Palace Arms Named One of the Best Restaurants for Service on OpenTable

ImageWe are delighted to announce Palace Arms as a recipient of an OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice Award.  The Diner’s Choice Awards recognizes the 100 best restaurants for service in the United States based on guest feedback. The Palace Arms at The Brown Palace not only made the list, but was also singled out as one of the top ten restaurants on the list that provide the very best service experience.

Recently celebrating our 120th anniversary, we are also welcoming a new chef and new culinary offerings to Palace Arms under the leadership of Chef Justin Schreiber. Joining the team earlier this year from The Little Nell in Aspen, Chef Schreiber will continue to honor the award-winning outlet’s reputation, expanding on the special occasion dining experiences with modern touches.

For reservations or more information, please visit or call (303) 297-3111. 

Five-Course Heitz Cellars Wine Dinner on March 13 at Palace Arms


With the winter chill top-of-mind, it’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with great friends, good wine and a sumptuous meal. Warm up by joining us at The Brown Palace for a five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Justin Schreiber and his team, featuring wine selections and pairings from Heitz Cellar. The evening will begin in our lobby at 6:00 p.m. for appetizers, the first wine pick, and conversation with wine experts before continuing into our signature restaurant, Palace Arms, at 7:00 p.m.

Our menu includes gourmet dishes that pair perfectly with the five impressive Heitz cabernet sauvignon cellar selections. Reservations for the Heitz Cellar dinner may be made through the Palace Arms restaurant by calling( 303) 297-3111 or by visiting the restaurant’s page on Open Table.

Things to do in Denver in March


Wondering what to do in Denver while you’re staying at The Brown Palace? With March and warmer weather just around the corner, there are plenty of fun things to discover in the Mile High City. Let us help you with some ideas that you can do this month:

Professional Sports Events: Denver is home to NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, NBA’s Denver Nuggets and NLL’s Colorado Mammoth. Be sure to catch one of the many games at the Pepsi Center this March.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science: If the weather is not cooperating, don’t worry. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers great indoor entertainment for both you and your family and is sure to keep you occupied and intrigued for days. 

St. Patrick’s Day: If you are looking to celebrate the luck of the Irish, you are in the right town. Denver’s beer culture is rich and diverse and offers a great atmosphere to enjoy a glass of green beer or Irish-style lager. 

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Ellyngton’s

ImageEaster is a great holiday to spend with family, friends and those you love. Make this Easter special with an indulgent morning treat at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa that will make you very hoppy. This year we are very pleased to offer our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Ellyngton’s on March 30th. This brunch is a great opportunity for you and your family to enjoy a delicious breakfast together.

We are offering a great menu including: eggs and waffles, carvings, salad, seafood and sushi. To end the meal, we will have our amazingly delicious dessert station to feed your sweet tooth. Brunch at Ellyngton’s will make for a memorable time together.

For more information on Ellyngton’s please visit us here

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts at The Brown Palace


The countdown to the most romantic holiday is underway and we know a lot of you waited till the last minute (don’t worry, we won’t tell). If you’re still looking for great Valentine’s Day gift ideas, we have a few that your loved one will truly appreciate.

The Brown Palace Flower Shop: Flowers are the classic, traditional Valentine’s Day gift that never gets old. Stop by The Brown Palace Flower Shop and choose from a variety of elegant and fresh floral arrangements for your special someone. 

The Spa at The Brown Palace: With our wide variety of signature spa treatments and luxurious at-home spa treatment products, you’ll be able to find something that will make your honey just melt into relaxation.

Brown Palace Gift Card: Still at a loss of what to get? A gift card to The Brown Palace Hotel is perfect for everyone. Whether they use it in the spa or one of our restaurants, we’ll treat your special someone like a king or queen. 

Presidents’ Day Weekend Activities in Denver

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Did you know that every U.S. President has visited The Brown Palace Hotel since Teddy Roosevelt (1905), with the exception of Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama? Spend this Presidents’ Day weekend feeling like the Head Of State with the luxury accommodations here at The Brown Palace and, of course, a few outings in Denver to occupy your time.

Stay at The Brown. Honor this nation’s great leaders by staying in one of our hotel’s suites named for its presidential residents: Eisenhower Suite, Reagan Suite, and Teddy Roosevelt Suite. If you can land the Eisenhower Suite look for a dent in the fireplace mantel. This dent marks where President Eisenhower hit a wayward golf ball while practicing in the room.

Cocktails at Churchill. There is no better way to kick off the long weekend than to start with some late afternoon/early evening cocktails in Churchill. If you are looking to feel a bit more stately, try one of our house-special cigars with that martini.

Washington Park. Get out and get a little exercise this Presidents’ Day weekend. Wash Park boasts a 2.6-mile jogging path, soccer fields, 2 playgrounds, a basketball court, horseshoe court, 10 tennis courts and a lawn bowling green. As temperatures are looking to get warmer leading up to Presidents’ Day, you have no excuse to not take advantage of this gorgeous park located in the heart of Denver.

For more information regarding reservations or for general inquiries please call 303.297.3111 or e-mail us at

Denver Restaurants: Palace Arms at The Brown Palace in Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S.

palace_armsOpenTable released its list of 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. and Palace Arms at The Brown Palace Hotel is among those sharing the honors. Out of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Palace Arms is the only Denver restaurant listed in the top 100.

Known for its contemporary fine dining and its unique setting, the Palace Arms menu features signature items such as Colorado Lamb Loin and Bison Rossini as well as new twists on old classics.

Things to Do in Denver This Holiday Season

denver-holidays-i-christine-zippsWondering what to do in Denver while you’re staying at The Brown Palace? From ice skating at Skyline Park to watching Christmas-themed performances at the Denver Performing Arts Center, discover all that Denver, Colorado has to offer this holiday season.

For a holiday lights spectacular, explore illuminated gardens at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light, or stop by the nearby Denver Zoo for Zoo Lights, a dazzling display of holiday décor and animated animal sculptures.

To enjoy top notch holiday entertainment, take in a Broadway musical, such as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Buell Theatre, which is part of The Denver Performing Arts Center. This world renowned performance arts complex also is home to Boettcher Concert Hall, where you can watch the Colorado Symphony’s Colorado Christmas and Holiday Brass.

Trying to save some money while still enjoying festive activities for the whole family? Try these free attractions in Denver.

Free Things to Do:
Ice Skate at Southwest Rink at Skyline Park:
Bring your own skates or rent a pair at this scenic outdoor skating rink located at Arapahoe and 16th.
Listen to Holiday Music at Denver Pavilions: Every weekend during December, local choirs and other talented performers will entertain shoppers with live concerts and music.
Hear Holiday Classics During TubaChristmas: Head over to Skyline Park (Arapahoe and 16th) to hear hundreds of tuba players performing classic holiday songs.
Tour the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion: Visit “Colorado’s Home” at this historic estate (400 E. 8th Ave.), which will be outfitted in festive holiday decorations and open to the public for tours from December 8 through December 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Things to Do in Denver This October

With our quaint streets lined with golden and crimson trees, our bustling farmers markets selling freshly pressed apple cider and our nearby farmlands with corn mazes and pumpkin patches, it’s irrefutable: Denver is spectacular in autumn.

While you’re staying at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, make the most of this season with these fun things to do in Denver—we’ve got everything from Denver nightlife hotspots to must-see Denver attractions.

Plan a day in the great outdoors with a trip to Pumpkin Fest at Denver Botanical Garden at Chatfield, which takes place October 12-14. Here, you can bring the entire family to pick pumpkins, explore the eight-acre corn maze or take a tractor ride through the working farm. Looking to stay in the city? Spend a morning browsing one of our farmers’ markets, where you can fill your bag with Colorado-made goods, such as freshly pressed apple cider, artisan pastries and specialty honey.

What about Denver activities that are strictly for adults? Well, if you love beer, you’ve come to the right place. From the Great American Beer Festival to the Denver Beer Fest, October is all about the suds. We’re also home to a number of microbreweries, such as Wynkoop Brewing Company and Great Divide Beer Co., which offer free tours and a lineup of unique craft beers on tap.

After dark, you’ll see a whole new side of the city. Stroll down Larimer Square, an enclave of award-winning restaurants, chic lounges and cozy wine bars, all enveloped by an overhead canopy of twinkling, white lights. Whether you opt for a speakeasy-style cocktail at Green Russell, an avant-garde libation at TAG or unique champagne at Corridor 44, it’s hard to go wrong on this block. Besides, wherever the night takes you, you’ll always have a plush retreat to come home to at The Brown Palace.