Two firms combine for new Denver hotel to open in 2017

The Maven

Sage Hospitality is scheduled to open The Maven in spring 2017 in Dairy Block, Denver’s new urban development. Located on the corner of 19th and Wazee streets, The Maven will anchor the mixed-used redevelopment of the Lower Downtown (LoDo) block that once housed the Windsor Dairy.

Developed by McWhinney, Grand American and Sage Hospitality, Dairy Block is designed to pay homage to the history of LoDo while creating a new community gathering place. Central to the Dairy Block will be The Alley, a micro-district that will run from 18th and 19th between Blake and Wazee streets and house a mix of Colorado retailers, artisans, chefs and cocktail crafters.

The Maven will have a lobby designed by Brooklyn-based design studio Crème, Jun Aizaki Architecture and Design. The lobby will eliminate traditional boundaries, creating a connection between The Alley and the hotel.


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The Maven will have a rotating collection of creative art and handmade products.

Adjacent to the hotel will be Kachina Southwestern Grill, a second outpost of the southwestern grill by Sage Restaurant Group co-founder Peter Karpinski, as well as an additional restaurant concept.

The Maven will have 172 guestrooms being designed by Johnson Nathan Strohe (JNS). The rooms will have loft-style décor and the latest in hotel technology.

The hotel will also have a 2,300 square foot ballroom with hardwood floors and a mixture of exposed brick and wood walls. One end of the ballroom, there will be a stage and garage doors that will open onto The Alley to host concerts and other events.

Dairy Block is located in the heart of LoDo, near Coors Field and the revitalized Denver Union Station. The development will also feature a six-story tower with 250,000 square feet of office space, 60,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space and a 394-car below-grade parking garage, all of which are being integrated with the three existing historic Windsor Dairy Block buildings.

Colorado’s Saunders Construction is serving as the general contractor for the entire project.

The Maven

The Maven

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