DENVER — On Thursday September 7, media and guests gathered to celebrate a milestone moment in the redevelopment of the Union Station neighborhood; the opening dedication ceremony of Denver’s newest boutique hotel, Kimpton Hotel Born.
Anchoring Denver’s revitalized LoDo neighborhood and Colorado’s transportation hub, Kimpton Hotel Born — located at 1600 Wewatta Street — is Union Station’s most authentic urban refuge. Developed by Continuum Partners, the master developers of Union Station neighborhood, and designed by Denver-based architect Semple Brown, Hotel Born was designed to be the pride of Downtown Denver.
Speakers at the ceremony included Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock; CEO of Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Mike DeFrino; and CEO of Continuum Partners, developer of Hotel Born and one of the master developers of Union Station, Mark Falcone.
During the dedication event, media and guests viewed the unveiling of a Roman Victors Tribute plaque to the master developers of Union Station, as well as a video presentation detailing the installation of Hotel Born’s 700-piece art collection. Guests also enjoyed mocktails and bites from Kimpton Hotel Born’s restaurant, Citizen Rail.
Developer Mark Falcone spoke about the redevelopment of Union Station, noting how less than 10 years ago, there was literally nothing in the area. Back in 2007 when the city began planning the neighborhood and new transit system, Continuum knew this parcel would be the terminus for the new Airtrain on one side and fill one of Denver’s most prominent street corners on the other side. “A site of this significance deserved a building Continuum Partners and the City would be proud to see standing 100 years from now and we have fulfilled that promise,” he said.
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