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Staycation: Le Méridien

The newest hotel to open downtown boasts three dining destinations: Corrine, 54thirty, and The Lobbyist

Rediscover the beauty of Denver at the city’s newest boutique hotel, Le Mériden {1475 California, Denver; 303.893.1888}. The 17th hotel from the Starwood Hotels brand, the European-inspired hotel offers 272 rooms situated in the heart of the downtown Denver scene, surrounded by the Colorado Convention Center, Denver Art Museum, and Clyfford Still Museum. Speaking of cultural experiences, Le Méridien has partnered with local centers and artisans offering complimentary experiences from Laws Whiskey House, Infinite Monkey Theorem, and Renegade Brewing Company. Need a little nourishment after a day of exploring? The hotel houses three different dining/bar concepts, which is sure to please both guests and locals alike.

The Lobbyist

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Photo courtesy of The Lobbyist

Whether you need a jolt of coffee to start your day or a cocktail to ease into the midnight hours, The Lobbyist has your covered. Replacing the tired lobby concept, The Lobbyist presents a chic bar outfitted with a rotating wall of spirits, offering sparkling champagne and eclairs for indulging. During the day, the bar morphs into a morning cafe serving up delicious Illy coffee.

Corrine

With the tagline of honest food and drink, Corrine goes beyond a standard hotel restaurant. Touching on the classics, visitors and locals alike can find satisfaction in the comforts of American cuisine.

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BLT Deviled Eggs with peppercorn aïoli, strips of lettuce, chunks of tomato, topped with bacon chunks

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You’ll find hearty chunks of lobster in the Lobster Macaroni & Cheese crafted with Monterey jack and white cheddar, topped with toasted breadcrumbs

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A dish suited to satisfy any carnivorous appetite, the Caramelized Pork Shank is topped with ginger-soy glaze served with brussels sprouts and Yukon mashed potatoes

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With a lineup of modern cocktails, Corrine features local spirits and brews all throughout the menu. ‘Fig’uratively Speaking is crafted with rosemary-infused Law’s whiskey, fig syrup, and lemon juice with a full sprig of charred rosemary

54thirty

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Photo courtesy of Le Méridien

Holding the title of Denver’s highest rooftop, 54thirty sets the tone for a swanky night out. Situated on the 20th floor of the hotel, the dual indoor/outdoor rooftop offers breathtaking views of the Denver skyline, including aerial views of the Convention Center, poised against the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Take your fill of elevated cocktails and small plates while you watch the sunset over the city. On chilly nights, guests can wrap-up in a complimentary blanket or find refuge around the many fire pits scattered throughout the venue. This fall, the venue will undergo renovations to completely enclose the space with the hopes to offer rooftop vibes all season long.

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From left to right: Bubbly Bees Knees, Spicy Blood Orange-ancho Chile Margarita, Shots Fired | Photo courtesy of 54thirty

Morgan Carter, Editor