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A Few Treasures From 100 Years of History

With over 100 years of history, we have collected some unique treasures that are on display in the Hotel Denver lobby here in Glenwood Springs. These are our favorites: Train Picture Shortly after the turn of the century, fifty mother-of-pearl pictures were given to hotels as a railroad promotion. The hand-crafted pictures were made by Western […]

Founder History: Art Kendrick

We have a great deal of information about how multiple generations of the Bosco family established and operated the Star Hotel, the predecessor to The Hotel Denver. In honor of our 100th Anniversary, we have been researching the other key pioneer that created The Hotel Denver as well as a lot of Glenwood Springs history; […]

The Story of Diamond Jack Alterie

At The Hotel Denver, we frequently get questions about “the bullet hole”. There were actually two, both inflicted by Diamond Jack Alterie, a Chicago gangster with numerous aliases including Two-Gun Louis, Louis Alterie, Leland Vrain, and Kid Haynes. Kid Haynes was the name used when he fought in small-town prize rings as a heavyweight. In […]