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.