JUST THE FACTS
OPENED: June 2015

GUEST ROOMS: 133 Kings + 12 Doubles + 20 Suites = 165

MEETING SPACE: 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a ballroom, three meeting rooms, terrace and more. Can host groups of up to 170.

GENERAL MANAGER: David Bodette

EXECUTIVE CHEF: Chris Jakubiec

ART CURATOR: Dianne Vanderlip

MANAGEMENT GROUP: Commonwealth Hotels Collection, LLC

WEBSITE: thearthotel.com

LOCATION: Situated in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District at 1201 Broadway, the ART Hotel is only steps away from the Denver Art Museum and History Colorado Center and in close proximity to Denver Performing Arts Center, Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo) and Santa Fe Art Gallery District.

OVERVIEW: The property is being billed as a contemporary hotel rooted in an urban art gallery. Guest rooms have been curated with artwork from each floor’s designated artist, with décor playing off the artist’s color-scheme and tone. The ART Hotel is part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a global collection of independent luxury hotels.

THE ART
The collection is a who’s who of modern art, including Claus Oldenberg, Tracey Emin, Sol LeWitt and more. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a large-scale light installation by Leo Villareal that draws the eye from Broadway into the hotel’s Portico Gallery. From the Portico Gallery, an elevator takes guests to the fourth-floor Welcome Gallery with masterpieces by notable art- ists like Ed Ruscha and Deborah Butterfield. Forget boring elevator rides, avant-garde video art keeps it interesting. The hotel’s restaurant, FIRE, features works by Joel Otterson and Allan Houser. Contemporary works in meeting spaces also are sure to inspire creativity. Dining: FIRE exudes creativity through innovative cuisine and libations and avant- garde design, including a lounge, dining room and two private dining spaces. The menus honor classical techniques and utilize locally grown and sustainably raised foods. Floor-to-ceiling window panels disappear in summer to connect the Welcome Gallery and the rooftop FIRE lounge and terrace.

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.