Yves Saint Laurent, Short evening dress, tribute to Pablo Picasso, haute couture collection, Fall-Winter 1979. Black velvet and orange moiré, multicolored appliqué patchwork. © Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris / Photo A. Guirkinger.

If you haven’t checked out Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum, now is the time to do so. The exhibition will be at the DAM from March 25 through July 8, covering the designer’s 40-year fashion career. Denver is the only U.S. city to be showing this popular exhibition, which includes 200 haute couture garments, photographs, sketches and films. Even better, why not make a weekend out of it by taking advantage of the special hotel packages now available throughout Denver? You’ll not only enjoy checking out the exhibition, but you’ll also experience fashion-oriented spa packages, dining options and even shopping extravaganzas. Here are some of the top places to stay and play, with packages running throughout the course of the exhibition:

The Curtis – a Doubletree by Hilton: The Curtis Couture – Make it Work package starts at $199 per night and includes accommodations for two (one King or two Queen beds), two VIP tickets to the YSL exhibition (allowing guests to skip any lines), Champagne and fashion magazines upon arrival, a breakfast buffet for two at The Corner Office, and self or valet parking. For reservations, call 800.525.6651 or visit the hotel’s Web site.

Four Seasons Hotel Denver: The Four Seasons is offering two overnight package options as well as two YSL-themed spa packages. The Parisian Pampering package starts at $395 per night and includes an overnight stay, two VIP tickets to the YSL exhibition, a $40 credit toward brunch or lunch at EDGE Restaurant, a $100 credit toward pampering at The Spa, and transportation to and from the DAM. The Parisian Luxury package is available for $7,000 and includes accommodations for two in the nearly 3,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, a French-themed welcome amenity with Champagne and the “YSL Style” book, dinner for two at EDGE Restaurant, a bath drawn by a Four Seasons’ bath butler with YSL Paris perfumed bath gel and body lotion, a spa day for two at The Spa, a Parisian-styled breakfast in bed, limousine transportation between the hotel and Cherry Creek Shopping Center with a $2,000 gift card to shop Neiman Marcus’ exclusive collection of YSL apparel and accessories, a makeover at the Neiman Marcus YSL beauty counter along with a YSL cosmetics bag with $1,000 worth of YSL cosmetics and skincare products, a Neiman Marcus personal shopper, and two VIP tickets to the YSL exhibition. For reservations, call 303.389.3300 or visit the hotel’s Web site. The Four Seasons Hotel Denver also is offering special YSL spa packages for those who wish to skip the overnight accommodations but still want access to VIP exhibition tickets. The YSL: Young/Stylish/Lovely package is available for $220 and includes a Girl’s Day Out massage, and a manicure and pedicure with your choice of YSL nail lacquer. The YSL: Yoga/Spa/Lunch package also is available for $220 and includes your choice of a 60-minute massage or facial, a spa lunch and yoga instruction in the Fitness Center yoga studio. Both spa packages include one VIP ticket to the YSL exhibition. For Spa appointments, call 303.389.3020.

Hotel Monaco Denver: The hotel’s Find Your Fashionista, YSL package starts at $159 per night and includes deluxe accommodations for two, two VIP tickets to the YSL exhibition, pink Champagne delivered to your room, morning coffee and tea service plus an evening wine reception in the living room, and 24-hour access to the fitness center. For reservations, call 800.990.1303, or visit the hotel’s Web siteand use the rate code PSHP.

JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek: The hotel’s Couture Getaway package starts at $359 per night and includes accommodations for two in a luxurious guest room, two VIP exhibition tickets, a $100 shopping gift card to Cherry Creek North, a $25 credit to Second Home Kitchen + Bar and complimentary valet parking. For reservations, call 303.316.2700, or visit the hotel’s Web site and use the rate code MKXW.

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: The hotel is offering the Haute Heights at 5,280 Feet package, which starts at $399 per night and includes deluxe guestroom accommodations for two, two VIP tickets to the YSL exhibition, choice of spa treatment (the Stiletto Sole Surrender 75-minute pedicure, the 80-minute hydrating Fashionista Facial or the Couture Consultation with shampoo, style and hair consultation), a brasserie-inspired Rive Gauche breakfast for two at Elway’s Downtown or through in-room dining, your choice of a YSL-inspired amenity upon arrival (either a sweet chocolate stiletto or sultry LBD cocktail) and overnight valet parking. For reservations, call 303.312.3800.

These hotel packages – and many more – are currently available for a quick staycation. Visit ysldenver.com to see the complete list, plus additional events to coincide with the YSL exhibition.

 

Misty Milioto is affectionately known as Denver’s Fashion Gal. She covers haute trends and local designers in the Mile High City, all while keeping a close and critical eye on national trends that are currently rocking the runways and the major glossy magazines. Stay tuned for all the best in fashion that Denver has to offer.

 

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