Take a Tea-riffic Tour of the Celestial Seasonings Factory!

Learn about how tea is made at one of the most popular tea factories in the US.

There’s nothing like starting the day or winding down with a hot cup of tea. Nearby in Boulder is one of the largest tea factories in the country. If you want to learn about how your favorite tea flavors are made, take a tour of the Celestial Seasonings Factory!

Tour of the Celestial Seasonings Factory

Celestial Seasonings Factory Tours
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 3 PM 

As you pull up Sleepytime Drive, you’ll smell the sweet herbal aroma of Celestial Seasonings tea. Each tour begins with a video, followed by a 30-minute walking tour of the factory, where you’ll see the tea ingredients in the raw and learn about the process and the company’s history. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a chance to meet Sleepytime® Bear and try some free samples! After your tour, visit the factory store and take home a box of your favorite blend or grab a bite and admire artwork in the Celestial Café.

The Celestial Seasonings Factory is a great attraction to visit during your stay at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. After your tour, get settled in one of our spacious guest rooms, featuring amenities such as our signature Renaissance Beds and coffee and tea making facilities. In the evening, head down to our Elevate Lounge for light dining fare and entertainment during our R-Life Live event nights.

Enjoy your tour of the Celestial Seasonings Factory!


Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Denver!

There’s something for everyone in our guide to New Year’s Eve events in Denver.

The year 2015 is just around the corner, and the Mile High City is gearing up for the holiday! Fun events are taking place to kick off the new year for people of all ages. If you’re looking to begin 2015 with a bang, spend New Year’s Eve in Denver! 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at 16th Street Mall | 9 PM - 12 AM
As the countdown to the new year begins, the Downtown Denver Partnership’s annual firework show will illuminate the night. 

New Year's Eve in DenverNew Year’s Eve with Ryan Hamilton at Comedy Works Downtown | 6 PM, 8 PM, & 10 PM
Laugh your way into the new year with one of Rolling Stone’s “five comics to watch”, Ryan Hamilton! The evening includes 3 performances, with the 6 PM show being all ages. The 10 PM event will have a champagne toast, a countdown, and party favors. 

Resolution New Years Eve 2015 at McNichols Event Center | 8 PM - 2 AM
This year marks the 10th anniversary of one of the largest New Year’s Eve parties in Colorado. Ring in the new year with a countdown, massive balloon and confetti drop, the top DJs and performers in the state, including Emmy award-winning host Chris Parente, and more. Party hats, noisemakers, and favors are included with your ticket. Dress to impress! 

Zoo Year’s Eve at Denver Zoo | 5:30 PM - 10 PM
If your little ones won’t make it to midnight, participate in an early countdown with your favorite animals at the Denver Zoo! Enjoy fun festivities, which includes Zoo Lights. 

If you’ll be celebrating in the Mile High City, spend the night at the Renaissance Denver Hotel! After an evening out on the town, you’ll get plenty of rest in our signature Renaissance Beds. Take advantage of late check out and begin New Year’s Day with breakfast in bed.

Rooms are going quickly for the holiday! Reserve your stay for New Year’s Eve in Denver.


Our Gift to You - Our Denver Holiday Package

Stay with us this winter and enjoy a daily $25 hotel credit, a holiday gift to you from Marriott!

‘Tis the season to be traveling! Whether you’re treating yourself to a fun winter getaway or hitting the road to visit family and friends, Marriott has come up with a great gift for our visitors. Have a holly jolly time and save with our Denver holiday package! 

Denver Holiday PackageHoliday Gift for You Package:

  • Daily $25 credit valid towards ancillary
  • Credit valid for hotel/resort purchase including food and beverage, parking, in-room movies, and Internet
  • Offer is valid now - January 19th, 2015 for Thursday through Sunday; stay must include a Friday or Saturday night. 
  • Daily credit of up to $25 will be applied to folio upon checkout. Any unused portion of the daily credit will not be refunded and may not be used on another stay.
    *Terms and conditions apply

The Renaissance Denver Hotel provides easy access to Stapleton and Downtown Denver holiday events. You’ll stay warm and comfortable in one of our spacious, inviting guest rooms. Head down to our Vivace! Ristorante and indulge in an authentic Italian dinner with your family. 

Book with our Denver holiday package this season!


The Renaissance Denver Hotel Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

Renaissance Denver Hotel

The Renaissance Denver Hotel hopes you enjoy the holiday and these events.

From our family to yours, the Renaissance Denver Hotel wishes you a Thanksgiving filled with great memories, meals, and more. We would like to share what we’re the most grateful for, and that’s our guests! Thank you to everyone who has selected us to provide them with a refuge in the Mile High City and for all the wonderful words we’ve received as well.

If you’ll be in Denver for Thanksgiving, many of the Mile High Holiday events will be taking place over the weekend. See  A Christmas Carol at the Stage Theatre and visit the Denver Christkindl Market at Skyline Park for unique, hand-made gifts. 

Spend the holidays with us at the Renaissance Denver Hotel! In addition to being located near several major attractions in Downtown Denver, our location also puts you minutes away from shopping destinations. Take advantage of our complimentary local shuttle and indulge in our fabulous fall cocktails when you return at our Elevate Lounge while they last.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Take Your Sweet Tooth on a Candy Factory Tour at Hammond’s Candies!

Explore Denver’s most famous candy factory on a tour of Hammond’s Candies.

The holiday season is a big time for sweet treats. From candy canes to chocolate gifts, sweets are a highlight of the time. See where the country’s most famous ribbon candy and candy canes are made on a candy factory tour at Denver’s very own Hammond’s Candies! 

Step into the factory and learn about candy science and Hammond’s Candies’ history. Take in the sweet, sugary aroma while you walk past the candy makers. Tours last approximately 30 minutes long and are one of the most popular things to do in Denver. Reservations for groups under 10 people are not required. After the tour, you can purchase freshly made goods in the factory store that will make perfect gifts for your friends, family, and co-workers.

Candy Factory Tours
Image Courtesy of Hammond's Candies

Hammond’s Candies Factory Tours
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturdays: 10 AM - 3 PM 

In addition to your trip to Hammond’s Candies, add a stay at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. When your tour is finished, head to back to our hotel, get settled in one of our spacious guest rooms, and head to our Elevate Lounge for one of our great R-Life Live events, which are popular amongst both travelers and locals. Give one of our hand-crafted cocktails a try!

Book your stay and get ready for a sugar rush on your candy factory tour at Hammond’s Candies.


Looking for Fun Holiday Events? Don’t Miss Denver’s Mile High Holidays!

Denver's Mile High Holidays

Here are a few popular events taking place during Mile High Holidays.

One of the most exciting times to visit Denver is during the holidays, as the city’s brightly lit with colorful lights and hundreds of holiday-themed events take place. If you’ll be visiting over the next few weeks, check out these 2014 events for Denver’s Mile High Holidays.

Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens | December 5th - January 1st, 2015
Visit the Denver Botanic Gardens for a beautiful display of lights this holiday season! Over one million brightly colored lights illuminate the garden during Blossoms of Light. Put on HoloSpex glasses for an enhanced look at the lights and enjoy warm beverages and holiday treats as you stroll through the garden. 

A Christmas Carol at Stage Theatre | November 28th - December 28th
Charles Dickens’ classic story has been adapted for the stage with exciting effects and musical numbers. Watch as the grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge finds Christmas spirit after being visited by three ghosts overnight.  

Denver Christkindl Market at Skyline Park | November 21st - December 23rd
German Christmas Markets have been a holiday tradition since the 14th century, and Denver has had the Christkindl Market for 14 years now! Shop for handcrafted gifts and decorations and treat yourself hot spiced wine and other European treats. Meet this year’s Christkind, the traditional German fairy-like gift-bringer of the holidays and enjoy entertainment in the AIT Holiday Tent, which includes traditional German music and dancing. 

Celebrate the holidays with us at the Renaissance Denver Hotel! Our location provides close proximity to many of the Mile High holiday events. Treat yourself to a special trip, including an old-world style Italian dinner at our Vivace! Ristorante. 

Visit us during Denver’s Mile High Holidays!


Interested in Dining in Stapleton? Try Our Restaurants at the Renaissance Denver Hotel!

Dining in Stapleton

Visit the Renaissance Denver Hotel for a large selection of dishes.

Downtown Denver is known for having some incredible eateries, and the Renaissance Denver Hotel has two of them. Featuring a variety of dishes, our menus can satisfy any palate. If you’re looking to grab a bite near the airport, head to our hotel and enjoy dining in Stapleton!

Vivace! Ristorante
Begin your day with your favorite morning dishes at our full American breakfast buffet at the Vivace! Ristorante. As the clock strikes noon, our hotel’s main restaurant transforms into an Italian eatery inspired by old world-style cuisine. Savor the flavors of pasta dishes, such as our orecchiette pomodoro, along with our poultry, and fish options. We also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes.  

Elevate Lounge
By day, our Elevate Lounge is a great place to begin the day and grab a cup of your favorite Starbucks coffee beverage. As the sun sets, our lounge transforms into one of the most exciting places to grab a cocktail and dine casually. Our chefs Keith Falco and Charles Fulton have created a mouth-watering menu which includes subs and sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and more. Our Elevate Lounge offers vegan, low-fat, vegetarian, and gluten-free options as well. The lounge also serves as the location of our R-Life Live events! Enjoy a show with your meal and learn some of the tricks of the trade from our culinary staff during our cooking lessons.  

The Renaissance Denver Hotel is conveniently located in the Stapleton neighborhood in the Mile High City near Downtown and the Denver International Airport. Admire the view of the city and the Rocky Mountains from the comfort of our guest rooms, and enjoy an intimate dining experience when you take advantage of room service. 

Add dining in Stapleton at the Renaissance Denver Hotel to your travel experience!


See the Mile High City Sparkle at the Denver Parade of Lights!

Participate in a Denver holiday tradition by attending the annual Parade of Lights.

Denver does the holidays in a big way each year, especially during the start of winter. Although the sun may be setting earlier, the Mile High City still shines brightly in the evening with thousands of lights. Feast your eyes on the Denver Parade of Lights, one of the city’s oldest holiday traditions!

Denver Parade of Lights

2014 Parade of Lights by 9NEWS
December 5th at 8 PM
December 6th at 6 PM

With the stunningly lit City and County Building and the Denver skyline for a background, thousands of people will gather, both to watch the action and march down the two mile route. Marching bands, classic cars, beautiful floats, and more will be covered in lights and spread holiday cheer, as they wave, dance, and serenade the crowds. Santa and Major Waddles the Penguin will make their annual appearance as well. This year marks a special milestone for the Parade of Lights, as it’s the parade’s 40th anniversary! 

The Renaissance Denver Hotel would love to be a part of your holiday celebrations! Our location is just minutes away from the parade route. Before the parade, stop by our Elevate Lounge for some hot cocoa and your favorite Starbucks coffee.  

Attend the Denver Parade of Lights on your December trip to Denver!


Lace Up Your Skates and Go Ice Skating in Denver!

Ice Skating in Denver

These indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks are some of the best places to skate this fall.

As the weather gets cooler, the ice is freezing at our local rinks and is ready to welcome those who want to glide across it. If you’re looking for something fun to do on your next trip to the Mile High City, add ice skating in Denver to your travel agenda. Check out these skating rinks!

Big Bear Ice Arena
The Big Bear Ice Arena is known for providing some of the best indoor ice skating around. Enjoy public skate times or take a lesson. Grab a stick and join a drop-in hockey game, stick and puck session, or even form a team or play as a free agent in the arena’s Big Beer Cup. 

Ice Ranch
The Ice Ranch is known for its diverse programs that have even been featured on TV. Take advantage of public skate time, and if you’re feeling competitive, join in on a game of hockey, Broomball, or curling. Take advantage of the rink’s Zam Camp and drive the Zamboni across the ice! Ice Ranch also has its own restaurant and coffee shop. 

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park
One of the most popular attractions of Mile High Holidays is outdoor skating in Skyline Park! From November 25th, 2014 - February 16th, 2015, Southwest Rink will be open daily to the public. Kids skate for free every Sunday.  

This fall, head to the Renaissance Denver Hotel! After some time on the ice, warm up with your favorite Starbucks beverage in our Elevate Lounge. Our comfortable Renaissance Beds and soft linens will keep you cozy throughout the night. 

Go ice skating in Denver on your next trip to the city!


Let’s Toast to the Denver International Wine Festival!

Indulge in fine wine and dining at Denver’s premier wine and food festival.

Thousands of wine glasses will be raised high during Denver Wine Week, and many of them will be at one of the country’s most prestigious wine festivals. If you’re a wine aficionado or one who enjoys great dining, be sure to attend the Denver International Wine Festival (DIWF).

Denver International Wine FestivalNamed by Fodor’s as one of the “10 Can’t Miss Fall Wine Festivals in the US”, the festival features wines from over 55 wineries, along with products from local breweries, distilleries, eateries, and businesses. Attend diners, seminars, and tastings hosted by sommeliers and chefs, including this year’s festival honorary host, celebrity chef Sara Moulton! DIWF will also feature the winning wines from this year’s Denver International Wine Competition. 

Denver International Wine Festival
November 19th - 21st, 2014
Omni Interlocken Resort 

Interested in trying more wines? The Renaissance Denver Hotel welcomes you to join us for dinner at our traditional Italian restaurant, Vivace! Ristorante. Treat yourself to fine wine this fall at the Denver International Wine Festival!