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A theater-focused luxury hotel housed in a historic Renaissance Revival building
The 110-room Hotel Teatro is located in a beautiful Renaissance Revival building dating to 1911, when it operated as the headquarters for the Denver Tramway. Original details -- such as the grand wall-to-ceiling marble work in the hotel lobby, and the dramatic, gray-veined marble staircase -- have been preserved.
Teatro literally means theater in Italian and Spanish, and this downtown luxury hotel is perfectly situated for theater enthusiasts. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is located right across the street, and the hotel fully embraces the proximity by offering theater-night packages and one-of-a-kind theater decor. Original costumes, including a costume Annette Bening wore for the Denver Theatre Company, are on proud display on the walls. The rooms are decorated with a little theater flair as well, including old production posters and still photographs from performances. The staff is knowledgeable about current shows, and some of them have theater backgrounds themselves.
The Hotel Teatro is located in downtown Denver's Central Business District, within walking distance of many major attractions. It's next to several other major Denver luxury hotels, including the The Curtis.and
The 16th Street Pedestrian Mall and the Colorado Convention Center are both a short walk away. Other frequented downtown attractions include the Denver Mint, the State Capitol Building, Coors Field, and Denver's renowned microbreweries.
Contemporary and upscale, but a little small for the price
While smaller than other luxury hotel rooms in the Downtown Denver area, the rooms at Hotel Teatro are understated and sophisticated, with plush beds and modern bathrooms featuring big soaking tubs. Large windows and the earth tone color scheme make the rooms feel warm and bright.
Small fitness center, but no on-site spa or pool
An excellent fine dining restaurant helmed by Chef Kevin Taylor
Prima Restorante is open for three meals a day, and offers contemporary, fresh Italian food, including handmade pasta, a full bar, and a more private dining mezzanine.
This 110-room luxury boutique, located in a historic building across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, has sophisticated (if smallish) rooms, an excellent fine dining restaurant, a grand marble lobby, and theatrical costumes displayed on the walls. But it lacks some amenities you'll find at larger luxury properties, including a spa and pool.