Local art gallery and luxe modern hotel collide at the Kimpton Hotel Born in Denver, Colorado. Kimptons are known for establishing a unique aesthetic at each location, and Hotel Born provides a modern gallery experience that extends from the lobby to the elevators, down each hallway and into every guest room. The works — curated in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver — are by 32 of the best artists on the city's burgeoning art scene and feature a wide range of styles, sizes and mediums.
Located next to Union Station, Hotel Born is conveniently situated in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) district with quick and easy access to a plethora of options for dining and shopping. Union Station, which dates back more than 100 years, has been revitalized and is now also home to a wide range of restaurants as well as a flower stand, bookstore and gift shop. It also features an enormous common area with ample comfortable seating for both relaxing and dining. And as an added bonus: The Light Rail has direct service to the airport, making arriving to and departing from the hotel a breeze.
The 200 guest rooms and suites all offer floor-to-ceiling windows and thoughtful details that strike the right balance between an eclectic, modern aesthetic and ultimate comfort. An earth-tone palette — complete with neutral touches like exposed concrete ceilings — is accented with pops of color found in art and unique items like hand-knotted vintage rugs. Free-standing soaking tubs are one of the bonuses of booking a suite, and depending on your needs, select suites are upward of 1,000 square feet, complete with six-seat dining room tables and views of the Rocky Mountains.
Chef Christian Graves looks to local farmers to provide the ingredients for Citizen Rail's robust, rustic menu, rooted in the complex flavors achieved with an indoor wood-fired grill fueled by a blend of native hardwood and fruitwood trees. Diners can sit at the chef’s counter for a front-row seat to the age-old tradition of cooking with fire. The extensive menu features enticing items such as mesquite-fired mussels, charcuterie with truffled chicken liver mousse, duck-fat-roasted potatoes and aged meats like the impressive 48-ounce tomahawk steak for two.
Kimpton Hotel Born features plenty of cozy nooks, such as the fireside lobby living room, perfect for checking emails or sitting down with a good book. Plus, the hotel offers a complimentary wine and Colorado beer happy hour as well as coffee and tea in the morning. And if you’re looking to unwind in a different way, hotel bikes are available for cruising downtown — not to mention a Tesla, available for guest use.
There’s no shortage of things to see and do in the LoDo district, especially with Union Station as the hotel’s next-door neighbor and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver within walking distance — and complimentary with your hotel room key. Plus, the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Zoo are only a short drive away. For those seeking a little less city and more adventure, whitewater rafting trips are available at nearby Clear Creek, and Rocky Mountain National Park is just two hours to the northwest.
1600 Wewatta St.
Denver, CO 80202
Drive: 1,159 miles
Photographs courtesy of Kimpton Hotel Born
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