Denver-based Stonebridge Companies has announced that The Slate Hotel, at the site of the historic original Emily Griffith Opportunity School, will begin welcoming guests this fall. Stonebridge Companies is the property owner and developer and will operate the hotel under the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand.
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Stonebridge purchased the former Emily Griffith Opportunity School property from Denver Public Schools in May 2017 and broke ground on the redevelopment in April 2019 after Denver City Council approved the property’s redevelopment plan in October 2018.
Hotel amenities include the use of digital keys, allowing guests to access their rooms via smartphone, complimentary Wi-Fi, a business center and state of the art A/V system to accommodate virtual, in-person and hybrid meetings, 4,370 square feet of meeting and event space, a signature bar and restaurant, lounge, outdoor patio and fitness center.
Paying tribute to the campus’ legacy within Denver, the redevelopment of the 2.4-acre Denver landmark preserved the historic buildings that housed the former Emily Griffith Opportunity School and reactivated a downtown property that otherwise sat dormant.
“Denver has been home to Stonebridge Companies for 30 years, and since the project’s start, it’s been our privilege to play a role in honoring the legacy of the Emily Griffith Opportunity School and its vast impact on generations of Denver residents,” said Navin C. Dimond, founder, CEO and chairman of Stonebridge Companies. “We’re delighted to work with longtime partner Hilton to launch The Slate Hotel, revitalizing an important piece of our city’s history and offering Distinguished Hospitality™ to those visiting downtown Denver.”