Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Teatro
Travel + Leisure has named Hotel Teatro among the World's Best Hotels for four of the last five years, and it's not hard to see why. It occupies an opulent Renaissance Revival building, with luxe furnishings and award-winning French and Italian dining onsite. In addition, guests at Hotel Teatro can enjoy a convenient location downtown, right between the central business district and the hip LoDo neighborhood.
- Awards and acclaim: Top 500 Hotels in the World in Travel + Leisure; 25 Best Hotels in the West in Sunset Magazine; Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
- Make yourself at home: A deep soaking tub, plush terry robes, iPod docking station, and flat-screen TV come standard in the guest rooms.
- Four-star dining: at the hotel's Restaurant Kevin Taylor, where the award-winning chef cooks contemporary French cuisine that's been repeatedly recognized by Wine Spectator
- Shop 'til you drop along the 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian-friendly shopping thoroughfare located two blocks from the hotel.
- Book a king suite for 550 square feet of luxury, including a living area separated from the bedroom by french doors.
Denver: Mile High City in the Rocky Mountains
Modern urban life meets the Old West in the Mile High City. Founded as a mining town in the 1850s, Colorado's capital has never quite lost its rugged frontier spirit. The proximity of the Rocky Mountains probably has a lot to do with it. The great outdoors are bound to stay near the forefront of your mind with such a spectacular reminder crowding the horizon.
If you can tear your eyes away from the scenery, though, there's a lot to see in the city. In the trendy Lower Downtown Historic District—LoDo to natives—you can take a stroll through the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver or mingle with the fashion-forward crowd filling the restaurants, boutiques, and nightclubs of Larimer Square. Downtown, the pedestrian-friendly 16th Street Mall cuts a swath through the heart of the city, past sidewalk cafés, skyscrapers, and plazas filled with street performers.
For an outdoor adventure inside city limits, make your way to City Park, which houses the Denver Zoo as well as the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The museum’s long-standing wildlife hall features more than 90 dioramas and taxidermal animals from around the world, including the Arctic walruses and the cheetahs that once guarded Nicolas Cage's mind.