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The Crawford Hotel opens in Union Station

The Crawford Hotel officially opened on July 14, 2014.

A Classic guestroom.

A loft room.

NINE dot ARTS curated the hotel's artwork.

The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station is officially open. 

Named for Denver urban preservationist and Union Station partner Dana Crawford, the 112-room boutique hotel honors its home inside the historic building while offering contemporary lodging services. 

"The revitalization of Denver Union Station has been a labor of love for so many people; we are thrilled that The Crawford Hotel is finally welcoming guests," said Walter Isenberg, President and CEO of Sage Hospitality another partner in the project.  "This is a modern lodging experience unlike anything else in the United States -- and it's an opportunity to experience the new heart of downtown Denver."

Designed by Denver architecture firms JG Johnson Architects and Tryba Architects, the Pullman-style rooms evoke train travel during its heyday, offering a modern take on the glamorous private sleeping cars. The Classic guestrooms are inspired by the building's Victorian era beginnings, with a contemporary twist on traditional design styles. The Loft rooms are located in Denver Union Station's former attic and feature exposed wood timbers and high, vaulted ceilings. 

The Crawford also offers four one-bedroom LoDo Suites and the spacious Crawford Suite, which features hand-selected design details from the hotel's namesake. The Crawford Suite offers a butler's pantry, separate living and dining rooms, a powder room and master bedroom with a sitting area.

Amenities at the dog-friendly Crawford include an in-room iPad mini loaded with The Crawford app; free WiFi and high-speed tiered Internet service; a 24-hour fitness center; Tesla car services within a 2-mile radius; and Panda Bicycles available for rent.

As part of the partnership between The Crawford Hotel and the award-winning Oxford Hotel, located one block from Denver Union Station, Crawford guests have access to The Oxford Club Spa & Fitness Center, which offers a full-service day spa and salon and an extensive schedule of group exercise classes.

Denver Union Station and The Crawford also feature more than 600 pieces of eclectic Western art, curated by Denver's NINE dot ARTS. Unique pieces include vintage family pictures and travel postcards, inherited objects and a "found objects" collage, a wonderful collection of items found under the station's iconic benches during construction, including 1940s celebrity trading cards, wallet photos and tokens.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.

Read more articles by Margaret Jackson.

Margaret is a veteran Denver real estate reporter and can be contacted here.
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