“Our recent renovations have allowed us to be welcomed into Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio, increasing our allure to groups,” said Horonzy. The designation proves our commitment to the quality found in Starwood Tribute Portfolio properties. Whether groups want to just relax together at the end of a long day or leverage our spaces to get work done, we provide a holistic experience that makes for a successful group gathering. Additionally, guests are able to use and earn points for Starwood Tribute Portfolio properties, which we know can be a top priority for today’s business traveler.”
In the newly refurbished lobby, guests are greeted to 1920s historical touches including the restored original brass fixtures throughout the building and the addition of white marble wall accents. The lobby’s new white marble, cascading from the ceiling across the floor and down another story, is meant to reflect the Colorado River. A back wall features safety deposit boxes that are inspired by the building’s history as a bank.
As guests flow into the lobby, photos of Colorado wildflowers and iconic, historic Denver area photos line the walls. The photos also pay homage to the Holtze family, which originally opened Magnolia Hotel Denver in 1995 and still operates the hotel’s management company Stout Street Hospitality, today. Many images showcase family milestones as well as World War I veteran Harry Holtze for whom Harry’s Bar & Grill is named.
The renovated bar also was expanded to accommodate 60 people. A refreshed lunch menu and a new happy hour also were launched. Harry’s bistro-style of dining features a seasonal menu of appetizers and entrees, as well as an incredible array of fine wines, cocktails and local brew. A community table also was installed to increase sociability and seating capacity.
The 24-hour fitness center has been modernized with new restrooms. A changing room and dedicated space for yoga and stretching also were added.
The first phase of the renovation focused on adding more guest rooms, a Presidential Suite and enhancing the overall room design and décor. Those renovations included adding 51 standard guest rooms by splitting some of the existing suites and creating a Presidential Suite on the 12th floor. The hotel was originally designed as an extended stay hotel so there are numerous large suites with full kitchens and living rooms. The downtown Denver market has shifted from extended stay so the property is modifying its room categories and design to reflect this change. Additional back-of-the-house renovations also were made to better accommodate guests’ food and beverage needs.
Magnolia Hotel Denver also features various complimentary amenities including a renowned cookie time serving up a variety of freshly baked cookies and milk from 8-10 p.m. The Lounge serves as a gathering place for guests to socialize and relax with flat screen TVs, billiards and a library. Guests also can enjoy the recently opened Fluid Coffee Bar downstairs.
The historic Magnolia Denver building first opened in 1910 as a First National Bank, Colorado’s oldest continuously operating bank. The property was restored to reflect its original appearance with terra cotta details and a replicated corner clock adorns this 13-story landmark edifice.
Magnolia Hotel Denver, a Tribute Portfolio hotel, features 51 suites, including the Presidential Suite, for a total of 297 guestrooms. The hotel, which opened in 1995, is located in the heart of downtown Denver with easy access to the Colorado Convention Center, Pepsi Center, Coors Field, shopping and entertainment along the 16th Street Mall, as well as many other local attractions and businesses.
About Stout Street Hospitality
Managing hotels since 1993, Stout Street Hospitality is a fourth-generation family business. The Denver-based company focuses on development, management, acquisition, re-branding, new construction, and conversion of existing independent hotel properties. The core product line consists of award-winning, independent boutique hotels under the Magnolia brand that offer a style unlike that of trendy or branded hotels. The company currently operates Magnolia hotels in Denver, Dallas (Downtown and Park Cities), Houston, Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis; and a ski resort, The Winter Park Mountain Lodge in Winter Park, Colo. For more information, visit www.stoutstreethospitality.com.
About Tribute Portfolio
Launched in April 2015 as Starwood’s 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels, Tribute Portfolio is comprised of exceptional independent hotels around the globe, offering guests and owners the ability to “Stay Independent.” From boutique resorts to urban destination properties, guests can enjoy access to outstanding upper upscale hotels with an indie spirit while benefitting from the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program. For more information on Tribute Portfolio, please visit www.tributeportfolio.com. Follow along to Stay Independent: @TributePortfolio on Instagram, @TributePRTFLO on Twitter, tumblr.com/TributePortfolio and www.facebook.com/TributePortfolio.