• Hotel Colorado Embarks on Guest Room Upgrade

    FROM THE Spring 2022 ISSUE
  • Hotel Colorado Embarks on Guest Room Upgrade

    FROM THE Spring 2022 ISSUE

Hotel Colorado celebrated its 125th birthday in 2018, the same year that the Melville family purchased the property. The first phase of a $10 million restoration of Hotel Colorado began soon after the purchase, and six restored meeting and banquet spaces were introduced in August 2019. Additional phases were put on hold temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and renovation restarted in early January 2022.

Now, floor-to-ceiling remodels of all guest rooms are underway half a floor at a time to achieve completion this summer. The new furniture is custom-made, and the overall look is designed to be fresh and clean while respecting the hotel’s original Italian Villa design. Guest corridors, including the main stairwell to the lobby, also are receiving makeovers. The renovation team is cataloging all historical furniture and finds, and the best pieces will be used in signature suites. Everything else of interest is being saved for a future Hall of History planned for the hotel’s lower level. 

Next, 14 guest rooms will be added to the hotel’s inventory by dividing up some larger rooms and building out three units that have been unused for approximately 30 years.

Since Longmont's Can’d Aid was founded in 2013, more than 2 million cans of water have been distributed, over 9,600 skateboards and bikes and 4,000 art kits built for underserved youth, and more than 3,000 instruments donated. This has been accomplished with the help of volunteers nationwide and through relationships with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and corporate partners. 

Inspiring an Inclusive Park 


The Gate Expansion Program not only has delivered 39 new gates to Denver International Airport (DEN), there will be colorful new artwork. The expansion increases the airport’s capacity by 30%, making it easy for groups to access meeting and event destinations in the state. Outposts of favorite local restaurants also are being added throughout the facility.  

Public Art by Detour


When it comes to planning a holiday party for your team or a client, isn’t it nice when you don’t have to worry much about decor? It helps not only the budget but also your checklist.

Here are four of Colorado’s best-known historic hotels from around the state that pull out all the stops to add sparkle and festive activities that delight groups and leisure guests.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Denver