The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped the opening of new hotels in downtown Denver with the latest being the 264-room Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver opening its doors on Oct. 26, 2021.
Located at 1776 Champa St., a vibrant mural by local artist Megan Walker greets guests upon arrival in the hotel’s driveway and blends themes of Denver’s urban life, Red Rock Amphitheatre’s music culture and Colorado’s natural landscape into one dynamic work of art. Upon entering the hotel, the lobby features energizing colors, natural lighting and places for guests to work, meet, eat and lounge.
Of special interest to groups is a spacious rooftop terrace with plush seating, outdoor fireplaces, and a small plates and drinks menu. With sliding-style doors, the space flows into a pre-function area with 2,530 square feet of meeting space. The penthouse level also features a fitness center lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and a 975-square-foot hospitality suite with a dedicated living area, dining table for eight and a private rooftop terrace.
Apple Blossom, helmed by local restaurateurs Paul C. Reilly and Aileen V. Reilly, seats 68 guests and also has a 20-seat bar and lounge area. The siblings also own Coperta, a restaurant in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, and previously operated the acclaimed Beast + Bottle. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Apple Blossom celebrates the best of America’s seasons with a focus on local and regional ranchers, farmers and purveyors and has an extensive house-made pasta program using heritage Colorado grains. The beverage menu includes an all-American wine list, craft cocktails, ciders, and a tap system pouring select wine varietals and beer. The Apple Blossom team also oversees rooftop food and beverage, room service, catering and banquets for the hotel.
“We are so thrilled to bring this unique experience to the Denver market,” says General Manager Colleen Huther. “This property fully embraces Denver’s booming cultural scene. From the locally inspired menu at Apple Blossom to the murals from local artists and meeting space with expansive views of north downtown, we are truly bringing something special and share worthy to travelers and locals alike.”