We were excited to kick off the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel renovation last month. This monumental project will transform the face of the hotel and create a vibrant, engaging space on the 16th Street Mall.
JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is providing the architecture and interior design for the hotel’s public spaces and porte cochere. Our design intention embraces the history of the iconic building and also creates a modern space that people can enjoy today. The design incorporates elements of I.M. Pei’s original modern architecture and references the beatnik movement of the 1950s and 60s, a time that embodied a culture in which travel, adventure and music drove one’s passions and experiences.
The design of the plaza lobby evokes the spirit of the traveler with canvas, leather and darkened metal finishes. A new fireplace in the lobby nods to Pei’s original tower design, featuring a plaster imprint of the historic ceiling tiles that remain on the tower’s second level. The faceted glass architecture of the new signature bar is reminiscent of a cut crystal whiskey glass.
A multi-colored diamond pattern will be incorporated into the porte cochere, paying tribute to the iconic rattlesnake-inspired design along the 16th Street Mall.
The renovated hotel will anchor the east end of the 16th Street Mall with a one-of-a-kind luxurious experience for both locals and guests. By activating the storefront along the mall and Court Place, the hotel will bring needed vibrancy and retail opportunities to the area.
Learn more about the renovation from JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Partner Nicole Nathan here.