Stage Door

THE STAGE DOOR:  The stage door was traditionally the spot for all reporters to loiter, hoping for a scoop on the show or its stars.   It is our pleasure to feature a production of our choice each month at our Stage Door, highlighting the special merits of a chosen performance.  This month’s winner is Great Wall Story .   Based on a true event, a la War of the Worlds, this play is sure to entertain!

 

On a slow news day in 1899, three Denver reporters decide to dream up a hoax. Their story: the Great Wall of China is being torn down to open up trade with the West. The reporters go so far as to check fictitious engineers into a local hotel, who purportedly were off to the Far East to secure a contract for the job. The hoax sells newspapers in Denver but threatens to get out of hand when it spreads to Chicago and New York City, where Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World decides to investigate. He sends his copy assistant Harriet Sparrow,  originally of Denver, to investigate this sensational story.  As the ensuing repercussions unfold, one of the reporters must face losing the trust of his son if the truth comes out. This snappy, stylish period piece based on actual events is truly a home-town story! 

Performances of Great Wall Story are in the Ricketson Theater at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.  Due to occasional strong language, it is recommended for middle school students and up.  For information on ticket availability, please feel free to contact Hotel Teatro’s concierge at 303-228-1112.

Written by: Carolyn Bartels

NEW “UPSTAGE” MEETING SPACE

HOTEL TEATRO, DENVER’S LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL,

 INTRODUCES NEW “UPSTAGE” MEETING SPACE

 

DENVER, Colo. – March 12, 2012 – Hotel Teatro, Denver’s luxury boutique hotel will add a new meeting space to its collection April 1, 2012.

 

Currently under renovation, Hotel Teatro’s former “Apartment Suite” will become the state-of-the-art Upstage meeting space, joining the Hotel’s other theatrically-titled Stage Left, Stage Right and Center Stage spaces. The intimate room will provide approximately 800 sq. ft. of usable meeting space, accommodating groups of 40-60 people, depending on format. The décor will be in line with the rest of the hotel, imparting a modern, contemporary look highlighted with black and white photographs featuring past Denver Center Theatre Company productions, playing on the hotel’s name, which means “theater” in Italian. New technology will include a state-of-the-art LCD projector and a built-in drop down screen that will be mounted to the ceiling. The room also features its own private bathroom and kitchenette.

 

A wide variety of additional meeting venues are also available at Hotel Teatro, accommodating groups from 1-100.

  • For intimate gatherings, Hotel Teatro offers the 800 sq. ft. Chancellors’ Suite, featuring a marble-trimmed fireplace, sophisticated design and custom furniture. It comfortably accommodates up to 50 guests for receptions, executive retreats of up to 20, or a formal board meeting for 12. 
  • The recently-renovated Kevin Taylor Mezzanine, the Hotel’s latest offering for groups, is perfect for gatherings of up to 35, and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
  • For a unique gathering or reception, Kevin Taylor’s Wine Cellar, featuring vaulted ceilings and more than 800 wines featured on its namesake restaurant’s wine list, accommodates groups of up to 40.
  • Center Stage, located on the hotel’s concourse level, is ideal for groups up to 60. Newly renovated, the space features high ceilings, unique artwork and is located directly across from Hotel Teatro’s beautiful wine cellar, an ideal location for meals. Additionally, Center Stage can be divided into two breakout rooms, Stage Right and Stage Left.
  • For larger groups, The Terrace is ideal for private meetings, receptions and more. This room comfortably accommodates up to 120 people. It features state-of-the-art technology, vaulted ceilings, 14-ft. windows and a striking courtyard view.
  • For large groups looking for a stunning banquet space, Kevin Taylor at the Opera House includes 6,500 sq. ft. of flexible space including hardwood floors, modern décor, built in stage and beautiful lighting.
  • And, lastly, introduced last summer and boasting 8,100 sq. ft., is The Loft, located adjacent to the hotel and true to its name features exposed brick walls, arched windows, and hardwood floors imparting a penthouse-in-the-city feel. 

No matter the space, the hotel offers a 24-hour business center, catering services, and state-of-the-art AV equipment. Additionally, a professional conference planner is available to assist with any and all needs.

 

The Guest Experience

Ideally located across from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and three blocks from the Colorado Convention Center, Hotel Teatro is the perfect setting for a Denver stay. The Downtown Business District, Larimer Square, the lower downtown or “LoDo” historic district, Coors Field, the Pepsi Center and Invesco Field are within walking distance. Denver International Airport is just 25 miles away, and the majestic Rocky Mountains beckon from the horizon, with spectacular mountain views from many guestrooms.

 

Each of the hotel’s 109 sophistically-appointed guestrooms and suites features custom-designed furniture; Simmons Beautyrest Beverly HillsTM Black EditionTM mattresses featuring cashmere blend pillow-tops and memory foam; custom Egyptian cotton bedding; 32-inch high definition LCD plasma screen televisions and iHome docking stations; and complimentary Wi-Fi, daily newspaper, in-room Fiji water, coffee and tea. The hotel is pet-friendly, and offers numerous special amenities to guests, including a unique bath turndown service, as well as an on-site fitness center, and in-room yoga and guided running programs.

 

Dining options at Hotel Teatro include two newly-renovated restaurants operated by celebrated Denver chef Kevin Taylor. For refined French-American cuisine, the eponymous Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Denver’s only four-star, four diamond restaurant, offers exquisite fare in a striking setting. For a more casual setting, Hotel Teatro also offers Prima Ristorante, featuring modern Italian Cuisine and a contemporary bar, perfect for gathering with friends. Both Restaurant Kevin Taylor and Prima offer seasonal menus and extensive wine lists, and 24-hour in-room dining is also available.

 

Hotel Teatro is consistently recognized as one of the premier hotels in the country and the world by leading travel authorities and publications. Among its many accolades, Hotel Teatro is a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award, was ranked one of the “Top 50 Large City Hotels in the U.S” in 2009 and 2011 and “Top 500 Hotels in the World” in 2010 and 2011 by Travel + Leisure. Hotel Teatro was also the highest rated Denver hotel by Zagat’s Survey of Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas in 2009 and was ranked among the top ten hotels in the world on Expedia’s 2011 Insiders’ Select™ list.

 

About Hotel Teatro

Located in downtown Denver, across from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver’s luxury boutique hotel features 109 exquisite guest rooms and suites, ideal for luxurious weekend getaways or business travel. The hotel’s meticulously-restored historic façade and unique architectural and design elements found throughout the property provide guests with the enchantment of a highly-original and historic property, while elegantly-appointed rooms and uncompromising service provide the everyday comforts of a modern hotel. Unique costumes and photographs from past theatrical productions of the Denver Center Theatre Company decorate the hotel lobby, parlor and guest rooms; and amenities focused on everything from relaxation to wellbeing and pet pampering await guests’ arrivals. Award-winning chef and restaurateur Kevin Taylor operates two fine dining restaurants in Hotel Teatro; PRIMA, a light, heart-healthy Italian restaurant, and Restaurant Kevin Taylor, serving contemporary American cuisine and Denver’s only four-star, four-diamond restaurant. For further information, visit www.hotelteatro.com, or call (888) 727-1200.

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Upcoming Denver Events February 2012

Live Music/Performance 

Fillmore Auditorium

Feb. 4                        Lotus

Feb. 10-12               Widespread Panic

Feb. 27                     Korn

Feb. 29                     Megadeath

1st Bank Center

Feb. 8-12                 Cirque du Soleil/Dralion

Feb. 16-18               Phil Lesh

Feb. 2                        Big Time Rush & JoJo

Ogden Theater

Feb. 4                       David Grisman Bluegrass Experience

Feb. 10                     Mat Kearney

Feb. 16-17              Excision

Feb. 18                    Young the Giant

Feb. 24                    T-Pain

Feb. 25                    SOJA

Paramount Theatre

Feb. 18                   Kingston Trio

Feb. 25                   Urban Method & FACE from The Sing Off

Feb. 29                   Michael Pollan Lecture

Buell Theater

Feb. 10                   Lenny Kravitz

Feb. 17-19             Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance

Ellie Caulkin Opera House

Feb. 13                   Victoria Reggie Kennedy Unique Lives Lecture

Feb. 11-19             Opera Colorado’s Marriage of Figaro

Feb. 24-March 3 Colorado Ballet’s Peter Pan

Wells Fargo Theater

Feb. 3-4                 Disney’s Phineas and Ferb on Tour

Feb. 25                   Brian Regan

Colorado Avalanche at The Pepsi Center

February 2     v. Wild                             7 pm

February 4     v. Canucks                    1pm

February 7     v. Blackhawks                 7 pm

February 10   v. Hurricanes                 7 pm

February 22   v. Kings                           7 pm

February 27   v. Ducks                          7 pm       

 Denver Nuggets At The Pepsi Center

 February 3 v. Lakers 8:30 pm

February 6 v. Rockets 7:00 pm

February 8 v. Mavericks 7:00 pm

February 9 v. Warriors 7:00 pm

February 14 v. Suns 7:00 pm

February 20 v. Timberwolves 7:00 pm

February 23 v. Spurs 7:00 pm

February 29 v. Trailblazers 7:00 pm

Please contact Hotel Teatro’s concierge for premium seating: 303.228.1112.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Cupid!

It’s almost that time of year once again when romance fills the air and, if you forget this day, you will be reminded of your faux pas until it rolls around again 365 days from February 14th.

Here to keep you out of the dog house and, in fact, at the top of the A List is Hotel Teatro’s Valentine’s Day Package.  Upon arriving at in your beautifully appointed guest room, you will find a bottle of Veuve Clicquot on ice with commemorative champagne flutes.  Chocolate covered strawberries will be the perfect accompaniment to a Valentine’s Day toast.  A rose petal turndown may be put in place at your preferred time, available 24 hours a day.  Upon waking, you may use your $40 breakfast voucher for dining in room or at Prima, Kevin Taylor’s more casual dining venue just downstairs to the left of our front desk. Not to rush your romantic visit, check out is extended until 1 pm.

Hotel Teatro’s Valentine’s Day Package is available February 10th through February 19th.  Rates are based upon availability and room type.  To book your Valentine’s Day Package with us today, please give us a call at 303.228.100 or click here.

Fun Fact:

Q: Who was Cupid’s mother?

A: Venus, Goddess of Love & Beauty

 

Upcoming Denver Events January 2012

The Colorado Symphony Presents:

January 13—15 Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; Shostakovich and Ravel; Karen Gomyo on violin returning for a command performance.

January 20 Resident Conductor Scott O’Neil reads translations of Letters from Mozart he wrote to friends and family while giving a musical tour of Mozart’s career. 

January 21 Country Western music icons Riders in the Sky pay homage to this year’s Western Stock Show, with the Colorado Symphony.

January 22 Classical Kids LIVE present the story of Mozart’s son, Karl, and his quest to know his father better; featuring music fromThe Magic Flute.

January 28-29 Saint-Saen’s Organ Symphony as well as Rossini and Obethur; Mei-Ann Chen is at the podium as guest conductor, with Courtney Hershey Bress on harp.

Colorado Avalanche at The Pepsi Center

January 10               v. Predators      7:00 pm  

January 18               v. Panthers       7:30 pm

January 24                 v. Wild             7:00 pm

Denver Nuggets At The Pepsi Center

Jan. 9 v. Hornets  7:00 pm

Jan. 11 v. Nets 7:00 pm                   

Jan. 13 v. Heat 7:00 pm

Jan. 15  v. Jets 6:00 pm                   

Jan. 27 v. Raptors 7:00 pm

Jan. 29 v. Clippers 6:00 pm

Live Music/Performance

Fillmore Auditorium

January 13-14    STS9

January 19         Wilco

January 26         Dim Mak

January 28         The Descendents

Ogden Theater

January 15         Fitz&The Tantrums

January 21         Big Gigantic

January 27        The Jayhawks

January 28         Rev. Horton Heat

Pepsi Center

January 21            Brad Paisley with The Band Perry & Scott McCreery

Boulder Theater

January 15 Leftover Salmon

January 21 Ziggy Marley

January 26 Lady Smith Black Mambazo

January 27 Leo Kottke

Comedy Works

January 11 HippieMan’s Plan for America

January 26-28 Owen Benjamin

Dazzle Jazz Club

January 20 Brad Goode Quartet with Hubert Laws

 

Contact our Concierge for tickets to any of these events or shows.  303.228.1112 or concierge@hotelteatro.com

 

HOTEL TEATRO NAMED ONE OF 500 BEST HOTELS WORLDWIDE 2012

HOTEL TEATRO NAMED ONE OF 500 BEST HOTELS WORLDWIDE BY

TRAVEL + LEISURE READERS

Hotel Teatro Ranked 4th Best Hotel in Colorado and One of Only Eight Hotels in the State Included in Annual List Published in Magazine’s January 2012 Issue

 

Denver, Colo.  (December 15, 2011) Today, Travel + Leisure magazine awarded Hotel Teatro, Denver’s premier luxury boutique hotel, the designation as one of the “Top 500 Hotels in the World,” in its annual T + L 500 list. Ranked the sixth best hotel in Colorado in the T+L 500 for 2011, Hotel Teatro was ranked the fourth best hotel in the state for 2012. The T+L 500, featured in Travel + Leisure’s Jan. 2012 issue, showcases the top hotels across the globe, as voted on by Travel + Leisure readers. Hotel

“Our selection by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the top hotels in the world is truly an honor,” said Jim Turner, general manager of Hotel Teatro. “We consistently strive to provide our guests with an exceptional experience and personalized service, and an award such as this, in which our guests are the decision makers, reinforces that we’re succeeding in that goal.”

Hotel Teatro is consistently recognized as one of the premier hotels in the country and the world by leading travel authorities and publications. Among its many accolades, Hotel Teatro is a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award, was ranked one of the “Top 50 Large City Hotels in the U.S” in 2009 and 2011 and “Top 500 Hotels in the World” in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Travel + Leisure, was the highest rated Denver hotel by Zagat’s Survey of Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas in 2009 and was ranked among the top ten hotels in the world on Expedia’s 2011 Insiders’ Select™ list.

 

About Hotel Teatro

Located in downtown Denver, across from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver’s luxury boutique hotel offers 110 exquisite guest rooms and suites, ideal for the business traveler or luxurious weekend getaways. While the hotel’s meticulously-restored historic façade imparts the grandeur of a distant day, its interior offers modern-day luxury and uncompromising service. Unique costumes and photographs from past theatrical productions of the Denver Center Theatre Company decorate the hotel lobby, parlor and guest rooms. Award-winning chef/restaurateur Kevin Taylor operates two fine dining restaurants in Hotel Teatro; PRIMA, a light, heart-healthy Italian restaurant, and Restaurant Kevin Taylor, serving contemporary American cuisine and Denver’s only four-star, four-diamond restaurant. For further information, please visit www.hotelteatro.com, or call (888) 727-1200.

 

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Media Contact:                                 BrieAnn Fast

brieann@bpublicrelations.net

B Public Relations

(303) 819-8836

Jordan Blakesley

Jordan@bpublicrelations.net

B Public Relations

(307) 272-8610

Holiday Greetings from Jim Turner – Hotel Teatro General Manager

What a wonderful time of the year to experience the excitement, the decorations, the lights, the events and everything else Downtown Denver has to offer!  The holiday season list of possibilities is endless and it’s hard to know where to begin!  The annual Parade of Lights through downtown on December 2 and 3 really helps get everyone in the spirit.  You might want to stop by the Denver Christkindl Market in Skyline Park, featuring European vendors, food and entertainment daily through December 23 – it’s an easy two block walk from Hotel Teatro on Arapahoe to the 16th Street Mall.

     It is hard to imagine going through the holidays without taking in a performance of The Nutcracker!   The Colorado Ballet’s annual rendition of this classic is on stage now through December 24 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, right next door in the Denver Center for Performing Arts.  Another perennial seasonal favorite is Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”, currently playing at The Stage Theatre, also in the Denver Center for Performing Arts.  If your tastes run a bit more towards the non-traditional, you may want to check out “Balls! A Holiday Spectacular”, billed as a “rollicking variety show with flashy guest stars, audience sock puppet sing-alongs, spontaneous Haikus and worthless prizes.”  Shows are on December 12 and 19 at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, also just a two block walk over to Arapahoe and 16th, with proceeds benefitting Project Angel Heart.

     Whatever your holiday fancy, the place to begin, and end, each day is Hotel Teatro.   What a perfect location to easily access all of these festivities and so much more. 

All of us at Hotel Teatro wish you and yours the very best this enchanted time of year has to offer, and a healthy and happy 2012!

December Events and New Packages

Live While You’re Alive in 2012, at Hotel Teatro

If the Mayans are correct, 2012 might be our last chance to live life to its full potential. Enjoy a few expensive worldly delights while there’s still time, because you can’t take it with you when you go! Hotel Teatro’s 2012 package includes one night in Hotel Teatro’s Chancellor’s Suite, stocked with Dom Perignon and caviar; a private butler; a six-course tasting menu for two in Restaurant Kevin Taylor, with wine pairings; an in-room massages for two; a one hour private helicopter ride over Denver, with limo service to and from the hotel; and a $25,000 Oster Jewelers Cherry Creek shopping spree with personal shopper.

 

And if you make it… join us for a complimentary night in 2013, and enjoy a Deluxe Corner King room and a celebratory bottle of Dom Perignon!

 

Starting at $35,000. Package is available January 1-December 21, 2012 only, based on availability. To book, visit www.hotelteatro.com, or call 303.228.1100. Good luck!

 

December Events:

LIVE MUSIC/PERFORMANCE TOURS

December 6 Rise Against at The 1st Bank Center

December 9 Amos Lee w/ Brett Dennen at The Buell Theater

December 8-11 Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 at The Pepsi Center

December 9-10 Russian Ballet’s Nutcracker at The Paramount Theatre

December 10-11 Mannhein Steamroller at The Buell Theater

December 11 Guns N’ Roses at 1st Bank Center                

December 11 B-52’s at The Ogden Theater

December 16 War/Tower of Power at The Ogden Theater

December 23 Roger Clyne & Peacemakers at The Ogden Theater

December 26 Trans-Siberian Orchestra at The Pepsi Center

December 29-31 Railroad Earth at The Ogden Theater

December 29-31 WEEN at The Fillmore Theater

December 30-31 Pretty Lights at 1st Bank Center

THE COLORADO SYMPHONY AT BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL

December 9-11            Colorado Christmas; mood lighting, favorite carols and special guests from the North Pole enhance this annual celebration featuring the CSO, CSO Chorus and Children’s Chorale.

December 16-17          Too Hot To Handel; the annual gospel performance of Handel’s Messiah pays homage to this  musical masterpiece.  It raises the rafters and your spirits.  Singing along is encouraged!

December 12               Celtic Women have become a tour de force of popularity.  From stages around the world, they arrive at Boettcher Concert Hall for their first ever symphonic performance where they will sing Christmas favorites in true Irish form.  Sold out on line, please contact the concierge for possible seating options.

December 31               A Night In Vienna; this concert is a festive way to ring in the new year as it features polkas, waltzes and marches from the romantic city of Vienna. The performance is at 6:30 pm, allow- ing time for enjoying holiday lights in downtown Denver and the fireworks later in the evening. 

THEATER

West Side Story December 13—Jan. 1 at The Buell Theater

For Girls Only December 1—31 at The Galleria Theater    

Adventures of Tom Sawyer December 1—18 at The Space Theater

A Christmas Carol December 1—24 at The Stage Theater

Collapse December 1—10 at The Curious Theater *** Th.-Sun. Only

Kafka on Ice December 2—17 at Buntport Theater

 

DENVER BRONCOS AT SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD AT MILE HIGH

December 11               v. Chicago Bears 2:05 pm

December 18               v. New England Patriots 2:15 pm

 

COLORADO AVALANCHE AT THE PEPSI CENTER

Dec. 4        v. Red Wing 6:00 pm                    Dec. 13       v. Sharks         7:00 pm

Dec. 17       v. Capitals   7:00 pm                     Dec. 19       v. Flyers         7:00 pm

Dec. 21       v. Blues        7:30 pm                    Dec. 23       v. Lightning   7:00 pm

Dec. 27       v. Jets           7:00 pm                    Dec. 29       v. Coyotes      7:00 pm

 

Concert Spotlight: Tedeschi Trucks Band

On November 18, The Fillmore Theater presents the coolest new combination of funk and rock to take the stage in decades.  The Tedeschi Trucks Band features blues and soul songstress Susan Tedeschi and her husband, Derek Trucks, formerly of the Allman Brothers Band.  After taking a hiatus from their respective bands, it dawned on this dynamic duo that a collaboration of their music and the addition of their former band mates could result in something spectacular.  And it has!

Revelator, the debut record for this 11 member music machine is breaking down barriers all over the country as to what is rock, what is funk, what is soul and why do we care so long as it is mind-blowing?  On March 7 of this year, the band formally became the Tedeschi Trucks Band and began performing at such highly regarded festivals as Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, The Savannah Music Festival and the Fuji Rock Festival.  Deferring to each others talents, The Tedeschi Trucks Band features songs by both and team song writing.  Revelator was rated 4 out of 5 stars by Rolling Stone Magazine, referring to it as a “masterpiece.”

Please see the concierge for ticket details.

Hotel Teatro’s Carolyn Bartels, Concierge, Named A 2011 “Employee Of The Year” By The Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

Bartels One of Only 28 Individuals Recognized With This Designation, Across Multiple Categories, From More Than 170 Nominees

 

Denver, Colo.  (November 11, 2011) Hotel Teatro is pleased to announce that Carolyn Bartels, concierge, was named “2011 Employee of the Year” in the Front of House category, by the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA) in its annual Stars of the Industry Employee Awards.

The Stars of the Industry Employee Awards Program recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry each year, and honors lodging employees and properties that best symbolize quality service. The program is offered through the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) as well as through partner state associations, such as the CHLA, to honor the best and brightest stars both at the national and local level. State winners are announced each year at the CHLA fall annual conference; winners are then considered for further national recognition at the AHLA Summer Conference. There were 171 total nominations this year, and 28 winners throughout the CHLA’s various categories of recognition.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Carolyn,” said Jim Turner, general manager of Hotel Teatro. “She strives each day to make every Hotel Teatro guests’ stay memorable, and we can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award.”

“I’m honored just to have been nominated,” said Bartels. “I love every aspect of my job, and am humbled to have been selected as an “Employee of the Year.”

 

About Hotel Teatro

Located in downtown Denver, across from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver’s luxury boutique hotel offers 110 exquisite guest rooms and suites, ideal for the business traveler or luxurious weekend getaways. While the hotel’s meticulously-restored historic façade imparts the grandeur of a distant day, its interior offers modern-day luxury and uncompromising service. Unique costumes and photographs from past theatrical productions of the Denver Center Theatre Company decorate the hotel lobby, parlor and guest rooms. Award-winning chef/restaurateur Kevin Taylor operates two fine dining restaurants in Hotel Teatro; PRIMA, a light, heart-healthy Italian restaurant, and Restaurant Kevin Taylor, serving contemporary American cuisine and Denver’s only four-star, four-diamond restaurant. For further information, please visit www.hotelteatro.com, or call (888) 727-1200.

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Media Contact:                                 Jordan Blakesley

Jordan@bpublicrelations.net

B Public Relations

(307) 272-8610

 

BrieAnn Fast

brieann@bpublicrelations.net

B Public Relations

(303) 819-8836

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