Last Updated on July 4, 2023
With limitless warm and sunny days, summertime in Downtown Denver offers travelers a plethora of vibrant urban adventures and Le Méridien Denver Downtown, the city’s most amenity-rich hotel, is ideally situated in the heart of it all to provide guests with the perfect basecamp for prime accessibility.
Centrally located within the business district and one block from the Colorado Convention Center, the hotel is minutes away from the best entertainment, cultural attractions and art exhibits the city has to offer. Art enthusiasts can stroll through the galleries at River North Art District, take a short drive to dive into the immersive world of Meow Wolf Denver or walk to the Denver Art Museum.
New this summer, the Denver Art Museum debuted the temporary exhibition “Islands Beyond Blue: Niki Hastings-McFall and Treasures from the Oceania Collection.” Featuring work by contemporary artist Niki Hastings-McFall, known for her immersive “lei bombing” installations, this installation features hundreds of synthetic lei that are presented alongside other works from the museum’s Arts of Oceania collection.
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Through the Le Méridien Denver Downtown Unlock Art program, guests have discounted access to a variety of inspiring experiences, including museums and cultural institutions such as the Clyfford Still Museum and the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.
Guests looking to venture outside of the world of art will find plenty to do with all the nearby shopping, dining and nightlife in iconic destinations such as LoDo and Larimer Square. Music fans can drive 30 minutes from the hotel to the Red Rocks Amphitheater where popular artists like The Avett Brothers, Boygenius, Maggie Rogers, Mt. Joy, Rezz and more will grace the iconic stage this summer.
While the hotel’s location provides guests with ample opportunities for city exploration, Le Méridien Denver Downtown’s upscale style and myriad of offerings perfectly capture the essence of the Mile High City while simultaneously providing guests with everything that they need to travel in comfort and style. The 20-story, full-service hotel blends Colorado’s mountain culture with contemporary features among its 272 impeccably designed guest rooms. Throughout the hotel, midcentury modern elements mix with European ambiance to create spaces that are elevated, yet approachable.
With art deeply embedded into the city’s culture, Le Méridien Denver Downtown has thoughtfully integrated local art into every aspect of the hotel, including the guest rooms and communal gathering spaces. Upon entering, guests are immediately greeted with one-of-a-kind art installations, including the more than 1,000 miniature hand-painted oil portraits of Marie Antoinette by local artist Jonathan Saiz, located behind the reception desk.
A sparkling glass chandelier, inspired by the cottonwood trees found throughout Colorado, cascades above the curved staircase in the lobby, acting as a dramatic and eye-catching statement piece to welcome guests to the hotel.
Guests can enjoy the flavors of summer at The Lobbyist, the hotel’s French-inspired Illy coffee and sparkling cocktail bar, where a custom-designed sidecar serves chilled Whispering Angel rosé paired with a specialty rosé sorbet, courtesy of Le Méridien’s recently launched Au Soleil program.
Champagne enthusiasts can enjoy the state’s only Moët & Chandon vending machine, located in the lobby, before making their way up to the 20th floor of the hotel to 54thirty, Denver’s highest open-air rooftop bar, which is named for its altitude at 5,430 feet above sea level. Along with a cozy atmosphere elevated with string lights, lounge chairs, high-top tables and private cabanas, the alfresco bar also offers unparalleled views of the Mile High City skyline and Rocky Mountains.
54thirty is a staple rooftop hangout for both locals and travelers, making the bar a bustling destination during happy hour and on the weekends. While it works on a first come, first serve basis, guests at the hotel can enjoy the Skip the Line package. With room rates starting from $249 this offer includes guaranteed entry for two guests and a $25 food and beverage voucher for stays now through September 30, 2023.
For American comfort food with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, guests can dine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Corinne. Led by Executive Chef Ann Marie Stauber, Corinne offers one of the city’s best craft cocktail programs along with an extensive menu of familiar, yet refined plates.
Visitors can indulge in dishes like the Brush Creek Wagyu Burger ($20) with lettuce, tomato and aged cheddar; Truffled Bucatini ($24) with beurre fondue, pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano and black pepper; and Filet Mignon ($52) with pomme purée, grilled asparagus and red wine jus.
The restaurant’s modern yet inviting design creates the perfect environment for indoor or alfresco dining on the patio.
About Le Méridien Denver Downtown
Le Méridien Denver Downtown offers mid-century modern sophistication infused with European energy and ambience in every aspect of the hotel’s service, amenities and aesthetic. In step with the Paris-born brand’s contemporary motif, the interior showcases forward-thinking design elements and one-of-a-kind artworks by local artists.
Le Méridien Denver Downtown is a dual-branded hotel sharing a building with AC Hotel Denver Downtown.