There is a lot of new happening around the state of Colorado. The number of recently introduced or upcoming venues for groups has definitely caught my attention. Here are just a few to consider.
The first hotel in Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) opened its doors on May 4. The Ramble Hotel is the second outpost of famed New York City cocktail institution Death & Co., which operates the lobby bar; DC/AM, a café bar serving breakfast and lunch; Suite 6A, a 20-seat bar featuring an immersive cocktail experience; and The Garden, an outdoor courtyard bar. The 50-room boutique hotel also is home to Vauxhall, an intimate music venue, theatre and bar, and Super Mega Bien, an independent pan-Latin restaurant by Dana Rodriguez.
Also in RiNo, AEG is opening a 60,000-square-foot ballroom that will anchor North Wynkoop, a new 14-acre, mixed-use project by Westfield Company located between 40th and 43rd Streets along Brighton Boulevard. Mission Ballroom, a state-of-the art concert and event venue, will open in summer 2019 and feature a moving stage and state-of-the-art sound and lights.
The 4,000-square-foot Henry Lee House in Denver’s Lower Highlands (LoHi) district is now a luxury home rental and event venue. Historic elements of the 1894 home were kept in tact during the renovating and furnishing of the space with modern travelers and groups in mind. The house can be rented in its entirety for all sorts of gatherings, and there is a large yard and wraparound porch. Friends Kyle Barrett and Mike Gray restored the Henry Lee House and are the co-founders and operators of Stay West, a LoHi-focused luxury apartment and home rental company founded in 2016.
A new $10 million building, The Pavilion at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, offers multiple flexible event spaces with mountain views. The 300-seat amphitheater with a retractable glass backdrop has a private pond, floating stage and cascading waterfalls. The all-inclusive venue also includes two event rooms, The Aspen and The Willow that have large outdoor balconies overlooking the pond. Denver-based Occasions Catering exclusively provides food and beverage service at The Pavilion.
Colorado Springs has its first Home2 Suites by Hilton, an extended-stay property with 120 guest rooms, 3,500 square-feet of meeting space and an indoor saltwater pool. Chartwell Hospitality of Nashville built the hotel at 1225 Tenderfoot Hill Rd. on the southern side of the city.
Colorado-based McWHINNEY has broken ground on a new 226-room LEED Silver Hyatt Place hotel at Denver’s Peña Station NEXT, a transit-oriented, mixed-use
development adjacent to Denver International Airport and easily accessible by the University of Colorado A Line Train. Scheduled to open in late 2019, Hyatt Place will be managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality and feature 226 guest rooms, 3,500 square feet of meeting space, a bar that opens up to the outdoors, coffee bar, food options, gaming area, fitness center and indoor pool.