The Oxford Hotel, a historic property in the heart of Denver’s LoDo district, completed a major renovation. The refresh included updating the hotel’s lobby and 80 guest rooms with a lighter and brighter overall design, featuring fresh white and gray tones complimented by pops of vibrant blue and rich emerald green.
The original antique pieces in the guest rooms have been mixed with contemporary, comfortable pieces, along with new drapes, comfortable bedding and light fixtures.
The Oxford’s 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space were revamped with new carpet, lighting, wall coverings, furniture and more. The Oxford offers three ballroom spaces including the Grand Ballroom and Oxford Theater, which are both housed in a restored carriage house next to the hotel and have capacities of up to 240 people. The Sage Room, which has large windows overlooking 17th Street and can host up to 100 people for a cocktail reception.
Originally opened in 1891, the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its collection of classic Western art has been revived and re-hung with new frames selected by Denver’s NINE dot ARTS.
The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon, which includes a full service day spa, hair salon and fitness center, upgraded its locker rooms and treatment rooms as part of the renovation. The Club offers an array of fitness equipment for resistance training and cardiovascular health, as well as a studio for Pilates, Yoga and additional group classes.
Last fall, modern steakhouse Urban Farmer by Co-Founder of Sage Restaurant Group Peter Karpinski, opened adjacent to the hotel. Helmed by Executive Chef Chris Starkus, Urban Farmer’s seasonally-driven menu highlights nose-to-tail cuts of naturally-raised meat, including a communal charcuterie station.
The Urban Farmer beverage program complements the whole-farm fare by highlighting early-American cocktails made with Colorado spirits, alongside local Denver craft beers and a curated wine list.
The Oxford Hotel is also home to Denver’s quintessential Art Deco martini bar, the Cruise Room. Modeled after a bar in the Queen Mary, the Cruise Room was the first Denver bar to open after Prohibition was repealed in 1933.