There’s no Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie without the original 1984 version, so it’s only “supernatural” to pay homage when the new film debuts this Friday, November 19. (Read our review here.) If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Ghostbusters, it begs the question—c’mon, you knew this was coming—who you gonna call? How about The Curtis Denver hotel?
Located across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, this pop-culture themed hotel will be offering free Ghostbusters programming on November 19 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in its interactive hotel lobby, which is designed to feel like a drive-in movie theater. (Sit in a Volkswagen Beetle seat.) From hotel staff dressed up in the classic ghost-busting jumpsuits to trivia with prizes and a 4 p.m. screening of the original movie—complete with themed green beverages and slimy, green popcorn—fans can celebrate what Bill Murray’s character Dr. Peter Venkman called the “largest paranormal-removal company in America.”
Book a stay on the hotel’s 13th Floor—yes, the floor most hotels try to avoid—also named the Horror floor. Guests willing to brave this spooky sleeping spot are greeted with a horror-themed elevator landing adorned with flying crows, velvet-skull decor, and wall vinyl from two popular scary movies, The Poltergeist and The Shining. Ask about the Hyper Themed Room known as the Ghostbusters Suite, decorated with Slimer Green flooring, artwork of the classic Ecto-1 vehicle, and themed curtains. Vigo the Carpathian keeps an eye on guests while they freshen up (a nod to the 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters II).
For a less spooky stay, opt for rooms on one of the other fun floors—which the hotel began renovating in 2013—13 levels in all. “The Curtis’ themed floors all tell a story, whether it’s about America’s favorite superheroes or a story about some of pop culture’s favorite ladies, like [Lucille Ball from] I Love Lucy and Barbie,” says Megan Pierce, the property’s director of sales and marketing.
From the Superhero 5th floor to the Sci-fi 8th floor, most feature an elevator landing representing the theme, plus a Hyper Theme Room like the Ghostbusters Suite. For instance, the Fun & Games (6th) floor’s landing is decorated with Pac-Man wallpaper and stools in the shape of the game’s speedy ghosts; its Hyper Theme Room includes an arcade game offering free play for beloved ’80s games like Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, and Donkey Kong. (Who needs sleep anyway?) Families who prefer a suite can book one of two on the Mad About Music 15th floor, in either the Rolling Stones or Kiss themes.
“The interactive elements and pop-culture references bring fun and memories to family vacations,” Pierce says. “When kids walk into the lobby, their eyes light up at the movie screen and the ski-lift chair, which is also where we host many family-friendly events. It’s more than just a hotel; it’s an experience.”
Need to Know: The Curtis offers 336 guest rooms and dining venue, the Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar. Rates start at $134 ($194 for Hyper Theme Rooms) per night. 1405 Curtis St., Denver. 303-571-0300. thecurtis.com