• Denver's RiNo Neighborhood Getting Boutique Hotel

     
    POSTED August 29, 2016
     

Set to open doors in winter 2017, the Ramble Hotel is a design-forward, 50-room boutique hotel that will be situated in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. The hotel features an theater and bar; flexible meeting space; a small retail outlet; an outdoor courtyard; an independently owned restaurant; and a marquee lobby bar—Death & Co. Denver.

The bar is the first location of the popular bar outside its New York City headquarters, which opened in 2006; they’ve won several awards in the industry, including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Death & Co. also will manage the hotel’s room service program, a coffee bar and a reservation-only private bar.

“We’ve long thought about growing Death & Co., but have been understandably careful to do so,” says David Kaplan, cofounder of Death & Co. “I believe the Death & Co. DNA can be expanded to a host of different spaces and experiences, and with Death & Co., at The Ramble we’ll be able to show that.”

The hotel will be one of the first to open in the RiNo neighborhood. Denver-based firm Gravitas Development Group is developing the hotel; the company has been behind many of Denver’s sought-after urban neighborhoods.

“Not only is our most recent development in RiNo, but our office always has been as well,” says Ryan Diggins, Gravitas Development Group partner. “The neighborhood is fertile ground for artists and creative entrepreneurs, and we hope to create a space where travelers and locals can personally experience the art, authenticity and ambition that make RiNo so great.”

The interior design is headed up by Los Angeles-based Avenue Interior Design. They plan to integrate industrial and elements that can be seen in RiNo neighborhood with soft fabrics that highlight patterns and textures. The Ramble Hotel’s design is inspired from French salons of the 17th century.

“The edifice is designed to engage the passerby, the hotel guest and the restaurant patron,” says Tobias Strohe, partner at JNS. “Evoking an Old World charm and a certain curiosity that allows a moment of pauses and lets the eye wander to intricate masonry and metal detailing.”

Chef Adam Vero joined Hearth & Dram in Denver as executive chef last year and recruited Jeff Hickman as his chef de cuisine. Both previously worked for TAG Restaurant Group, also located in Denver. The duo has created inventive new menus at Hearth & Dram and reimagined the “Whole Beast Feast,” a group dining event for 10-12 participants that is designed to showcase the eatery’s nose-to-tail philosophy. Five to seven courses are prepared on a sevenfoot, wood-fired grill and served family style to highlight the team’s culinary abilities and no-waste philosophy.

 

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