• New Meeting Spaces and Restaurant Included in Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel's $15 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED May 31, 2018
     
  • New Meeting Spaces and Restaurant Included in Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel's $15 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED May 31, 2018
     
  • New Meeting Spaces and Restaurant Included in Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel's $15 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED May 31, 2018
     
  • New Meeting Spaces and Restaurant Included in Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel's $15 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED May 31, 2018
     
  • New Meeting Spaces and Restaurant Included in Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel's $15 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED May 31, 2018
     
  • New Meeting Spaces and Restaurant Included in Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel's $15 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED May 31, 2018
     
  • New Meeting Spaces and Restaurant Included in Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel's $15 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED May 31, 2018
     

The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel recently announced the conclusion of a top-to-bottom, $15 million renovation. Overseen by SANDdesign, the renovation began in April 2017 and debuted a “Grand Re-Imagined Event” on Thursday, May 8. The revamp included all of the hotel’s 400 guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces and a new restaurant called the Fifty300.

“After much anticipation we are thrilled to reveal the hotel’s reimagined look to both Denver and visiting guests,” said Brian Lenfestey, area general manager of Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. “Offering the same high-quality service that Renaissance is known for, this renovation elevates the guest experience and gives us an edge in an ever-evolving city.”

Situated between Denver International Airport and downtown proper, Renaissance Denver Stapleton has undergone multiple transformations since it started out as a Stouffer Hotel in 1986. The newest design features a color scheme of blue-gray tones accented with earth tones and pops of orange. A sleek, modern geometric theme is carried through the hotel’s architecture and furniture. Blended into the design is a plant selection representing indigenous Colorado flora.

The revamped guestrooms now include new beds, comforters and 50” Smart TVs in the bedrooms; new tile, walk-in showers, back-lit mirrors with mountain silhouettes and textured silver/gray wallpaper in the bathrooms; new sofa sleepers in the King guestrooms; and new arm chairs in the Queen guestrooms. The meeting spaces, which include a ballroom, the lobby and other public spaces, have new lighting fixtures, wall coverings, grayscale geometric carpet and A/V TVs.

The Renaissance Denver Stapleton’s new restaurant, Fifty300, serves American Regional Cuisine with Italian influence. The design of the Fifty300 is inspired by mountain ski towns, resulting in a more rustic feel than the rest of the hotel. Wooden grains, shapes and textures are showcased along with subdued earth tones and pops of orange. Additionally, the restaurant gained a new floorplan, buffet, hardwood floors and lighting. The menu, created by Executive Chef Charles Fulton, includes dishes like duck confit egg roll, tuna poke and Colorado rack of lamb.

“We are excited to roll out brand new food and cocktail menus as well as an entirely new dining concept, Fifty300, as part of the recent renovation,” said Charles Fulton, executive chef of Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. “Our team has thoughtfully crafted menu items using regional ingredients that reflect the local culture of the Rocky Mountains.”

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