First SCP Hotel To Open In Colorado Springs Following Nine-Month, $6 Million Transformation
COLORADO SPRINGS – Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced the opening of its first SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs after a nine-month, $6 million renovation. The 98,000-square-foot, 176-room property, located at the base of Pikes Peak, is in its final stages of renovation.
“We’re pleased to introduce SCP Hotels with the opening of the SCP Hotel Colorado Springs,” said Ken Cruse, co-founder and chief executive officer of Soul Community Planet. “SCP Hotels represent the core values of holistic hospitality: personal wellness (Soul), social connections (Community) and sustainable practices (Planet). Our goal is to provide simple, pure, hand-crafted experiences for people who want to make positive choices for themselves and for the planet.”
Led by celebrity designer Kelli Ellis of HGTV and The Design Network, the renovation took an outmoded, but well-located hotel down to its bones, then used eco-friendly and recycled materials to extensively transform the property into what is now the new SCP Hotel Colorado Springs. The hotel’s clean “eco-industrial” design includes generous collaborative spaces for guests and community to work, socialize and meet.
“My goal was to create an edgy, cool vibe with this property that will resonate as a gathering place for guests, as well as the local community,” said Ellis. “The interiors are accented with industrial ceilings, hand-painted murals and subtle metallic elements. The use of reclaimed wood, living green walls, exposed brick, soft lighting and polished concrete create an earthy, eco-industrial feel throughout that we’re really proud of.”
The 176 guestrooms are crafted with reclaimed and beetle kill wood, as well as other sustainable elements. The 2,000-square-foot lobby includes co-working spaces, a 500-square-foot meeting room and free Wi-Fi for guests. Additionally, 10 original murals grace the property, along with two living walls – one interior and one exterior – planted with native, drought-tolerant succulents.
The SCP Hotel Colorado Springs also offers the first SCP Fit – a 12,000-square-foot state-of-the-art health and wellness venue, which will open this summer. The full-service fitness club will be free to guests and open to memberships for the community. It will include 5,000 square feet of space dedicated to free weights, cardio, indoor rock climbing, yoga, spin and cross-fit studios, as well as indoor and outdoor pools. Locker rooms and childcare services will be offered and guests will be given 24-hour access to the club.
The SCP Hotel Colorado Springs is part of the Colorado Proud initiative. Guests will find locally-sourced food, craft beer and gourmet coffee in the 1,000-square-foot SCP Market, which opens later this summer.
“We approached the renovation through a holistic lens. Instead of tearing down and rebuilding, we sought ways to use the basic infrastructure of the existing hotel while incorporating a range of innovative, sustainable and non-toxic materials in our renovation,” said SCP Hotel Colorado Springs General Manager Gus Krimm. “Our goal was to bring guests an experience where they can rest and refresh in a healthy environment, connect with community, and make a positive difference for the planet.”
Through its parent company, Soul Community Planet, LLC, SCP Hotels also will donate five percent of its profits to charitable causes that share its values.
Renderings of the hotel can be seen on the website.