgari goods. Another nice aspect to the bathroom is found in the gentle glow of the sinks, a trick that only appears after dark and gives you just enough light so you don't stumble around. As if those weren't enough reasons to love this bathroom, you can also watch your favorite shows right from the built-in LCD HDTV located in the mirror.
For those looking for a larger space, book an executive suite. This approximately 700-square-foot accommodation has wrap-around windows, a separate guest bathroom, a writing desk and, playing on the television, all the world-cinema channels. The one-bedroom suite carries these amenities, too, though with 935 square feet, it allows even more room to host a meeting, have family stay or just merely extra space to linger about. After all, with a full living room complete with a lounge chair and ottoman, a built-in bar, a four-person dining table and two HDTVs, there is no reason to leave your room. That is, aside from seeing Denver and enjoying dinner in the downstairs fine-dining Edge Restaurant & Bar. Though to be fair, you can enjoy a majority executive chef Simon Purvis' steakhouse-style dishes in your room. Fancy a juicy Wagyu burger and truffle fries? Or how about an iceberg salad laden with smoky blue cheese and bacon? No matter what your craving is, you can order from this menu 24 hours a day.
When you crave some pampering, head to the third-floor spa for an array of Colorado-themed treatments, like an evergreen-oil massage, a local honey wrap and other hydrating facials and rubs to help you relax and combat the arid climate. On the same floor, the Denver hotel also has an outdoor pool and bar, and for those who don't want to traipse around in their bathing suits, you can use the spa's locker room to change. Right across from the pool, behind a floor-to-ceiling glass window, is the gym, a modest though fine facility with enough exercise equipment to help keep you in shape while you stay there. Or, if you prefer, get a copy of the class schedule and stretch it out with some yoga, Pilates or hire a personal trainer.
If you want to go out and see the town, the Four Seasons offers a complimentary car to take you around in a three-mile radius. And for parents with wee ones, the property has a babysitting service to help give you a night off. This luxury hotel pays attention to the kids — upon arrival the host wheels out a little red wagon filled with toys for your tot to choose from. There’s even a PlayStation upon request, and you don't have to be under the age of 12 to utilize that perk. These small but appreciated gestures prove that Four Seasons Hotel Denver is very similar to the city it's located in — warm, inviting, beautiful and regal.