by AMIEE WHITE BEAZLEY
WHERE TO STAY IN DENVER JW MARRIOTT, CHERRY CREEK Located across the street from the Cherry Creek Mall and the shopping mecca that is the Cherry Creek neighborhood, JW Marriott has perhaps some of the nicest staff in all of Denver. The hotel’s restaurant, Second Home, has a devoted following and lively bar scene with a young, wellheeled crowd. JW Marriott also offers the amenity of a Concierge Level accommodation. For an extra $50, your room has access to the club, where a host or hostess serves hot breakfast in the morning, afternoon snacks and hors d’oeuvres with wine, beer and cocktails as well as evening desserts until 10 p.m. Request a mountain-view room not only for the beautiful vistas of the mountains and Denver skyline but also for the the warm western sun, which floods your room during your afternoon rest. If you are traveling with the kids, there is nothing more indulgent than Second Home’s Pajama Brunch on Sunday mornings. The weekly event brings in kids clad in PJs from all over the city and, I suspect, many other hotels. On the menu: items like pancakes and waffles with toppings that might make Mom cringe (gummy bears for breakfast, anyone?) but gave my boys the thrill of a lifetime. We ran off the sugar high at the mall before our drive home to Aspen. Now they can’t imagine staying anywhere else during our city adventures, and neither can I.
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