The moneyed but staid Cherry Creek neighborhood finally got the jolt of cool it needed with the 2016 opening of this 154-room tower managed by Sage Hospitality. While exuding minimalist chic from top to bottom—think sleek furnishings and silver gray-on-white tones—the Halcyon boasts amenities to the max for 21st-century movers and shakers. It’s home to two of Denver’s hottest restaurants: steakhouse Quality Italian and Departure, featuring modern Asian fare from celeb chef Gregory Gourdet. Its lobby-level “gear garage” stores longboards, mountain bikes and other outdoors equipment for loan. The rooftop deck has it all: a pool, cabanas, panoramic views and Departure’s cocktail lounge. And speaking of bars, the Halcyon also has a secret you’ll have to see to believe.
245 Columbine St.
|Cross street:||between E 2nd and E 3rd Aves|