DENVER — OLC (Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative), a Denver-based architectural firm with offices in Orlando, Tokyo and Cairo, recently completed a renovation to the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver, located at 3203 Quebec St. The $5 million, 13,400-square-foot renovation embraces the western heritage of Colorado lifestyle with a modern sophisticated twist and includes the remodel of the lobby spaces to include the Grounded Grab ‘n Go, the Hub Bar and the Knife & Board Restaurant.
Through collaboration with the owner and Hilton Food and Beverage, the OLC team developed a functionally flexible layout which provides free flowing access to all areas, allowing the guest to have a variety of experiences within the hotel.
The décor incorporates a modern interpretation of Colorado’s western heritage, inspiring environment and healthy lifestyle through the use of timeless, authentic materials combined with unexpected local flare and interesting architectural details and materials. This is exemplified by the marble floors and columns combined with wood plank and metal dividers, aspen log accents, and a large double-sided linear fireplace with back lit Appaloosa pony.
The new Hub Bar, within sight as soon as the guest enters the hotel, offers a rich combination of Colorado; the wild beauty of the west tamed by the civility of the city. Authentic materials of wood, marble, iron, and glass create an environment in which to enjoy happy hour after work or relax with fellow conventioneers.
In keeping with the natural décor, the Knife & Board restaurant will feature a healthy menu offering of locally sourced produce and grass fed meats. Menu options change seasonally with unique Hilton Chef inspired offerings which range from the wild to the civilized. Locally inspired pizzas and breakfast calzones emit mouth watering aromas from the visible pizza hearth.
The new Grounded Grab n Go is inspired by the vintage coffee house and casual family store, “gone urban” will feature warm woods, vintage bead board, rustic flooring, and an interesting word wall, creating a welcoming and comfortable place to pause prior to the busy day ahead.
OLC recently began the design of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver Guest Tower renovations. This will be OLC’s third project for Hilton. In addition, OLC is currently working with Ken Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District, the City of Lakewood and Glenmoor Country Club on multiple pool renovation projects.