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.

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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.

Traditions, Feasts and Decorations… Why We Love the Holiday Season!

Why spend the holidays with us at The Brown Palace? Let us count the reasons…

5. Whether you’re passing through Denver on business or hunkering down for a weekend of romance, The Brown Palace has a range of specials and packages perfect for every guest. From the Ultimate Romance Package to Breakfast in Bed, there is something for everyone this holiday season.

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4. Afternoon Tea is the ideal occasion for a holiday outing for the whole family. The longstanding tradition of scones, tea and pastries enjoyed over the soothing sounds of a harpist or pianist in the Atrium Lobby will create lasting holiday memories for years to come.

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3. It’s the perfect place to treat yourself to a bit of pampering during the holiday season. The Brown Palace Spa offers the ultimate ‘Spa-Time’ experience seven day a week. A favorite for the cold weather during the holidays? Try the Colorado Hot Stone Massage or the Colorado Hot Stone Mani or Pedi!

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2. The Brown Palace is located in the heart of downtown Denver, right where you want to be for the best holiday shopping on 16th Street Mall and all of Denver’s holiday festivals and events in the downtown area.

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1. Because the holiday decorations at The Brown Palace are unmatched and absolutely stunning. Not to mention, the city is all ablaze with colored lights stretching from Union Station to the City and County Building now through the end of December.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Aspens May Be Changing, But Your Skin Doesn’t Have To

It may only be the end of August, but fall is right around the corner and you’ll be trading your swimwear for a cozy winter jacket in no time. As Denver temps begins to fluctuate in anticipation of the fall season, it’s time to start thinking about adjusting your skin care routine before winter wrinkles get the best of you. Here are some tips on making the adjustment from summer glow to fall radiance.

Stay Hydrated.
A Mile High mantra to say the least, staying hydrated is of utmost importance to maintain good health in our arid climate. Especially in the colder months, the air can drain the moisture from your skin leaving you dry and itchy. Drink plenty of water and green tea to keep your skin hydrated and flush toxins from your body. Not to mention, it’s a perfect excuse for afternoon tea at the Brown Palace! Here’s a trick: If your watch (or anything, really) leaves an impression in your skin after staying in place for twenty minutes, you are not well hydrated. Drink a glass of water or two.

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Exfoliate and renew.
Sun, salt and chlorine have spent months wreaking havoc on your skin. Start the fall season off fresh and treat yourself to at least one good facial or full-body exfoliation treatment to buff off the old and bring in the new. Maintain the benefits by doing a gentle exfoliation once a week.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Eating a well-balanced diet and establishing a regular exercise routine is a year-round commitment you should take seriously for every seasons. A healthy, active lifestyle is the foundation for beautiful skin and will keep you feeling great all year long. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants can help reverse summer damage and boost your skin’s defenses against environmental aggravates. Include seasonal produce in your diet like pears, apples, pomegranates and oranges to boost antioxidant protection.

Re-up your skin care regime.
Adjust your skin care routine for winter and stock up on rich winter skin care products, especially your daily moisturizer. First, wash with warm water and a pH-balanced daily cleanser, follow with a toner that does not contain alcohol (the alcohol dries out your skin) and finish with a complex daily moisturizer.

Pucker up.
Nothing is worse than cracked red lips in the fall and winter months. Find an ultra-luxurious lip balm you love and stock up for the season. Put one in your handbag, desk drawer and center console to ensure you are never without a quick fix for your lips.

Four Queen Bees Live On the Brown Palace Rooftop…

…And are given the royal treatment by dedicated beekeepers. With colony collapse disorder affecting the honey bee population, the Brown Palace decided to develop the Royal Bee Initiative in 2009 to do its part with helping in the preservation of the bee population and our beloved honey source.Rooftop Bees at the Brown Palace

With longer days and warmer temperatures, this is the time of year when the colony is growing rapidly. The queen will be reaching her greatest rate of egg laying, and the hive will be bursting with activity. In addition to caring for workers (female bees) and drones (male bees), the honeybees are also preparing to rear a new queen.

Each hive on the rooftop has a captivating name: V.I.Bee Sweet, Buzzingham Palace, The Buzzidential Sweet, and The Mile Hive City—chosen by a social media contest the Brown Palace hosted.  The surrounding nectar, pollen, linden trees and flora give the honey a discrete earthy, mint flavor, according to one beekeeper.  The estimated 400 pounds of honey to come from the royal bees will be collected for Brown Palace sweeteners and healing elixirs.

Here’s how you can enjoy the rooftop bees’ honey:

Afternoon Tea: Rooftop honey accompanies the Brown Palace’s daily tea.

Brown Palace Saison Rooftop Honey Beer: With another batch of a limited time only beer in the works, the Wynkoop Brewery will develop a rooftop beer sold exclusively at the Brown Palace and Wynkoop Brewery.

Brown Palace-Branded Lip Balm and Soap: The locally made, organic lip balm and soap are available at the hotel’s coffee shop and spa.

The Spa at The Brown Palace: Sweet nectar is used at the hotel’s spa.

Make This Mother’s Day the Best One Yet

Being a Mom is a tough job, and she probably deserves more than just one day that’s all about her. With that being said, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to say thank you and show her how grateful you are to have her in your life. Here are some ways to make Sunday, May 12 a day to remember…

Dom Perignon Champagne Brunch at Ellyngton’s

A little bubbly makes every one smile. Choose from four tiers: just brunch, Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon. Lavish buffet tables feature exquisite culinary creations from eggs and waffles to fresh seafood selections to freshly baked cakes, pies and pastries. There’s something for everyone at this Denver restaurant. Be sure to make your reservation now as tables book fast.

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Champagne Brunch featuring cakes, pies, pastries and a chocolate fountain.

Pamper Her at The Spa

After enjoying a nice family brunch, send your mother to the spa to relax and rejuvenate. This is one treat she will surely appreciate. From massages to facials to scrubs and wraps, you can’t go wrong with whichever treatment you choose to pamper your mom. Visit the spa to book now.

Treat Her to Afternoon Tea

No matter how you spend the day with your mom in Denver, afternoon tea in the historical atrium lobby is the prefect way to unwind. Indulge in scones, tea pastries and tea sandwiches while enjoying the soothing sounds of the harp or piano. This too books fast, so make your reservations today. 

Holiday Spa Treatments at The Spa at The Brown Palace

Sure, there are plenty of things to do in Denver during the holiday season, but if you’re wondering what to do that will have you relaxed and ready to face the holiday madness, we’ve got just the thing. Take a trip to our favorite Denver spa—The Spa at The Brown Palace, of course—for one of our seasonal spa treatments. Just consider it a holiday gift to yourself.

Holiday Cookie Massage
There’s the kind of holiday cookie you can enjoy after spending the day toiling in the kitchen, and then there’s the kind you can enjoy from the comfort of your massage table. Personally, we prefer the latter. This holiday cookie-inspired spa treatment involves a tantalizing blend of Swedish, Reflexology and deep tissue massage techniques, combined with deliciously scented chocolate, almond and coconut essential oils. Not only is this treatment rich in vitamins A, B1 and B2 (perfect for parched winter skin), but it’s delightfully calorie-free. $115 (without gratuity).

Holiday Candy Body Scrub
We’ve always had a soft spot (or sweet tooth, rather) for old fashioned holiday candy, so what could be better than this candy inspired body treatment? Sit back, relax and relive holiday memories with an indulgent sugar scrub featuring the invigorating aromas of wintergreen and grapefruit. This exfoliation session will reveal glowing, soft skin, which is then moisturized with a hydrating lotion application. $110 (without gratuity)

Book your spa treatment by calling us at (303) 312-8940.

How to Plan Your Summer Staycation in Denver Colorado

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Why waste precious time and money on summer vacation when you can book your staycation right here in Denver, Colorado. We have a list of the best Denver accommodations and Denver attractions that will leave you wondering why you would ever leave.

Friday

First things first, Denver accommodations. Check in to The Brown Palace as a carefree mood is set with evening jazz in the lobby.

Unwind and wet the palate with an old-fashioned cocktail in the polished, club atmosphere of the Churchill Bar.

Ease into dinner at the nearby, newly-opened Kitchen restaurant. You are in for a fabulous experience of chic farm-to-table dining.

Saturday

Wake up and order a room service tea and light breakfast before bundling in luxurious robes and heading downstairs to the Spa at the Brown Palace. The Signature Massage pampers and restores with a blend of lemongrass and sage essential oils that melt stress away.

Walk over to Larimer Square for lunch and people watching at one of the many posh outdoor cafes. After lunch, stroll Larimer for premium home decor, fashion and gift shopping.

If you have the stamina, hop a short taxi ride over to the Denver Art Museum. The architecture is as breathtaking as the art work the museum houses. The Western American works are truly of a caliber you will not find outside of Denver.

After a long day, relax in the comforts of your elegant room before a late dinner reservation.

Supper tonight is on of elegance and class at our very own Palace Arms. Known for its contemporary fine dining in its unique Napoleonic setting, the menu features signature items as well as new twists to old classics.

Sunday

Finish the weekend staycation in style with Champagne Brunch at Ellyngton’s. Sip Dom Perignon and indulge in lavish tastes and pastries from the hotel’s very own bakery. The infamous brunch is a Denver attractions must!

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, actually less than four days away, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have time to get mom something extra special. Here at The Brown Palace we have oodles of great gifts that are fit for the queen that your mother is. Here are a few last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas here at The Brown Palace.

Spa Treatments. Nothing says the greatest son or daughter than giving the gift of relaxation. Here at The Spa at The Brown Palace you can treat mom to a series of massages, facials, body treatments, manicures & pedicures, nail treatments, waxing services and salon hair care. Better yet if you are really cramped on time to find a gift, our spa has a wide variety of spa and beauty products that make the perfect gift. Please visit here for a full list of spa treatments and amenities and to make reservations.

Traditional Afternoon Tea. For an afternoon of relaxation for your mom to enjoy solo or with her lovely children, be sure to take part in The Brown’s longstanding tradition of afternoon tea. Afternoon tea offers an elegant setting to enjoy tea, scones, tea pastries and tea sandwiches, all of which are artfully prepared by our culinary staff daily. You will also experience the soothing sounds of The Brown’s harpist or pianist. To ensure a spot at afternoon tea you can make reservations now. Open daily from 12-4pm in our atrium lobby.

Brown Palace Flower ShopMake mom feel like the best mom ever on Mother’s Day with a flower arrangement from The Brown Palace Flower Shop that will make all other moms jealous.  Whether is’s an orchid or a dozen roses, your mom will love the sight and smell of the flowers you give her. To order your arrangement today, please visit our Brown Palace Flowers Page.

For more information regarding reservations or for general inquiries please call 303.297.3111 or e-mail us at concierge@brownpalace.com.

A Spa Experience for the Manly Man

Even the manliest of men need to take a break from the stress of every day life.  Here at The Brown Palace, we’re ready to treat you like a king with these spa treatments created specifically for our gentlemen guests.  Relax, unwind and recoup, whether you’re in town for business, or are on a vacation with someone special, you’ll be glad you came into the spa. But one word of caution fellas, once you have a treatment, you’ll be back for more.

The Brown Palace Signature Men’s Facial - Tailored for a man’s unique skincare needs, this facial includes deep cleansing, glycolic treatment, hot towels, and pampering to your neck, scalp and shoulders.

Express Facial - Short on time? Give us 25 minutes and you will get refreshed skin with cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration suited for your skin type.

Gentlemen’s Body Treatment - Perfect for those with tight, sore muscles, sports strains, or a sore, stiff back. You will begin with a 50 minute Deep Tissue Massage to release muscle tension and de-stress. Finish with a half-hour full body sugar exfoliation.

Healthy Back - An intensive treatment for the health of your back, this therapy includes exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, light massage and a hydrating masque, leaving the skin feeling clean and fresh.

Gentlemen’s Manicure - Reputations are made on a handshake. Begin with the vitamin rich scrub to exfoliate and hydrate the hands. Your hands and nails will be groomed and conditioned to leave the right impression.

Gentlemen’s Pedicure - Enjoy a calming soak, exfoliation scrub, a cleansing clay foot masque and finish with a hydrating and stimulating foot and calf massage.

Gentlemen’s Hair Care - Classic Cut, Sideburn & Neck Touch Up, Color

Click here to get more information about scheduling your appointment.