A few years ago, I stayed in a Hotel Indigo in San Antonio and never forgot it. The entire wall behind my bed was a giant mural of a succulent plant, an homage to the area. It was stunning. When I heard that the restaurant chain was building a hotel in Denver, its first in Colorado, I was anxious to see how they would represent Denver.  Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown has officially opened its doors at 1801 Wewatta St., in downtown Denver’s thriving Union Station neighborhood. The LEED-certified, boutique-style hotel features 180 guest rooms and 1,188 square feet of meeting and event space. We toured the hotel just before it opened and, right from the first view of the front desk area, saw that the theme would be Denver’s Gold Rush days. Read on to learn about a special discount rate at the new hotel. 

Hotel Indigo
A bold welcome at Hotel Indigo. Front desk staffers wear red and black, coordinating with the lobby.

Head up to guest rooms and see images of Rocky Mountain wildlife and old currency. The pattern on the floors is to mimic railroad tracks, a nice contrast to the polished cement walls that almost look velvety.

Hotel Indigo

The rooms are sleek and efficient. Each one provides a large desk, a necessity for the business travelers they are hoping to draw. Sliding barn doors and Aveda bath products are a nice touch. Wherever possible, every effort is made to afford panoramic views of downtown Denver. Views of the skeletal arches over the train tracks and the historic orange signage of Union Station make for a particularly nice view.
Hotel Indigo

Although there are tons of restaurants within a quick walk or shuttle ride, Hotel Indigo Denver is fortunate to have Hearth & Dram, the whiskey-centric restaurant that also just opened. The hotel and restaurant share a striking lobby with an original art installation by Denver-based sculptor Norman Epp.

In Hearth & Dram, antiques hearkening back to Colorado’s early days work in tandem with the hotel’s theme. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be the provider for room service at the hotel. We also got a sneak peek at Hearth & Dram and were extremely impressed. Stay tuned for a separate article about it, coming soon.

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Denver-based sculptor Norman Epp serves as a focal point in the hotel’s lobby. The large sculpture, titled “Wildwood Cronesong: Survival,” incorporates a black cherry tree’s single section of trunk, as well as steel elements. The piece speaks to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Why leave this new hotel to all of the out-of-towners who will surely flock to take advantage of its prime location? Take advantage of  introductory deals of $159 Thursdays-Sundays and have yourself a special staycation! 

 

 

 

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