Designed to offer guests a home base to explore the city, this locally inspired property brings 264 guestrooms, a chef-driven restaurant and a memorable rooftop experience to the Denver Metro area. Pauline Brettell takes a closer look…
Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver is the latest property from the modern lifestyle hotel brand, Hyatt Centric. In the heart of downtown Denver, this 264-room hotel aims to attracts guests who are looking to explore the best of what Denver has to offer. The destination-centric hotel is also proud to debut the new seasonally inspired restaurant, Apple Blossom, helmed by beloved local restaurateurs Paul C. Reilly and Aileen V. Reilly. Located at 1776 Champa Street, Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver is truly in the heart of things, conveniently positioned near the city’s top destinations, including the Colorado Convention Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Coors Field, Ball Arena, Union Station, and the bustling Larimer Square.
“We are so thrilled to bring this unique experience to the Denver market,” shares 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 travellers and locals alike.”
On arrival, guests are greeted by a vibrant, colourful mural by local artist Megan Walker in the hotel’s driveway, blending themes of Denver’s urban life, Red Rock Amphitheatre’s music culture and Colorado’s renowned nature landscape into one vivid picture. On entering the hotel, a welcoming, spacious lobby filled with energising colours and glowing natural lighting offers the ideal gathering space for reconnecting, collaborating, planning, and unwinding. Locals and travellers alike are treated to music curated by local artist, Eric “Benny” Bloom of Grammy Award winning Lettuce, as they explore the hotel.
In true Denver fashion, the owners of Denver’s beloved Beast + Bottle and Coperta restaurants, debut Apple Blossom, a chef-driven concept celebrating the best of America’s seasons, with a focus on local and regional produce and producers. Apple Blossoms’ signature dishes keep things local, and include Cowtown Beef Plate (a nod to Denver’s Stock Show heritage), Whole Grilled Rainbow Trout, Chef Fox’s Sweet Moon Pancakes at brunch, Apple Turnover with Buttermilk Ice Cream and Local Honey and more. Paying homage to sister restaurant Coperta, Apple Blossom also showcases its unique house-made pasta dishes using Heritage Colorado grains. The beverage menu also reflects this regionality, with an all-American wine list, craft cocktails and ciders. The restaurant, located just off the hotel’s lobby, seats 68 guests with a 20-seat bar and lounge area and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Apple Blossom team also oversees room service, catering and banquets for the hotel.
The hotel’s spacious rooftop terrace boasts cityscape views, plush seating and outdoor fireplaces where guests can embrace Denver’s countless days of sunshine while enjoying small plates and drinks curated by Apple Blossom. With its sliding-style doors, the space flows beautifully into a pre-function area where 235 square metres of flexible meeting space offers an upscale venue for groups of every size with unparalleled natural light. The penthouse level also plays home to the 90 square metres hospitality suite complete with a dedicated living area, spacious high-end dining table for eight, and a private rooftop terrace with mountain and city views. To complete the presidential floor experience, a 24-hour modern fitness centre is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and features Peloton bikes looking onto the city, allowing guests to focus on their fitness and the stunning view at the same time.
Each Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver guestroom offers thoughtful, modern urban decor to reflect the personality and style of the city in which it resides. Guests can enjoy walk-in showers and an in-room work area, and those who opt for a high-floor space are treated to dramatic views. Guestrooms are completed with thoughtful high-end finishes including keyless entry and check-in, Drybar Buttercup hair dryers in every room, Hyatt Centric robes and BeeKind bath amenities. Additional amenities include a thoughtfully furnished lobby with areas for guests to work, meet, eat and lounge, fresh coffee services; lobby market for grab-and-go items, and valet options.
Hyatt Centric is all about lifestyle and destinations, created for millennial-minded travellers who want to be in the middle of the action. The Downtown Denver addition to the collections does just that, with its thoughtful design that is focussed on exploration and discovery, and by providing guests with both the information and the inspiration to experience all that Denver has to offer.
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