called Denver Union Station's Crawford Hotel
one of the world's 10 top hosteries for 2015.
The Crawford is simply the coolest new hotel I have visited in a long time. It is a great model for the boutique/hip hotel industry that opened last July and is the centerpiece of a total renovation of historic 120-year old Union Station in the heart of downtown. But is not just a hotel in a train station, it is a train station as hotel, a triumph of architecture and design. It uses the main waiting room of the grand building as its lobby, and in each arched entryway surrounding the hall, which once led to trains, there is a bar, restaurant, coffee shop, or retail store, which are also part of the public space. Guest rooms rise above both sides of the great hall, with its 65-foot atrium ceiling.
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