Colorado's Mile High City welcomed a new hotel last week, as well as the announcement that a new Kimpton property is coming to town.
The 216-room Thompson Denver debuted Feb. 10 in the city's LoDo district. The property blends the brand's mid-century-modern style with an upscale mountain chalet feel, within walking distance of the 16th Street Promenade, Union Station and Coors Field.
“We’re incredibly excited to open our doors and provide a dynamic hotel and culinary experience to world travelers and the community in the Mile High City,” said area vice president and general manager Amanda Parsons. “Our entry into Denver marks a pivotal moment for the Thompson Hotels brand. We’re thrilled to collaborate with internationally acclaimed chef Ludo Lefebvre to support the opening of Chez Maggy, and offer LoDo’s newest lounge — Reynard Social — a luxurious sixth-floor hideaway with breathtaking views to match.”
Chez Maggy is chef Lefebvre’s first concept outside of Los Angeles — and his first hotel restaurant. Overseeing both in-room dining across the property and the 90-seat, three-meal brasserie, Lefebvre will blend classic French fare with local inspiration for his menus. Expect dishes such as French Onion Soup, Steak Tartare, Duck L’Orange and Escargot, as well as locally inspired, soon-to-be favorites like Bison Bourguignon, a Denver omelette with a French twist, and Lefebvre's Burger à la Française. The lounge, Reynard Social, features seasonal cocktails, a curated wine list, local beers and alpine-inspired bites.
A mountain-lodge feel is found in the guest rooms, including the 1,032-square-foot Thompson Suite, which features a private terrace with seating for eight and a two-sided indoor/outdoor glass fireplace. All guest rooms include plush Sferra bedding and D.S. & Durga bath amenities.
Thompson Denver features 7,000 square feet of meeting space, including a private dining room for up to 60 guests.
On the south side of the city, the Denver Tech Center will be home to a Kimpton hotel, which is slated to open in 2024 with easy access to the rest of downtown Denver via the Southeast Light Rail. The 190-room Kimpton Denver Tech Center will be the brand's third property in the city.
True to the Kimpton style, the new hotel will feature amenities and services such as morning coffee and tea service, an evening social hour, a “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” program, in-room yoga mats, on-site fitness center and complimentary bicycles.
“The U.S. mountain region has always been an appealing market for us,” said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “The success of properties such as the Hotel Born in Denver’s Union Station and the Armory Hotel in Bozeman, Mont., confirm that our adventurous spirit and work-hard-play-hard mentality have found a like-minded home here. We’re thrilled to be expanding in Colorado.”
Meeting space, restaurant and other details are still to come.