Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel unveils $15M renovation helmed by SANDdesign

In Colorado, the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel completed a $15-million renovation project that began in April 2017. The renovation covered all 400 guestrooms; 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces; lobby and public spaces; and a new restaurant called Fifty300.

Built in 1986 adjacent to Stapleton Airport, the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel first opened as a Stouffer Hotel. In 1993, the hotel was rebranded as a Renaissance and in 1995, Denver retired the Stapleton Airport and unveiled the new Denver International Airport 20 miles north east. In 1997, Marriott purchased the Renaissance brand.

With the renovation overseen by SANDdesign, Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel was updated with a classic and subdued color scheme, dominated by blue-gray tones and accented with earth tones and pops of orange. A modern design with geometric shapes compliments the architectural features of the exterior of the hotel.


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The first area to be renovated, the lobby of the Renaissance has a new botanical program along with new couches, chairs and artwork throughout the foyer and public space.

The guestrooms were simplified and modernized with a white, silver and brown color scheme. These now have new beds and comforters, 50-inch Smart TVs mounted on a cushioned silver panel, silver geometric lamps and gray geometric carpet. Guestroom lounge areas were renovated with new round tables, desk chairs and gray sofa sleepers in King guestrooms and blue arm chairs in Queen guestrooms. Bathrooms have new tile, walk-in showers, back-lit mirrors with mountain silhouette, and textured silver/gray wallpaper that resembles exposed concrete.

The meeting spaces got new lighting fixtures, wall coverings, grayscale geometric carpet, and AV/TVs.

As part of the renovation, Renaissance Denver Stapleton is unveiling a new restaurant, Fifty300, which has a rustic feel, reminiscent of a ski resort café complete with pseudo ski-lift booths. The restaurant is inspired by mountain ski towns, using earth tones with pops of blue and orange. The restaurant also has new lighting, floor plan, buffet, hardwood floors and host stand that imitates a stack of firewood. There are also hints of metal along with architectural elements to give this space an industrial feel.

Photo credit: Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

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