Hemingway’s short story had nothing to do with the opening of a new downtown hotel…but, the title works for this fine restoration of an historic but dowdy bank building between 16th and 17th on Champa.
Downtown Denver residents need to make a point of visiting and viewing the new Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, now open in the former Colorado National Bank Building. The staff is anxious for you to understand and explore this restoration. And, they encourage your wandering to view all the art installations featuring a different historic theme on each floor.
The polished marble columns look brighter and whiter than they ever did in the old U.S. Bank lobby. High back and overstuffed furniture have replaced those testy tellers of yesterday. And, there is light. Be sure to look up at the historic murals.
The building has new floors added on, but you won’t know that in the lobby or the public and meeting areas. This is a classy addition to the city’s hospitality segment. And, we understand that just a few days after opening, the place is fully booked.
Walk through and check it out. Or, check in!