Victorian Etc. ~ Vol III, Issue #1 ~ Jan 2012
The Brown Palace Hotel

"To serve. To indulge. To amaze."

Editor's Note: My theory, life's too short to stay in cheap hotels! Au contraire, what the soul longs for is diametrically opposed...elegance...and nothing says "elegant" like the Brown.

Opened in 1892 at a cost of $2 million, Henry C. Brown gambled on the old real estate adage, "location, location, location". At Seventeenth Street, Broadway, and Tremont Place in the heart of downtown Denver, the Brown has served as a home away from home to the likes of presidents, celebrities, and even princesses.

In the early days, the four hundred guest rooms were divided evenly by price: one hundred at $3 a night, one hundred at $4 a night, one hundred at $4.50 a night, and the top of the line hundred at $5 a night. Boasting its claim as one of the first fire-proof hotels in America, each guest room came complete with fireplace and coal.
Grab an umbrella, it's raining luxury...

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