Adjusting the Lens: Designing with a New Perspective

What a year this month has been. If you’re like me, you face the same challenge in not fully being able to halt your mind from sneaking too far into the future. Raise your hand if you’ve recently found yourself teetering on the fault line between: “I wonder how this will all play out in six months?” and “The world as we once knew it, is forever changed, what will my industry look like after this?” Well, you’re not alone.

Building Dialogue

August 2, 2020

How COVID-19 has changed this year’s summer travel plans

It comes as no surprise that in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the hospitality industry has struggled mightily with the sharp reduction in nonessential travel. From vacant hotel parking


July 20, 2020

Swinerton Builders break ground on WTC Denver campus

Swinerton Builders recently demoed the site and began prep work in order to go vertical later this year on the World Trade Center Denver (hotel, office and parking structure), which will be in the River North neighborhood. Formativ, a Denver-based real estate development firm specializing in transformative mixed-use and commercial projects, and Memphis, Tennessee-based Kemmons Wilson Cos., are co-owners and developers of the 240,000-square-foot hospitality tower. Golub & Co., based in Chicago with a local office in RiNo, is partnering with Formativ on the 350,000-sf office building.

Kris Oppermann Stern

April 13, 2020

Building Peak 8 at Breckenridge: Delivering an Improved Visitor Experience

In April 2018, work began on the transformation of one of Colorado’s most significant and symbolic mountain resort venues: Breckenridge Ski Resort’s original base area, Peak 8. Improvements had been ongoing for more than a decade, and the construction effort has culminated in an unprecedented ski-in, ski-out development that is providing visitors to the mountain town with a grand destination.

Building Dialogue

April 6, 2020

Rowland+Broughton designs East Peak 8 in Breckenridge

Completing the last 4.5-acre cornerstone site of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, East Peak 8 Luxury Hotel and Condominiums is under construction. It was design by Rowland+Broughton.

Kris Oppermann Stern

February 24, 2020

Brinkman buys newly built SpringHill Suites in Parker

Brinkman has acquired a newly completed hotel in Parker as part of a long-term investment strategy. Brinkman, in partnership with Utah-based developer Colmena Group, purchased the 108-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 9355 Silverado Drive. The price was $17.28 million, or $160,000 per key. The 66,641-square-foot building is located off Silverado and North Pine Lane, less than a mile from the intersection of E-470 and Parker Road. The upper-midscale hotel features a breakfast area, 356 sf of meeting space, an indoor pool, fitness center, lobby workstation, market pantry and guest laundry area.

Jill Jamieson-Nichols

January 3, 2020

Iowa hotel company to bring dual-brand hotel to 2534

An Iowa-based hotel company will develop its first Colorado property – a 98-room dual-brand hotel – at 2534 in Johnstown. The project will include a 65-key Sleep Inn, accompanied by a 33-room MainStay Suites hotel. Hart Family Hotels will develop the property on a 2.67-acre site it purchased for $1.22 million. Jake Hallauer “Hart Family…

Jill Jamieson-Nichols

December 23, 2019

Sage Hospitality, partners break ground on River North hotel project

Sage Hospitality, along with Walnut Development Partners and EXDO Development, recently broke ground on a new hotel development in Denver’s River North Art District. The unnamed hotel is located at 3770 Walnut St., steps from the 38th and Blake commuter rail station.

Kris Oppermann Stern

December 2, 2019

The Beck Group melds best of both worlds in Hilton’s newest dual-brand property

Demand for hotel rooms in downtown Denver in recent years could conservatively be described as ravenous. With Lonely Planet naming Denver one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2020, there are reasons to expect that this trend will continue.

Building Dialogue

November 25, 2019

BMC Investments developing Hyatt House at Fitzsimons

A 140-key Hyatt House hotel will provide a new lodging option in the Fitzsimons area. BMC Investments is developing the hotel at the southeast corner of East Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street in Aurora. It has owned the site, known as the Gateway at Fitzsimons, since 2013. “Fitzsimons is one of the fastest-growing hospital campuses…

Jill Jamieson-Nichols

September 20, 2019