Sage Hospitality, with its partners in Denver, Colorado's Union Station, announced that the 112-room hotel within the historic building will be named The Crawford Hotel. Named after urban preservationist and Union Station partner Dana Crawford, the hotel will fill the upper floors of the north and south wings of the station when the building opens in the summer of 2014. Local Denver companies redeveloping the building with Sage include Larimer Associates, McWhinney, REGen and Urban Neighborhoods.
Comprising of 112 rooms, the building area will be 153,000 square feet. The project cost is estimated to reach $44 million. The overall hotel design was created by JG Johnson Architects and Tryba Architects.
The Crawford Hotel's guestrooms will reflect the different eras of the building's history. The property will have art specifically curated from local Colorado artists by Denver company NINE dot ARTS as part of the project's local art program.
The Crawford Hotel is also located near Denver's dining and retail options, as the Union Station will feature major Colorado-based restaurants on the first floor. he Crawford's room service will be provided by all restaurants within the building, including The Kitchen Next Door, Snooze, an a.m. Eatery and a concept by Fruition creator Alex Seidel.
Union Station's Great Hall will serve as the hotel's main entrance and lobby. Guests can check in via their mobile phones to access the hotel's concierge in advance before stepping off the Light Rail and Amtrak train.
As part of the partnership between The Crawford Hotel and The Oxford Hotel, located one block from Union Station, amenities at The Oxford Club, Spa and Salon will be available to all guests. The station will also offer a fitness center and 3,000 square feet of downtown meeting space.