10/29/2014

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!

10/22/2014

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!

10/15/2014

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!

10/07/2014

Admire Wonderful Works During Denver Arts Week

Explore the art world of Denver at these events during the Denver Arts Week.

The art scene in Denver is alive and thriving! From visual to performing artists, the Mile High city is privileged to have so many creative people sharing their work with the public. To commemorate these artists, the culture, and the pieces, tons of exciting events are being jam-packed into one whole week. Don’t miss the Denver Arts Week!

Denver Arts WeekDenver Arts Week events are taking over Denver! You’ll find a large selection of events taking place at the city’s most popular galleries and auditoriums, along with in the streets. As many of these take place during the first Friday and Saturday of the month, many of the events are either free or discounted during those times. Highlights include the Belmar Block 7 Art Walk and Les Ballets Russes. 

Denver Arts Week 2014
November 7th - 15th
Various locations 

The Renaissance Denver Hotel is located minutes away from many of Denver Arts Week’s  events. After an evening of attending arts events, head back to our hotel and join us for cocktails and entertainment at our Elevate Lounge.

We would love to see you during Denver Arts Week!

09/30/2014

This Veteran’s Day, we Salute Our Heroes with Our Military Hotel Discount in Denver!

Active and retired members of the armed forces, law enforcement, and firefighters receive 50% off.

With Veteran’s Day approaching, we would like to show our country’s heroes how thankful we are for everything they do. Whether you’re interested in relaxing on a holiday getaway, or attending Denver’s Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration, early November is the perfect time to treat yourself after serving the country. Our military hotel discount in Denver is available for for active, retired, and reservist members of the armed forces, law enforcement, and firefighters.

Military Hotel Discount in DenverSalute to the Heroes - Military Hotel Discount

  • 50% off best available rates
  • Valid government ID card required at check-in
  • Offer valid through December 30th, 2014
  • Must be booked in advanced

The Renaissance Denver Hotel offers close proximity to Downtown’s hot spots. Enjoy spending time in our indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, and dining at our eateries. We offer a complimentary airport shuttle from Denver International Airport and a local shuttle within a five mile radius. 

We hope you’ll take advantage of our military hotel discount in Denver this Veteran’s Day!

09/23/2014

Spooky Surprises are in Store at Mile High Halloween Events

Mile High Halloween Events

Denver offers a wide selection of Halloween events for people of all ages.

Halloween is another holiday that the city of Denver takes seriously. Beginning in September, many of our local museums and other attractions get a spooky transformation for the haunting season. From spooky to sweet, Mile High Halloween events in 2014 offer something for everyone!

Corn Maze at the Denver Botanic Gardens - September 19th - November 1st
One of the best corn mazes in Colorado is back with a new butterfly design! Denver Botanic Garden’s corn maze is 8-acres and features life-sized animal cutouts for kids to find. When it gets dark in October, the maze transforms into a glow maze with black lights and tall glow sticks. If you’re feeling brave once you complete the glow maze, enter the Dead Zone, the garden’s haunted maze. Other Halloween festivities include hayrides, giant pillow jumping, pony and train rides, and pumpkin picking. 

October Ghost Ride with Ebner Tours - October 11th & 18th
Join Ebner Tours on their October Ghost Ride through Cheeseman Park and Capitol Hill. After exploring these locations, a motor coach will take you to Anderson Farms for their corn maze and pumpkin patch. Sit around a fire and enjoy traditional campfire snacks, visit the petting zoo, and go on the Terror of the Corn haunted hayride if you dare.  

Denver Zombie Crawl at Skyline Park - October 18th
Be a human or a “walker” at Guiness World Records’ World Record Zombie Crawl! The crawl features several fun activities including the Organ Trail, which is a zombie scavenger hunt in Downtown Denver, the Zombie Crawl Parade, Thriller dance, and and the Denver Zombie Prom and Sub.Mission Stay Alive official Zombie Crawl after party.  

Boo at the Zoo & After Dark at Denver Zoo - October 24th - 26th
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Boo at the Zoo! During the day or night, visit 25 trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo in your costume. Families will enjoy animal demonstrations and entertainment under the zoo’s canopy. 

The haunting season is the perfect time to visit the Renaissance Denver Hotel. Our location near Downtown Denver is conveniently located near the city’s best Halloween attractions. Enjoy beautiful views of fall foliage and the Rocky Mountains from our guest room balconies. 

Visit Denver this fall for Mile High Halloween events!

09/16/2014

Attend a Colorado Avalanche Game and Stay Out of the Penalty Box!

NHL team the Colorado Avalanche is ready to face opponents at home during the 2014-2015 hockey season.

Football isn’t the only sport making its seasonal return. The ice at Pepsi Center is frozen and ready to welcome teams from all over the continent. Denver’s very own NHL team the Colorado Avalanche is lacing up their skates for home games during the 2014-2015 season!

Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche Schedule
October 9th, 2014 - April 11th, 2015
Preseason: September 22nd - October 4th, 2014
Pepsi Center - Denver, CO 

Like last year, the Colorado Avalanche will play as part of the Western Conference in the Central Division. The AVs are actually the only team in their division to be a part of the Mountain Time Zone. It will be another busy season, as the team will face each team in the NHL on the road and at home. The regular season kicks off with an away game on October 9th against the Minnesota Wild and concludes with a home game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Their first game of the season at the Pepsi Center is on the 11th against the Wild. 

If you’ll be frequenting the Mile High City for Avalanche home games, make the Renaissance Denver Hotel your home away from home! Our hotel is located 15 minutes away from Pepsi Center and offers all the amenities you need for the perfect experience. When the team is away, catch the action on our HDTVs in our Elevate Lounge and snack on appetizers and enjoy a pint of one of our local ales.

Pick your games and reserve your stays for Colorado Avalanche games!

09/09/2014

Hold Onto Your Seat at the Mile High Horror Film Festival

One of the best horror/sci-fi film festivals in the country is held in the Mile High City!

Are you a fan of scary movies? You won’t want to miss this event, featuring a large variety of feature and short films from around the world. Get ready to scream and enjoy four days of movie thrilling fun at the Mile High Horror Film Festival! 

Last year, this Mile High festival was rated as one of the top five coolest horror/sci-fi film festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine. Celebrities who are legends in the genre along with fans will be present, giving fans an opportunity to meet some of their favorite stars. Most of the movies will be shown at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, although a few events will take place in other locations. At the end of the event, audience members will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite flicks for the awards program. 

Mile High Horror Film FestivalMile High Horror Film Festival
October 9th - 12th, 2014
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 

Will you be flying into Denver for the film festival? Join us at the Renaissance Denver Hotel! Our complimentary airport shuttle will pick you up and transport you to the hotel. After a thrilling theater experience, head back to the hotel and treat yourself to dinner at our Vivace! Ristorante. Enjoy even more movies from the comfort of your room; our accommodations are equipped with flat-screen TVs with premium movie channels.

Book your stay for the Mile High Horror Film Festival!

09/02/2014

Raise Your Glass at Station 26 Brewing

There’s no doubt about it - Denver’s one of the best beer cities in the states. In December, a new brewery opened in one of the Mile High City’s former fire houses. From smoked beers, to fresh IPAs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to fill your glass at Station 26 Brewing! 

Station 26 BrewingStation 26 Brewing Co.
7045 E 38th Ave.
Denver, Colorado
Monday - Thursday: 2 PM - 10 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1 PM - 11 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 9 PM 

Each week, the brewery has a large selection of ales on tap that are waiting to be tasted! Sit in the tasting room or relax on the patio on a nice day and enjoy a pint. Local food trucks often stop by each day and bands can be found playing on the weekends. You can also bring your own snacks to compliment your tasters. All in all, Station 26 Brewing is a great, casual place to unwind and enjoy the tastes of Denver. 

The Renaissance Denver Hotel is only a four minute walk to Station 26 Brewing. Take one of our starters or entrees to go from our Elevate Lounge to enjoy at the brewery. After an afternoon or evening sampling Station 26’s brews, settle into one of our spacious guest rooms with a view of the mountains or continue the fun at one of our R-Life events.

Visit Station 26 Brewing on your next trip to Denver!

08/26/2014

It’s Time to Break Out the Stein for the Denver Oktoberfest!

Get ready for six days of German cultural events (and a few Denver has created as well). Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and hoist your stein for the Denver Oktoberfest!  

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the festival rated as “the best Oktoberfest in the USA” by Maxim and USA Today. Whether you’re German or not, participate in traditions such as stein hoisting and indulge in quality bier, bratwursts, pretzels, and more. If you’re feeling competitive, enter the costume and eating contests, or bring your full or half-breed Dachshund for the Long Dog Derby. Make sure your dancing shoes are on; polka and other musical groups will be playing from morning to night each day of the festival. Last year’s event attracted over 350,000 people! 

Denver OktoberfestDenver Oktoberfest
September 19th - 21st,
26th - 28th
20th and Larimer Streets 

Continue the fun after the festival at the Renaissance Denver Hotel! If you’ll be bringing your Dachshund for the event, both you and your pup will rest peacefully in our pet-friendly guest rooms with special pet amenities available. Both of our eateries offer some of the best brews Denver and the surrounding area have to offer.

We hope to see you for the Denver Oktoberfest!