Where else but Colorado can you get these stunning mountain views and a downtown skyline? Denver, the capital city of Colorado, is a great place to visit. In 2016, Denver welcomed a record 31.5 million total visitors, which keeps the booming hotel business alive and well. We’ve got the scoop on the Denver Metro hotels recently opened and opening in 2018 and beyond.
Within the downtown area alone, there are 10,000 rooms within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and everything cool. And widen your scope and choose from 45,000 first-class hotel rooms in the greater metro area. The demand continues to bring more choices.
Recently Opened Hotels in Denver
Opened in August 2017, the Kimpton Hotel Born Denver (pictured below) is located next to Denver’s iconic Union Station. The new 199-room hotel features 8,300 square-feet of meeting space, including a street-level patio and rooftop patio, a 2,000 square-foot fitness center and two local-inspired, chef-driven restaurants and bars.
Catering to the Millenials, the MOXY Denver Cherry Creek opened in November 2017 as one of the first budget-friendly hotels in Cherry Creek. This new boutique hotel is in the heart of this upscale neighborhood with its hundreds of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and spas. Room rates here start at $125 (while other hotel rates start closer to $200+)
New Hotels to Open in 2018 and Beyond
But Denver metro has more! Here’s a rundown of new hotels that will open in 2018 and beyond.
Opening mid-April 2018 in RiNo (River North Art District) neighborhood, The Ramble Hotel Denver is an independently owned hotel with 50 guestrooms, featuring an outdoor courtyard and lobby bar, Death & Co. Denver. The latter will be an outpost of a decade only New York City bar of the same name.
Another independent hotel, the Source Hotel, is scheduled to open in May 2018. This will be a collection of independent retail, and restaurants, with 100 hotel rooms in the heart of Denver’s River North Art District billed as a “Lifestyle Hotel and Artisan Market Hall.”
With an address near Coors Field, the Hilton Garden Inn Union Station will reuse the historic Denver Hose Company No. 1 building, one of the city’s oldest and most unique landmarks. This hotel was set to open early in 2018, but updates show later in the year or early 2019.
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown Hotel is an extended stay option in the Tremont Place Complex of downtown. Opening June 2018, this hotel will offer another budget-friendly option to include complimentary breakfast.
Another Cherry Creek hotel will open late in 2018, the Jacquard Denver Cherry Creek with 201 rooms and suites ranging from 400 to 585 square feet. Get in touch with nature and soak in the sun with its panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains from its rooftop bar and pool.
Two Element Hotels by Marriott are planned to open in Denver in July 2019. One will open in Golden Triangle District off of downtown, the Element Denver Downtown East, while the other will be located near the airport, the Element Denver International Airport.
And finally, perhaps the hotel I’m most excited about the opening is the Origin Red Rocks, coming Summer of 2018. Located near the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, host to amazing concerts, the Origin Red Rocks will now offer shuttle service to and from these shows, as well as including a restaurant, bar and event space. Since I live in the west part of town and love to go to these concerts, a boutique hotel this close to Red Rocks will be priceless!
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Photo credits: The Hotels and Diana Rowe.