My second visit to Denver was for a conference held at the Grand Hyatt Denver, not to be confused with the Hyatt Regency Denver – which my SuperShuttle driver did. Not to worry though if this detour happens to you, the hotels are only two blocks from each other. And to make things even more interesting, the Grand Hyatt Denver is formerly the Hyatt Regency Denver.
Within about a three to four block radius, you will find every major hotel represented. Why? You are that close to the Colorado State Capitol building, the Colorado Convention Center and the University of Colorado at Denver.
The Grand Hyatt is two blocks from the Denver Pavilions entertainment complex and 16th Street Mall. These both have lots of shops, restaurants and movie theaters. Since I was in town strictly for the conference, I got to know the insides of the Grand Hyatt quite well. Here are my highlights:
- Two Double Beds were nice. I used one as a workstation and the room still felt large. They were Grand Beds™ featuring ultra-plush pillows.
- Wi-Fi access for my Mac didn’t work. I had to use their wired dataport at my desk.
- Walk-in closest fit my clothes & suitcase easily. I loved the full length mirrors on both the inside of the door and outside on the wall.
- Room service offers a decadent molten chocolate cake with strawberries.
- My room had a decent city view and the church bells on Sunday were a nice touch for my departure.
I didn’t make it to their gym but I heard good things about it from other conference goers. The hotel’s elevators operate using your room key. The staff was nice especially the maid service. Next to the concierge desk is a kiosk for airline check-in and printing your boarding pass. SuperShuttle stops by the hotel every 15 minutes for Denver International Airport.
Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
Photos by Sharon Castellanos