• Marriott International debuts dual-branded property in downtown Denver

    POSTED October 2, 2017

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.  

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.  


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.


On Feb. 23, Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs, part of North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, saluted its first anniversary with cake, balloons, pictures with Great Wolf Lodge’s signature characters, button making, a lemonade stand and more. With a conference center that features more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space spread out over eight configurable meeting rooms, as well as an adjoining patio, the property is an especially good option for groups with kids along for the outing.