New RiNo hotel to feature NYC's Death & Co

Gravitas Development Group has broken ground on The Ramble Hotel, a 50-room boutique hotel in RiNo that will feature Death & Co Denver as its marquee lobby bar. 

The bar marks the first outpost outside of Death & Co's original location in New York's East Village.

"We've long thought about growing Death & Co but have been understandably careful to do so," says David Kaplan, co-founder of Death & Co. "I believe the Death & Co DNA can be expanded to a host of different spaces and experiences, and with Death & Co at The Ramble, we'll be able to show that. We are looking forward to our first collaboration with a hotel, providing for guests' needs from their first bite and first sip of coffee to their nightcap before tucking in."

Located at 2450 Larimer St., the hotel is expected to open in late 2017. It will include an intimate theater and bar; flexible meeting space; a small retail outlet and an outdoor courtyard.

"Not only is our most recent development in RiNo, but our office always has been as well," says Ryan Diggins, a partner in Gravitas. "The neighborhood is fertile ground for artists and creative entrepreneurs, and we hope to create a space where travelers and locals can personally experience the art, authenticity and ambition that make RiNo so great."

Designed by Denver's Johnson Nathan Strohe, with interiors by Los Angeles-based Avenue Interior Design, the hotel's 4,700-square-foot lobby with 20-foot ceilings takes inspiration from French salons of the 17th century and the salon's utility in society as not only a platform for the exchange of ideas through conversation but as a catalyst to creating community.

"The edifice is designed to engage the passerby, the hotel guest and the restaurant patron, evoking an old-world charm and a certain curiosity that allows a moment of pause and lets the eye wander to intricate masonry and metal detailing," says Tobias Strohe, partner at Johnson Nathan Strohe. "Materials are traditional and of lasting quality, giving a nod to their neighborhood context while incorporating a contemporary interpretation."

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