Davidson Hotels & Resorts to run the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station

Davidson Hotels & Resorts added the 233-room Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station to its portfolio. The property is projected to open in 2018.

Located in the Union Station Neighborhood, connecting the Lower Downtown entertainment district to the Central Platte Valley, the Hilton Garden Inn will be steps away from Union Station; Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies; Denver’s Central Business District; and other attractions, including the 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, Denver Art Museum, Pepsi Center and the Colorado Convention Center.

“With the current revitalization of downtown Denver, we’re excited to be opening a hotel in the Union Station Neighborhood, the city’s new epicenter and transportation nexus,” John Belden, CEO of Davidson, said in a statement. “The hotel will attract guests looking to experience everything Denver has to offer, with a thriving downtown scene boasting diverse dining, nightlife, sporting events, entertainment, shopping and business opportunities.”

The Hilton Garden Inn at Denver Union Station will leverage the current trend of adaptive reuse of historic buildings, opening a restaurant concept in the repurposed Hose House #1 fire station, one of the city’s oldest landmarks, adjoining the newly constructed hotel. The hotel will also have over 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and two levels of underground parking. The newly opened East Rail line operating between Union Station and Denver International Airport will allow guests of the Hilton Garden Inn to take advantage of a 35-minute train ride to and from the hotel.

“Davidson was the perfect choice for us as they have extensive experience with Hilton, as well as a highly successful background with urban properties,” Bahman Shafa, president of Focus Property Group, the project developer for the hotel, said in a statement. “Davidson has been a tremendous collaborator with us as we’ve strived to develop something highly unique and noteworthy for the neighborhood and the city.”

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a hotel operator specializing in upscale urban select- and full-service hotels.