Spend Valentine’s Day at The Brown Palace

RomanceLove is in the air this Valentine’s Day and there is no better place to spend the holiday than at The Brown Palace. Whether you’re treating your sweetheart to drinks, dinner, a weekend getaway, or all of the above, we’ve got the perfect solution to light the fire this Valentine’s Day.

Flowers.

One of the more obvious romantic gestures, flowers on Valentine’s Day is a must. Stop by the Brown Palace Flower Shop and pick up a bouquet for that special someone.

Cocktails.

Start off the evening at the Ship Tavern for Happy Hour. With a wide variety of microbrews, specialty cocktails and wine, pre-dinner drinks are a perfect way to get the evening started off on the right foot.

Date Night.

Take advantage of the romantic Valentine’s Day Package from the Palace Arms and treat your sweetie to a night on the town. Available on February 14th and 15th only, enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner at the Palace Arms along with a bottle of champagne, complimentary parking, and an evening stay in one of our luxurious, romantic suites.

Weekend Escape.

Extend the romance for a weekend getaway or Sunday Brunch with one our limited time Valentine’s Day Specials. Available until February 17th, indulge in chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne while tucked away in a romantic Brown Palace suite. Enticed by those delicious chocolate covered strawberries and champagne? Join us for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sunday Brunch for two at Ellyngton’s the morning after your romantic evening stay.

Affairs of the Heart Tour.

Let hotel historian, Debra Faulkner, show you around the property and enlighten you with all the juicy details of various love affairs that have taken place at The Brown Palace over the past century.

For more information on Valentine’s Day Specials and Packages available at The Brown Palace, please call 303.297.3111 or email concierge@brownpalace.com.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions at The Brown Palace

With the New Year comes an opportunity to readjust priorities and make changes in your life to increase wellness, reduce stress, and smile more.  Keep your resolutions during 2014 with a few offerings from The Brown Palace.

Get More Alone Time

What better place to spend some quality alone time than wrapped up in a detoxifying sea algae wrap or submerged in an artesian bath infused with a luxurious blend of essential oils at The Brown Palace Spa. With six treatment rooms and a variety of custom spa treatments, the corner of tranquility and bliss is the perfect refuge to unwind and recover in the New Year.

brown palace 9Catch Up With Old Friends

Wine and dine with friends old and new at one of The Brown Palace’s six unique restaurants, gossip over Afternoon Tea in the Atrium Lobby, or enjoy a cigar at the Churchill Bar.

Eat Well

With so many dining options available at The Brown, there really is something for everyone on any occasion. Enjoy a Prime Rib Sandwich during a Broncos game at the Ship Tavern, indulge in endless pastries and champagne during Ellyngton’s Sunday Brunch (named one of the best brunches in Denver), or treat that special someone to date night at Palace Arms.

Try New Things

New year, new experiences! Try new things in 2014, like the Palace Caskcraft Beer Series now available at the Ship Tavern. Want to try something a bit more luxurious in the new year? Get pampered at the Brown Palace Spa with all natural ingredients made with honey from our rooftop bee colony.

Toast To The New Year

NewYearsChampagneRing in 2014 in true Brown Palace style with dinner, dancing, and fireworks! Enjoy live entertainment and specially crafted New Year’s Eve menu offerings at one of our many hotel restaurants, all in the prime location for viewing downtown Denver’s famous New Year’s Eve firework displays on 16th Street Mall.

Here’s a look at what to expect at The Brown Palace in the final moments of 2013…

Atrium Lobby

Afternoon Tea and cocktails will be available in the beautifully decorated Atrium Lobby beginning at 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with live entertainment from noon until 4 p.m.

The complimentary Atrium Lobby entertainment will continue the evening’s events with a solo pianist beginning at 4:30 p.m. Then, dance the night away to the sounds of John Kite and The Majestics from 8 p.m. until shortly after midnight. New Year’s Eve guests may enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast and New Year’s Eve party favors.

New Year’s Day Afternoon Tea, cocktails and live entertainment in the Atrium will be offered from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Ship Tavern

On New Year’s Eve, Ship Tavern will be serving our regular a la carte menu for lunch (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and dinner (5 p.m. – 11 p.m.) accompanied by live entertainment including Hank Troy and Jazz and Blues artist, Wendy Harston. Of course, the Ship Tavern bartenders will be serving your favorite signature cocktails until 12:30 p.m.

The Ship Tavern New Year’s Day lunch and dinner schedule will remain on schedule as per usual (lunch 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., dinner 5-11 p.m) with live entertainment from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Palace Arms

In combination with a New Year’s Eve accommodation package, a delicious four-course prix fixe menu will be offered at the Palace arms with the first seating beginning at 6 p.m.

Palace Arms will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday (January 1-2, 2014) and will resume normal hours on Friday, January 3, 2014.

Ellyngton’s Restaurant

Traditional breakfast will be available on the Tuesday, December 31st from 6:30 – 10 a.m.

Ellyngton’s will be celebrating the start of 2014 with its traditional Dom Perignon Brunch on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m until 1 p.m. Danny Showers will be providing live entertainment until 3 p.m. and reservations are required.

Churchill Cigar Bar

Kick back, relax, and reminisce on the wonder years of 2013 Great Gatsby style while enjoying a stogie in the Churchill Bar until 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

 

 

 

Ring in the New Year at The Brown Palace

New Year’s Eve is the ultimate night to celebrate, so why not ring in 2014, Brown Palace style? We are hosting several events to welcome the New Year including a night full of music, a special dinner, and package deals on overnight accommodations.

Come dance the night away to live music in the beautiful Atrium Lobby. For $99 a person, the celebration offers heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast and party favors. Enjoy music from a solo pianist from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Then from 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., John Kite and The Majestics will take over the stage while guests cut a little rug. There are four seating times available, so call today to reserve a spot as reservations are required.

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If jazz is more your cup of tea, the Ship Tavern is also offering live entertainment. Hank Troy has the stage from 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Jazz and Blues Singer Wendy Harston joins him starting at 10:30 p.m.  The Ship Tavern will be serving its regular al la carte menu until 11 p.m.

We would love for party-goers to stay the night with us after the celebrations. Book the special New Year’s Eve package deal for overnight accommodations, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and complimentary parking. Guests may also enjoy a four-course dinner for two in the luxurious Palace Arms. Plus, the package price provides entrance into the celebration in the Atrium Lobby to join in a night of dancing and a midnight champagne toast. Room prices start at $649, but are filling up fast.

The celebration doesn’t end at midnight! We’re offering a New Year’s Day brunch to refuel after that night of dancing. From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. come fill up with our Ellyngton’s Dom Perignon Brunch. The cost starts at $63.95 and Dom Perignon is available by the glass. Ellyngton’s will also be open for breakfast from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. We’ll also be offering our regular Lobby Tea and Cocktails from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

We hope you’ll join us as we ring in the New Year. Call today and reserve your room or seats for one of The Brown Palace’s events. We guarantee the celebrations will start 2014 off right!

A Palace Fit For A King

If you grow hair on your face, listen up! We’re calling all beards, mustaches and everything in between to tap into your manly side during No-Shave November. Gather your friends and watch the Manning/Welker combo crush everything in their path while enjoying a beefy Prime Rib sandwich and a fat stogie at The Brown Palace.

ship tavern cigarFrom limited-time micro brew packages to the “Great Gatsby” moments cultivated by a stellar Cuban cigar, The Brown Palace is the perfect place to kick back, have a drink, and enjoy the company of good people. Spark one up in the Churchill Bar while sipping a well-aged whiskey on the rocks or grab a bar stool and watch the game with friends at the Ship Tavern.

Looking for a solid man weekend in the Mile High City?

Now through December 29, 2013, The Brown Palace is offering a signature brew-inspired package, complete with a tasting of hand-crafted beers at Ship Tavern. The “Mighty Micro-Brew Package” includes luxury accommodations in one of the Brown Palace’s comfortable suites, two signature micro beers of your choice from the Ship Tavern each night, and signature Brown Palace apparel that will look stupendous with that November Mountain Man beard you’ve been flaunting around the office all month.

Just want quick drinks or a bite to eat?

The Ship Tavern, one of the hotel’s renowned restaurants which opened after the repeal of Prohibition, offers a wide variety of delicious (and large!) entrees and seasonal draft beers. Some menu highlights include the prime rib sandwich or prime rib dinner (with potatoes and green beans), the Tavern Burger, and Brown Palace Cask-style beer (created especially for The Brown in partnership with Wynkoop Brewery).

No matter what the occasion, The Brown Palace has just what you need for unwinding after a busy day at work or a brew-inspired weekend on the town. Name your poison, we’ve got you covered.

10 Reasons a Brown Palace Weekend Getaway is the Perfect Choice

1. Heritage

We’ve been open every day since Aug. 12, 1892. Many changes have taken place over the years, but one thing remains the same – the grandeur and grace of one of Denver’s most elegant hotels.

Heritage

 

2. Afternoon Tea

…Where drifting pinky fingers are encouraged. Enjoy a pot of properly brewed tea and scones served with Devonshire cream and preserves, savory tea sandwiches and a decadent selection of tea pastries.

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3. Appointed Comfort

In-room amenities, exquisite furnishings, stunning décor and our quintessential setting create the perfect blend of modern convenience and traditional elegance.

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4. Sunday Brunch

Freshly carved meats, salad stations, sushi stations, fresh seafood, eggs and waffles, cakes, pies, pastries, oh and a lot of champagne. Need we say more?

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5. Location

At the corner of 17th and Broadway in the heart of downtown Denver, The Brown Palace offers close proximity to some of the city’s best restaurants and entertainment.

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6. Culinary Genius

Experience Colorado’s thriving culinary and beverage scene at any of the hotel’s six dining venues including Palace Arms, Churchill Bar, Ship Tavern, and Ellyngton’s Restaurant. Just drinks? Visit Brown Palace Tea & Coffee or sip cocktails in the Atrium Lobby.

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7. Holiday Magic

Downtown Denver is truly magical during the holiday season. Don’t wait for a special occasion, make your own!

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8. The Royal Bee Initiative

From new signature products and honey treatments in the spa to inventive cocktails, sweet recipes, handcrafted beer and one-of-a-kind bourbon, The Brown Palace is taking the sustainability to a whole new level with innovative offerings that incorporate the honey from its own rooftop bee colonies.

Royal Bee Initiative

 

9. Spa Bliss

Spanning two floors in an area that historically featured Turkish baths, the Brown Palace spa has pampered guests with its natural spring water drawn from the hotel’s own artesian well since opening its doors in 1892.

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10. Romance

Love is in the air with special packages perfect for couples seeking a romantic, luxurious getaway.

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Kitchen Talk: Five Dishes You Won’t Want to Miss

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.14.28 PMWith multiple restaurants and a wide variety of menu options and dining atmospheres, The Brown Palace really does have it all when it comes to eating out in downtown Denver. Romantic date nights, special occasions, happy hour, afternoon tea, and Sunday Brunch are just a few of the unique offerings available for guests.  Here are some of our favorite selections from the Brown Palace kitchen:

Prime Rib (Ship Tavern) – With two different ways to enjoy this signature dish, you really can’t go wrong. The open-faced sandwich on light rye with au jus is a local favorite.  Or, try the slow roasted prime rib with mashed potatoes, French beans, au jus and horseradish for a mouthwatering, robust entree.

Signature Black Bottom Pie (Ship Tavern)  – A 40-year-old recipe that has stood the test of time. This slice of heaven keeps it simple but delicious with a dark chocolate coated, classic pie crust filled with vanilla crème and finished with a luscious whipped crème topping.

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Sunday Champaign Brunch (Ellyngton’s) – Ellyngton’s Sunday brunch buffet spread is a lavish and delicious way to spend a Sunday morning. From fresh waffles and omelets made to order to a grilled meat and seafood station, salads, sushi, pastries and delectable cocktails, this award-winning brunch is just as opulent as the surroundings. Diners can choose from four options: brunch only, Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon.

Diver Scallops (Palace Arms) – Colorado might be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love our seafood! Scallops are cooked to perfection and served with buttermilk fried sweetbreads over dirty rice mixed with blackeyed peas, okra, Tasso ham gravy and kale. This dish is a melt-in-your-mouth entrée you won’t want to miss.

Caesar Salad – Simple but delicious! Enjoy a classic Caesar with romaine, parmesan cheese, croutons and house-made Caesar dressing.  Enjoy as a part of the four or eight course tasting menu or as a delicious lunchtime snack with the addition of grilled chicken or salmon.

Brown Palace Chef David Lewis to Participate in Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

Come out to support a great cause with our culinary team on August 28 at the Chef’s Challenge presented by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Colorado Chefs Association. It will be a night filled with delicious food and fun entertainment to benefit those affected by cystic fibrosis. We are so proud of David Lewis and his team for being included among the celebrity crowd who have offered to give their time and talent for such a worthwhile cause.

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Featuring appearances by other big names in the Denver culinary circuit as Mark DeNittis and Matt Selby, the evening’s competition will be judged to the last detail. In addition, true foodies are sure to love the silent auction and the chance to mingle with local chefs.

“The Next Culinary Voice” Chefs Challenge will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 at Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO. Tickets can be purchased online. We hope you will join us in promoting cystic fibrosis awareness!

 

Now Through September, It’s The Summer of Serendipity!

Get away from it all in grand style! The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa has teamed up with Frontier Airlines for The Summer of Serendipity.

The Summer of Serendipity

This summer, one lucky grand prize winner will receive round-trip airfare for two, a 2-night stay in a suite at The Bohemian Hotel Celebration in Orlando, Fla., and 50,000 Marriott Rewards points. 

Too excited to wait for the grand prize? You’re in luck; monthly prizes will also be up for grabs! The Summer of Serendipity winner for the month of July will be chosen tomorrow and notified via email to claim their prize.

This month, the winner will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Wynkoop Brewery complete with a micro-brew sampling plus a $50 Wynkoop Brewery gift certificate, an overnight stay at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa including dinner for two at Ship Tavern with two pints of cask-style beer from the Palace Caskcraft series, two logo t-shirts and two logo glasses and 10,000 Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns® miles.

The Summer of Serendipity will continue through the end of September with a new winner chosen at the end of each month. August and September prizes include tickets to a baseball game, a couples massage, dinner for two at one of Denver’s finest restaurants and much, much more. Don’t miss your chance to win fabulous prizes all summer long. Click here to enter for your chance to win!

‘Palace Caskcraft’ Beer Series: Small-Batch Cask Ale Now at Ship Tavern

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The Brown Palace is teaming up with the Wynkoop Brewing Company once again to create a series of special edition, traditional cask beers using Wynkoop Head Brewmaster, Andy Brown’s creative expertise and ingredients from the hotel’s signature elements.  The first beer to debut in the “Palace Caskcraft” small-batch beer series will be a version of Wynkoop’s London Calling IPA with an added hint of lemongrass, a featured component of the Brown Palace’s namesake spa line. As the series continues, additional batch recipes will use infused honey from the hotel’s rooftop beehives and water from the artesian well.

To parallel the Caskcraft Series, the Brown Palace purchased two beer engines for the hotel’s Ship Tavern to create its own house cask beers.  The stainless steel casks with old-fashioned hand pumps offer guests the authentic experience of enjoying cask-conditioned beers the way they used to be served when the historic hotel opened in 1890.

Palace Caskcraft

In addition to the cask beer endeavors with Wynkoop Brewing Company, The Brown Palace is also indulging in Denver’s love for beer with a Signature Mircobrew Package, which offers luxe accommodations, signature glassware and apparel and, of course, Caskcraft beers at the Ship Tavern. “Cask-conditioned beers are a perfect fit for the Brown Palace and Ship Tavern,” says Wynkoop’s Marty Jones. “It’s a great match of timeless treasures.”