Thompson Denver Prepares to Welcome Guests
The first Thompson Hotels property in the state of Colorado will open on Feb. 7 at 1600 Market Street in LoDo. The luxury, 11-story Thompson Denver hotel is set to become downtown Denver’s most promising up-scale hub.
Developed by T2 Hospitality — which was acquired by Hyatt Hotels Corp. in 2018 — the boutique hotel is designed as a modern-day chalet, with architecture by Denver’s DLR Group and interiors by internationally-acclaimed, award-winning firm Parts + Labor, in collaboration with the Thompson Hotels design team. The 216-room hotel promises to provide travelers with a sophisticated lifestyle experience from the moment of arrival.
“Denver has been a priority market for our Thompson Hotels brand and we are excited to have the opportunity to be bringing it to this vibrant city,” said David Tarr, senior vice president, development, Hyatt. “We are looking forward to introducing locals and visitors to the brand’s tailored and refined edge, with its world-class culinary offerings, elevated programming, and groundbreaking design.”
Upon entry, guests will immediately be taken by the oversized hearth fireplace, which extends from the lower-level meeting space through to the lobby floor. Strong architectural pieces will act as dividers within the lobby, separating the check-in area from a grab-and-go café, featuring a juice bar, curated retail and other takeaway items, which will transition into a bar and lounge in the evening. Large concrete columns adorned with rough-hewn wood and metal accents and a raw, brutalist staircase will evoke the feeling of a rustic, yet urban ski lodge.
Unifying impeccable design with and the casual sophistication of the west, guestrooms blend warmth with style. Featuring a natural palette of deep browns, rich, dark greens and greys, luxurious textures and materials will be utilized throughout the spaces, such as terracotta tile flooring, a woven grey wool rug, saddle leather headboard, and soft woven sofa featuring a hand-stitched graphic pattern. The property will also include 15 luxury suites, including the signature Thompson Suite located on the 7th floor, complete with an oversized terrace and dedicated entertaining space.
The hotel recently announced the appointment of its seasoned executive team. The highly anticipated hotel will be led by Amanda Parsons as area vice president and general manager, Matt Ojinaga as director of sales and marketing, and internationally acclaimed chef Ludo Lefebvre as the culinary visionary behind Chez Maggy, the hotel’s signature restaurant. With decades of combined hospitality and culinary experience spanning the country and internationally, the veteran team will be instrumental in ushering the new hotel and dining destination.
“I am thrilled to continue my work with the Thompson Hotels brand and spearhead the brand’s expansion into the Denver market,” said Amanda Parsons, area vice president and general manager of Thompson Denver. “Ludo, Matt and I are honored to bring our collective experience and personal connections together to craft a unique offering which celebrates the Mile High City’s storied history and personality.”
Chez Maggy, the ground-floor upscale French restaurant, will open on Feb. 3 — four days before the hotel — and will offer all-day dining service beginning on Feb. 8. The restaurant is centered around a circular interior bar area with a custom jewel box light fixture, the restaurant will be outfitted in luxe green and brown tones, complimented by dark woods and interior foliage.
Thompson Denver is an example of Hyatt’s growing lifestyle sector and Thompson Hotels’ robust development pipeline, with additional projects in the works in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, and across the state of Texas. Thompson Denver will join Thompson hotels in New York, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto, in addition to resorts in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, Los Cabos, and Zihuatanejo.
Images courtesy of T2 Hospitality