Celebrate An Iconic Hotel in Denver

125 Years of Excellence

Much has changed in the more than twelve decades since Henry C. Brown’s Palace Hotel debuted on August 12, 1892. Inside and out, transformations both subtle and dramatic have reshaped the hotel and Denver itself many times over. But one constant is indisputable: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa endures as the most iconic hostelry in the city. 

Ohio businessman Henry Cordes Brown arrived in the gold rush settlement of Denver in 1860. The carpenter and real estate speculator shrewdly donated 10-acres in the middle of his homestead property as a site for the new Capitol building. Henry charged a premium for the surrounding lots, suddenly in great demand, and thus built his fortune. Henry C. Brown’s Palace Hotel (as it was originally called) took four years to complete, with a total price tag of $2 million – 125 years ago!

From the beginning, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa attracted royalty, presidents, and celebrities, as well as the business, political and social elite. Its early motto “Where the World Registers” still applies. The layers upon layers of milestones and memories made in the hotel give The Brown its special place in Denver’s history and in Denver’s heart. 

Come and enjoy a stay at this iconic and recently renovated hotel during its 125th Anniversary celebration. We will be having a number of special events - you never know what may happen during your stay! Click here to see all the fun things we have going on for the 125th year.

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