The Ramble Hotel

Client
Gravitas Development Group
Scale
50 Guestrooms
Location
Denver, Colorado
Year Complete
2018

ABOUT

Boutique hotel located in Denver’s creative River North Arts District (RiNo). Features include a restaurant and event space on the ground floor, lobby level bar and lounge and an outdoor courtyard on the mezzanine level.

DESIGN

Inspired by 17th century French salons, which served as platforms for exchanging ideas and creating a sense of community, each space within the 32,000-square-foot Ramble Hotel has been designed with the intent to foster meaningful conversation, engagement and interaction among guests. Authentic design and materials are at the forefront of The Ramble Hotel’s design, which reflects a true adherence to detail and craftsmanship – two principles that have made Denver’s River North (RiNo) district a hub for artists and creatives for decades.

The edifice is designed to engage the passerby, the hotel guest and the restaurant patron alike. The intricate masonry and metal detailing evoke curiosity and encourage further exploration. Reminiscent of surrounding historic warehouse buildings, the design features factory pane glazing and red-orange brick, showcasing a rhythm of brick bays and pilasters with a stepped brick design in the cornice details.

On the ground level, the hotel incorporates a steel storefront and building base consistent with historic building vocabulary. Great attention was given to the proportion of brick bays, window configurations, distinction of the base, middle and top and simple brick detailing after careful observations of historic brick buildings within the LoDo/ RiNo design districts. The architectural design is successful in its intent to feel like The Ramble Hotel has belonged to the neighborhood for decades with the passerby being unable to tell that it’s a new building. A narrow courtyard unseen from the main streets, often an integral part of historic building design, is a unique space carved out within the building adding light and energy to the hotel.

The Ramble Hotel is more than a place to stay. It is a hub for creative cuisine, cocktails, music and art in the vibrant and gritty RiNo Arts District.

Press

Ramble Hotel Opens in RiNo
BISNOW | May 2018

The Ramble Hotel in RiNo Opens to Guests
Mile High CRE | May 2018

The First Hotel in Denver’s River North Neighborhood is Open
Denver Business Journal | May 2018

First Hotel Checks Into RiNo Neighborhood
The Denver Post | May 2018

NYC’s Famed Death & Co Comes to Denver
303 Magazine | May 2018

Set Your Own Pace: Staycation Destinations for Every Speed
Cherry Creek Lifestyle | June 2018

Inside Denver’s Best Boutique Hotels
5280 Magazine | September 2018

Your Guide to RiNo, America’s Improbably Cool Neighborhood
GQ Magazine | September 2018

Awards

2018 Design Award
The Ramble Hotel
AIA Colorado

2018 Design Award
The Ramble Hotel
AIA Denver