Boutique hotels are known the world over for providing character and elegance to the travel experience. Hotel Monaco is exemplary of the boutique hotel class, in the heart of cultural Downtown Denver. The urban adventure has just begun with a visit to this jewel of the Mile High City.
Belonging to the Kimpton brand, Hotel Monaco lives up to its boutique status and exceeds lofty service and accommodation expectations of the company that brought the European boutique hotel experience to the United States. With 189 rooms, 32 of which are suites, this seven-story boutique is a prize of Denver. Recently renovated, the world-traveler theme can be felt throughout the hotel, with lush fabrics, rich colors and a sense of mature fun throughout.
Service is a staple of the Kimpton brand, with smiling staff members going above and beyond at every turn. Missing your pet at home? Request a goldfish for your room, or better yet, bring Fido to the dog-friendly hotel where four-legged friends are free to stay without pet-fees.
The Pampered Paws Pet Package provides treatments at the Dog Savvy Doggie Boutique and Spa, doggie treats upon arrival, valet parking and a deluxe room for both owner and pet to enjoy. Greeted by a welcome board that is canine-oriented, a water bowl and treats will make your dog’s luxury stay just as wonderful. From pets to owners, there is something decidedly special about this Denver property.
Vaulted ceilings and whimsical décor make for a unique stay at Hotel Monaco. Decorated to reflect a world traveler motif, the modern rooms are comfortable and stylish. The unique animal-print robes come in cheetah and zebra (extra tall guests can request the giraffe-printed robe) for tongue-in-cheek humor.
Faux pony throws and splashes of turquoise in stylish rooms liven and invigorate the accommodations and capture the Spirit of the West in a contemporary fashion. In-room workouts are available via the on-demand yoga and pilates programs as well for more active travelers.
Not to be missed during your stay at Hotel Monaco is the distinguished Panzano Restaurant. Chef-run by the talented Chef Elise Wiggins, the fare is unbelievable, utilizing locally-sourced ingredients in the Northern-Italian inspired menu. Making their own breads and pastries on-property, the wafting aromas are enough to make you consume an entire countertop of the fantastic baked goods and breads.
Perfect for a business lunch or special dinner, a featured happy hour includes small plates of the famous Denver dishes if guests are looking to try it all. Hors d’oeuvres also accompany complimentary Italian wine tasting during the daily happy hour in the lobby from 5-6p.m. for guests of the hotel.
Four days a week, a massage therapist relaxes and rejuvenates during the happy hour giving back and neck massages compliments of the Aveda Salon and Spa, which is also attached to the lobby.
Hotel Monaco is a AAA 4-Diamond property steps from many Denver attractions, AAA members saving up to 20% off their stay when making reservations online. Nearby 16th Street Mall affords shopping and dining, while cultural experiences abound at the historic State Capital and Denver Art Museum alike. The newly refreshed rooms and lobby only accentuate the luxury boutique property, affording recently refurbished public spaces and Colorado-inspired décor. Complimentary Wi-Fi keeps guests in touch while a 24-hour fitness and wellness program keeps them active. A 100% non-smoking hotel, the boutique is happy to go above and beyond the expectations of the luxury traveler.
If You Go
Hotel Monaco is located in the heart of Downtown Denver. From Denver International Airport, Super Shuttle at $23 per person or a quick cab ride are recommended.
Hotel Monaco Denver
1717 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202
Chad Chisholm (www.creationize.com) is a Denver-based travel writer and photographer, his work is featured in AAA EnCompass, JustLuxe, Denver Life Magazine, Colorado Expression, Denver Post and various other outlets.
Photos courtesy of Hotel Monaco Denver.