Hotel Teatro, Denver’s original boutique hotel, announced the completion of a $2.5 million property-wide guest room renovation. Since the project’s start in late 2017, all 110 guest rooms have undergone significant updates.
Guest rooms now feature custom-built hardwood furniture alongside stylish and comfortable decor. They also offer custom-stained white oak cabinetry; a grey fleece wall treatment; 50-inch flat-screen televisions; new furniture, including a custom chaise lounge, lounge chair, nightstands and coffee table; updated, design-forward soft goods; new lighting; creative touches such as terrariums and contemporary artwork; and more.
Hotel Teatro's historic, 1,400-square-foot Chancellor’s Suite received similar updates, in addition to new sofas and a custom conference table; the new furnishings complement historic original details within the suite, such as wood-paneled walls and a limestone fireplace.
Designed by internationally recognized interior design and architecture firm Parker-Torres Design Inc., and influenced by the thriving city of Denver and its Rocky Mountain backdrop, the updated rooms blend tailored elements with natural materials to achieve an updated residential aesthetic.
Lightly used furniture from the previous guest room design were donated to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to build and furnish homes for those in need.
“We’re proud to showcase our new guest rooms,” said David Coonan, general manager. “The first floor of the property was renovated in 2014, and we continue to receive positive feedback regarding the distinctive, thoughtful design. We’re confident our guests will similarly respond to the new guest rooms."
Hotel Teatro juxtaposes a modern hospitality experience with the historic setting of the 20th century Renaissance Revival building in which it is housed. The property was built in 1911 as the Denver Tramway Building, with a design that incorporates a modern steel skeleton and Renaissance Revival-style edifice.
In 1997, architects began restoring the Denver Tramway Building, transforming it into the exquisite building that stands as Hotel Teatro, which opened in 1999. The first floor of the property underwent a large-scale renovation in 2014 that included the addition of The Nickel and The Study.
The new guest rooms are designed to reflect the look of the property’s first floor.
The Nickel, a popular Denver restaurant, pays homage to the space that was once used to collect fare from customers riding its resident streetcars: a nickel.
The restaurant's menu features the highest quality ingredients from farmers, ranchers, distillers and craft producers, and each dish is comprised of just three to four ingredients, lending to approachable meals influenced by traditions and recipes passed down through generations of American cooking. The Nickel also offers an extensive charcuterie program that features handpicked meats and cheeses from around the country, while the centerpiece of the restaurant, The Barrel Bar, offers house barrel-aged cocktails on tap.
Conveniently above The Nickel, the Nickle Mezzanine provides guests with 520 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate groups up to 56. This space also provides ample natural light, a large TV screen for presentations and visuals, and easy access to a nearby coffee and refreshments bar.
Located adjacent to The Nickel, The Study is a comfortable, beautifully designed lounge and gathering venue. A destination for locals and hotel guests alike, The Study serves breakfast courtesy of The Nickel’s talented team, as well as a series of creative workshops and social events, lending itself as a cozy community hub.
The 1,100-square-foot space features a fireplace bordered by large bookshelves and comfortable leather furnishings. Here, guests enjoy house-made morning breads and local coffee, as well as house barrel-aged cocktails, local craft beer and charcuterie in the inviting hideaway.
Overall, Hotel Teatro offers 5,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Center Stage room that can be split into two meeting venues. Chancellor’s Parlor offers floor-to-ceiling windows with mountain views.
The hotel is surrounded by independently owned and operated restaurants and shops. It is easily walkable to prime Denver destinations such as the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the Colorado Convention Center, Union Station, and professional sports and entertainment venues Coors Field and the Pepsi Center.