Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel Unveils $15M Renovation
DENVER — Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel held a “Grand Re-Imagined Event” on Thursday, May 10, to unveil a $15 million renovation project that began in April 2017. The entire hotel has been renovated including all 400 guestrooms; 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces including the ballroom; lobby and public spaces; and an entirely new restaurant concept called Fifty300 featuring American Regional Cuisine with Italian influence.
“After much anticipation we are thrilled to reveal the hotel’s reimagined look to both Denver and visiting guests,” said Brian Lenfestey, area general manager of Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. “Offering the same high-quality service that Renaissance is known for, this renovation elevates the guest experience and gives us an edge in an ever-evolving city.”
Built in 1986 adjacent to Stapleton Airport, the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel began its life as a Stouffer Hotel intended to serve travelers to and from Denver. In 1993, the hotel was rebranded as a Renaissance and in 1995, Denver retired the Stapleton Airport and unveiled the new Denver International Airport 20 miles north east. In 1997, Marriott purchased the Renaissance Brand, and it continues to serve as the ideal location between Denver International Airport and downtown Denver.
Design and Décor
With the renovation overseen by SANDdesign, Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel has been updated with a classic and subdued color scheme, dominated by blue-gray tones and accented with mild earth tones and pops of orange. A sleek, modern design with strong geometric shapes compliments the architectural features of the exterior of the hotel.
Bold, streamlined furniture accented with strong, simple, geometric pieces and splashes and accents of color throughout the hotel give the overall theme a modern-meets-classic/artistic feel.
A plant selection of lilies, succulents and other local botanicals reflect indigenous Colorado flora and wall art blends natural, mountainous scenes with bright pops of color with the industry of everyday modern life, represented in grayscle.
As part of the $15 million renovation, Renaissance Denver Stapleton is unveiling a new restaurant, Fifty300, which boasts a slightly more rustic feel, reminiscent of a high-end ski resort café complete with pseudo ski-lift booths. Inspired by mountain ski towns, the restaurant’s furniture is simple and modern with tables alive with wooden grains, shapes and textures. Subdued earth tones with pops of blue and orange can be found in the restaurant’s new lighting, floor plan, buffet, hardwood floors and host stand that imitates a stack of firewood. Hints of metal along with architectural elements give a slightly industrial feel to the atrium level restaurant.
Fifty300’s menu is designed by award-winning Executive Chef Charles Fulton, who has been with Renaissance Denver Stapleton hotel since 2010. Fulton has a strong Front Range pedigree, having worked at numerous local restaurants including Flagstaff House, Vesta Dipping Grill, Bloom Restaurant Flatirons, Meritage Restaurant at Omni Interlocken Resort, and Levy Restaurants at the Pepsi Center, and earning his Certified Chef Degree at Colorado Mountain College. Chef’s inspired menu features American Regional Cuisine and boasts items such as Duck Confit Egg Roll, Tuna Poke, Sesame Tuna Nicoise, Colorado Rack of Lamb as well as an extensive list of soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, seafood and steak.
“We are excited to roll out brand new food and cocktail menus as well as an entirely new dining concept, Fifty300, as part of the recent renovation,” said Fulton. “Our team has thoughtfully crafted menu items using regional ingredients that reflect the local culture of the Rocky Mountains.”
Photos courtesy of Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel