Extending a Curtis-y

Updated: Dec 27, 2018

In a city awash with places to stay, The Curtis hotel in #Denver has something you aren’t likely to find anywhere else in the Mile High City  



A Doubletree by Hilton hotel, The Curtis opened on April 19, 2007 with a pop, so to speak. Pop-culture is referenced in every corner of the property, from the interactive video art of classic childhood games by local artist Gary Emrich, to a 5 & Dime Store that sells classic candies (pop rocks among them) sodas (The Curtis has its own Stay Happy Root Beer made and bottled in Denver by Rocky Mountain Soda Company) as well as old school toys like whoopie cushions. You also get warm cookies when you check in, which will be a particularly nice treat as the temperature starts to drop.



The 16-story property has 13 themed guest room floors each with eye-catching pop art inspirations and installations (if you have time be sure to check them all out!). While most of the rooms are decorated with modern furnishings and eclectic pop art décor, each of the hotel’s guest room floors offers a spacious “hyper-themed” suite. We stayed in the Ghostbusters Suite on the 13th floor, aptly named “Dun Dun Dunnnnn.”



Just good old fashioned fun, the Ghostbusters hyper-themed room isn’t over the top, but it does have several nice touches that fans of the movie will really like. The floor is covered in slime-green tiles apart from a small section of special tiles near the door that are filled with a goo that oozes as you step on them. There is a framed picture of Zuul the Gatekeeper of Gozer (you know the demigod and minion of Gozer, The Destructor); a figurine of Slimer on the desk; a framed image of Ecto-1, the 1959 Cadillac ambulance/hearse the Ghostbusters got around town in, above the bed; and the painting of Vigo from Ghostbusters II in the bathroom - all nice nods to the Ghostbuster films.



Among the other hyper-themed rooms, there is a Marvel room on the “Superhero” floor, a Jimmy Buffet room on the “Mad About Music” floor, and a Star Trek room on the “Sci-Fi’ floor (which is also a pet friendly floor).


For those really wanting to splash out, the #hotel has a pair of luxurious master suites that have beautiful views of downtown Denver and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.



The Curtis has everything you expect from a modern hotel including large flat screen TVs, high-speed Internet access, a business center and fitness center. It also has a few things you are not likely to find at other hotels, including a selection of board games which makes The Curtis great for families or those who want a fun evening in.


As fun as The Curtis is, and it is fun, it is the location that really sells it. It is minutes from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Art Museum, and it is also within walking distance of Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Broncos’ Mile High Stadium and the Pepsi Center.


The Curtis is surrounded by restaurants and places to get a drink or two, but the hotel has its own F&B options. The Corner Office restaurant and martini bar offers both global comfort food (everything from grilled cheese to Korean bibimbap to saffron tagliatelle) as well as a good cocktail list that has, as you might expect, more than half a dozen martinis in addition to a selection of classics cocktails, wine and beer.


Apparently, the front desk staff are particularly knowledgeable when it comes to “rock, paper, scissors” so be sure to put them to the test.


For more information visit www.thecurtis.com


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