Denver’s Western roots have long made it a destination of choice for the free-spirited, but a recent revitalization has added a touch of luxury to this once understated artist’s town.
LoDo and the Four Seasons Hotel Denver The Lower Downtown Historic District, or “LoDo” to adoring Denverites, is a 23-block, mixed-use neighborhood that is a major hub of activity and the heart of downtown Denver’s theater and business corridor. In October 2010, The Four Seasons Hotel Denver opened at the very edge of the district, breathing new life into the area with its luxury amenities and sleek design.
Housed in a 45-story landmark building, the 239 guest rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver sprawl throughout 16 stories and are topped with private residences. Its contemporary style is warmed up with natural earth tones that are evident throughout all of downtown, thanks to the Colorado Rocky Mountain vistas.
On any given night, the signature EDGE Restaurant and Bar is packed with chic locals who come for a happy hour of cocktails and tapas, and stay for a gourmet steakhouse dinner with items like Wagyu carpaccio, buffalo rib eye and lobster risotto. EDGE’s drink menu is a highlight, too, with handcrafted cocktails named after local attractions. A favorite, not surprisingly, is the LoDo with Beefeater gin and blackberry liqueur.
Also playing off of Denver’s natural environment is The Spa at Four Seasons, a 9,000-sq.-ft. destination spa with a full range of facial and body treatments, a separate nail salon and a fitness center. Many of the treatments here are tailored to Colorado’s high altitude, so if you’re feeling the effects of the mile-high city, make an appointment for the 5,280-gemstone relaxation massage that uses herb-infused oil and Azurite to ease tension.
And while the Four Seasons Hotel has enough to keep you busy, it’s also within walking distance of two of the city’s biggest attractions: Larimer Square and the 16th Street Mall. With nearly 40 mostly independent shops, restaurants and bars, Larimer Square is an entertainment playground. Make reservations at TAG, a chef-owned restaurant, for a taste of “continental social food,” and enjoy a dessert of wine flights and artisan cheese plates at Crú Food & Wine Bar. During the day, the 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian-friendly outdoor shopping and entertainment district that stretches a mile long, is the best place for people-watching.