Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel: Urban luxury in the heart of the Mile High City
DENVER, Col.: Travelers seeking the ultimate hotel experience don’t have to look any further than Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel. With spacious guest rooms, personalized service, a signature steak and seafood restaurant, and a location close to most major attractions, the Four Seasons brand continues to set the standard for luxury accommodations.
Centrally located on the corner of 14th and Arapahoe, Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel is within walking distance to some of the city’s hottest attractions. These include the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Larimer Square, Union Station and Coors Field.
From the moment you enter the property, you will notice how exceptionally well-trained the staff is. Everyone, it seems, from the valet to the front desk to housekeeping goes out of their way to greet you with a genuine smile and ask how you are enjoying your visit.
Each of the 239 guest rooms has a contemporary ambiance with warm earth tones, grained wood cabinets, and stacked stone accents. One of the things that guests seem to overwhelmingly prefer at hotels are quiet rooms. Here at Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel, double-walled windows help with soundproofing ensuring that noise remains at a minimum.
Of course, a good night’s sleep in a hotel is something that can be elusive but their signature mattress and plush bedding create what the hotel calls a “sleeping sanctuary.” Part of their personalized service actually starts before you arrive when you can order your mattress topper in various levels of comfort, from soft to firm. While you are making your reservation, you can also let them know what sort of beverages you prefer in your room’s mini-bar.
Each hotel guest has access to the destination spa and enjoys complimentary services such as the fitness center, eucalyptus steam room, and whirlpool. Of course, you can also pamper yourself with their nature-inspired therapies such as the Rocky Mountain Hot Stone Massage or the Age-Revitalizing Facial. The latter uses Colorado honey and mineral clays to rejuvenate your skin, the perfect counterbalance to Denver’s dry climate.
Some of the public spaces are quite trendy, particularly the rooftop patio and pool. This is the perfect spot to relax on a warm day or evening and enjoy snacks and beverages while taking in grand views of the Denver skyline.
The EDGE Restaurant and Bar is one of the most popular spots in the city for cocktails, good conversation, and great food. Executive Chef Simon Purvis has parlayed his worldwide culinary experience into creating memorable meals where guests can dine on prime steaks and top quality seafood.
Dining here is meant to be a slow-moving, enjoyable experience, starting with your server. Toby, for example, is one of the most requested for his knowledge, passion, and showmanship. He seems to have the ability to somehow transform a meal into a sort of tableside one-man performance. He will take you on a culinary journey, from your cocktails into the day’s specials.
These specials, he explains, could be from one of the chef’s contacts in Vancouver who calls in with each day’s catch and availability. In our case, it was pan seared halibut that was swimming in the ocean the day before.
But, before we get ahead of ourselves, you should know about an off the menu “secret” appetizer but one that they are happy to share. This apparently is so unique and tasty it has a cult following in Denver so you should definitely inquire. What is it? Rather than typical bread and olive oil, first picture crusty bread and balsamic vinegar with Cypress Black and Maldon sea salts. Wagyu beef trimmings prepared with rosemary and garlic ($5) accompanied them. The tasty mixture is then refrigerated and shaped into the form of a candle. Once the wick is lit, it is then brought to your table and melted into a pool of deliciousness with a blowtorch. You simply dip your bread into the mixture and let your taste buds come alive.
Other popular items include the hot stone Wagyu beef with pickled ginger and cherry blossom shoyu ($20/4 pieces) and the USDA Prime ribeye and strip loins.
For dessert, try the milk chocolate crunch with hazelnuts, pot de crème, and caramel ($10).
Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel: A superb choice when traveling to the Mile High City
While there are many places to stay, Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel has managed to hit all the high notes. As a result, it is one of the premier hotels in Denver for the discriminating traveler. If you are planning a visit to the Mile High City, this is one luxury experience that will make your trip truly memorable.
The hotel stay and meal that is the subject of this review were provided at no charge to the contributor.