Dual-Branded Hotel Tops Off in Downtown Denver

The 495-key AC Hotel + Le Méridien Denver Downtown is slated for opening in summer 2017.

By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor

AC Hotel + Le Méridien Denver Downtown
AC Hotel + Le Méridien Denver Downtown

DenverWhite Lodging has topped off the AC Hotel + Le Méridien Denver Downtown, the first dual-branded hotel featuring AC Hotels and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, in downtown Denver, Col.

The property, which will add 495 guestrooms, 12,000 square feet of meeting space and four dining outlets, will be managed by White Lodging and is slated to open in summer 2017. It will also include Denver’s highest open-air rooftop bar on the 20th floor, and destination dining from a Michelin-star restaurant group.

“Denver has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, becoming a world-class destination, where demand is strong for two world-class lifestyle hotel offerings unlike anything the city has seen before,” Paul Eckert, general manager of the hotel, said in a prepared release. “We’re honored to be able to steward the introduction of two truly experiential brands and a different level of hospitality to the city.”

Le Méridien Denver will feature 272 luxurious rooms along with a full-service restaurant, 24-hour fitness facility, business center and Le Méridien Hub experience, which transforms the traditional lobby into thoughtfully designed space that brings creative and curious-minded guests and locals together over the brand’s signature éclairs and coffee program curated by the hotel’s creative Master Barista.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with White Lodging to introduce Le Méridien to Denver in 2017,” Brian Povinelli, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts global brand leader, said in a prepared release. “We have made significant investments to develop the brand, which connects with guests through the art, culture and cuisine in key cities around the world. We think these passion points are sure to resonate with Denver visitors and local residents alike.”

The AC Hotels by Marriott property will be the lifestyle brand’s first Denver location. The hotel will feature a full brick façade with its entrance and lobby on 15th Street.

“We are proud to bring AC Hotels’ European soul, modern design and entrepreneurial spirit to Denver, we look forward to being an integral part of the Mile-High City’s cultural fabric,” Benoit Racle, AC Hotels global brand director, said in the release. “Our rapidly growing portfolio of design-led hotels illustrates Marriott International’s commitment to making distinctive architecture and design affordable and accessible for creatives and entrepreneurial spirits around the world.”

Rendering courtesy of White Lodging