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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 […]

Our Bosco Tourism Business of the Year Award!

We are thrilled to have been named the 2013 Bosco Tourism Business of the Year here in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We know it wouldn’t be possible without the consistent, day-in-day-out attention to detail that every single one of our staff carries out! Winning an award of this stature does not come about without a total […]

Penthouse Suite Gets Refreshed!

Perched atop the Hotel Denver, looking out over the Colorado River and dew kissed east entrance to Glenwood Canyon, the newly refreshed Penthouse at the Hotel Denver is truly the best bird-eye guestroom view in Glenwood Springs. (more…)

The Story Behind the Newcomer in Our Lobby

Originally purchased from Sears Roebuck for a reported $29.95, the organ in our lobby now was a wedding gift to Nellie Reagle in 1908 from her parents. Nellie lived for a few years in Valentine, Nebraska, before she and her husband loaded their belongings (including the organ) into a wagon and came to Colorado to […]

The History of our “Denver” Rooms

The group of rooms we call “Denver Rooms” are relatively new construction. An old building was demolished, and after 288 days of construction, the 17 new Denver Rooms were completed. Completion was August 2001, 11 days before the 911 tragedy. The Denver rooms line the entire eastern (Denver-side, thus the name) face of The Hotel […]

Calling all Sportsmen and Women!

This week, our Director of Sales and Marketing, Candace, fills us in on her recent attendance at the Denver Sportsmens Expo! Celebrating its 36th year in Denver, the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) occupied nearly 300,000 square feet of the Colorado Convention Center from January 17th-20th. With more than 500 exhibiting companies, the ISE presented the […]

The evolution of our rooms

The Owner / Operator of our hotel, April Carver, gives us valuable insights in this edition of our blog! Back in 1914 when the Hotel Denver was conceived, small rooms were the norm. The typical traveler at that time was a business man or a couple on holiday. Silver kings built the hotel across the […]

Come and See What We Mean!

Do you see what I see? From Room 442 of The Hotel Denver, a fourth floor private deck boasts great views of Glenwood Springs’ top three attractions. With its secret trails, steep rock walls and even a hanging lake, view Glenwood Canyon as it winds east from this room. Glenwood Canyon is 16 miles of […]

Irish Red Gets Its’ Due!

Once again, our Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company, won a medal at the Great American Brew Festival, held in Denver the weekend of October 12-13, 2012. This year it was solid Gold for the “Irish Red” beer that has been a local favorite that the brewery has been brewing for the past 10 years. This new […]