Downtown Denver Partnership Awards Six Denver Projects

The Downtown Denver Partnership recently presented six awards to transformational projects in downtown Denver that contribute to an economically healthy, growing, and vital center city at the Downtown Denver Awards, sponsored by Polsinelli. The honorees, selected by a jury of key business leaders convened by the Downtown Denver Partnership, are businesses, …


Transformation of a 1938 Building Brings the Farm to the Urban Table

By: Amanda Johnson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP OZ Architecture | Principal The renovation taking place at 2401 Larimer St. is not your average office or retail conversion. And the business going into the property is not your average tech startup. When it’s complete next year, this quirky 1938 building, often overlooked by passersby, …


NexGen Properties Acquires Hampton Inn and Suites in Greeley

Greenwood Village-based NexGen Properties, LLC (“NexGen Properties”) has acquired the 74-key Hampton Inn and Suites in Greeley for $7.95 million. The 3-story, 48,980-square-foot hotel will diversify NexGen Properties’ real estate holdings with its first hospitality acquisition. The seller, Fort Collins-based Spirit Hospitality (“Spirit”), developed the Hampton in 2006. NexGen Properties …


The Hythe Luxury Collection Resort Debuts in Vail

DiamondRock Hospitality Company has announced the debut of The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail, following a rebranding and $40 million renovation of the slopeside Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. The resort is Marriott International’s only Luxury Collection alpine resort in North America. The design was led by the award-winning firm of Wilson …


KSL Capital Partners Launches Select Service Hotel Platform Mission Hill Hospitality

An affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC (“KSL”), a leading investor in travel and leisure businesses, has launched Mission Hill Hospitality, a portfolio company created to acquire select service and extended stay hotels. To date, Denver-based Mission Hill Hospitality has acquired 12 hotels. KSL historically has focused on full-service hotels, particularly in …


Unico Welcomes Two New Tenants to Cherry Creek North

Unico Properties LLC, a subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC that has been acquiring, managing and developing commercial properties in Colorado for more than 15 years, recently secured long-term leases with Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls and Kindbody at its 2nd and Josephine property in Denver’s Cherry Creek North. “Cherry Creek …


Marriott Receives $32.6M Construction Loan for Portfolio of Hotels

Los Angeles-based GreenLake Asset Management LLC (“GreenLake”) has funded a $32,600,000 construction loan for a portfolio of Marriott hotels. The properties will be a TownePlace Suites adjacent to Denver International Airport, opening in early 2023, and a Fairfield by Marriott in central Wyoming, opening in late 2022. GreenLake continues to see …


Ghost Kitchen ChefReady Announces Five New Restaurant Concepts

Denver’s ghost kitchen ChefReady will introduce five new concepts this week at the 1468 S. Cherokee St. virtual kitchen in Denver’s Platte Park, including a previously shuttered downtown restaurant, a new Thai concept, a catering company and a Mexican popsicle concept. Chef Ready opened its first virtual kitchen in July 2020, offering ten rentable, high-tech …


Denver-Based Hotel Company Achieves Top Accolade from Marriott

Denver-based hotel company Five Senses Hospitality has been recognized as the Horizon Award winner from Marriott® International. The Horizon Award recognizes the “up and comers” within hospitality management companies. Recipients must meet several performance thresholds and maintain required criteria.  Honorees are on the trajectory to joining Marriott’s renowned Partnership Circle and …


Popular Denver Delicatessen Brand Expanding to Boulder

Partners Michael Reif and Dashiell Harrison announced this week the expansion of their popular neighborhood delicatessen brand, Curtis Park Deli, to Boulder. This will be the company’s third location and its first outside of Denver. The new store will be located in the heart of downtown Boulder at 3000 Pearl …