Hotel Boulderado's Centennial Celebration Open House
Just days into its Centennial Celebration, the Hotel Boulderado plans to open its doors and invite the community in for an Open House on Sunday, January 4 from 3 - 6 p.m. This free event is open to the public! When it first opened in January 1909, the Boulderado offered the community a look inside the hotel. (It was the community who bought shares to build Boulder’s first luxury hotel, an Italian and Spanish Renaissance structure that has become one of Boulder’s most beloved landmarks.) On January 1, 1909, the Boulder Daily Camera reported that, “The new Boulderado, the pride of the city, kept open house to her thronging admirers last night. . . . Visitors at the Boulderado were charmed with the beauty of the furnishings, the size and airiness of the rooms, the arrangements of the suites and the magnificence of the effect in its entirety.”
The lobby still welcomes guests with its cantilevered cherry staircase and the ornate stained-glass ceiling sits perched over the Mezzanine. This January 4, the Boulderado will once again invite the public in to enjoy the warmth of the hotel and its hospitality. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be offered alongside champagne toasts and a specialty birthday cake. The Historic Section will be opened for the reception, including the famous Mezzanine, the Evergreen Room, and the Driftwood and Porch Rooms, which both offer a view of downtown Boulder. Antique clothes and memorabilia from the hotel’s long history will be on display, and several hotel rooms will be available for viewings. Additional festivities vary from ragtime dance performances; a ribbon-cutting ceremony to take place at 4:00 p.m., courtesy of Boulder’s Chamber of Commerce; and historic information about the Boulderado projected onto two large screens.