Life House, Lower Highlands
Life House Announces New Hotel in Denver: Life House, Lower Highlands
Scheduled for 15 November 2020
Life House, Lower Highlands is a Victorian industrialist frontier boutique hotel located in the heart of Lower Highlands, also known as "LoHi", a hip neighborhood in Denver known for its cocktail lounges, craft beer spots, and stylish restaurants. Life House is the first hotel in the burgeoning neighborhood and has been timelessly designed to last a lifetime. The property's design draws inspiration from Victorian Industrialism, the contextual 1800s design movement that defined the area, as well as the natural landscape of the Wild West. Like its environs, where Victorian-era homes are juxtaposed to ultra-modern buildings, Life House Lower Highlands layers dusty floral patterns – crafted in House of Hackney fabrics – within a contemporary industrial building shell. Badlands dusty grays with saturated mustards, rusty reds, and deep hues of bluebell are paired with rich, honey-colored leathers and cowhide detailing pulled from the natural landscape of Colorado's wild nature. The guest rooms are a collection of accommodations catering to the discerning traveler: from spacious King Suites to perhaps the world's most luxury bunk chambers, which are perfect for groups of adults and families seeking a luxury and economically sensible experience. The custom bunks feature full-size beds in different configurations with luxurious bathrooms with double sinks, a custom dressing bench, and a flex wardrobe unit to maximize space.
Life House, Lower Highlands was designed by Life House's award-winning Design Team led by Rockwell alum Jenny Bukovec and Sydell Group alum Henry Morris. The hotel was designed with a wide array of room types to serve discerning travelers of any travel purpose or group size. Families with more than two children will be able to enjoy luxury accommodations without having to buy several rooms or share beds while groups of friends can travel to Denver for the LoHi food & beverage culture, scenic outdoor activities, and share a space with sufficient privacy, luxury design and linens and a great on-property bar & restaurant. The property naturally also has a plentiful amount of traditional King and Queen guest rooms to cater to solo travelers, couples, and small families. All rooms will feature Life House's standard amenities, including Le Labo bath products, Marshall speakers and Revival luxury linens. Rooms start at $189. Additionally, after years of R&D and with the launch of Life House Lower Highlands, the brand will be releasing its new room fragrance and candle line, which feature notes of bergamot, fig, vetiver, and cedar wood among others.
The hotel will also house the neighborhood's newest cocktail bar, restaurant & cafe, Wildflower, in its spacious ground floor and outdoor patio. The on-property culinary offering highlights locally-sourced ingredients and seasonal fare with a vegetarian-forward, community-driven tapas style menu that pays homage to the neighborhood's Italian and Mexican roots. The dessert menu is presented to diners on a Victorian-style trolley that will feature a selection of Nonna's famous pastries, cakes, and biscotti to complement homemade lavender limoncello, amaro, and local dessert meads. The beverage program celebrates the undiscovered local favors, from natural wines to an extensive collection of Colorado meads and floral cocktails featuring ingredients forged from the proprietary garden. Guests will enter through the Hotel's living room which features a cafe serving craft coffee cocktails and fragrant baked goods from a collection of local bakeries and furnished with curation of custom and vintage sofas and tables - a perfect spot for morning coffee, remote laptop working, or reading a book. The main dining room features routed ebonized walnut and brass paneling, topped with a hand illustrated wall covering created by the in-house design team that portrays the western landscape with hidden touches of historic Victorianism.
The announcement of Life House Lower Highlands follows the brand's most recent opening of Life House, Nantucket, an 1830 coastal Federal-style mansion housed in the historic Century House, a former luxury bed and breakfast and the oldest continually operating inn on Nantucket. The brand will be launching several more hotels next year across the country and beginning to grow delicately into international territories as well. Life House continues its mission to make travel more meaningful and more accessible through the creation of authentically local places with narrative and substance that help serve to bring travelers and locals together for a shared sense of place and belonging.