Denver’s Oxford Hotel Completes Major Renovation
DENVER— The Oxford Hotel – Denver’s most historic hotel in the heart of the LoDo district – recently completed a major renovation.
Denver-based Sage Hospitality is the manager of the hotel and oversaw the renovation. The general contractor for The Oxford guestrooms, lobby, spa, fitness, meeting rooms, and Cruise Room was Solid Structure Building. Urban Farmer was Spectrum General Contractors.
The refresh included updating the hotel’s lobby and 80 luxurious guest rooms with a lighter and brighter overall design, featuring fresh white and gray tones complimented by pops of vibrant blue and rich emerald green. The original antique pieces in the guest rooms have been mixed with contemporary, comfortable pieces, along with new drapes, comfortable bedding and light fixtures.
The Oxford’s 10,000 square feet of elegant meeting & event space were revamped with new carpet, lighting, wall coverings, furniture and more. A popular destination for Denver urban weddings and corporate events, The Oxford offers three ballroom spaces including the Grand Ballroom and Oxford Theater, which are both housed in a restored carriage house next to the hotel and have capacities of up to 240 people, along with the Sage Room, which has large windows overlooking 17th Street and can host up to 100 people for a cocktail reception.
Originally opened in 1891, the award-winning Oxford is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel’s prominent collection of classic Western art has been revived and re-hung with new frames selected by Denver’s NINE dot ARTS.
The Oxford recently earned a Four Diamond rating from AAA and was named one of the “Top Hotels in Colorado” on the 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.
Last fall, modern steakhouse Urban Farmer, and unique concept by Co-Founder of Sage Restaurant Group Peter Karpinski, opened adjacent to The Oxford. Helmed by Executive Chef Chris Starkus, Urban Farmer’s seasonally-driven menu highlights nose-to-tail cuts of naturally-raised meat, including a communal charcuterie station. The Urban Farmer beverage program complements the whole-farm fare by highlighting early-American cocktails made with Colorado spirits, alongside local Denver craft beers and a curated wine list.
The hotel will celebrate its transformation with a Community Open House on Thursday, June 21st from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The public is invited to tour downtown Denver’s most elegant property and one lucky attendee will be awarded the Oxford Always Experience, which includes a two night stay in the Presidential Suite, dinner for two at Urban Farmer and a couples massage at the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon.
Photos courtesy of Sage Hospitality