JG Johnson Architects, Tryba Architects help design Colorado’s Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station

Sage Hospitality announced that The Crawford Hotel opened in the heart of Denver's Lower Downtown neighborhood. The Crawford honors its home inside the historic Denver Union Station while offering a contemporary lodging experience.

The restored Beaux Arts landmark is housed inside Denver's 120-year-old station, which completed a $54-million transformation. The Denver Union Station Great Hall - which has 65-foot ceilings and houses a mix of 13 Colorado restaurants and retailers - serves as the hotel's main entrance and lobby.

Named for Denver urban preservationist and Union Station partner Dana Crawford, The Crawford's 112 guestrooms reflect the different eras of the building's more than 100 year history, including: the "Pullman-style" rooms that offers subtle Art Deco nod; the "Classic" guestrooms inspired by the building's Victorian era beginnings, with a contemporary twist on traditional design styles, high ceilings, and expansive windows; and the contemporary "Loft" rooms that occupy Denver Union Station's former attic and have exposed wood timbers and high vaulted ceilings, and were inspired by Denver's urban LoDo neighborhood.

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The Crawford also has four one-bedroom LoDo Suites and the Crawford Suite, which includes hand-selected design details from the hotel's namesake. The Crawford Suite offers a butler's pantry, separate living and dining rooms, a powder room, and a master bedroom with a sitting area.

Amenities at the Crawford include: an in-room iPad mini loaded with The Crawford app; a 46-inch Smart LED HD TV; Wi-Fi and tiered Internet service; 24-hour fitness center; Tesla car service; Panda Bicycles available for rental; concierge service; and complimentary access to The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon.

Crawford guests will also have access to the new Denver Union Station, including Mercantile Dining & Provision by chef Alex Seidel, Stoic & Genuine by chef Jennifer Jasinski, The Kitchen Next Door Community Pub, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery and Pigtrain Coffee. The building also houses the Terminal Bar, which offers more than 30 Colorado craft beers; and the Hollywood-inspired Cooper Lounge.

Denver Union Station and The Crawford also have more than 600 pieces of Western art, curated by Denver's NINEdotARTS. Named to the National Register of Historic Places, Denver Union Station expects to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Crawford Hotel also has more than 3,000 square feet of downtown meeting space, including six private event spaces and a 40,000 square foot outdoor plaza.

Denver Union Station is the centerpiece of the $500-million redevelopment of downtown Denver's transportation hub, with RTD rail lines and buses connecting downtown to its surrounding communities. Direct light rail access will be available to/from Denver International Airport in early 2016.

Local Colorado companies involved in the Denver Union Station project include Larimer Associates, McWhinney, REGen, Sage Hospitality and Urban Neighborhoods. The project was overseen by construction company Milender White, while the hotel's design was created by JG Johnson Architects and Tryba Architects. The Great Hall, Cooper Lounge and Terminal Bar were designed by New York's AvroKO.

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