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The Ramble Hotel in RiNo Opens to Guests

DENVER — The Ramble Hotel, the first hotel in Denver’s industrial and artistic RiNo neighborhood, will open to hotel guests today under a soft opening.  Marquee lobby bar Death & Co Denver and all other hotel lobby experiences will be open to the public on Friday, May 4.

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, a Denver-based architecture and interior design firm specializing in hospitality, urban housing and mixed-use projects, recently completed work on the new boutique hotel. The independently-owned and managed hotel will serve as a gateway from Lower Downtown to the RiNo neighborhood.

Inspired by 17th Century French Salons, which served as platforms for exchanging ideas and creating a sense of community, each space within the hotel has been designed with the intent to foster meaningful conversation, engagement and interaction among guests.

The 50-room, three-story building located at 25th and Larimer Streets is being developed by Denver-based Gravitas Development Group and is set to open May 2018. JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE served as the architect of record on the 32,000-square-foot project.

“Authentic design and materials are at the forefront of The Ramble Hotel,” said Tobias Strohe, partner at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE. “Inspired by Old World charm and influenced by traditional salons, our design for this project reflects owner Ryan Diggins’ true adherence to detail and craftsmanship – two principles that have made RiNo a hub for artists and creatives for decades. The edifice is designed to engage the passerby, the hotel guest and the restaurant patron alike. The intricate masonry and metal detailing evoke curiosity and encourage further exploration.”

The Ramble balances RiNo’s industrial nature and au courant style, using materials that are traditional and of lasting quality, but curated with a refreshed, avant-garde look fitting for a modern, boutique hospitality experience.

Reminiscent of the historic warehouse buildings found throughout the RiNo and LoDo neighborhoods, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design for The Ramble Hotel features factory pane glazing and red-orange brick. The building showcases a rhythm of brick bays and pilasters with a stepped brick design in the cornice details. On the ground-floor level, the hotel incorporates a steel storefront and building base consistent with historic building vocabulary.

“Each aspect of the design involved extensive research of historic buildings in RiNo and LoDo,” added Strohe. “We worked alongside local masons to ensure accuracy in the brick details.”

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE has designed several award-winning hospitality projects in Denver including the recently opened Moxy Denver Cherry Creek, Maven Hotel at Dairy Block, and The Crawford Hotel at Union Station.

Photos courtesy of JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE

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