The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
started renovating its lobby and more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space on the hotel's Plaza Level this month.
The overhaul, expected to be completed in mid-March, includes a new lobby lounge with a cozy area for guests to sit and relax, new lighting, upholstery, wall coverings, modern furniture and other Colorado-inspired decor. Two ballrooms, six meeting rooms, the grand staircase and all pre-function corridors, all of which will display artwork from local artists, also are being refreshed.
The renovations come just two years after the 9-year-old hotel updated its 202 guestrooms and suites with a similar color palette of blues and neutral, creamy tones. Last year, the Ritz renovated its award-winning spa, which included adding a 2,229-square-foot fitness center, new salon and updated reception area.
"We are really excited to be in the final phase of our three-year, $12 million renovation project," says Grant Dipman, the hotel's general manager. "The redesigned lobby and meeting spaces will capture the beauty and unique feel of Colorado with contemporary design providing our guests with a true sense of place."
(Bilkey Llinas Design), located in Hong Kong and Palm Beach, Florida, designed the project drawing from Denver's adventurous spirit and contemporary architecture with a blend of clean urban details complemented by images often seen in nature. A color palette of neutral, champagne-silver tones are enhanced with contrasting hues of deep blue, purple, soft gold and white.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is a six-time recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond award and is ranked Four-Stars by Forbes Travel Guide.
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