The New York Times
reported on the dual-brand Hyatt House/Hyatt Place in downtown Denver in a story on the national trend towards local art and culture at budget hotels.
In Denver, the new Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown
, combining a budget business hotel and an extended-stay option (from $149), recently opened with lobby décor that defies brand norms to include an art installation made of snowboards, another made of climbing ropes, and a third of wood harvested from trees killed by pine beetles. Several pairs of locally made Icelantic skis are on display, and interested guests are directed to buy them from a shop nearby.
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