Are You Ready for Thrills and Fun? Elitch Gardens is Opening for the Season!

Fasten your seatbelt and hang on for exhilarating rides, shows, and other great adventures. The weather is getting warmer, which means amusement park season is almost here. Elitch Gardens is opening in May!

Elitch Gardens offers a variety of rides for people of all ages and levels of bravery. From crazy coasters like Boomerang to kid-friendly Tike Bikes, everyone is sure to have a good time. This year, the park is opening a brand new thrill ride that will give you an opportunity to see the Denver skyline in a way you’ve never seen it before. The Brain Drain is a seven-story, 360 degree loop coaster that will have you going forwards, backwards, and upside down. 

In addition to being a theme park, Elitch Gardens is also a concert venue and water park. Opening Memorial Day weekend, the water park has a variety of slides and other attractions that will certainly make a splash with your family. This year’s concerts will include several Disney® favorites like Zendaya and other musical groups.

Elitch Gardens
Image Courtesy of Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
2014 Season: May 3rd - November 2nd
2000 Elitch Circle Denver, CO 80204 

Plan on visiting Denver with your family? The Renaissance Denver Hotel is only 15 minutes away from Elitch Gardens! Our spacious accommodations will keep your family comfortable during your family vacation. After a day at the park, join us for dinner at Vivace! Ristorante, where our pizza and pasta dishes will surely please your children. 

Rooms are filling up fast for the spring and summer! Click here to learn more about our accommodations. We hope you have a blast at Elitch Gardens!


Enjoy Our Easter Buffet in Denver

Eggs are being dyed and baskets are being filled with goodies. Spend Easter Sunday with family and friends around a table, as you indulge in a variety of dishes. Join us for our Easter buffet in Denver!

Renaissance Denver Easter BrunchEaster Buffet at Vivace! Ristorante
Renaissance Denver Hotel
April 20th, 2014
$45 Per Person
20% off for Seniors 55 & older
$15 Children 12 & under 

Bakery Items & Pastries
Assortment of homemade muffins and breakfast breads, rolls, and bagels served with jellies and whipped butter. 
Chefs choice of smoothie shooters 

Cold Bar
Season fruit display
Smoked salmon with capers, diced onions, and cream cheese
Full salad bar with assorted accompaniments and dressings 

Chilled Seafood Display
Citrus poached shrimp, chilled oysters, and snow crab claws
Cocktail sauce with tomato horseradish sauce and lemon wedges 

Easter Brunch in DenverBreakfast
Crispy bacon
Oven roasted potatoes
Eggs Benedict
French toast with warm maple syrup and honey butter 

Chef Attended Stations
Made to order omelets with accompaniments
Pasta station with mushroom tortellini, penne, assorted sauces, and accompaniments
Prime rib carved to order 

Entrees and Vegetables
House-made minestrone soup
Herb grilled salmon with lemon butter
Asparagus stuffed chicken with Creole cream
Green beans with brown butter and lemon zest 

Dessert Station
Assorted desserts, including cakes and pies 

Join us this holiday at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. Our spacious accommodations are perfect for families. After brunch, head to our pool area for a splashing good time. 

Book your stay for our Easter buffet in Denver!


Celebrate Mexican Culture at the Denver Cinco de Mayo Festival!

Latin American culture is alive and well-celebrated in Central Colorado. For over 27 years, the city of Denver has held a festival to ring in the anniversary of one of the biggest events in Mexican history, their independence from the French. Celebrate culture at the Denver Cinco de Mayo Festival!  

Denver Cinco de Mayo FestivalThe festival kicks off with a huge parade that begins at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Welton Street, and ends near the Denver Central Library at Lincoln Street and 13th Avenue. Test your culinary skills at the Green Chili Bowl Cook Off or stuff your face at the Tacos and Salsas Taco Eating Contest. Another festival favorite event returning this year is the Jammin’ 101.5 Chihuahua Races.

Cinco de Mayo Festival
Presented by Newsed Community Development Corporation
May 3rd - 4th, 2014
Civic Center 

Will you be visiting Denver this spring? Join us for a stay at the Renaissance Denver Hotel! After celebrating Downtown, head back and re-cooperate with a good night’s sleep in our Renaissance Beds by Simmons. When you wake up, start your day off right with our full American breakfast buffet at Vivace! Ristorante

Reserve your stay for the Denver Cinco de Mayo Festival now!


Looking for an Adventure? Go Whitewater Rafting in Denver!

Spring is finally here! The days are getting longer and the weather’s getting warmer, which make the perfect conditions for outdoor adventures. Looking for a way to see Colorado’s waters, canyons, and forestry with a bit of a challenge? Grab a paddle and go whitewater rafting in Denver

Whitewater Rafting in DenverWhether you’re a beginner or advanced, there’s a variety of courses to choose from. Ride the rapids and feel the rush of each trip’s unique obstacles. In addition to all the fun, whitewater rafting in Denver will provide you an opportunity to see some of Colorado natural attractions, such as the Royal Gorge.  

Whitewater Rafting in Denver
May through August
by Colorado Wilderness
Rides and Guides
Clear Creek & Arkansas River 

After a day on the water, head to the Renaissance Denver Hotel for a relaxing retreat. Soak and unwind in our whirlpool or make a splash in one of our pools. Spend the evening socializing in our Elevate Lounge and enjoy your favorite comfort foods and handcrafted cocktails. 

To learn more about our accommodations, click here. Get ready to face the rapids whitewater rafting in Denver!


Run for a Great Cause at the Feel the Energy 5K!

On your mark, get set, go! Do you have tons of energy you’re looking to release? If so, put on your running shoes and hit the course for two great causes. Participate in the Feel the Energy 5K

Four-legged friends and people of all ages are welcome to the run, whose proceeds will go to Girls on the Run of the Rockies and Freedom Service Dogs. Race day begins with a free children’s fun run, followed by the 5K. Walk or run to the finish line, where you may receive an award! Get creative and come up with an energy-inspired costume for the event, and you might win best costume. After the run, celebrate your accomplishment at the post-race celebration, which includes a beer garden, live music, food, and more. Feel the Energy 5K

Feel the Energy 5K
Presented by the
Denver Association of
Petroleum Landmen
April 12th, 2014
City Park 

The Renaissance Denver Hotel is pet-friendly and located only four miles away from City Park. Relax and unwind with us after the race; our whirlpool and sauna are both great options for post-run recovery. Get comfortable in our spacious guest rooms and suites, and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee on a balcony overlooking Downtown Denver and the Rockies. 

Book your accommodations for the Feel the Energy 5K today!


America’s Pastime is Back in Season! Head to the Colorado Rockies’ Opening Day Game.

Spring is almost here, which means the start of baseball season is quickly approaching! The players have been training hard for the upcoming season and the pitchers are anxious to step up to the mound. Don’t miss the Colorado Rockies’ opening day game!

Prior to their home opener, the Rockies will be traveling to Miami to face the Marlins three days in a row. When they return, the team will have six home games in a row, playing against the Arizona Diamondbacks on their opening day and for two additional games, followed by three games against the Chicago White Sox. A new starting pitcher, two relievers, a first baseman, and two outfielders have been added to the team’s roster for the 2014 season. The Rockies hope to be very successful with these additions. 

Colorado Rockies Opening DayColorado Rockies’ Opening Day
Vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 
April 4th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
Coors Field 

Located only 10 minutes away from Coors Field, the Renaissance Denver Hotel is an ideal place to stay for a Colorado Rockies baseball game! Start the season off right with an authentic Italian meal and celebratory cocktails at our Vivace! Ristorante. After a day at the ball game, settle into one of our spacious guest rooms featuring king or queen beds, Downtown Denver and mountain views, and stylish furnishings. You’ll experience a great night of rest and relaxation in our signature Renaissance beds.

Reserve your stay for the Colorado Rockies’ opening day today!


Say “I Do” at Our Denver Wedding Venue!

Are wedding bells ringing for you and your loved one? Tie the knot in the beautiful city of Denver! Wedding season is quickly approaching, so book your Denver wedding venue and set your date at the Renaissance Denver Hotel

Our professional wedding planner will be there every step of the way to ensure that your big day is everything you want it to be. In addition, our Executive Chef and Event Staff will partner together to create a custom menu to suit your taste. 

Denver Wedding VenueThe Renaissance Denver’s wedding venue features:

  • 5,000 sq. ft. pre-function area, perfect for gathering outside the Colorado Ballroom
  • 11,700 sq. ft. pillar-less ballroom, offering unobstructed views
  • The beautiful Renaissance Boardroom seats up to 14, perfect for VIPs
  • 24 meeting rooms, ranging in size from 540 to 11,700 sq. ft. 
  • A wall of glass in the Colorado Ballroom Foyer with natural light

In addition, the Renaissance Denver Hotel boasts luxurious accommodations for your guests and restaurants and lounges, perfect for your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch. For more information on our guest rooms and facilities, visit our website.

Ready to exchange vows? Reserve our Denver wedding venue today by filling out our online Request for Proposal form, or call (303) 399-7500 to speak with our Event Staff.


Attend a 2014 Colorado Rapids Home Game!

The start of the Major League Soccer (MLS) season is less than a month away! Denver’s MLS team, the Colorado Rapids, are anxiously waiting to take the field for their home opener. Head to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for a 2014 Colorado Rapids home game

This year, the Rapids will kick off their season with an away game against New York Red Bulls, and then hold their home opener against the Portland Timbers. From March to October, the Rapids will take on teams from the United States and Canada for a total of 34 games. 

2014 Colorado Rapids Home GameColorado Rapids 2014 Home Games

3/22: Rapids vs. Portland Timbers
3/29: Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City
4/19: Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes
5/03: Rapids vs. LA Galaxy
5/11: Rapids vs. Chivas USA
5/24: Rapids vs. Montreal Impact
6/01: Rapids vs. Houston Dynamo
6/04: Rapids vs. Chicago Fire
6/28: Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
7/04: Rapids vs. Columbus Crew
7/26: Rapids vs. Chivas USA
8/02: Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake
8/20: Rapids vs. LA Galaxy
9/13: Rapids vs. Portland Timbers
9/27: Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes
10/05: Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC
10/18: Rapids vs. FC Dallas 

Located minutes away from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Renaissance Denver Hotel is an ideal place to stay for a Colorado Rapids game and other sports events. After an exciting evening at the stadium, celebrate a victory at our Elevate Lounge. In addition to the various sports events Denver has to offer, explore our Downtown area, offering a wide array of shopping and dining establishments, museums, parks, and more. Take advantage of our complimentary local shuttle and explore while you’re in town.  

We hope to see you for a 2014 Colorado Rapids home game! Reserve your stay today.


Learn to Climb at the Colorado Mountain Club’s MountainFest!

There’s no doubt that Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the country. With mountains and forestry, there are plenty of outdoor activities to participate in. If you’re interested in learning new skills and sports before the spring and summer seasons begin, head to the 12th annual MountainFest!

Hosted by the
Colorado Mountain Club (CMC)
March 21st, 2014
Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum 

This year’s festival will include tours of the museum, climbing clinics, and more. If camping, fly fishing, or mountaineering are things you want to learn more about, the CMC’s training schools will be on hand to assist you. Participate in the rock climbing competition and enjoy live music and beverages. 

Looking for a place to stay with beautiful mountain views? Wake up to the Rockies at the Renaissance Denver Hotel! Our Concierge Level rooms feature breathtaking views with balconies, so you can take advantage of the fresh, mountain air. Get comfortable and relax peacefully in our spacious guest rooms equipped with plush furnishings and our popular Renaissance Beds.

Click here to start planning your trip to this year’s MountainFest!


Celebrate the Spirit of Ireland at the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

For over 50 years, hundreds of thousands of people have gathered on the city streets for one of the largest parades in the city. This year, join in on the fun! Whether you’re Irish or Irish for a day, don your finest green and shamrock attire, and head to the Denver St. Patrick’s Day parade!

Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade
Image Courtesy of the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

A variety of marching and bagpipe bands will serenade parade goers as they travel past Union Station and Coors Field. The queen and her court will follow as well, waving to all those who attend. From horses to dancers to motorcycle crews, a variety of organizations will put on an exciting display, incorporating this year’s theme “Sweet Home Colorado”. 

Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 15th, 2014 
9:30 AM 
Parade Route 

Will you be in Denver for St. Patrick’s Day? Stay with us at the Renaissance Denver Hotel! After a day at the parade, join us for dinner at Vivace! Ristorante. Take advantage of our complimentary local shuttle and venture to our local pubs or stay in and enjoy cocktails at Elevate. 

Reserve your Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade stay by clicking here.