Photo Source: The Oxford Hotel, Denver
The Oxford Hotel in Denver, Colorado is Denver’s oldest grand hotel and was originally constructed in 1891. Colorado’s leading architect, Frank E. Edbrooke, designed this five-story brick structure the year before he designed the BrownPalace, thus making The Oxford Hotel truly the oldest historic hotel in downtown Denver. The hotel also maintains a compelling collection of western art dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, some of it acquired from the artists themselves as settlement for room fees. Boasting talent from well known to nearly anonymous – including George Vander Sluis, Charles Ragland Bunnell, and Denver resident Charles Partridge Adams – the hotel’s collection has been compiled to suit the western essence of The Oxford itself. This boutique Denver hotel has played a key role in the city’s colorful past since its construction and today distinguishes itself by cleverly combining the opulence of the past with the modern comfort and convenience of the present.