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First look at the Thompson, Denver—the city’s newest luxury hotel

Brittany Anas

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Thompson Denver is set to open next month in LoDoThompson

By Brittany Anas / NewsBreak Denver

(Denver, Colo.) Next month, the Thompson will open its first Colorado hotel in LoDo with an “urban chalet” design scheme, 90-seat French brasserie, a two-story fireplace, and a chic sixth-story bar with a listening lounge. Those well-versed in Colorado history might also pick up on a hint of scandal in the meeting room names.

With a portfolio of 18 hotels in the United States and Mexico, the luxury hotel brand’s Denver property is set to open on Feb. 7 at 1616 Market St.

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Rendering of the Thompson Denver, which has a two-story fireplace.Thompson

The Thompson Denver’s signature restaurant is Chez Maggy, a French restaurant with Mile High influences. The restaurant will be led by James Beard Award finalist and Michelin starred chef Ludo Lefebvre. Chez Maggy is a tribute to his late mother-in-law, who, he says, had an appreciation for great food.

Dishes at Chez Maggy include classics like French onion soup, steak tartare, duck l’orange, and escargot. But there will also be a Frenchified Denver omelet on the menu and bison bourguignon.

On the sixth floor, Reynard Social will have an adjoining listening room that’s a collaboration between the hotel and Victrola, a Denver-based manufacturer of turntables that’s been a leader in the industry for a century. The listening room will feature a selection of vinyl curated by the Victrola team and an all-new T-1 Turntable.

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Rendering of a room at the Thompson DenverThe Thompson

Oh, and as for those meeting and events rooms? They’re named for Mattie Silks, Kate Fulton and Cortez Thomson. Both madams, Silks and Fulton, had the first recorded duel in Denver between women. Legend has it they were both romantically involved with Thomson, a local businessman. Strategic placement, indeed, for the Thompson to put the Cortez Thomson events center in the middle.

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