Last Friday, January 24th, The Brown Palace welcomed Slugger and Denver to Afternoon Tea in the Atrium Lobby at the annual prize-winning livestock event. The Brown Palace has a long-standing tradition of welcoming livestock into the hotel thanks to the National Western Stock Show held in Denver each winter. The 2014 NWSS Grand Champion Steer and Reserve Bull walked the red carpet and posed for photos with Denver’s cow town fans and rodeo queens alike.
The grand champion steer, Slugger, was raised by 13-year-old Baylor Bonham of Newcastle, Oklahoma. The reserve bull was raised by Lauren May of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and was coincidentally named Denver.
True to form, the Brown Palace was jam packed with cowboys and rodeo queens sitting down to Afternoon Tea and reveling in the Western culture brought together by two of Denver’s oldest traditions.
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy one of the Wild West’s favorite annual events, we can’t wait to see you all again next year.
Kick off the holiday season at the 26th Annual Champagne Cascade on Sunday, November 3rd in the Brown Palace Atrium.
With the swift swipe of an antique Napoleonic saber, a master swordsman will sever the necks of Moet et Chandon champagne bottles. Once opened, the bubbly is carefully poured into the uppermost glass of a 6,000-glass pyramid towering two stories high in the hotel’s stunning atrium lobby.
More information on the fundraising efforts associated with this event will be released later this month including detailed information about the organization and the connection to the Brown Palace.
The Champagne Cascade, which starts at noon, is open to the public on floors four through seven and will feature live jazz and entertainment. Exclusive VIP tickets will be available for purchase and offer views from the mezzanine level and include unlimited champagne, beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
To make reservations for VIP viewing, guests can visit www.brownpalace.com to purchase tickets.