Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Don't Forget!

September's almost over? October is just days away? Where on earth did 2009 GO?!

2009 is a special year for the Hotel Boulderado. Not only is it our centennial birthday, but the city of Boulder also celebrates its 150th this year, too. With all the celebrating in town, we came up with two unique visitor's packages for 2009: the Birthday Package, and the Centennial Package.

The Birthday Package commemorates our birthday, but you could certainly book it to celebrate your own! Rates start at $215 per night, and with your guest room or suite, you also receive complimentary valet parking every night, a birthday cake, a copy of Silvia Pettem's Legend of a Landmark: The History of the Hotel Boulderado, and a commemorative centennial gift.

The Centennial Package requires a minimum three-night stay, but what a stay it is! For $2009 (all taxes included), you have your choice of suites, with either one king bed or two queen beds, $90 to use for breakfast in Q's Restaurant or in-room dining, a $150 dinner at Q's or in-room dining, a $500 downtown Boulder gift certificate, 2 bathrobes, birthday cake, valet parking, a copy of Silvia Pettem's Legend of a Landmark: The History of the Hotel Boulderado, and a commemorative centennial gift.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Old and the New

Something about the Hotel Boulderado that continues to fascinate me is how well the old-style charm is maintained while keeping current with the changing times. Stepping into the building, you can almost feel yourself slipping back to 1909, especially with things like our Otis elevator and display cases showcasing antique items. And then you see someone using our complimentary high-speed wireless internet on their laptop in the lobby, or see photos uploaded to Flickr, and you're reminded that this is indeed the 21st century.

One feature in a couple of our North Wing guestrooms keeps true to this marriage of the old and the new. Four of our Traditional Queen rooms (445, 446, 447, and 450) on the top floor feature built-in window seats that overlook Broadway. It's easy to curl up on these big seats, peek out the window, and imagine how Boulder looked one hundred years ago. Here's a picture of Pearl Street from about 1905, four years before the Boulderado opened its doors, to get your imaginations going.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The MJ Dance Party SOLD OUT!

We are all excited and grateful that the 1st Annual Michael Jackson Dance Party at the Hotel Boulderado was an enormous success! Tickets sold out before the event, and everyone that attended had a great time. Between the donations from ticket sales, the raffle, and personal donations, we managed to raise $3998 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Colorado -- not too shabby for a four-hour event! The Daily Camera sent a photographer (who took this fantastic photo!) and a reporter -- click here to read the article for yourself. We want to thank all the local businesses and volunteers who donated their time and prizes for this event, and all the people who came out and made it the "Thriller" of the season. See you next year at the 2nd Annual Michael Jackson Dance Party!