• The Brown Palace Hotel And Spa Announces New Owner and Management

     
    POSTED July 18, 2018
     
  • The Brown Palace Hotel And Spa Announces New Owner and Management

     
    POSTED July 18, 2018
     
  • The Brown Palace Hotel And Spa Announces New Owner and Management

     
    POSTED July 18, 2018
     

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has announced its official sale to Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) of Fort Worth, Texas. Together with the hotel’s newly appointed luxury management team, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Crescent will drive what will be a new era for the iconic property. 

Crescent's plans include investments that will enhance the property’s 241 guestrooms and Top of The Brown suites. Enhancements will retain the elegance of The Brown Palace’s signature appearance while presenting a new level of luxury and sophistication, honoring the Denver landmark’s spirit and rich history. 

In addition to Crescent, HEI Hotels & Resorts have also been secured to operate the hotels. “HEI is a leading independent hotel manager that we have partnered with to operate several hotels we have purchased in the past two years. HEI is a natural fit to operate The Brown Palace Hotel Complex,” said Conrad Suszynski, Co-CEO of Crescent. 

Located in the heart of downtown Denver, The Brown Palace is the longest continuously operating hotel in the city. The front doors of The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa opened on Aug.12, 1892. The hotel has been hosting public figures for more than 125 years, including nearly every U.S. president since Teddy Roosevelt. 

Offering 241 richly appointed guestrooms and suites, The Brown Palace is also home to six restaurants and a coffee shop, including the Palace Arms; Ship Tavern, the oldest restaurant in the hotel; and Ellyngton’s, known for its power meals, attracting politicians and business professionals from the nearby Capitol and office towers. In addition, the long-standing tradition of “taking tea” at The Brown Palace has been cherished by guests, enjoyed daily in the atrium lobby. 

Encompassing two floors, the 5,200-square-foot spa at The Brown Palace is a luxurious retreat offering six massage and treatment rooms; Swiss showers; steam rooms with aromatherapy; and a nail and hair salon. With more than 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, The Brown Palace frequently hosts notable balls and performances in the Denver community. 

Several organizations are collaborating on events from January through August 2019 for “celebrate bauhaus100: aspen,” which commemorates the impact of the Bauhaus art movement on Aspen. The theme “Our Legacy, Our Future/WorkPlay-Create” reflects Aspen’s Bauhaus heritage, primarily as it relates to Herbert Bayer, who was a student and a teacher at the Bauhaus, relocated to Aspen in 1946 to design the Aspen Institute and lived in the community until 1976.

 

The National Association of Catering & Events gathered on Sept. 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens to commemorate the NACE’s 10th anniversary and provide a glimpse into the future. A panel of several founding members—Monica Cheeks of Hyatt Hotels, Cal Cheney of All Digital Photo & Video, Amanda Michalek of AORN and Brandi Pressgrove of Reckon Creative—discussed how the chapter got started, favorite programs from the past and how networking through NACE has helped grow their businesses and more.

 

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