Downtown Denver’s The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has several romantic offerings this season:
Romantic History Tours: Dating back 115 years, Denver’s The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has seen its share of love stories and now the hotel invites couples to take a ride on the hotel’s century-long emotional roller coaster with the “Affairs of the Heart” Historical Tour. Led by The Brown Palace’s resident historian, Julia Kanellos, the historical tours will include tales of love, devotion and heartache from the landmark hotel’s colorful past. During the tours, visitors will hear stories about hotel founder Henry C. Brown, who at 74 took a 22-year-old for his third wife; deeply romantic couples like Lowell and Frances Thomas, and President Ike and Mamie Eisenhower; the shocking affairs of Isabelle “Sassy” Springer and Mrs. Louise Crawford Hill; World War II love stories, and more. Available Feb. 13, 14 and 16, 2008, the tours are free to the public and start at 1 p.m., making it convenient for guests to enjoy lunch at one of the hotel’s signature restaurants before the tour. Reservations are required.
Valentine’s Packages: If the two of you would like to make a little romantic history of your own, check out the hotel’s Valentine’s Day packages. Beginning at $239, the Light Up the Night romance package includes an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s world-famous guest rooms; breakfast for two delivered by room service or at Ellyngton’s Restaurant; two evening cocktails in the breathtaking atrium; and signature rose-petal turndown.
A lavish spa treatment in the Spa at The Brown makes a perfect add-on for any package. The Champagne Kiss, starting at $620, takes place in the Spa’s deluxe couples’ suite, and comes complete with rose petals and a tandem candle-lit massage, followed by a decadent chocolate body polish and champagne soak. For a finishing touch, couple’s sip chilled champagne and enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries. Starting at $320, the Be My Valentine package also takes place in the Spa’s magnificent couples’ suite. Sprinkled in rose petals to set the mood, couples receive a tandem candle-lit massage followed by an aromatic Artesian Plunge. Couples also sip chilled champagne and enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries.
For a special treat, enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the atrium lobby or dinner at the Palace Arms, and have long stem roses delivered from The Brown Palace’s own Flower Shop.
For more information:
• call (303) 297-3111, (800) 321-2599
• visit The Brown Palace