Stapleton Hotel Completes $12.8M Renovation

The lobby at Holiday Inn Denver East - Stapleton, courtesy of Holiday Inn.

DENVER – Holiday Inn Denver East – Stapleton announced today the completion of a $12.8 million renovation project that began in March 2017. The entire hotel was renovated including 298 guestrooms; 20,000 square feet of meeting space; 3,210 square feet of public spaces; and the hotel’s restaurant, Burgers & Crafts, which officially re-opened in November.

“After much anticipation we are excited to reveal our newly redesigned property and restaurant concept,” said Brian Lenfestey, Complex General Manager of Holiday Inn Denver East – Stapleton. “With a design unlike any other in the brand, this renovation elevates the guest experience while creating a familiar at-home feeling, giving us an edge in Denver’s growing hotel market.” 

Built in 1974, Holiday Inn Denver East – Stapleton sits in an area where the original Denver airport was located. A remaining control tower seen from the east facing balconies serves as a visual reminder of the hotel’s unique history.

With the renovation overseen by L.A.-based InterServ, the hotel has been renovated with a grey and white color scheme accented with orange tones, designed with the contemporary traveler in mind.

As part of the $12.8 million renovation, Holiday Inn Denver East – Stapleton has also revamped its casual, all-day restaurant, Burgers & Crafts, which officially re-opened in November 2018. The newly renovated breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner concept covers 2,500 square feet of open space in the hotel’s atrium.

The centerpiece of the restaurant is the craft centric bar which smoothly conforms with the design of the restaurant to feature an inviting “open” feel with communal tables and soft seating. The bar will provide a retail “to go” selection of espresso drinks, pastries, fresh fruit, parfaits and breakfast sandwiches, as well as casual dining with a wide selection of craft beers and whiskeys.

“We are thrilled to be reopened for our guests with a new design and dining concept,” said Keith Falco, executive chef of Holiday Inn Denver East – Stapleton. “Our team has thoughtfully crafted a food menu using regional ingredients and a drink menu that highlights the strong history of our region’s breweries and distilleries.”


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