THE HOTEL: The Warwick Denver Hotel is one of six properties in North America from Warwick Hotels & Resorts. It is located on Grant Street, where downtown and uptown meet, and is a 15minute walk from the city's Colorado Convention Center.
THE CHECK-IN:I arrived half an hour or so before the official checkin time and, although quickly attended to, I took a seat in the lobby during a short wait for an available room.
THE ROOM:The traditional, upmarket decor of my deluxe category room was consistent with the hotel lobby and public areas. Think patterned carpet, heavy curtains and, in the bathroom, striped wallpaper. The spacious room had a kingsize bed, sofa, desk, two wardrobes (with safe and iron/ ironing board), coffee machine, LCD HD TV and air conditioning (very much required). A large bathroom had separate bath and walkin shower while and came with Gilchrist & Soames bathroom amenities. Best of all, though, was a generous balcony with views over downtown and the distant Rockies.
THE FACILITIES: The hotel applies an 'urban retreat fee' of $15 which includes wifi access, complimentary tea and coffee in the lobby from 5am11am, a glass of wine each evening and access to the fitness centre, business centre and recently reopened rooftop pool. Dining options include a rooftop pool bar and the ground floor Randolph's Restaurant and Bar that includes an outdoor patio and publike bar area. It serves 'modern Coloradan cuisine bursting with hearty local flavour' and is popular with both locals and hotel residents. Guests can also make use of complimentary bike hire to get around the 'Mile High city'.
THE BUSINESS:The hotel has 11 meeting rooms and a number of halls, with maximum capacity for 350 delegates for receptions or 225 theatre style. Private dining spaces are available for hire, as is a rooftop patio adjacent to the swimming pool.
THE VERDICT: The hotel is in a great location, just far enough from the hustle and bustle of downtown to provide a relaxing retreat. It has a good range of facilities, including the popular renovated rooftop pool.
THE DETAILS: Warwick Denver Hotel, 1776 Grant Street, Denver, Colorado 80203. Room rates start from around £100 offpeak. Tel: +1 303 861 2000; see warwickhotels.com
Reviewed by Andy Hoskins (2016)