LuxeGetaways loves hotels, as we often find ourselves featuring hotel openings, luxury hotels, over-the-top resorts, artsy hotels and other properties internationally. But, we sometimes discover hotels that do not necessarily fit into a specific category because they are so unique and simply charming boutique hotels. So, we decided to box these up and share them with you, much like a beautiful box of delicious artisan chocolates. Enjoy!
1. Hotel Teatro
Bikes and Brews in Denver… Guests at Hotel Teatro enjoy a one-of-a-kind, local Denver experience. As Denver’s original boutique hotel, Hotel Teatro provides guests with a modern experience within a historic 20th century Renaissance Revival building. An ideal location in the heart of Denver’s music and theatre district, set against a beautiful Rocky Mountain backdrop, the four-diamond Hotel Teatro is surrounded by independently owned and operated restaurants and shops. It is an easy walk from the hotel to prime Denver destinations such as the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the Colorado Convention Center, Union Station, and professional sports and entertainment venues, Coors Field and the the Pepsi Center.
Home to The Nickel, a popular restaurant featuring dishes that initially seem simple, but have complex layers of flavors; and The Study, a beautifully designed lounge, bar and gathering venue, perfect for that tasty craft-cocktail. The hotel also features a bevy of charming amenities, including a fleet of custom vintage cruiser bikes (free to guests), and a Craft Beer Concierge service, which is complimentary to all guests. Regardless of your personal preferences, Hotel Teatro’s concierge will curate the ultimate craft brewery experience, guiding guests to the best brew tours and tastings, provide insider-tips and arrange for them to do it all via a brewery map and the hotel’s bikes.
2. The Ramble
Start A Meaningful Conversation in Denver… Slated to open early 2018, The Ramble Hotel is a design-forward, 50-room boutique hotel located in Denver’s industrial and artistic RiNo neighborhood. Alongside its marquee lobby bar Death & Co (the bar’s first outpost outside of its famed East Village, NYC location), the property will also feature an intimate theatre and bar, flexible meeting space, a small retail outlet, an outdoor courtyard and independent restaurant. The Ramble Hotel took inspiration from French Salons of the 17th century, and the Salon’s utility in society as not only a platform for the exchange of ideas, but as a catalyst to creating community. As such, each space within the hotel has been designed with the intent to foster meaningful conversation, engagement and interaction among guests.
3. Casa Lucila
Old-Hollywood Style In Mazatlán… Casa Lucila, Mazatlán, Mexico’s only true boutique hotel, features sweeping Pacific Ocean views and is located just steps from the city’s art galleries, museums, restaurants and boutique shops. Originally built in 1823 as a mansion for a wealthy German family, the building experienced several notable incarnations, including O’Brien’s Seafood Restaurant, a jazz-age restaurant and club that was frequented by classic old-Hollywood celebrities, such as John Wayne, actor Robert Mitchum and author Ernest Hemingway. The exquisitely curated home boasts original architectural details and sophisticated accommodations. The eight-room, family owned retreat also features a rooftop infinity pool, the Piccolino Spa and Lucila’s Restaurant, which serves a menu created by Patricia Quintana, former executive chef for the Mexican Ministry of Tourism and founder of Mexico City’s first culinary institute.
The hotel is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year and to share the milestone with travelers, the family owned hotel is offering the “Diez Años, Diez Valades” package, that includes 10 unique experiences – each a nod to a Casa Lucila family member. Mazatlan is also experiencing a bit of a renaissance with a bustling historic center and new and surprising offerings joining the charming city like the town’s first microbrewery.
John Wayne Slept Here in Colorado Springs… Perched atop a mesa in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods Collection is a private club and luxury resort that showcases expansive vistas of the Rocky Mountains, snow-capped Pikes Peak and the awe-inspiring National Natural Landmark, Garden of the Gods Park. Boasting a legendary history, the Collection has played host to some of America’s most beloved characters, such as Walt Disney, Gene Autry and John Wayne, and today, the same beautiful setting continues to draw the famous and beckon travelers worldwide.
The Collection is home to just 56 guestrooms, 12 of which are suites. Each guestroom features private balconies or patios showcasing views of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, in-room fireplaces and more. Outside of the guestrooms, guests enjoy golfing at its 27-hole championship Kissing Camels course; tennis on two outdoor courts, and four state-of-the-art indoor courts; outdoor swimming pools; acclaimed dining offerings; and a new model of holistic healthcare delivery at the brand new Spa and International Health & Wellness Center. Here, guests will discover treatments not found elsewhere in the state that integrate Eastern and Western medicine with a focus on proactive health and wellbeing. Additionally, bespoke programs by a team of acclaimed, board-certified physicians are offered to the busy executives, groups and leisure travelers.
Garden of the Gods Collection is ideally situated near a variety of Colorado’s most unique attractions, including the Manitou Incline; Pikes Peak, the tallest fourteener in North America (and also the inspiration behind the song “America the Beautiful”); the Cog Railroad; Cave of the Winds; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo; the United States Air Force Academy; the Royal Gorge Bridge, the U.S. Olympic Training Center and more. Colorado Springs is home to more than 30 museums, 19 art galleries, 20 breweries and 10 performance art theatres, as well as 136 parks, five sports complexes, 105 miles of urban trails, and 160 miles of park trails.
Family-Run Little Gem Placencia, Belize… Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro is located along the southern coast of Belize, on the Placencia Peninsula, known for its sandy beaches, friendly people, cultural diversity, and ecotourism. The charming boutique hotel offers 13 units, ranging from standard one-bedroom hotel rooms, to beachfront cabanas and three-bedroom apartments. All rooms offer Caribbean views and a private porch or balcony (some also offer kitchenettes or full kitchens). In addition to its acclaimed Bistro, guests of Maya Beach Hotel enjoy a pool, bar and complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as complimentary bikes, snorkeling gear, paddle boards and kayaks. Room rates range from $90-225 per night in low season (April-November), and $130-$325 per night in high season (December-March).
The open air, beachfront Maya Beach Bistro has twice in recent years been awarded the coveted “Restaurant of the Year” honor from the Belize Tourism Board. Created by Chef Mary Kay Bader and Executive Chef John Lee, the contemporary Caribbean cuisine draws from Belizean and regional influences, and is heavy with indigenous ingredients such as plantains, callaloo, tropical fruits and seafood caught daily by local fisherman.
Just a few minutes from Placencia village, Maya Beach Hotel is the perfect home base to enjoy the area’s many active pursuits, including: snorkeling; diving; fishing; Mayan archeological sites; ancient caves; waterfalls; jungle excursions; and chocolate, spice and banana farms.