Hilton Garden Inn

Bison Holdings I, LLC, Sage Hospitality Resources
172 Guestrooms
Boulder, Colorado
Year Complete


One of two new-build hotels and a two-story below grade parking garage on a two-block site in Boulder, Colorado. It is a five-story hotel with 172 guestrooms in 98,000 SF.

The contextual design approach reflects the essence of Boulder and its natural surroundings, embracing nature, views, and the eclectic / eccentric nature of the community. The architectural palette of natural elements including flagstone, porcelain tile, stucco and cedar accents combine with a sophisticated combination of metal panels and glazing. The richest combination of these materials is celebrated on the east elevation of the Hilton Garden Inn, creating layered shadows and buffering guestrooms from the arterial that leads to Rocky Mountain National Park.


Fresh materials and accent colors give a young and modern look to the building. The hotel is youthful, business-oriented, and targets travelers with shorter stays. The use of black and steel metal with wood is a modern interpretation of the organic and free spirit of Boulder.

The design of the Hilton Garden Inn reflects the more youthful, urban traveler, more playful in its expression. A tri-color metal panel pattern is derived from the three uniform colors for the nearby Colorado University Buffaloes athletic program. They are complimented by a neutral palette of stucco with accents of sunny orange reflective of the Hilton Garden Inn and provide a distinction in character from the more refined Embassy Suites neighbor.


Two Hilton Hotel Brands Arrive in Boulder
Colorado Real Estate Journal | September 2017

Sage Hospitality Opens Two Hilton Hotels in Boulder
Denver Business Journal | November 2017


2017 Hilton Owner Awards
Embassy Suites by Hilton & Hilton Garden Inn Boulder
Dual-Brand of the Year