A new 12-story hotel has broken ground in Denver near Coors Field and Union Station and while the majority of the hotel will have a sleek , modern aesthetic , one component will definitely stand out from the rest.
The historic Denver Hose Company No.1 building , which was constructed in 1883 , will be incorporated into the hotel’s design. The building was listed as a city historic landmark in 1986 and is one of the only remaining structures from an early Denver neighborhood called the “Bottoms ,”. The building is described as having beautiful brickwork , especially around the two front facing arches.
The building will be completely restored as part of the $80 million hospitality project and will serve as a restaurant and outdoor patios for the hotel. The patios will face Chestnut Place and 20th Street.
And the restoration couldn’t come a moment too soon. The fire station has been in a state of disrepair for years now , to the point where some people worried about it becoming a safety issue. It had all the looks of a structure ready to collapse on itself , but with help from the city and Historic Denver (an organization that preserves local Denver history , architecture , and landscapes) , the building was stabilized until the restoration could begin.
Johnson Nathan Strohe and Boss Architecture designed the new hotel , which will be a Hilton Garden Inn. It will comprise 233 guest rooms and be operated by Davidson Hotels. Among the amenities the hotel will offer are a ballroom , meeting space , underground parking , and a fitness center.
The new Hilton Garden Inn is expected to open in early 2019.