Marriott International debuts dual-branded property in downtown Denver

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Downtown Denver's newest hotel property, the AC Hotel by Marriott Denver Downtown and Le Méridien Denver Downtown, has opened.  

The new property is dual-branded, featuring two European-inspired collections: Le Méridien and AC Hotels by Marriott. The hotel offers 272 rooms by Le Meridien and 230 rooms by AC by Marriott.  
“We’re really excited to be a part of this dual-branded property opening with Le Méridien, which represents the bringing together of two great European-rooted brands under one roof,” says Benoit Racle, senior global brand director, AC Hotels By Marriott. “The carefully edited, high-style experience that you get at an AC Hotel is perfect for the modern business traveler looking for frictionless, uncomplicated service, and Denver’s burgeoning entrepreneurial scene made the city a perfect fit for us.” 

The AC property is inspired by the concept of the "Urban Pioneer" and is designed to look like a European ski chalet. Materials for the public spaces in the hotel are locally sourced and create a natural look complete with warm wood, stone, textural wall finishes and millwork details.  

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with White Lodging to introduce Le Méridien brand to Denver,” says Brian Povinelli, SVP and global brand leader, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. “We have made significant investments to develop the brand, which connects with guests through the art, culture and cuisine in key cities around the world. We think these passion points are sure to resonate with Denver visitors and local residents alike.” 

Guests at the Le Meridien Downtown Denver will notice the cool color palette and unique artwork installations, as well as the reimagined lobby that serves as a social gathering place for guests of all stripes.  

Along with the hotels come the newest restaurants to the area. 54thirty is a seasonal rooftop bar with views of both the city and the Rocky Mountains. Corinne serves American comfort food that is locally sourced and opened for three meals a day. Finally, The Lobbyist is Denver's newest mid-century modern themed cocktail lounge.  

Living in Crested Butte now for 14 years and traveling the state often, I can confirm without a doubt that there are many fun winter activities to enjoy in Colorado ski towns that don’t involve skiing. While I strongly encourage you to offer downhill skiing and snowboarding as an activity option when planning meetings, events and incentive trips in winter, I’ll utilize Snowmass (just over the mountains from me about 20 miles as a crow flies but not as a car drives) as an example of the huge range of non-skiing options.


As mentioned in my most recent blog, two of Colorado’s best-known historic properties are marking significant anniversaries. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Denver wrapped up celebrating 125 years in 2017. The Broadmoor is embarking on a yearlong salute to 100 years of rich history in Colorado Springs in 2018.