A Stay at Hotel Clio

Hotel Clio makes a stylish statement in the core of Cherry Creek North.

Hotel Clio, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Denver Cherry Creek may be its official name but you only need one word to describe it: Allure. Hotel Clio’s multimillion- dollar renovation is something to see. Located amidst 16 lush blocks in the center of Cherry Creek North and lined with countless boutiques ranging from high-end fashion retailers, art galleries, wellness destinations and five-star dining options—Hotel Clio is where you go to wine, dine and get noticed. After being greeted by the transformed lobby, designed by Wilson Ishihara whose attention to detail is unique to each project, you instantly notice the design craftsmanship. In fact, in my opinion, the overall ethos of the renovated main floor and entrance deserves to be recognized all the way to the details of custom millwork and furniture selections. The newly refreshed suites are also sophisticated with high-quality linens, marble bathrooms and every elevated comfort you can imagine.

Along with its stylish décor and atmosphere, Hotel Clio prides itself on the “little things” like immersing in the quintessential Cherry Creek neighborhood. The hotel’s staff makes every effort to provide an array of curated “epicurean experiences” for guests to enjoy during their stay—such as bringing in spirit specialists for exclusive tequila tastings, culinary tours and meet and greets with celebrity chefs; as well as private offerings such as VIP guided walking tours, gallery visits and the option to purchase your very own tequila locker. Talk about elevated concierge! On the dining front, Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge is located on the first floor and is definitely a culinary hotspot. Thirsty after your tour? “Our Mercado Margarita is by far one of the best margaritas you’ll ever have,” says Shara Dowd, General Manager at Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge. “It’s made with a spicy tequila, passion fruit as the base instead of lime and topped with a hibiscus-rosemary foam to finish it off with a little sweetness—it’s perfect!”

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What To Eat

In partnership with critically acclaimed celebrity chef, Richard Sandoval, Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge specializes in Pan-Latin cuisine with South American, Japanese and Chinese influences. Some of their popular dishes include the Peruvian Ceviche (which is different from Toro’s Amarillo Ceviche in that it’s a little more tart with the lime in the leche de tigre and great textures with the sweet potato and canchas); as well as the Sweet Corn Empanadas, which are filled with sweet corn, manchego cheese and aji pepper all wrapped in a delicious, fried pastry. “I personally love the Lomo Saltado,” adds Dowd. “It’s made a little differently than traditional Lomo Saltado, with a creamy jasmine rice instead of French fries. So good!”

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Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

What To Explore

Zen Massage

If you want to relax, recharge and reset, The NOW Massage is only a short walk away. Located on Saint Paul Street in the heart of the Cherry Creek North District, this upscale spa instantly takes you away from everyday life. From the loud, wave music to the one-on-one attention by their massage experts, you can’t go wrong with any of their assortment of luxury spa treatments.

Retail Therapy

Known as Mile High City’s fashion destination, Cherry Creek Shopping Center is about three and a half miles southeast of downtown Denver and a short walk from Hotel Clio. It sits along East First Avenue and is perfect for an afternoon of retail therapy. The mall houses upscale stores such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, etc.