Coloradans drive by the DTC by the thousands daily; whether commuting to or from work, heading out of town, or running errands around the city, I-25 is a very popular route. Visitors to Colorado also find this hotspot through business, leisure, or family travel as well. A haven to the Denver Tech Center area, the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center has undergone its own recreation, updating common spaces and rooms alike for all types of traveler.
Home to over 300 rooms, 302 to be exact, the large hotel includes a 18-hole championship golf course, five distinct restaurant offerings, a 4,500 sf day spa, and indoor and outdoor peroxide-based swimming pools (no more chlorine-soaked suits or green hair). Having been to the property before the renovation, I was immediately struck upon entering by how much lighter and more contemporary the main lobby looks and feels. Well-appointed with tech-savvy furniture (outlets galore for recharging our favorite technical devices built into suede-finished lounge furniture and wood-sided couches alike), sleek color palate and white-washed brick walls, the hotel has been elevated from its darker and dated past. Another complete transformation is The Fireside Bar + Grill. Rich surfaces create an ambiance that was lacking before, guests bellying up to the luxurious bar or snuggling together in front of the roaring fireplace.
The views at The Inverness over the sprawling grounds are perhaps one of the most surprising elements of the property, springing up from the surrounding office buildings and cement parking lots, a lake and rolling greens make a perfect backdrop for a wedding or special event. The newly appointed 400 sf Bridal Ready Room gives brides-to-be the opportunity to get ready with the bridal party in a comfortable lounge-like setting unlike many other hotels and wedding venues. A beautifully appointed terrace overlooking the water is steps from where an after party at the Spotted Dog, a traditional pub tucked into the heart of the hotel, will keep guests entertained well into the evening with pool tables, shuffleboard, and darts. With its own bakery, even the wedding cake can be created on-property much to the delight of happy couples and peckish partygoers.
The rooms at the Inverness have also received a refresh, adding contemporary flair to the AAA 4-Diamond property accommodations. With two thematic designs, the updates are comfortable and an ideal space in which to recharge from meetings in the over 60,000 sf of conference center space or take a nap from swimming in the pool with the kids. A hop skip and a jump from downtown Denver, the views from the hotel afford western city skyline panoramas and eastern landscaped hill views alike.
Often overlooked by Denverites as a staycation destination, Inverness Hotel and Conference Center is worth another visit. Highlighting the new artwork, room and public space renovations and restaurant concepts, whether in town on business or leisure, the Inverness is definitely worth a stay. For rates and reservations, visit www.invernesshotel.com.