by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 13, 2018
A major renovation has been completed at the 80-room Oxford Hotel in Denver. The work was designed to celebrate the hotel's rich past while enhancing the authentic urban experience sought by today's modern travelers. The property originally opened in 1891 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
The hotel's lobby and all 80 luxury guest rooms were given a bright new design featuring white and gray tones, along with touches of blue and emerald green. In the guest rooms, antique furnishings are now complemented by contemporary pieces.
 
All 10,000 square feet of the Oxford's meeting space features new carpeting, lighting, wall coverings, furniture and more. The hotel has three ballrooms, including a grand ballroom and the Oxford Theater, both of which are in a restored carriage house next to the hotel and can hold up to 240 people. The Sage Room, whose large windows overlook 17th Street, hosts up to 100 people for a reception.
 
Throughout the hotel, a collection of classic Western art has been revived and fitted with new frames. In the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon -- a full-service day spa, hair salon and fitness center -- the locker and treatment rooms were upgraded.
 
Last fall, Urban Farmer, a modern steak house, opened adjacent to the Oxford. Helmed by executive chef Chris Starkus, the restaurant serves a seasonal menu and features a communal charcuterie station. The hotel also is home to the Cruise Room, an art deco martini bar. Modeled after a bar in the Queen Mary, the Cruise Room was the first bar to open in Denver after Prohibition was repealed in 1933.