WITH HOTEL CLIO, CHERRY CREEK ADDS TO ITS LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL PORTFOLIO.
Hotel Clio’s entry lounge was crafted by Wilson Ishihara Design. PHOTO COURTESY OF HOTEL CLIO
BORROWING FROM THE JAPANESE TRADITION of oshibori, guests at the Hotel Clio (hotelcliocherrycreek.com) are greeted with hot scented towels and a refreshing cocktail during the sit-down check-in experience. It’s step one in an overnight experience the new hotel hopes will leave guests feeling connected and inspired. The swanky lobby by Wilson Ishihara Design at Hotel Clio—which is named after the Greek muse of history—recalls the Mile High City’s past. Streams of gold flow through the marble floor in a nod to the 1800s Gold Rush and the confluence of the Cherry Creek and South Platte rivers, where Denver began. Custom brass table fixtures mimic gold miner lamps, while the cerused oak accents and green and pink hues evoke the great outdoors and the city’s unmatched sunsets.
The 199 guest rooms and mountain-view suites, by Beleco Design, are outfitted with Lavazza coffee machines, automatic blinds and Molton Brown toiletries. For active visitors, the 24/7 fitness room has Peloton bikes and Hydrow rowing machines. Toro (torodenver.com), the on-site contemporary restaurant, is a place to see and be seen. Guests can indulge in executive chef Oscar Padilla’s pan-Latin cuisine at the ceviche bar, on the twinkle-lit patio or in the lobby lounge during weekly “epicurean moments,” from guacamole tastings to tequila flights.
Hotel Clio is Marriott Bonvoy’s 19th Luxury Collection property in the U.S. (and the second in Colorado, after The Hythe in Vail). The hotel debuted in March after undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it from the JW Marriott Cherry Creek. “It’s a luxury hotel experience,” says marketing manager Mason Mills, “but also a place that feels like home.”