Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs Announces Two-Phased Renovation Project

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The Hotel Denver, an iconic historic hotel in downtown Glenwood Springs owned by Terrapin Investments, is to undergo a two phased renovation that will ultimately result in significant enhancements to the lobby, guest rooms/suites, and public spaces. The first phase is well underway and will include new furniture and decor in the 73 guestrooms. All guest rooms are expected to be completely renovated by April, 2023 with phase 2 kicking off this fall.

“The launch of this multi-phased renovation is a major milestone for the Hotel Denver and we are excited to show off the history of the building alongside an updated new design that will delight any guest,” said Roger Smith, dual general manager of The Hotel Denver & The Hotel Glenwood Springs. ”As one of the original hotels in Glenwood Springs, this historic gem is an oasis for travelers looking for a boutique experience in the heart of town and they will be delighted by these changes.”

The revival of the Hotel Denver pays homage to its roots as the star of Glenwood Springs and will maintain many of the historical elements, including the beloved antique pieces and the classic vintage charm the property is famous for–while incorporating modern furnishings, improved technology and new amenities to enhance the guest experience.

“The delightful old-world hospitality of this downtown Glenwood Springs boutique hotel has endeared locals and visitors alike since 1915 and we are not going to change that,” said Tony Sherman, owner of Terrapin Investments. ”But Glenwood Springs continues to attract a new and broader demographic and our lodging options need to reflect their preferences.”

The renovation is being managed by Terrapin Investments, and will consist of two phases over the next 18 months. After the rooms are complete, the second phase will commence around fall 2023. The lobby will be updated and opened up so there is direct access to the adjacent Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub and a new lobby bar will be added alongside plush new furnishings and modern design elements. All of the guest room bathrooms will also be renovated at that time. The owner will also add a total of 15 new rooms and suites from previously underutilized meeting and retail space. The lobby and rooms are expected to be complete by New Year’s Eve 2024. The architect is Rally Dupps.

Wild Muse Interiors, the Denver based interior design team, will introduce a sophisticated color palette and luxurious textiles into the hotel, combining many of the beloved antiquities and historic details with a modern approach. The lobby will also offer a small, intimate bar and a feature fireplace, offering guests a space to relax, reconnect and share narratives of their own. Upon completion the Hotel will function similarly to a full service hotel with the ability to order in-room food and beverage.

“This hotel has so many stories to share, which have been cobbled together over the last century, so the design intent was clear to us from the beginning; to create a space in which storied history and modern luxury artfully combine,” said Christina Skopliak, lead designer and owner at Wild Muse Interiors. “We wanted to preserve its much-loved charm and appeal by carefully stitching together an aesthetic in which the old and new occupy the same space.”

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