Indie Hotel Anchors Dairy Block

Indie Hotel Anchors Dairy Block

BY EMILIE RUSCH, THE DENVER POST | Sage Hospitality’s newest independent hotel in Denver finally has a name: The Maven.

The 172-room boutique hotel set to open next spring in Lower Downtown will anchor the corner of 19th and Wazee streets as part of a much-anticipated redevelopment of the historic Windsor Dairy block.

“It’s going to be a great addition to the LoDo neighborhood,” Sage CEO Walter Isenberg said. “It’s really intended to make people that are staying there feel that they’re staying in a loft in LoDo. It’s got a really great residential feel.”

In addition to the seven-story hotel, the Dairy Block development will feature a six-story, 250,000-square-foot office building, 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a 394-stall below-grade parking garage — all integrated with the three historic buildings on the block.

Project officials gathered near the construction site Wednesday to celebrate topping off the development, which spans the block bounded by Blake, Wazee, 18th and 19th Streets. The project is a partnership of McWhinney, Grand American and Sage.

The Maven will be Denver-based Sage’s fourth independent hotel in the Mile High City, joining The Crawford Hotel at Union Station, the historic Oxford Hotel and the Halcyon opening in Cherry Creek North this summer.

Denver-based JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, the design firm that did the interiors of the Crawford, is also designing The Maven’s loft-style guest rooms.

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