by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 26, 2014
Opening July 12 is the restored 1895 Union Station in Denver, featuring eight restaurants, an outpost of the Tattered Cover Bookstore, an ice-cream shop, two watering holes (the Terminal Bar and the Cooper Lounge), retail stores and the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The station still welcomes travelers: Amtrak and the Regional Transportation District’s light rail trains will be served by a new eight-track terminal behind the station, and buses will use a 22-bay underground complex that will open in May. The independent hotel will offer 3,000 square feet of meeting space and provide access to the 10,000 square feet of space at the 80-room Oxford Hotel across the street. Guests of the Crawford also will be welcome to use the Oxford Club Spa. The Pullman rooms on the second floor of the new hotel are modeled after the famed luxury sleeping cars once found on trains.