NYLO Hotels selects Studios Architecture to design The Loft in its upcoming Colorado hotel


BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- STUDIOS Architecture has been selected to design The Loft - the heart and soul of each NYLO hotel - for its location in Interlocken Technology Park, Broomfield, Colorado. Known for their ability to thoughtfully choreograph the guest experience, while combining functionality with inspiration, STUDIOS will help make the NYLO Interlocken stay unique and memorable.

"We're excited to have STUDIOS Architecture leading our design team in Broomfield," said Michael Mueller, president, NYLO Hotels. "This is a dynamic and innovative firm that truly understands the multi-layered concept of The Loft - the heartbeat of the NYLO brand."

NYLO Interlocken, which is slated to open in late 2009, will be located in a 963-acre, full-service business park in the heart of the Denver/Boulder high-tech corridor. The 176-room hotel will be convenient to the Denver International Airport; Rocky Mountain Regional Airport; and Denver/Boulder businesses, shopping, dining and recreation.

The design of The Loft draws inspiration from the unique context of Colorado STUDIOS is known for its bold designs that reflect their clients, and the Broomfield NYLO is no exception. The firm's design for NYLO Interlocken presents a fresh, modern perspective of the West, while merging it with design cues from the energized urban SoHo loft style common to the NYLO brand.

Typical to NYLO properties, the Loft will feature a full-service
restaurant/bar, state-of-the-art business center, high-tech gym, game room and boutique shop. The Loft in each hotel has a unique design that reflects its locale. STUDIOS took a new approach to how these spaces interact, crafting an open and dynamic experience. The centerpiece of The Loft at NYLO Interlocken will be a large sunken living room with a see-through fireplace and pool table where guests can relax and unwind.

"Whether a guest is lounging by the fireplace, conducting a business meeting in the conference room or enjoying dinner in The Loft's restaurant, the functionality of the space is as important as its aesthetic design," said Greg Keffer, principal of STUDIOS Architecture. "Our goal in designing The Loft is to create an environment that will be inviting to guests, appealing to the eye, and practical all at the same time."

STUDIOS architecture, which has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., is known for its keen ability to create design that has synergy, adaptability and flexibility. Commissions include the premiere nightspots: Josephine and Town in Washington, DC and Halo, South Beach as well as the Bloomberg Headquarters in New York; the IAC Headquarters in New York; the AIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Atlanta-based NYLO is the creator of a new lodging category, loft lifestyle hotels, that combines the dynamic qualities of urban residential loft-style living with the best-of-the-industry features of leading hotel brands. With its upscale amenities and mid-scale rates, NYLO caters to business and leisure travelers seeking an energized alternative to the bland, one-size-fits-all experience typically found in mid-priced lodgings.

The NYLO Interlocken will put the area's famed ski slopes, parks, golf courses, and hiking and biking trails all within easy reach. Minutes away from the NYLO hotel, travelers will find Flatiron Crossing, a 1.5 million square-foot shopping destination and home to leading restaurants, stores and entertainment venues. Guests also will enjoy easy access to nearby businesses, sports stadiums and cultural attractions in Denver and Boulder.

The hotel will be part of 575 Interlocken, a 12-acre mixed-use project co-developed by Granite Properties and Urban Frontier LLC. Located at the southeast corner of Interlocken Boulevard and 96th Street, the development also will house a 180,000 square-foot Class-A office building and 13,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space.

Showcasing the brand's urban loft design, NYLO Interlocken will feature a dramatic brick-and-glass exterior; expansive floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby; exposed brick-and polished-concrete walls; and guest lofts with high, 10-foot ceilings. Each bright, airy guest loft will have custom-designed furnishings, including a plush bed topped with luxury linens, sofa, ottoman and large moveable desk with ergonomic chair. Guest lofts also will provide complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet access, large flat-screen TVand MP3 capabilities.

NYLO's inaugural hotel, NYLO Plano at Legacy, debuted in December 2007 in Plano, Texas, a fast-growing suburb of Dallas. The hotel is located in the heart of Legacy, a 2,600-acre master planned community and home to world-leading companies. A second NYLO opened in September 2008 in Warwick, R.I., near Providence, adjacent to historic Pontiac Mills on the scenic Pawtuxet River. For more information, visit http://www.nylohotels.com.

About STUDIOS Architecture [http://www.studiosarchitecture.com] Founded more than 20 years ago and led by fourteen principals with diverse backgrounds, STUDIOS architecture is an award-winning, comprehensive architecture, design, and planning practice with offices in New York, Paris, San Francisco and Washington, DC. STUDIOS' purpose is to create design based on integrity, intellect and innovation, which have manifested themselves in
built environments that express the central idea at work for the client
while choreographing the human experience in a way that is simultaneously pragmatic and inspiring. STUDIOS specializes in commercial, civic & cultural, hospitality, residential and retail design.



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