Earlier this month, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE celebrated the completion of Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station at the hotel’s official grand opening ceremony. With clear blue skies and one of the warmer days Denver saw in May, the energy and inspiration of those gathered was palpable.
The celebration brought many unexpected – and highly memorable – moments. Using the hotel’s façade as a canvas for a daring performance, festivities kicked off with professional dancers soaring down the 12 stories as attendees and passers-by gazed in awe – a great way to kick off festivities, as this project has been anything but ordinary.
In fact, construction of the hotel began with a record-breaking moment. In June 2017, the site was home to one of the largest continuous concrete pours in Denver’s history. Alliance Construction Solutions and ten other partners used 457 trucks to pour 20 million pounds of concrete at a rate of 600 cubic yards per hour to create the concrete foundation for the 12-story, 233-key hotel. A continuous concrete pour of this scale was certainly no small feat.
This project exemplifies our approach to contextual design, with an authentic reflection of the area’s history epitomized in the restoration of Denver’s first firehouse, Hose House No. 1, into Woodie Fisher kitchen and bar. The modern, sleek design of the hotel celebrates a new era of growth in the neighborhood. Designed as a “jewel box,” the hotel’s defining all-glass curtain wall reveals stunning floor-to-ceiling glass, serving as a beacon and gateway to Denver’s Central Platte River Valley.
Thank you to everyone who joined us during the celebration, and a special thank you to Phantom Circus for providing a magical sight for us all to enjoy.