Statecation at the Limelight Hotel in Denver

At the former Hotel Born, the new Limelight Denver is where urban chic meets alpine buzz.

Limelight Hotel Denver is not just a lodging; it’s a narrative. Formerly the Hotel Born, Limelight is the glorious next act by Aspen Hospitality, blending mountain soul with city sophistication. Located adjacent to Union Station, it’s where alpine nuances embrace Denver’s rhythm. Think knotty-pine headboards juxtaposed against contemporary art from 32 local artists, and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the Rockies or Denver’s pulsing heart.

Each room—think alpine-meets-city chic—comes furnished with leather, curated art, and those expansive windows. The suites? Palatial havens, spacious enough for an executive meeting or that pre-wedding huddle. While within, comforts such as Limelight bath amenities, a Lavazza Coffee maker, and a 50-inch smart TV make it hard to leave, the surroundings beckon exploration.

Here, pet companionship isn’t just tolerated—it’s celebrated. Furry friends are met with in-room dog beds and water bowls, ensuring a pampered stay even for the four-legged family member. And for the two-legged ones? In-room spa services, art to mull over, and a state-of-the-art fitness center that not only offers Peloton bikes but also access to the Colorado Athletic Club.

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Still, what makes Limelight not just a place to lay your head, but an experience, is its deep connection to Denver’s fabric. While other hotels may offer a bed, Limelight offers complimentary car services, adventure concierges for personalized city itineraries, and community-rooted philanthropy.

This holiday season, Limelight is not just another Denver hotel; it’s your sophisticated urban perch. It’s where family from out-of-town won’t just visit Denver—they’ll feel it, one luxurious, irreverent moment at a time.

Citizen Rail burger and fries
Photo courtesy of Citizen Rail.

Eat + Drink

No Limelight stay is complete without dining at Citizen Rail. At the helm is chef Christian Graves, where grilling takes center stage. This restaurant is not just about food—it’s about Colorado’s spirit. Local beef, game, seafood, and produce celebrate the state’s bounty. Start with craft cocktails, perhaps segue to a brunch that has previously been hailed among Denver’s top 12, and let the decor—a gentle nod to Denver’s rail history—spark dinner table conversation. This November, give thanks not just for family and friends, but for culinary journeys that only Denver—and Citizen Rail—can offer.

Snowboarders on Aspen mountaintop
Photo courtesy of Limelight Hotel.


For those with a penchant for altitude and alpine charm, a sojourn to Limelight Hotel Aspen beckons—and there’s a Limelight package to get you there. Situated squarely in Aspen’s pulse, this gem boasts 126 rooms radiating a mix of chalet chic and relaxed luxury, echoing the spirit of Aspen. Steps away, the Silver Queen Gondola awaits, ready to whisk guests up the pristine slopes of Aspen Mountain. Post-ski, a world of gastronomy, shopping, and nightlife unfolds at your feet, encapsulating the town’s renowned fusion of cosmopolitan flair and ski-town soul. With Limelight’s curated packages, one can oscillate between Denver’s urban splendor and Aspen’s mountain allure, all while basking in the warmth of consistent Limelight luxury. Transitioning has never felt so effortless—or alluring.