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Brown Palace Hotel

Added by yongli on 08/26/2016 - 15:51, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
Financed by and named after the early Denver developer Henry C. Brown , the Brown Palace Hotel opened on Broadway in 1892 in an elegant triangular building that was the tallest in the city at the time. For much of the twentieth century the hotel was owned by the Boettcher family , which expanded it...

Hotel de Paris

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 10:29, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:35
Hotel de Paris was an idealized imitation of a Norman inn and is older than the State of Colorado itself. A former cook, journalist, and miner, Frenchman Louis Dupuy (born Adolph François Gerard) established the hotel and restaurant on October 9, 1875, in the Powers Building, formerly occupied by...

Rossonian Hotel

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 14:07, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
The most prominent building at the Five Points intersection in Denver , the Rossonian Hotel opened in 1912 as the Baxter Hotel. Renamed the Rossonian in 1929, its lounge acquired a reputation as the best jazz club between the Midwest and the West Coast, with performances by jazz greats such as Duke...

Stanley Hotel

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 15:07, last changed on 04/15/2017 - 16:34
Designed and funded by Freelan Oscar Stanley , the Stanley Hotel opened in 1909 in Estes Park. The first-class resort helped make Estes Park into a tourist destination, especially after the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915. In the late twentieth century, the hotel gained...

The Broadmoor

Added by yongli on 08/26/2016 - 15:42, last changed on 05/16/2017 - 08:07
Perennially ranked one of the top resorts in the United States, the Broadmoor opened just southwest of Colorado Springs in 1918. Built on the site of a failed casino complex and upscale suburban development at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain , the Broadmoor has grown over the decades into a sprawling...

Tremont House Hotel

Added by yongli on 05/05/2017 - 12:04, last changed on 05/16/2017 - 08:08
The Tremont House Hotel was established in the fall of 1859 near Cherry Creek in Auraria (later West Denver) and soon became one of Denver ’s top hotels. In the 1880s, the hotel declined as flood-prone West Denver became home to immigrants and industry while wealthy residents moved to new...

Winks Lodge

Added by yongli on 08/30/2016 - 09:07, last changed on 04/15/2017 - 16:17
Located near Pinecliffe, about ten miles due west of Eldorado Springs and an hour from Denver by car, Winks Lodge was the main hotel and social hub at Lincoln Hills , a historic black resort community in Gilpin County . Opened in 1928 by Denver businessman Obrey Wendell Hamlet, who went by the...
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