Plans Announced for New Hotel in Historic Union Station Neighbourhood, Denver

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    Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants recently announced that it will expand its Colorado profile through the management of a newly constructed four star hotel. This hotel has been planned in conjunction with the city’s historic Union Station, which is currently undergoing a major revitalisation and redevelopment effort.Scheduled for a late 2015 opening, and located in the up and coming “LoDo” (Lower Downtown) neighbourhood, adjacent to Denver’s iconic Union Station, the new 200-room hotel will be part of a larger redevelopment project that is currently underway by Continuum Partners, in collaboration with East West Partners in the Union Station Neighbourhood Company. They are the master developers of Union Station neighbourhood and they aim to revitalise and restore the historic area and central transit hub. Once completed, the Union Station Neighbourhood will include office, commercial, retail and residential space, as well as several public squares. It will also function as a central transportation hub, serving as a main transport link for trains, buses and bikes into and out of the city.

    The new hotel will feature 8,300 square feet of meeting space, including an outdoor and a rooftop patio, a 2,000 square-foot fitness centre and two locally-inspired, chef-driven restaurants and bars.

    “Denver’s Union Station Neighbourhood and the revitalisation efforts underway by Continuum Partners and Union Station Neighbourhood Company, are creating a world-class destination for the city, and we are thrilled for Kimpton to be a part of that,” said Kimpton Chief Executive Officer Mike Depatie. “We have plenty of expertise in bringing the signature Kimpton boutique experience to new and emerging urban neighbourhoods and this looks to be a perfect fit for what we offer both business and leisure travellers.”

    The new Union Station hotel will be Kimpton’s third property in Colorado, joining the already present Hotel Monaco Denver and the Sky Hotel in Aspen.

    Colorado-based Semple Brown Design and BOKA Powell have been nominated as the Design Architect and Record Architect respectively for this new project.

    “Kimpton has a proven track record and reputation for establishing stylish, unique and well-managed hotels, as in the case of the local Hotel Monaco Denver, as well as experience in historic revitalisation projects such as Union Station,” said Continuum Partners’ Mark Falcone, CEO and Founder. “Working with them was a natural choice for us, and we are thrilled to partner with them as they expand their profile in Denver.”

    Daniel Fountain / 03.04.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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