Monday, September 14, 2009
The Brown's Big Weekend Out
Last week marked 8 years of wedded bliss for the Browns! Although it probably wasn't part of a true Compact, we decided to take a night off and stay downtown in a fancy-schmancy hotel. To our defense, we actually planned it before we starting Compacting again...and we got a smokin' deal through Hotwire.
We stayed at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver. It was built in 1891 and still has many of the original features. It's a beautiful place. Of course, my camera battery died, so I don't have any additional photos to show you how pretty it was.
I did get this photo though...
I'm such a nerd! In the bathrooms they have wash cloths to dry your hands on instead of paper towels. Loves it! They actually have a whole "sustainability initiative" which includes fancy water efficient toilets with two buttons - one for pee, one for more than pee - they have recycling bins in each room, low flow shower heads, their lights are on sensors, they provide employees with transit passes, and they donate all partially used amenity bottles to the local homeless shelter.
If you ever come through Denver and need a place to stay, I highly recommend the Oxford!