Oxford Hotel (credit: CBS)
The unavoidable business trips force people to leave their families and homes behind so they deserve the little extras that make all the difference. Denver is a hot spot for business travelers and there are some unforgettable hotels to choose from. These five hotels not only offer the all-important meeting rooms, Wi-Fi and a good night’s rest, they throw in the services that makes someone feel special.
The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center
200 Inverness Drive W.
Englewood, CO 80112
The Inverness Hotel mixes the importance of impressive conference rooms with the relaxation of an all-inclusive resort. South of the downtown area, this hotel is more of a vacation than a workplace. It has large rooms, plenty of meeting rooms, oversized workspaces and a professional and friendly staff to cater to a person’s every need. Weary business travelers can indulge in the decadent spa menu and completely unwind in the gorgeous indoor poor. Hopefully the weather gods will beam down some decent weather for the enjoyment of an 18-hole round of golf on the PGA championship golf course. Although there are some famously popular restaurants nearby, The Inverness Hotel offers delicious restaurants that will make the guest never want to leave the hotel.
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
This grand hotel has been around since the turn of the 19th century and has not lost any of its glamour and charm. It is easy to let the bellmen in their bowler hats and vintage suits fool the business traveler into thinking it is a vacation. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has plenty of meeting space, much of it wired with internet access hubs set up for webcasting and video conferencing. There’s also a full-service business center. Visitors feel as though they have stepped back in time with the luxury of cozy rooms with double shower heads, even Keurig coffee makers to make mornings simple. Meals are of great importance at the Brown Palace where food is served up at the Palace Arms delicious dining room and the fun and old-fashioned piano bar The Ship Tavern. The weary traveler will relish the Churchill Bar that serves up quality cocktails with an amazing attention to detail such as martinis in beautiful crystal decanters.
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Denver Magnolia Hotel
818 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Business travelers will experience a memorable stay at the Denver Magnolia Hotel. Not only does it have the necessary conference rooms and high-speed wireless Internet, it also throws in the bonus of space and elegance. It’s the little things that count when it comes to business travel and the Denver Magnolia Hotel excels in offering just that. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, this luxurious hotel will not only make a business traveler feel right at home, it will make them feel special. The guest rooms are beautiful and comfortable and the staff excels at taking care of a traveler’s every need. A convenient shuttle awaits for getaways and discoveries of local restaurants and lounges. Magnolia offers a complimentary breakfast buffet to start the morning, a free wine and beer reception to relax and free milk and cookies before bed time.
The Oxford Hotel
1600 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Located in the heart of the downtown area, Denver’s Oxford Hotel brings back the old fashioned elegance business travelers rarely get to enjoy. A warm lobby fireplace greets guests as they begin their hotel stay, and large claw foot tubs help tired travelers with well-deserved attention to detail. For those travelers needing to unwind from their business stress, the Oxford’s spa and top-notch fitness center can be just the cure. The Cruise Room Bar is a chance to forget about all of the cares from the day and enjoy creatively crafted drinks mixed with a professional and knowledgeable bar staff. The old fashioned elegance and décor of the guest rooms mix well with the free Wi-Fi, nice work spaces and old-fashioned notion of an actual newspaper at the guest room door.
1100 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
The Hotel Teatro knows exactly how to treat its out-of-town business guests. It offers quiet and comfortable rooms with beds so luxurious that guests will want to work directly from their pillows. The Art Deco style serves up the feel of old fashioned romance with rain showers and soaking tubs in the bathrooms. Keurig coffee machines make it easy for the business traveler to get on their way quickly and complimentary shuttle service drops guests off anywhere within two miles. Free Wi-Fi is always a nice bonus that not all hotels can boast. Of course, there is incredible French food at Denver’s famous Restaurant Kevin Taylor. However, for those who need the special attention at the end of a hard day, guests can order drinks to their room until 2 a.m.
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Colleen Bement is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.