• Denver's RiNo Neighborhood Getting Boutique Hotel

     
    POSTED August 29, 2016
     

Set to open doors in winter 2017, the Ramble Hotel is a design-forward, 50-room boutique hotel that will be situated in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. The hotel features an theater and bar; flexible meeting space; a small retail outlet; an outdoor courtyard; an independently owned restaurant; and a marquee lobby bar—Death & Co. Denver.

The bar is the first location of the popular bar outside its New York City headquarters, which opened in 2006; they’ve won several awards in the industry, including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Death & Co. also will manage the hotel’s room service program, a coffee bar and a reservation-only private bar.

“We’ve long thought about growing Death & Co., but have been understandably careful to do so,” says David Kaplan, cofounder of Death & Co. “I believe the Death & Co. DNA can be expanded to a host of different spaces and experiences, and with Death & Co., at The Ramble we’ll be able to show that.”

The hotel will be one of the first to open in the RiNo neighborhood. Denver-based firm Gravitas Development Group is developing the hotel; the company has been behind many of Denver’s sought-after urban neighborhoods.

“Not only is our most recent development in RiNo, but our office always has been as well,” says Ryan Diggins, Gravitas Development Group partner. “The neighborhood is fertile ground for artists and creative entrepreneurs, and we hope to create a space where travelers and locals can personally experience the art, authenticity and ambition that make RiNo so great.”

The interior design is headed up by Los Angeles-based Avenue Interior Design. They plan to integrate industrial and elements that can be seen in RiNo neighborhood with soft fabrics that highlight patterns and textures. The Ramble Hotel’s design is inspired from French salons of the 17th century.

“The edifice is designed to engage the passerby, the hotel guest and the restaurant patron,” says Tobias Strohe, partner at JNS. “Evoking an Old World charm and a certain curiosity that allows a moment of pauses and lets the eye wander to intricate masonry and metal detailing.”

The City of Bryan has announced that Jamie Cox will be the general manager of the Legends Event Center, a 122,300-square-foot indoor event facility scheduled to open in late 2022. Most recently, Cox served as general manager of the Publix Sports Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. 

 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century.