Storied Denver Hotel Gets a New Look

The iconic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa has renovated its suites, some meeting spaces, a restaurant and the club lounge.

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Denver's storied Brown Palace Hotel & Spa — part of the city's hotel scene since 1892 — has completed renovations on the 241-room property's Top of the Brown Suites and the three presidential suites: the Eisenhower, the Reagan and the Roosevelt. Also redone was the Palace Arms, the hotel's fine-dining restaurant that serves American fare, as well as various meeting spaces and the Club Lounge.

“Given the history of the Brown Palace, we knew the importance of preserving the building’s unique character,” said Nick Moschetti, general manager of the hotel. “I am confident we were able to achieve this, upholding the historical elements while ensuring modern-day relevance. We are honored and excited to unveil this renovation, and to continue providing the same excellence we’ve shown our guests for the last 129 years.”

Interior designers Forchielli Glynn created the new looks, including the refresh of the Top of the Brown Suites, which debuted in 1937 at the height of the Art Deco era. The new style has been modernized, and no two of the 38 suites are alike; although they are all on the upper floors, away from the hum of the Atrium below. Among the renovated presidential suites, the eighth-floor Eisenhower Suite now highlights the special connection the 34th president had with the property, which served as his western campaign headquarters. A new tribute wall showcases letters, photos and mementos from Eisenhower, decorated in Federal style. The ninth-floor Reagan Suite pays homage to the 40th president’s love of the California countryside, taking its style from his Santa Barbara ranch. Also on the ninth floor, the Edwardian-style Roosevelt Suite has big-game and wildlife artifacts and furnishings that Teddy would have appreciated. 

The refreshed Palace Arms also is benefiting from the work of new executive chef Kim Moyle, whose menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients. And though the restaurant still dresses the tables in white cloths, the dress code no longer requires men to wear a jacket and tie. The hotel has six eateries in all and serves afternoon tea.

The Brown Palace offers 25,000 square feet of meeting space. Ten of the property's 19 meeting rooms were given new window treatments, carpeting and lantern-style pendant lighting. A covered walkway with tables, chairs and views of the hotel’s neighbors leads to the hotel’s additional meeting venues on the second floor. 

The redone Brown Palace Club Lounge for Marriott's Bonvoy members is scheduled to open in early September. The luxury space features stained and leaded glass windows, oak paneling and a wood-beamed ceiling. The hotel is a member of Marriott's Autograph Collection portfolio.