by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 16, 2014
The 112-room Crawford Hotel has opened at the restored 1895 landmark Union Station in Denver. The independent hotel's guest rooms are individually designed, including the Pullman-style rooms that are a nod to former sleeping cars. For groups, the Crawford has more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space, plus another 10,000 square feet of space at the 80-room Oxford Hotel across the street. Crawford guests also may use the Oxford Club Spa. Surrounding the new property, Union Station features eight restaurants, an outpost of the Tattered Cover Bookstore, an ice-cream shop, two watering holes and other retail establishments; a grand opening for all the elements is scheduled for July 26. The station still welcomes travelers: Amtrak and light-rail trains (including a new connection to Denver International Airport that opens in 2016) use a new terminal behind the building.