Amidst the Sophisticated Ascent on Main Hotel in Parker, Colorado

As the sun was setting, I finally settled in my king room with a balcony. My travel companion, a 4-year old shiba inu named Truffle, sniffed every corner of the room and then to the bathroom only to situate herself on the luxury bedding as if to tell me that she wants all the bed for herself. 

Located 30 minutes south of Denver, Ascent on Main, formerly known as the Laszlo Hotel, is a suburban luxury hotel at its finest. The lobby's metalic gold-accented ceiling sets the tone of the unassuming hotel at the West End of Mainstreet in downtown Parker in contrast to the hustle and bustle and high-rise buildings of downtown Denver, Colorado. Ascent also offers two unique dining experiences in the premises namely The Upper Deck and The Douglas, both of which share similar menus, like burgers and salads, with a few distinctions. 
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Truffle checking out Ascent on Main's lobby.
While Truffle took her afternoon nap, I snuck out to savor on early dinner at The Upper Deck. By the time I sauntered in, the happy hour crowd at the hotel's second floor was abuzz with casual diners surrounded with multiple televisions showing ice hockey and baseball games. 

The happy hour menu consists of $5 well mixers, draft beers, and house wine, but I was immediately drawn to try their cocktail aptly named as You're a Peach, because why not? Concocted with peach whiskey, ginger ale, lemon, honey syrup and bitters, the bubbly cocktail turned out to be the perfect pair with my entree, the Nashville hot chicken burger with fries. The refreshing cocktail complemented the spiciness of the hot sauce and saltiness of the fries. 

Despite the light showers that afternoon, the golden hour elevated my dining senses. I noted that their outdoor seating area -- albeit close for the day-- would certainly be teeming with customers when the summer months roll in. I couldn't even help myself and ordered take out of the Ascent salad with harvest greens, diced apples, cranberries, and blue cheese with balsamic vinaigrette, which I was able to savor the next day in my outdoor balcony for lunch. 
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The Upper Deck's Nashville hot chicken burger.
As I winded down, I pampered myself in Ascent's large, black-and-white themed bathroom, featuring a rain shower head, and then moisturized my sensitive skin with the hotel's lotion from Beekman 1802, which is touted as the world’s largest goat milk bodycare brand. 

The serene community that encapsulates Ascent on Main is the quintessential environment not only for travelers passing through the area but also for remote workers. For the next few days, I powered through while working from my hotel room with The Douglas' Winter Chop, a hearty yet healthy salad rendition with root vegetables, and the popular pot pie, a unique twist to a decadent, classic dish but with braised rabbit and all the fixings, like gravy, celery and carrots. My room's balcony, which opens out to an unobstructed view of the blue skies, was an added bonus for getting some fresh air in between meetings.
The Douglas' Winter Chop salad with root vegetables.
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Braised rabbit pot pie.
Suffice to say, my shiba, Truffle, did get the entire king bed all to her self majority of the time. 

 Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary stay at Ascent on Main in exchange for this honest review.

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