Navigator Michael Gayle feels right at home in Downtown Denver — and he wants guests to feel the same.
Navigator Michael Gayle revels in the eclectic spirit of Downtown Denver and is untiring in his determination to help guests experience it to the maximum.After over 10 years in the hospitality industry, the proud Coloradan landed his dream role by becoming Lead Navigator at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel. “I love exploring new venues in Denver and the surrounding areas and sharing it with guests,” he explains. “I enjoy getting feedback when I send them to a new and exciting place.”Denver is not short on excitement. Surrounded by mountains and one mile above sea level, Colorado’s biggest city has a unique buzz that draws in all types of visitors. The downtown area overflows with attractions — from famous architecture to happy hour bars, museums to music venues. Spanish-speaking Michael is right at home in the cosmopolitan setting. He enjoys the vibrant street music scene (“you can always find a great place to stop by and hear a local music group performing”) and the challenge of adding to his list of favorite haunts, which already includes a menswear store where you can find designer labels, a rip-roaring bar serving pastries, ice creams and drinks, and a late-night cocktail joint.So how does he go about finding these hidden gems? “I have a great Front Desk Team that loves to explore downtown as much as I do. We keep each other updated on the latest goings on in the area.”Outside of work, Michael counts nature photography as one of his major hobbies. With the photogenic Rocky Mountains on the horizon, he could hardly be better placed.
I have a deep passion for helping guests and making them feel welcome to Colorado.
Clyfford Still Museum
Browse the collection of one of America's eminent abstract expressionist painters, Clyfford Still at his comprehensive Denver museum.
The site of a gold discovery that lead to the formation of Denver, Confluence Park is now a favorite among local recreation spaces.
Great Divide Brewing Co.
See how some of the best local brews are made at Great Divide Brewing Co. Tour the brewery and hang out after to sample 16 different beers.
Crema Coffee House
Enjoy the perfect latte at Crema Coffee House. This popular cafe serves up delicious coffee drinks along with breakfast and lunch bites.
Visit Old Major during happy hour for delicious cocktails, a good wine selection, and savory small plates.
The Curtis Club
Rustic wooden interiors form the perfect setting to savor eco-friendly, farm food and cocktails like the single malt-based Penicillin.
Stoic and Genuine
Take a seat at the raw oyster bar or sit near the open kitchen for an unforgettable seafood dinner at ocean-fresh Stoic & Genuine.
More than just a restaurant, Domo pairs its traditional home cooked Japanese cuisine with an onsite museum.
New American West cuisine.
5280 Burger Bar
Creatively topped burgers, housemade ice creams & craft beer served in a casual, contemporary setup.
The Market at Larimer Square
Easygoing deli that offers hot meals, bakery & a coffee bar.
16th Street Mall
Denver's mile-long 16th Street Mall is the heart of the city.