by Lisa Grimaldi | May 01, 2004

The members of this distinctive septet two restaurants, two event facilities, two hotels and a sports museum have one thing in common: a previous life as a financial institution.
    Fortunately, modern-day developers appreciated the distinctive architecture and imposing quality of these very special venues and kept them intact, so planners today can bank on some ornately impressive settings for their meetings and events.

The Broker Restaurant, Denver

The Broker Restaurant, Denver. Few would mind getting locked in the vault of the old Denver National Bank, now a culinary venue. Diners (up to 120) scan menus at booths once used by bank patrons. (202) 292-5065;