Our ideas of what makes a “good trip” can wildly differ, but these aspects are certainly universal: amazing food, incredible views, a comfy bed, and convenience. For my maiden voyage to Colorado, I wanted to embrace the mountains and the city culture alike, while experiencing the very best of both worlds and not compromising any of the aforementioned items. It didn’t get much better than hiking around Red Rocks and Garden of the Gods, but spending time biking around Denver while taking a pause to squeeze in some shopping and a whirlpool soak rounded out the visit to the mile-high city.
[And…goodnight! Cozying up to this king size bed at Four Seasons Denver]
Taking in a new city can be exhilarating yet exhausting, and being able to come back at night to an exceptional environment that whisks your worries away is a major plus! The gorgeously decorated Four Seasons Denver is a high-rise positioned in the heart of downtown with a roofdeck pool and whirlpool that combines the best of traditional local décor and materials with modern expectations and amenities. The room naturally rivaled my NYC apartment in space and views, while plush, crisp white bedding enveloped the superior king-size bed, while the fixtures were on an unprecedented scale of pretty.
In-room dining provided a nice swath of options from the healthy to the indulgent, while the food in the EDGE Restaurant on the ground floor handled all types of meals with aplomb, grilling the elk sausage at breakfast to perfection, thanks to a special pecan wood grill found in the heart of its kitchen.
The newly renovated gym was state-of-the-art, featuring a wide range of machines and floor space to create your own high or low impact work out. I was especially fond of the Expresso HD Fitness Bikes that let you pick a “virtual tour” to ride, making it feel like a hybrid of a video game play and a work out, thanks to the shifting and steering handle bar feature.
Although we rented a car, this Four Seasons location offered courtesy transportation within a three-mile radius so we could explore and not worry about having to keep our eyes on the road or worse, scout around for parking! The concierge also helped us locate the closest Denver B-cycle bike share location, so that we could be on our way in the bat of an eyelash to the fabulous Cherry Creek Trail, a 40 mile route that moves from downtown Denver into the suburbs, but in our case, merely transported us to a massive REI store by Confluence Park.
Regrets? Just one – I never made it to the spa. Good thing there’s always a next time!
Plan your next visit to Denver with Four Seasons, or seek out one of its locations wherever you may roam in the world (opening soon: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto).
Full Disclosure: Fashion Pulse Daily received a discounted stay at the property.