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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Denver New Year's Eve Package

Join the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood to celebrate New Year's Eve 2009!

Exclusive package is only $99 and includes:
  • Accommodations for 2 in a beautifully renovated guest room
  • Bottle of Champagne to share
  • Breakfast and Mimosas in the Sporting News Grill Restaurant in the morning
  • 1pm Late Check-out on New Year's Day... or
  • Extend your stay for only $59 (our Friends and Family Rate)

Denver New Year's Eve Hotel Package


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let it Fly Flag Football Tournament

Sporting News Grill and Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood were the official sponsors of the 2009 Let it Fly Flag Football Tournament - October 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Denver Hotel Specials for Fall

Leaves are changing and fall is upon us bringing cooler weather, leaving the busy summer season behind. But just because summer vacation is over, doesn't mean you're trapped at home. Now more than ever, is the best time to travel, as hotels are offering great deals to entice would-be travellers to take an escape - a quick getaway to rejuvinate. No where is this more apparent than in the Denver area.

Hotels like the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood offers great nightly rates, but also terrific packages celebrating the Fall season.

Have you ever been to the 'Great American Beer Fest?' It's in Denver this year and the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood is joining in the celebration with their 'Denver Beer Fest Package ' including beautiful accommodations for 2 as well as Dinner for 2 at the Sporting News Grill and they are even throwing in 2 draft beers of choice (from a selection of 16) to join in the spirit of Beer Fest. Rates start at just $124 and Denver's Beer Fest begins tomorrow, September 24th.

Elitch Gardens FrightFest - Elitch Gardens is soon to close it's season, and with it goes our very popular Elitch Gardens Package. One last chance to get to this very popular Denver amusement park and join in the FrightFest - Families by Day, Fright by Night.

Getting ready for the biggest shopping season of the year -- the Holiday Inn Lakewood's got a deal for you with the Shopping Package that includes a $100 Visa Gift Card free, with package purchase. The Shopping Package is based on a 2 night minimum stay and is only $129/night. The visa card can be used for shopping at the nearby Belmar shopping center, for travel expenses, hotel expenses or a nice new pretty gift for yourself~

With Denver hotel eals like these, it really does pay to travel!

Take a look at the new video tour of the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood and visit our website for more information.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Denver Hotel Conservation Efforts Paying Off

The Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood has been busy. Not only have they spent the past 2 years making dramatic changes in the hotels' physical appearance, they've also made major strides in their conservation efforts. Here are some of the amazing results:
  • Electricity: Hotel has reduced electric consumption by 184,320 kwh in 2008 v 2007
  • Natural Gas: Hotel has reduced natural gas consumption by 1,500 therms in 2008 v 2007
  • Carbon Dioxide: As a result of the Electric and Natural Gas conservation noted, we reduced our carbon footprint by 174.2 tons
  • Water: Hotel reduced water consumption by 547,000 gallons in 2008 vs 2007

* In 2009 we are on track to consume substantially less than in 2008 in all categories.

This Denver hotel is setting the 'green' standard for hotels in Denver and throughout Colorado. Guests who stay with the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood not only get a warm, inviting (and new) hotel with exceptional service -- but can feel good that their host is making every effort at reducing the impact of the hotel operation on the environment.

For more information visit: Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood - Green Hotel

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

First Hotel in Denver to Complete Holiday Inn Relaunch

Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood Signs on
for Worldwide Brand Relaunch
First Hotel in Denver to Feature New Sign and Brand Standards

Denver, June 2009 – The new Holiday Inn sign introduced in 2007 is making its way around the world. And today, the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood announces this green beacon of hospitality will light the way for visitors to Denver.

The new sign is the seal of approval that this hotel exemplifies the standards of the $1 billion Holiday Inn brand relaunch program established to create a more contemporary brand image, increase quality and drive consistency. Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood is the FIRST in Denver and among the first hotels in the world to receive the sign.

“We have set an aggressive pace to relaunch our global estate of nearly 3,200 hotels, in excess of 419,000 guest rooms and 12,000 signs by the end of 2010,” said John Merkin, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Brands, the Americas. “And with the addition of Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood we are off and running on our journey to make every Holiday Inn hotel as great as our best one.”

Elements of the Holiday Inn brand relaunch include:
Redesigned Brand Signage
An evolution of the iconic script logo, energizing the signature color green and eliminating the current shield shape for a more refreshed and contemporary look.

Refreshed Guest Room
New bedding that redefines the look and feel of each guest room with fresh, white triple- sheeting and pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” An enhanced bathroom that features an improved showerhead offering superior pressure, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod and new amenities to deliver a consistent bath experience that feels fresh and contemporary.

Warm Welcome
A new signature arrival – including new lighting, landscaping and design features – that creates an energized and branded sense of welcome that is universally recognizable. Customized music and scent selections also engage guests in a complete sensory experience, and a decluttered front desk to promote a more efficient and interactive check-in process.

New Service Promise
A best-in-class service culture – “Stay Real” – to further ensure the team develops the behaviors and skills to best serve guests so they feel like individuals and not numbers. Genuine people delivering real service. Leading the charge, will be a newly created position at each hotel – the Guest Experience Champion.

“We look forward to offering our guests an enhanced stay experience with a new look and exceptional levels of customer service,” said Aaron Dexter, hotel GM. “And we are especially pleased to be among the first wave of properties to showcase these new Holiday Inn brand family hallmarks.”

The 188 room hotel is conveniently located between the excitement of downtown Denver and the majestic Rocky Mountains, and offers over 5,000 square feet of meeting space and complimentary wired or wireless internet access. Other amenities include the Sporting News Grill restaurant and bar, room service, fitness center, outdoor pool, and much more.

Standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations feature comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, cable television, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. For the business traveler, guestrooms provide a work desk and ergonomic chair, data ports, complimentary USA Today newspapers, and in-room check-out capabilities. High speed Internet access is also available.

The Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood, is located at 7390 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood, CO 80227. Telephone: 303.980.9200; Facsimile: 303.980.6423; Website: www.hilakewood.com

Friday, May 29, 2009

Guests outside the Sporting News Grill

We hosted the Western Conference Finals Nuggets v. Lakers on Wednesday May 27 -- what a blast!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Elitch Gardens Open All Day Starting Today

Elitch Gardens and Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood partner for summer 2009

It's Memorial Day weekend and Elitch Gardens Denver Colorado is now open for the summer!
From 10am to 9pm daily, Elitch Gardens is open all day every day through August 9th.

For information on tickets and packages: www.hilakewood.com/elitchgardens

For theme park hours and calendar check out their website

The Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood is offering a great Elitch Gardens Package this summer.
Your family package is only $179 and Includes:
  • Accommodations in our newly renovated guest rooms - King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability)
  • 4 Tickets to Elitch Gardens Amusement Park
  • Extend your reservation (without tickets) for only $99
  • Packages are now available to be booked online

Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood is located in Lakewood, CO just southwest of Denver and minutes from Elitch Gardens Theme Park . Plan your vacation today!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Front View at the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood

Holiday inn Denver Lakewood at night featuring our new porte cochere and sign/logo after our multi million dollar renovation and brand relaunch. we are the first hotel in Denver to relaunch under the new Holiday Inn brand - including standardized amenities, services and features.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New exterior with brand new sign

We just got our new logo and sign up today! Check out our new look!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day Brunch - Lakewood, Colorado

Have plans for Mothers Day? Join us for brunch:

Holiday Inn Denver-Lakewood
Mother's Day Brunch
May 10, 2009
10am - 3pm
Buffet will include:
Fruit and Juices
Assortment of Salad
Breakfast meats
Wild Rice Blend
Breakfast Potatoes mixed w/ peppers
Mashed Potatoes
Scrambled Egges
Mushroom chicken
Omelet and Waffle Stations
Pork Loin
Breakfast Burritos with green chili
Baked Halibut
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Carving Station with Ham and Beef
A combination of cakes, cheesecake and pie$24.95
For Mothers Day Brunch Reservations at the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood
So treat your mom to a wonderful treat on Mothers Day
Join us for a Brunch near Denver, CO

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Welcome to the new Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood

Holiday Inn is launching it's new brand identity -- new logo, new look, new standards, services and amenities -- and new lights! Check out the lights and look at the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Denver Mother's Day Brunch

Holiday Inn Denver-Lakewood
Mother's Day Brunch
May 10, 2009 10am - 3pm
Buffet will include:
  • Fruit and Juices
  • Assortment of Salad
  • Breakfast meats
  • Wild Rice Blend
  • Breakfast Potatoes mixed w/ peppers
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Scrambled Egges
  • Mushroom chicken
  • Omelet and Waffle Stations
  • Pork Loin
  • Breakfast Burritos with green chili
  • Baked Halibut
  • Peel and Eat Shrimp
  • Carving Station with Ham and Beef
  • A combination of cakes, cheesecake and pie


For Mothers Day Brunch Reservations at the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood call:

So treat your mom to a wonderful treat on Mothers Day -- join us for a Brunch near Denver, CO

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood - Employees of the Month

Employees of the Month selected for the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood - January and February 2009.

January 2009 Employee of the Month
Jose Gonzalez-Calderon

Jose has worked for the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood (www.hilakewood.com), a newly renovated hotel near Denver, Colorado, for almost 1 year. He's a Chef at the all new Sporting News Grill restaurant (www.snglakewood.com).
Jose has been an asset to the team and is a leader in the kitchen. Jose's Manager George looks to him for leadership and consistency. Jose had created some of the delicious meals on the Sporting News Grill menu.

February 2009:
Robert Cunningham

Robert has worked for the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood for 2 years. He's a Maintenance Tech for the Holiday Inn and is definitely an employee you want to keep. He does his job well and efficiently and this is his second employee of the month award - with the first coming back in July 2008. Robert is always willing to help out a hand wherever and whenever needed. He has had several star awards from guests and piers. "Not my Job!" is not in Roberts vocabulary.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Elitch Gardens - book early

Elitch Gardens Denver, CO opens next month, and the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood has got an exclusive package and room only rates available now! Book your Elitch Gardens vacation early this year.
Elitch Garden Hotel Package
Rates start at just $179 and include room accommodations in our newly renovated guest rooms, as well as 4 tickets to Elitch Gardens (previously Six Flags) Amusement Park in Denver, CO.

The Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood is a newly renovated hotel - top to bottom, inside and out - boasting the exciting new Sporting News Grill restaurant/bar. We are excited to be partnered again this year with Elitch Gardens. The hotel does offer free transportation to the light rail - a great way to get around the Denver, CO area.

Friday, March 13, 2009

We're Thinking Green this St. Patty's Day, Are You

We've definitely been thinking 'Green' lately. Not necessarily in regards to St. Patrick's Day - but in regards to conservation and our impact on the environment here in the Denver area. As you know, we've been under a major renovation and have been looking for ways to be more 'green'. Here are some of our recent conservation efforts:

  • Recycling program: including cardboard, aluminum glass, paper, plastic, ink cartridges
  • Using recycled glass, paper, plastic products as a standard
  • 'Conserving for tomorrow' linen and towel use - asking guests to reuse their towels and linens rather than daily washing to reduce water consumption
  • Energy Efficient Lighting: we have replaced 2000 light bulbs with higher efficiency lighting. Every exit sign in the building was replaced with a LED model rather than neon (85% more energy efficient); our Holiday Inn sign will also be LED. Our guestrooms have a LED nightlights so that our guests can find their way to the bathroom at night, without leaving the bathroom lights on all night. (AHLA studies show that a tremendous percentage of guests do leave the lights on at night when staying in hotels)
  • Equipment - we just installed a new 300g washing machine that uses less water and requires significantly shorter drying time than any comparable machine on the market
  • Any new appliance we purchase must be Energy Star rated.
  • Occupancy sensors: we've begun installing 'back of the house' occupancy sensors to automatically turn lights out when a room is entered and turn them off when the space is unused.
  • Low flow shower-heads - our low-flow shower heads are more energy efficient, yet still give good water pressure for the guests shower
  • Low Flow toilets - we have begun replacing existing toilets with low-flow toilets, starting with public areas and looking to move into guestrooms
  • During our renovation, we have gone to extraordinary measures to keep the items being replaced out of the waste stream by donating them whenever possible. We contact metal recyclers anytime we dispose of metal products that can be recycles.
  • Kitchen - we even recycle the grease used in the kitchen - it's turned into biodiesel fuel.
  • We are negotiating with our food vendors to deliver the same amount of product in half the number of trips to the hotel.
  • All serving utensils and banquet/restaurant napkins and tablecloths are reusable.
  • We use pitchers of water rather than bottled water for banquet events
  • Ozone System - we are studying the possibility of installing an ozone system in the commercial laundry that will significantly reduce water and gas consumption.
  • ERV System: We are evaluating an ERV system for the kitchen exhaust and the guest room exhaust system.
  • Training - we have implemented ongoing training for employees on 'being green'

So this St. Patty's day -- in addition to WEARING green, start THINKING green -- what can you do to be a little friendlier to the environment, whether or not you live in Denver, Colorado.

Find out more about our Holiday Inn Denver by visiting our website.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

St. Patricks Day Parade in Denver and Dinner for 2

It's almost St. Patty's Day! Don't miss the Parade in Downtown Denver on March 14 - includes floats, clowns, pipe bands, high school marching bands, irish step dancers and much much more. The Route: south on Blake St to 17th St, turn west to union station nad turn north on Wynkoop - the parade ends behind Coors Field.

Why not make an event of it -- watch the parade and enjoy our Dinner Package: includes accommodations just outside of Denver in our newly renovated hotel and dinner for two (including appetizer, entree's and dessert) all for just $119! www.hilakewood.com

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Let the blogging begin - Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood

We have been anxious to share the news of our new hotel renovation and this is the perfect venue to do that! The Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood has a new look -- complete renovation of the interior (including guestrooms, meeting rooms, exercise facility, lobby/front desk and new restaurant) and exterior. We are gorgeous and we know it!
In July 2008, we opened our new restaurant - Sporting News Grill Lakewood - featuring 16 flat screen TV's. Come and look again at our Holiday Inn Lakewood!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

All New Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood

We are excited to introduce to you the all new Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood -- we have just completed a multi-million dollar renovation over the past 2 years --including all guest rooms, public areas including lobby, excercise room, meeting rooms and a brand new restaurant (Sporting News Grill ) - and we've just completed the exterior renovations and landscaping -- we are beautiful and we know it! Next -- we are participating in the Holiday Inn brand re-launch -- upgraded standards of service and amenities, a 'scent' and music, as well as new signs and logos... you'll see them all here!

We'll let you know how we are progressing, in the mean time, check us out online: http://www.hilakewood.com/ - we have some great rate offers going on now, including AAA rates for as low as $72, as well as breakfast inclusive rates for only $5 more than our Best Flex rates -- and if you are a skier, be sure to check out the Winter Park Ski package.