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Renovation12 September 2019

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Embarks on $80 Million Phased Renovation

Renovation – 1231 Rooms

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The Sheraton Denver Downtown this week announced the official start of an $80 million hotel renovation that will change the face of the hotel and the 16th Street Mall. Sheraton Denver Downtown has long been an anchor in Downtown Denver, serving as the largest events hotel in the city with unmatched heritage and deep roots in the local community. Once transformed, the hotel will reflect the new Sheraton experience, making it one of the first to do so in North America.

Sheraton Denver Downtown is one of the Sheraton brand's flagship properties. Its transformation journey will touch all aspects of the hotel including a new arrival experience, 133,000 square feet in renovated meeting space and 1,231 newly redesigned guest rooms.

The new ownership group, Denver HS-EF Court Place, LLC, a joint venture between High Street Real Estate Partners (Atlanta, Ga.) and Eagle Four Partners (Newport Beach, Calif) purchased the Sheraton Denver Downtown in September 2018, and has developed a major renovation plan for the hotel that completely reimagines the public spaces and guestroom experience. In addition, the owners will work closely with the hotel team to continue to position the property as the best place to stay in Downtown Denver by adding new guest touch points to the hotel such as world class beverage and culinary offerings, Sheraton Club and much more.

Sheraton Denver Downtown will start this transformation with the removal of the 5 iconic 18-foot ballerina statues that have welcomed guests and passersby since they were installed in 1997. The ballerinas will find a new home in the Denver Arts District on Santa Fe, and their departure will make way for an improved guest arrival experience and modernized exterior, which will comprise the first phase of the renovation. The full timeline includes:

    • Lobby/Driveway/Restaurants/ Club Lounge: Timeline: August 2019 - April 2020
    • Guestrooms: Timeline: November 2019- April 2020
    • Plaza Ballroom and Foyer: Timeline: December 2019 to January 2020
    • Newly reimagined hotel to be unveiled in April 2020

Tynan Group LLC, will oversee the development as the Project Management Company. Johnson Nathan Strohe (JNS) will serve as the lead architect on the renovation of the hotel's porte-cochere, façade and public spaces, while Kay Lang & Associates serve as the interior designer for the Plaza Ballroom. PWI Construction will serve as the general contractor for the public spaces.For the guest rooms, Gensler will serve as the architect and interior designer and Digney New York is the general contractor.

Drawing inspiration from the grandeur and light of I.M. Pei's original design, the new porte-cochere, lobby entry, and signature bar create a striking statement at the east end of 16th Street mall.

The interior design incorporates various design elements and materials inspired by the beatnik movement of the early 1960s, a time of exuberant growth and cultural change in the United States. The design of the plaza lobby evokes the spirit of the traveler with canvas, leather and darkened metal finishes. A new fireplace in the lobby nods to Pei's original tower design, featuring a plaster imprint of the historic ceiling tiles that remain on the tower's second level. The faceted glass architecture of the new signature bar is reminiscent of a cut crystal whiskey glass.

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