Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
With the Democratic National Convention set to hit Denver in late August, this town which usually isn't a summer destination might just be the hottest spot around. Local hotels are getting ready for the onslaught. One of the most unique is The Curtis, a hotel that blends the traditional comforts of a hotel stay with a side order of goofiness. The Curtis is a 336-room property that offers non-standard features such as in-room board game menus, interactive video art by Denver artist Gary Emrich and a 5 & Dime Store selling Orange Crush, Etch-A-Sketch and Lemonheads. The hotel has a contemporary style and each floor has a theme including the Big Hair Floor (on 9), the TV Mania Floor (14) and Dun Dun Dunnnnn! (the ominous 13th floor), where images of Jack Nicholson in The Shining and a vintage vacancy notice from the Bates Motel cast a chilling scene. The usual amenities are here too including flat-screen TVs, wireless internet access and iPod and MP3 speaker systems in the rooms. The hotel has a business center, fitness center, and the hotel's signature restaurant, The Corner Office, offers "global comfort food" in a funky retro setting. It looks like they are already booked for the convention but otherwise rates start around $160 per night.