Historic images of the Brown Palace Hotel – Colorado News

Historic images of the Brown Palace Hotel – Colorado News

When room service knocked, John Lennon leapt for the door. It was Aug. 25, 1964, the night before The Beatles were to take the stage at Red Rocks, and the Fab Four were hungry.

They sat around their hotel room, impatiently awaiting orders of grilled cheese and chips, said Debra Faulkner, historian at the Brown Palace Hotel, as she shared the tale that has become ingrained in hotel lore.

Lennon flung open the door as soon as food arrived. He looked down at the cart of plates and cursed, according to her account, “Bloody Americans don’t know how to do chips.”

The French-fry faux paus recounts but one chapter in the long history of the Brown Palace Hotel, the luxury-hotel stalwart of downtown Denver since it opened in 1892.

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