The Armstrong Hotel Reopens After Months of Interior Remodeling

  • The Armstrong Hotel Reopens After Months of Interior Remodeling

    POSTED May 3, 2019
  • The Armstrong Hotel Reopens After Months of Interior Remodeling

    POSTED May 3, 2019
  • The Armstrong Hotel Reopens After Months of Interior Remodeling

    POSTED May 3, 2019

Since The Armstrong Hotel temporarily closed on January 1 to undergo a full property renovation and redesign, the property has reopened with an expanded lobby space, upgraded suites and a complete interior refresh and redesign.

The Armstrong Hotel features 2,900 square feet of meeting and event spaces split across three spaces. The largest, Mantz Hall, boasts 1,060 square feet with two 52" LCD monitors, speaker system, microphone, flip chart easels and whiteboards ideal for up to 70 guests in group meetings, presentations and other corporate occasions.

The 1,400-square-foot Ace Gillett's Lounge will feature new menus created by Proprietors, LLC and will be able to accommodate up to 80 guests. The smaller event space, Chandler Post Dining Room, features an elegant space for up to 16 guests for meetings and private dinners. Ace Gillet's and Mantz Hall can be combined to accommodate up to 150 guests for larger receptions.

Shannon DeBus, director of sales for The Armstrong Hotel, says the property can play host to a variety of events including weddings, special celebrations, executive retreats and intimate conferences and meetings.

Designed by Boulder-based Shalls Design Studio, the new interior design combines the traditional Art Deco architectural details of the original historic building with a modern, refreshed and redefined décor. Inspired by the destination and designed for guests that are seeking an authentic, local experience, The Armstrong Hotel features a mix of earthy, natural and jewel tones juxtaposed with industrial elements such as vintage leather, wood, and metals throughout, according to DeBus. 

"A further nod to the hotel’s history and surrounding destination, The Armstrong’s walls are also lined with a variety of art showcasing the giants of Fort Collins’ past and present, while custom flora and fauna wallpaper inspired by Colorado’s abundance of wildflowers and wildlife lead up the walls of the lobby’s curved grand staircase," she says.

In addition to its recent upgrades, The Armstrong Hotel has a variety of amenities to make your next event unique. From live music Wednesday through Sunday every week to complimentary cruiser bikes for guests to daily complimentary passes to 24 Hour Fitness, The Armstrong Hotel has anything you could need for leisure, business and anything in between. The property is also conveniently located within walking distance of Mug's Coffee Lounge, Choice City Butcher & Deli, HuHot Mongolian Grill and Amara Massage Therapy & Wellness Spa.

"A beloved centerpiece of Old Town Fort Collins, The Armstrong Hotel is one of three hotels that originally graced downtown Fort Collins and is the only one from that era still operating today," DeBus says. "As such, The Armstrong Hotel is known as the community’s neighborhood hotel to connect and recharge, communicating a strong sense of place that reflects the local culture and educates locals and visitors about its storied history as a Fort Collins centerpiece."

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