The Legacy Behind Our Denver Luxury Hotel
Open every day since 1892, The Brown Palace has become one of the most respected and beloved Denver luxury hotels. But just because the hotel has been around for more than a century doesn't mean it doesn't offer the modern luxuries today's traveler has come to expect. Explore The Brown Palace history for a peek into our past, and then come experience the living legend, offering a new level of luxury in the iconic city center.
In the late 1800s, Henry Cordes Brown, a carpenter-turned-real-estate entrepreneur from Ohio, purchased several acres of land, including a triangular plot at the corners of Broadway, Tremont and 17th Street. Having made a fortune selling off his land on Capitol Hill, no expense was spared for his "Palace Hotel." Architect Frank E. Edbrooke was hired for its design in the Italian Renaissance style.
After an expenditure of $1.6 million - a remarkable sum for the time - and another $400,000 for furniture, The Brown Palace Hotel opened on August 12, 1892. It had 400 guest rooms that rented for between $3 and $5 a night.
Come experience the distinct character of The Brown Palace today.