Event Round-Up: Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station Breaks Ground

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Denver, CO – On Friday, February 24, 2017, dozens gathered to celebrate the construction that’s already underway on the new Hilton Garden Inn Union Station (which includes the restoration of Denver’s Historic Hose Company No. One), located at 1999 Chestnut Street in Denver. It may have been cold outside, but the excitement and energy of those gathered was palpable.

Speakers at the event included:

– Denver Fire Chief, Eric Tade

Downtown Denver Partnership President and CEO, Tami Door

Alliance Construction Solutions President and CEO, Brian Weinmaster

Focus Property Group Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Josh Fine

1999 Chestnut Place HGI_View from 20th Street_JNSTo provide some history of the location, Eric Tade, Denver Fire Chief, commented, “Back when the Hose Company No. One was in operation, this area was called The Bottoms. Not only did this building serve as a fire station, but it was also a social gathering point. Thanks to the thoughtfulness and care of this project, it will once again become a community lodge for all to enjoy.”

Tami Door, President and CEO of Downtown Denver Partnership, added her perspective on the development taking place in downtown Denver and the potential impacts for this project. “It is easy to take for granted the amount of development that is taking place in our Center City,” said Tami Door, President and CEO of Downtown Denver Partnership. “Yet, every project has the power to transform neighborhoods and drive economic development. This is no exception. Taking into account the history of the Hose Company No. One building, the integration into this vibrant neighborhood and the support our tourism industry, this project is an impactful and meaningful addition to the landscape. They are doing it right.”

Brian Weinmaster, President and CEO of Alliance Construction Solutions, acknowledged the dedication of the project team that helped bring the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station project to this important milestone. “This project wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of Focus Property Group, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE and our subcontractor partners,” said Brian Weinmaster, President and CEO of Alliance Construction Solutions. “We’re a long way from being done, but watching this project come to life will be an exciting chapter in the revitalization of this area.”

Josh Fine, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Focus Property Group, encapsulated the overall vision of the project by saying, “It took us a long time to put this team together, and we couldn’t be more proud of them. Our vision for this project started 11 years ago, and we’re honored to be a part of the history of this site and story of this city. It’s an important milestone as we continue to write the story of Denver’s entrepreneurs, dreamers and adventurers.”

Project Details

  • 233 guest rooms with 6,300 SF of ballroom and meeting space, totaling 179,844 GSF
  • 57,164 GSF of underground parking

Design Team

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is working with Boss Architects to redesign Hose Company No. One (one of Denver’s oldest landmarks) into a feature restaurant, with approval from the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission.

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is working with design/build partner, Alliance Construction Solutions, as well as engineering firms, SA Miro and MDP Engineering and Kimley-Horn, and landscape firm, Design Workshop.

Design Details

The Hilton Garden Inn is designed as an L-shaped tower, balancing the movement and growth of the neighborhood with a strong sense of permanence, anchored by the Historic Hose Company No. One. The light and glassy portion of the tower is treated as a kind of jewel-box to contrast with the heavy walls and historic masonry of the Historic Hose Company No. One.

The larger leg of the tower serves as a background to both the Historic Hose Company No. One and the jewel-box with a perceived heaviness, anchoring it as the gateway into the Central Platte Valley.

Main image: courtesy of SideCar PR

From left to right: Tami Door, Downtown Denver Partnership; Jim Johnson, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE; Eric Tade, Denver Fire Chief; Josh Fine, Focus Property Group; Bahman Shafa, Focus Property Group; Josh Thall, Alliance Construction Solutions; Brian Weinmaster, Alliance Construction Solutions.

Rendering courtesy of JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE


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