by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 01, 2017
The 364-room Crowne Plaza Denver has finished up a multiyear, $22 million renovation, employing the brand's new Plaza Workspace design and WorkLife guest rooms. As part of the project, the hotel has added 16 guest rooms, a new fitness center, a grab-and-go Marketplace and a new restaurant, the Lockwood Kitchen & Bar.
"Here in Denver we are honored to be on the forefront of the new offerings for our loyal Crowne Plaza guests," said Sacha Jurva, general manager of hotel. "The new Plaza Workspace, coupled with our new restaurant, the Lockwood Kitchen & Bar, opens our hotel up to local business within downtown Denver more than ever before."
The Plaza Workspace, part of the lobby area, features soundproofed pods for up to six people, with touch screens for on-demand food and tech support. 
Crowne Plaza's new WorkLife rooms have been redesigned with zones for working and relaxing. They feature angled beds with Cocooning headboards, Beautyrest mattress, and Sleep Advantage aromatherapy spray and lotions; the Sofa Nook where guests can read, watch TV or meet with colleagues; and a "distraction-less" desk workspace. The new Welcome Station in the rooms has space for keys, bags and coats.
The Lockwood Kitchen & Bar is one of the major highlights of the Denver property's renovation, serving regionally inspired cuisine by executive chef Alberto Avila. He uses Colorado farm-raised cattle, buffalo, lamb and more, complimented by specialty cocktails and local craft beers. The restaurant's signature cocktail is the Colorado Old Fashioned, made with 291 Colorado Whiskey, house-made simple syrup and angostura orange bitters, topped with an orange peel.
The property offers more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space.