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The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Hotel Contact:
1881 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States
Main: 303-312-3800
Email: Email Hotel Chris Erwin
Senior Sales Manager: Chris Erwin
Website: www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/denver
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.7
Chain Marriott International
Opened 2008
Renovated 2014
Guest Rooms 202
Kings/Suites/Doubles 119 / 47 / 36
Room Rates High $269 - Low $209 -
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ideal Group Size 125
Max Group Size 350

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $0
Room Tax 14.85%
Sales Tax 8.1%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 6,264ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 13,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 15,500ft²

Airport Proximity

Denver International Airport
35 min 26 miles (42 km)

Business:

Business center
conference concierges
audiovisual department
high-speed wireless Internet access.

Recreation:

Spa
salon
fitness center
and Elway’s Downtown restaurant.

Nearby:

Coors Field
Pepsi Center
Colorado Convention Center
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver Zoo
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Aquarium
Denver Art Museum
and Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
ELWAY'S Downtown
150
Steak House

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $30-45 Cont. $21-28
Lunch Buffet $38-46 Plated $36-56
Dinner Buffet $62-85 Plated $76-110
Coffee Break $13-25
2-Hour Open Bar $50-75
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
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4.7
3 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.3
Accommodations:
4.8
Food & Beverage:
4.8
Guest Service Experience:
4.8
Conference Services Staff:
4.5
Meeting and Function Facilities:
5.0
Activity or Recreation Options:
5.0
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Boardroom 46 5 x 9 4 493 17 x 29 13 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Cameron 82 9.8 x 7.9 4 879 32 x 27 13 40 66 50 90 30 27 30 0
Douglas 47 5.8 x 8.2 4 507 19 x 27 13 30 45 30 40 24 17 20 0
Elway's Hall of Fame 78 N/A 3 840 40 x 15 10 27 0 36 50 20 27 0 0
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Property News
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Names Kami Lynch as Director of Catering Sales
Posted July 16, 2018
DENVER, Colo. – July 16, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is delighted to announce the appointment of Kami Lynch as Director of Catering Sales. Joining the Denver team most recently from The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, Kami brings over 17 years of hospitality experience from multiple luxury brands and markets. Kami will spearhead the sales and operations for the luxury hotel’s catering events, overseeing the planning and fruition of weddings, social events and corporate gatherings.

During her career, Kami has executed an array of high profile political and social events. Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, she held catering leadership roles at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, as well the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC and the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. In her most recent role at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, Kami was a key contributor to the achievement of top property accolades and success in caterings sales. Kami was awarded The Ritz-Carlton Five Star Manager of the Quarter in 2015 and 2016 and The Ritz-Carlton Five Star Manager of the Year in 2016.

Kami shares “Denver intertwines the spirit of adventure with contemporary architecture and ease of access to Colorado’s great outdoors. With a team of talented chefs and service professionals, combined with beautifully enhanced event spaces that draw inspiration from our vibrant destination, I am honored to help craft memorable events for our guests of
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver.”

Kami holds a degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Management. An advocate for healthy and balanced living, Kami enjoys traveling to exciting new destinations, visiting live music venues and exploring innovative foods and new restaurants.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Names Kimberly Pomerantz as Director of Sales and Marketing
Posted July 16, 2018
DENVER, Colo. – July 16, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is excited to announce the appointment of Kimberly Pomerantz as Director of Sales & Marketing. This year the hotel celebrates 10 years in Denver with top accolades, luxurious enhancements and innovative guest experiences. Kimberly joins the iconic Colorado property with 19 years of experience in hospitality, and will lead the hotel’s sales, marketing, and public relation initiatives. Kimberly is passionate about the comradery and success of her team, as well as providing the best in service excellence paired with indelible moments for guests and patrons.

Kimberly moved to the Mile High City from New York, New York where she cultivated her career for the past 11 years. Most recently, she held the role as Director of Sales at The Pierre, New York A Taj Hotel, located at the doorstep of Central Park. During her tenure there, she helped garner topmost accolades at the luxurious landmark property and further established herself as a leader in the sales industry.

In her own words, Kimberly states, “I am honored to join the Ladies and Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. I have always held the company in high regard and am delighted to have the opportunity to be working with a talented team at Denver’s finest hotel.”

Kimberly is a cum laud graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her worldly studies have taken her Switzerland, Costa Rica and Great Britain. Leisure travels include Japan, Thailand, South Africa, Spain, and Mexico. Her and her husband Ian were married in 2017, both sharing a love of adventure, the great outdoors and scuba diving in breathtaking locations.
The Ritz-Carlton Brings Destinations to Life Through One-Of-A-Kind Cultural Experiences With the Launch Of #RCMemories
Posted May 31, 2018
New program furthers the brand’s ideals of creating lasting memories through unforgettable, locally driven experiences
May 31, 2018 –The Ritz-Carlton is excited to launch its latest brand initiative, #RCMemories, to draw guests into their destinations through unexpected moments and programming. A collection of experiences curated by the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton across the brand’s portfolio and inspired by the surrounding locales, #RCMemories connects guests to local culture by featuring a destination’s taste, scent, sight or sound.

“Today’s luxury traveler wants to connect with their destination in an authentic and meaningful way and #RCMemories gives our guests that opportunity,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. “Whether it is by doing sunrise yoga in Bali or listening to a local ranger at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, we are providing our guests with a deeper understanding of their location through #RCMemories and these one-of-a-kind cultural experiences.”

An homage to the identity and heritage of a destination, #RCMemories offerings are specific to the individual Ritz-Carlton property. Guests may enjoy additional complimentary touches throughout the property including printed guides highlighting Denver’s craft beer scene, postcards featuring iconic Denver locations, and displays of candy invented in Colorado.

General Manager Tabish Siddiquie shares "Denver is a world class destination that allows you to craft your very own urban adventure. At The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, we enjoy innovating memorable experiences for our guests that speak to the Mile High City’s unique sense of place.”

Across The Ritz-Carlton portfolio globally, examples of how #RCMemories engages guests include discovering gold-flecked Kyoto Shanbon-ya handmade soap in their room at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto; the opportunity to gather around a fire pit and listen to a Dove Mountain Ranger recount local folklore at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain; or experiencing a Tree of Life lighting ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. Additionally, guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman witness the Sunset Ceremony, which takes place every afternoon around 6:30 p.m. at Bar Jack, while guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi become spellbound by the ‘Dance of Thanks to the Sea,’ which takes place at the golden hour of sunset at the beach with gamelan music. In each instance, #RCMemories is designed to encourage exploration and further the understanding of local cultures through unexpected experiences.

As part of #RCMemories, additional paid services are also offered at each property. For a memorable meeting or event at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, hotel chefs can integrate Colorado inspired food and beverage like succulent Palisade peaches, cheese from northern Colorado or USDA prime steak prepared by our in-house butcher. The property’s signature steakhouse, ELWAY’S Downtown, offers an extensive list of local spirts, wines and brews, a selection of Colorado-raised meat, and menu items that further enliven the flavor of green chilies, like their popular Lamb Chop Fondue. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver offers luxurious treatments and products that are both inspired by the elements and help to battle against them. The spa’s unique Microbrew Ex”beer”ience incorporates two beers from a nearby local brewery into a full body exfoliation using hops and malt sugar to gently exfoliate. For the hotel’s youngest travelers, the property also offers a special overnight suite package that provides a memorable in-room tent experience.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton and its #RCMemories program, visit ritzcarlton.com. Guests are encouraged to share their experiences with the program on their social medial channels through the hashtag #RCMemories.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Once Again Welcomes A Foster Puppy This April
Posted April 6, 2018
For A Second Year, MaxFund Partners With The Colorado Marriott Business Council
DENVER, Colo. – Friday, April 6th, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is pleased to announce that 2018 marks a second year of warmly welcoming a foster puppy to the hotel for local program, “It’s A Dog’s Life”.

The initiative is aligned with the property’s continued Community Footprints efforts, with a puppy expected to arrive to the pet-friendly luxury hotel on Monday, April 23rd and stay through Friday April 27th, 2018. MaxFund has partnered with the Colorado Marriott Business Council for the past two years to gear up for “It's A Dogs Life", which held the first event of this kind in early 2017. The program will work with select Colorado Marriott International hotels to foster a litter puppies during this time frame, including The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. The pups will have a chance to mingle with guests on a daily basis in the lobbies and common areas of the properties, and followers will have a chance to stay up to date on social media. At the end of the week on Saturday, April 28th, MaxFund will host an adoption event with a chance to meet all of the puppies and many other animals looking for a great home. This event will take place at the Denver International Airport beginning at 10:00am MST.

Last year, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver announced that Guppy, the hotel’s mixed breed foster puppy, was adopted into a loving, forever home after a successful adoption event in downtown Denver. Guppy was the runt of the litter, born on January 21, 2017 and rescued from a high-kill shelter in New Mexico by MaxFund. Since his adoption, he has visited his foster family at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver often.

MaxFund is a true no kill animal shelter and adoption center that challenges the traditional methods of animal sheltering by leading the no kill movement in Colorado. They strive to give animals, including the injured, abandoned, and abused, a "second chance at life." Since inception, the organization found forever homes for over 30,000 dogs and cats. https://maxfund.org/

The purpose of the Marriott Business Council is to perpetuate culture, strengthen communities, advocate for Marriott’s business interests and lead cross-brand, market-driven initiatives. There are 100 Business Councils across all continents and brands, within 60 countries, and over 4,000 hotels represented.
For Eight Years The Ritz-Carlton Remains Denver’s Longest Running Five Diamond Property
Posted February 1, 2018
Luxury Colorado Hotel Receives Top Ranking from AAA
Denver, Colo. – February 1, 2018 – Mr. Tabish Siddiquie, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, is excited to announce the property has been crowned with the AAA Five Diamond award for the 2018 year, an eight-year consecutive achievement for the iconic hotel. Celebrating its tenth-year anniversary in the Mile High City, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is centrally located in the bustling downtown enclave offering innovative food and beverage, year-round sporting events, unforgettable arts, world-class shopping and easy access to the Centennial State’s great outdoors.

Fresh off of extensive and luxurious property enhancements, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver offers the city’s largest guest rooms and suites, an unparalleled Club Level experience, an urban oasis at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver, and an elevated dining experience at ELWAY'S Downtown. Most recently enhanced are the hotel’s elegant meeting and event spaces as well as the hotel lobby, where guests enjoy a comfortable lounge setting and stunning artwork crafted by Colorado artists.

Tabish stated, “The Ladies & Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver are the key to crafting genuine and memorable experiences for our guests. It is the collective effort of these service professionals, while enlivening the unwavering Credo of The Ritz-Carlton, which has earned us this ranking. I am immensely proud that we achieved AAA Five Diamond status for an eighth-consecutive year.”

Operating for more than 80 years, The AAA Diamond Rating Process is considered to be North America’s premier hotel rating program in which un-announced and on-site professional evaluations are conducted, beginning from hotel arrival to departure. Those awarded Five Diamond status represent just a fraction of a percent of the nearly 59,000 AAA Approved establishments. AAA characterizes Five Diamond establishments as those whom offer ultimate sophistication, service excellence, physical attributes, refinement, hospitality and luxury.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Names Tabish Siddiquie as General Manager
Posted January 8, 2018
A New Leader Takes the Helm of the City’s Longest-Running AAA Five Diamond Hotel
DENVER, Colo. – January 8, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is excited to announce the appointment of Tabish Siddiquie as General Manager. With 20 years of hospitality experience around the world, he will oversee daily operations for the hotel’s various divisions including finance, sales and marketing, meetings and events, guestrooms, and the property’s prominent outlets ELWAY’S Downtown and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver.

“I am thrilled to call this dynamic city home, and am proud to be the General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver.” He stated. “We have a team of truly exceptional ladies and gentlemen, and we are excited to craft memorable guest experiences as well as showcase our luxurious hotel enhancements, most recently presented with our new lobby and our new meeting and event spaces.”

Tabish joined Marriott International in 1999 at the Goa Marriott Resort in Goa, India. After successfully opening this property, he moved to the United States joining The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland. Over the next few years, Siddiquie successfully continued to grow his career not only in Cleveland but also during his return to the Goa Marriott Resort. In 2005, he broadened his international journey and leadership roles at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman followed by The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Excelling in his discipline, the next few promotions would bring him to open iconic properties including both The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty in Kazakhstan as Executive Assistant Manager and Director of Operations. In 2015, Tabish returned to the United States where he accepted his most recent role as Hotel Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. During his industry tenure, he has also served as Interim General Manager as well as numerous leadership role assignments at other properties around the globe.

Tabish graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management in Goa, India, majoring in Hotel Management & Catering Technology. Relocating to Denver in December 2017 with his wife Kristen, they are proud parents of two young children Eliza and Zain. Tabish enjoys tennis, the outdoors and exploring great food and restaurants.
SAVOR THE FINAL DAYS OF SUMMERTIME IN THE MILE-HIGH CITY
Posted July 27, 2017
Savor the Final Days of Summertime in the Mile-High City
Before back to school arrives and the fall season emerges, be sure to indulge in the last moments of summertime in downtown Denver where the city sees over 300 sun-drenched days per year. Guests of all ages can enjoy urban adventures in our vibrant backyard as well as on-property where they will discover the city’s largest guest rooms, a re-imagined lobby and public areas showcasing new pieces from Colorado artists. For those looking to escape the city and reconnect with nature, scenic day trips await.

For Families: Ritz Kids City Camper Experience

This urban experience is available in all suite types by bringing the outdoors indoors with a tent rental for sleeping or playing, and includes the following:

Luxurious accommodations in a One-Bedroom Suite, Deluxe Suite, Luxury Suite or Ritz-Carlton Suite
In-Room Ritz Kids Tent Experience with the following keepsakes:
Colorado wildlife story book: A Colorado Day; plush lion stuffed animal, Ritz Kids sunglasses and coloring activity
S'mores cupcake in-room amenity

Rates start at $524 per night; offer is valid through December 31, 2017. To reserve, or for more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/denver and select “offers”.

For Spa-Goers: Summer "Soul"Stice Day Package

Guests will rejuvenate the mind, body and soul while achieving that perfect summer glow at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver with 25 % savings on a trio of treatments when reserved same-day:

75-minute Microbrew Ex”Beer”ience using seasonal brews from the nearby Great Divide Brewing Company. Features hops exfoliation, scalp massage, Vichy shower and more. Sip a cold beer after your service. $215
80-minute Brightening Facial performed with organic products from Eminence; $195
Choice of Ultimate Manicure or Pedicure; 50 minutes, $65, 80 minutes, $115

Available through August 31, 2017. To make an appointment, please dial 303.312.3830. For more information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/denver and select “spa.”

For Explorers: During your escape, venture on a day trip into the great outdoors or refer to our specially curated three-day Denver itinerary:

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/colorado/denver/area-activities/day-trips-from-denver
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/colorado/denver/area-activities/perfect-spring-getaway
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Awarded the “Most Innovative Wish” in 2016 by Make-A-Wish® America
Posted July 14, 2017
A Young Boy’s Dream of Becoming a Vampire turned into a Reality
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver and Make-A-Wish® Colorado are honored to have granted a very special wish for a young boy in the fall of 2016 through a meaningful and ongoing partnership. Diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumor, Christopher wanted nothing more than to become a vampire, a wish inspired by his favorite movie, Hotel Transylvania.

A committee was formed at the hotel with the goal of making his dreams a reality – the hotel would soon be turned into the “Hotel Ritz-ylvania” and the little boy would become known as “Christovitch” during his wish weekend. Throughout his time at the property, he and his family and friends were treated to a “vampire” warm welcome with staff members wearing capes and fangs before arriving to a fully decorated suite full of bats and other spooky surprises. Scenes from the animated film were enlivened with a fog-filled ballroom where a monster dance party was held while “scare school” was conducted with real-life creepy crawlers of all kinds and taught by a vampire; even an outdoor campfire with a sing-along was enjoyed before a scary-themed, interactive dinner at ELWAY’S, the hotel’s signature restaurant, filled with potions and other fun creations with the help of Denver’s Inventing Room catering group.

Every year Make-A-Wish chapters across the world come together to celebrate the creativity and partnerships that take place to create lasting memories for children and their families through a wish experience. The hotel received the news that their partnership with Make-A-Wish Colorado was the recipient of the national award for “Most Innovative Wish” during Make-A-Wish Colorado’s annual fundraiser, The Sporting Affair, at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum this past March. The event raised $260,000 which will be used to grant the wishes of Colorado children with life-threatening medical conditions.

General Manager Grant Dipman stated, “We are so proud of the partnership we’ve built over the years with Make-A-Wish Colorado and are humbled to have made a lasting impact not only for this young boy’s family and friends but for our Ladies & Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver”.

“Wishes really do matter, and we are lucky to have partners like The Ritz-Carlton, who understand and believe in the power of a wish come true. Each staff member at The Ritz-Carlton contributes wholeheartedly to ensure that every detail is executed perfectly. Not only do they help us create an incredible experience, but they help bring the wish to life resulting in lasting memories for the wish child and their whole family." Joan Mazak, Founder and CEO of Make-A-Wish Colorado

A video was created by Make-A-Wish Colorado to share Christopher’s story: https://vimeo.com/184011731

Make-A-Wish Colorado was founded in 1983 as one of the nation’s first Make-A-Wish® chapters. Make-A-Wish® Colorado has granted more than 4,900 wishes to eligible children throughout the state. Its mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. To learn more, visit colorado.wish.org.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Finds a Forever Home for a Fostered Puppy
Posted May 8, 2017
Marriott Business Council and MaxFund Joined Forces to Create a New Program: It’s A Dog’s Life!
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is pleased to announce Guppy, the hotel’s mixed breed foster puppy, has been adopted into a loving, forever home after a successful adoption event in downtown Denver on Saturday, May 6th. Just over 10 weeks ago, the pups’ mother was rescued from a high-kill shelter in New Mexico by local non-profit MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Soon after arriving to MaxFund, she gave birth to six pups; each was given a fish name. Max Fund partnered with the area Marriott Business Council for a new program, “It's A Dogs Life!" where the six puppies would be fostered by six area Marriott International hotels including The Ritz-Carlton. All of the pups enjoyed their foster families while living at the hotels as they mingled with guests daily in the lobbies and common areas; all were successfully adopted along with Guppy after being in foster care for two weeks. Fun facts about Guppy: he was the runt of the litter, he was born on January 21, 2017, he plans to visit his Ritz-Carlton, Denver foster family often and he loves to play with other canines.

MaxFund is a true no kill animal shelter and adoption center that challenges the traditional methods of animal sheltering by leading the no kill movement in Colorado. They strive to give animals, including the injured, abandoned, and abused, a "second chance at life." Since inception, the organization found forever homes for 30,533 dogs and cats, and spayed/neutered 45,438. http://maxfund.org/

The purpose of the Marriott Business Council is to perpetuate culture, strengthen communities, advocate for Marriott’s business interests and lead cross-brand, market-driven initiatives. There are 82 Business Councils across all continents and brands, with 43 countries and over 2,400 hotels represented.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Kicks Off the New Year with Lobby & Meeting Space Redesign
Posted December 21, 2016
City’s Longest Running AAA Five-Diamond Hotel to Remodel Public Areas
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is pleased to announce renovations in January 2017 to its lobby and over 13, 000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space located on the hotel’s Plaza Level. The venture is slated to begin first week of the New Year with expected completion in mid-March. BLD, located in Palm Beach, FL and Hong Kong, was selected as the project’s design firm; their concept for the highly-anticipated overhaul draws on Denver's adventurous spirit and contemporary architecture offering a combination of clean urban details complemented by images often seen in nature. A refined color palette of neutral champagne-silver tones are enhanced with contrasting hues of deep blue, purple, soft gold and white. The Plaza Level makeover includes two expansive ballrooms, six additional meeting rooms, the iconic grand staircase and all pre-function corridors which will all boast artwork from local artists, contemporary lighting, fresh wall-coverings, vibrant upholstery, and stylish furniture.

The re-imagined lobby will most notably include a new lounge creating a cozy area for guests to sit back and relax as they discover locally created works of art. Other upgrades to the lobby include new lighting and upholstery, eye-catching wall coverings, modern furniture and other Colorado-inspired décor.

The sleek new design throughout in these spaces will surprise and delight both current and future guests with a sophisticated look that is suggestive of all the urban adventures that await both inside and outside of the hotel. View more here: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/colorado/denver/hotel-overview/lobby-meeting-space-redesign

Bilkey Llinas Design, BLD, specializes in luxury ​hospitality projects worldwide including hotels, resorts, casinos, country clubs, spas and convention facilities with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and in Hong Kong with production facilities in Guangzhou, China. BLD's vision is to create hotel spaces that not only meet the Operator's functional requirements but are also memorable design experiences for the guests, with a unique approach to each property according to their locale and character.
ELWAY'S at Denver's Ritz-Carlton Scores Big with Mile High Makeover
Posted July 11, 2014
The Signature Steak House at The Ritz-Carlton Completes Remodel
DENVER, Colo. – July 8, 2014 – The downtown outpost of ELWAY'S steak houses, co-owned by Denver Broncos quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer John Elway, has completed renovations to its lounge, bar and dining room, all of which began in early January with most of the construction taking place at night. ELWAY’S Downtown showed off the enhancements during an unveiling celebration with John Elway himself, who was pleased with the upgrades and the new private room, fittingly named ‘John’s Room’.

Aspen-based design and architecture firm, Rowland+Broughton, was selected to spearhead the nearly five-month long project. The dining room’s most stunning modification is the remarkable Onyx stone wall that acts a divider from the bar. Perhaps the most notable addition to the restaurant is a new private dining room – or ‘John’s Room’ -- which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests and offers a private viewing window into the bustling kitchen; the space is ideal for celebrations, meetings or for those seeking a more dynamic dining experience. The room is equipped with an HD-TV with audio visual capabilities as well as locally made, custom created tables and credenzas -- some using recycled, natural wood resources locally referred to as Beetle Kill Pine. The adjacent lounge just off the restaurant’s main entrance features new dark wood floors, a stone fireplace along with a community-style table, also locally made and custom designed, and banquette-style seating in rich leather tones that has created an inviting space for guests to dine, gather and meet. The bar itself has expanded; new tables and stools along with the creation of banquette seating have added more seats to accommodate increased business demand. All renovated areas come equipped with charging stations while the entire restaurant will continue to offer Wi-Fi access.

Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design is a Colorado-based architecture firm with studio offices in Aspen and Denver. The firm provides residential, commercial, hospitality, interiors and urban design services that are sustainable and modern.

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is a four-time recipient of the coveted AAA Five-Diamond award, the first and only in the Mile High City, and is ranked Four-Stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Primely situated downtown, the hotel's location offers easy access to the theatre and business districts, Larimer Square, Coors Field and the famed LoDo area. The property boasts 202 guestrooms – the most spacious in the city including – 47 suites and 32 Club Level rooms, highlighted by a sophisticated, 3,000 sq. ft. Ritz-Carlton Suite. The cosmopolitan destination also features the Forbes Four-Star winning Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver and ELWAY’S Downtown, the hotel’s signature restaurant boasting USDA Prime steaks, an award-winning wine program and a new outdoor terrace.

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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver Named Best in the Mile High City
Posted July 10, 2014
Downtown Denver’s Urban Oasis Selected as ‘Top of the Town’
An annual tradition for 18 years, Denver’s premier monthly magazine, 5280, just released their Top of the Town 2014 issue featuring places, services and people whom make the city so dynamic; groups include dining, shopping, services, sports and outdoors, culture and nightlife. In the services category, the editor’s choice for “Best Spa” went to the Forbes-Four Star winning Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver.

The editorial team touts the following in the July issue, “Everyone deserves a spa day. Make that days, plural, thanks to the Ritz-Carlton’s new daily specials, such as Wine Down Wednesdays. The midweek deal gets you 20 percent off a manicure or pedicure (around $50 each for a 50-minute tune-up) and a complimentary glass of wine—plus the same high-end service we’ve come to expect from this urban oasis. If only all of life’s luxuries were so affordable.”

In addition to daily specials, the hotel’s spa features Vichy shower ‘Waterfall’ experiences, massages, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, couples treatments, and salon services along with seasonal specials and day packages. Spa guests at The Ritz-Carlton also enjoy the perks of complimentary valet parking when taking their spa journey.

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver, please visit: www.ritzcarlton.com/denver or dial 303.312.3830.
AMERICAN HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIATON HONORS THE RITZ-CARLTON, DENVER WITH OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Posted April 9, 2014
Luxury Hotel in Downtown Denver a National Winner in Medium-Sized Hotel Category
In Washington D.C. earlier this month, the AH&LA Achievement Awards, part of the annual Stars of the Industry Awards, were held to formally announce and congratulate the best of the best in hospitality. The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is proud to have won in the medium property category for Outstanding Community Service.

Though the hotel’s Community Footprints’ Succeed Through Service program, the hotel partnered with local, disadvantaged schools and children’s organizations to assist students in exploring career options and leadership development. The program also focuses on those in the community who are facing hunger, homelessness, and poverty, by involving employees who offer job readiness training, meal preparation and more. In addition to staff support, The Ritz-Carlton has donated more than $34,000 to various charities locally.
Awarded annually since 1966, the AH&LA honors distinguish individual hotels that have developed outstanding programs, events, and campaigns. Winners were chosen in the categories of Community Service, Special Events, Guest Relations, Good Earthkeeping, and Technology Innovation.

The ladies and gentlemen in Denver are proud to have embodied this notion by Hervé Humler, President and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC., “At The Ritz-Carlton, our global company is aligned around the issues that are important to; the communities where we operate. By mobilizing our resources and skill-based volunteer efforts, we strive to make a difference through child well-being; hunger and poverty relief; and environmental responsibility.”

For more information on Community Footprints programs and property initiatives at The Ritz-Carlton, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/CommunityFootprints/Default.htm.
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guestrooms.
THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA INTRODUCES NEW WEEKDAY SPECIALS
Posted February 13, 2014
Award-winning Oasis in Downtown Denver Offers Weekday Perks
Spa-goers, whether visiting the Mile High City or living local, can now take advantage of The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver’s new weekday offers. While enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating escape in the heart of the city, guests can take advantage of complimentary valet parking and indulge in the warmth of separate ladies' and gentlemen’s’ whirlpools and relaxation lounges before and after their treatments. What’s more, the spa has garnered the esteemed Forbes Four-Star award every year since opening its doors in May 2008 – a true testament to the finest levels of service consistently provided.

For appointments, please dial the Spa Concierge at 303.312.3830 or visit ritzcarlton.com/Denver.

Martinis & Massage Monday
Sip a complimentary martini and save 20% when scheduling any 50 or 80-minute massage
Retail Therapy Tuesday
Take home a ME! Spa bath ball and receive 20% on all retail purchases
Wine Down Wednesday
Savor a complimentary glass of wine and receive 20% on any full-length manicure or pedicure
Treat Your Toes Thursday
Receive complimentary paraffin with any full-length pedicure
Face The Weekend Friday
Take 20% off on any full-length facial

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is a four-time recipient of the coveted AAA Five-Diamond award, the first and only in the Mile High City, and is ranked Four-Stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Primely situated downtown, the hotel's location offers easy access to the theatre and business districts, Larimer Square, Coors Field and the famed LoDo area. The property boasts 202 guestrooms – the most spacious in the city including – 47 suites and 32 Club Level rooms, highlighted by a sophisticated, 3,000 sq. ft. Ritz-Carlton Suite. The cosmopolitan destination also features the Forbes Four-Star winning Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver and ELWAY’S Downtown, the hotel’s signature restaurant boasting USDA Prime steaks, an award-winning wine program and a new outdoor terrace.


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Elway’s in Downtown Denver is Getting a New Look
Posted January 28, 2014
The Signature Steak House of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is Making Enhancements
The downtown outpost of ELWAY'S steak houses, co-owned by Denver Broncos quarterback and NFL Hall of Fame inductee, John Elway, is undergoing renovations which began in early January with an anticipated unveiling in early spring 2014. Colorado-based design and architecture firm, Rowland+Broughton, was selected to spearhead the redevelopment with several high-profile hospitably projects already in its portfolio.

Perhaps the largest undertaking yet exciting feature of the project is a new Chef's Table which will accommodate up to 12 guests with a private viewing window into the bustling kitchen; the space is ideal for celebrations, meetings or for those seeking a more dynamic dining experience. Décor will boast rich colored leathers in earthy tones to complement the upgrades include the new, locally sourced stone ‘wall’ on the back of the bar in the dining room. The lounge area will soon act as an extension of the restaurant and will feature a cozy stone fireplace along with community-style high-top tables and banquette-style seating creating a new space for guests to dine, gather and meet. The bar itself will expand; upgraded tables and stools and banquette seating along the curved wall will be incorporated to accommodate more patrons. All new seating areas will come equipped with charging stations while the entire restaurant will continue to offer Wi-Fi access.

Steve Janicek, general manager, recently stated, “We are thrilled to undergo these improvements to the restaurant which will only enrich the overall guest experience while generating additional seating to meet the high demand we continue to see. I’m happy to share that since most of the work is being done overnight, ELWAY’S Downtown will remain open for the duration of the renovation.”

Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design is a Colorado-based architecture firm with studio offices in Aspen and Denver, Colorado. The firm provides residential, commercial, hospitality, interiors and urban design services that are sustainable and modern. R+B is a growing, boutique design firm that is comprised of AIA registered architects, ASID interior designers and other highly qualified professionals that value leadership, sustainability, service and design.


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Steve Janicek New General Manager At Ritz-Carlton Denver
Posted April 25, 2012
With more than 25 years of industry savvy, Janicek will oversee daily hotel operations, as well as the successful food and beverage, rooms, and sales and marketing divisions.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver announced the appointment of Mr. Steve Janicek as General Manager. With more than 25 years of industry savvy, Janicek will oversee daily hotel operations, as well as the successful food and beverage, rooms, and sales and marketing divisions.

“I am delighted to rejoin The Ritz-Carlton organization in the wonderful city of Denver, which I call home,” he stated. “The physical property is outstanding but more so -- are the ladies and gentlemen who have twice earned the AAA Five Diamond ranking and tirelessly commit to offer the best guest experience in the Mile High City.”

A hospitality career that began with Stouffer Hotels landed Janicek at the helm of his most recent post, as General Manager of The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in the Vail Valley for the past three years. He joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. in 1990 for the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Aspen. During his seven-year tenure at the hotel, he held multiple strategic positions including National Sales Manager, Associate Director of Sales and Director of Sales and Marketing.

Janicek continued to chart his course and cultivate his experience as a Director of Sales and Marketing for a collection of hotels including hotels including: The Coeur d’Alene Resort, The Miramonte Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, The Lodge at Rancho Mirage and Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. Following a three-year segue as Vice President of Sales and Business Development in a related field, his leadership was warmly welcomed back to the Colorado luxury hospitality industry in 2009.

Janicek earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Humboldt State University and resides in the Denver area with his wife, Theresa and three children, Sasha, Alexa and Jack.
DENVERS MOST LUXURIOUS BALLROOM BEGINS TAKING SHAPE
Posted May 2, 2008
DENVER, Colo., April 19, 2007 - The Ritz-Carlton, Denvers new ballroom has taken form this week as construction teams continue to frame out the steel at 1881 Curtis Street. Included in the work was the placement of three large steel trusses to provide the skeleton of the new 6,200 square foot ballroom. The massive trusses, each nine feet deep by 90 feet long, have a combined weight of approximately 42,750 pounds and form the backbone of the structure. The construction represents an addition onto the building at 1881 Curtis, with a back wall removed to make way for the new ballroom.

It is anticipated The Ritz-Carlton, Denvers new ballroom will become the social center for major gatherings in the citys downtown. Whether its a wedding, social event, celebration or large group meeting, the new, versatile ballroom will accommodate in high style.

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver will be situated on the first 14 floors of the building with 13,000 square feet of meeting space, including the ballroom, a junior ballroom, business center, and lobby lounge. Spacious guest rooms will measure more than 510 square feet each, making them the largest guest rooms in Denver. Lavishly furnished, they will include plush bedding and linens, five-fixture bathrooms, 24-hour room and valet service, LCD televisions, multi-line telephones and high speed Internet access.

The hotel will feature a signature Ritz-Carlton Club Level providing expansive views of downtown as well as an exceptional level of exclusive services. Guests will enjoy sumptuous food presentations and dedicated butler/concierge services.