The 1,230-room Adams Mark Hotel, downtown Denver's most recent
hotel arrival, will soon be joined by seven other hotel projects
that will add 1,300 rooms to downtown's current inventory of 4,800
rooms by mid-1999. Metro Denver as a whole boasts 22,000
first-class hotel rooms.
The most expansive new project in the works is a $68.5 million,
540-room hotel that will be developed by Starwood Lodging Trust.
Set to open next spring, the hotel will be located in a renovated
office building on the 16th Street Mall, just a block from the
Adam's Mark Hotel and across the street from the new Denver
Pavilions shopping and entertainment complex, which is scheduled to
come on line this October.
Although Starwood had not yet named a management company at
press time, the company said the new hotel would be a four-star
property on the order of a Westin, Marriott or Omni. Facilities
will include 421 rooms and 119 suites, 20,000 square feet of
meeting space and a 208-seat restaurant.
Other upcoming hotels include a $14-million, 184-room Courtyard
by Marriott which is also rising on the 16th Street Mall and is
expected to become operational this spring; a 189-room, $20 million
European-style Kimpton Inn that will open this summer on the site
of an historic downtown building; a 176-room (as yet unnamed) hotel
to be built at an estimated cost of $33 million on Cherry Creek
near Larimer Square and the Denver Performing Arts Complex; a
120-room, $15 million Tramway Hotel to rise at 14th and Arapahoe;
the 120-room Denver Hotel to be located in the historic LoDo
district, and the 14-room boutique LoDo Inn.
In addition to the seven downtown hotels, new properties are
rising quickly in the Denver airport area with more to come,
including a 500-room Westin Hotel that will be linked to the
airport terminal and is expected to open in late 1999.
Still other properties are in negotiation or under development
in the southern part of Denver near Douglas County, which is
reported to be the fastest growing county in the U.S. for the past
Also, the 390-room Omni Interlocken Hotel & Conference
Center is being built at the Interlocken Advanced Technology office
park, located midway between Denver and Boulder. The luxury hotel
is slated to open in June 1999 with 28,000 square feet of function
space and a 27-hole golf course, as well as dining, entertainment
and exercise facilities.
For more on Denver hotels, contact the Denver Metro CVB at (800)