DENVER—The Ramble Hotel, an independently owned, three-story hotel will open in late 2017 with 50 guestrooms; a theatre and bar; meeting space; a small retail outlet; an outdoor courtyard; an independently owned restaurant; and a lobby bar, Death & Co Denver.
The bar marks the first outpost outside of its original location in New York’s East Village, which opened to immediate acclaim in 2006. Death & Co will not only operate the lobby bar, but also the hotel’s beverage-forward room service program, a café bar providing coffee and breakfast services, a reservation-only private bar and the F&B program within the property’s outdoor courtyard.
Located at 2450 Larimer St., just north of Downtown Denver, the Ramble Hotel is being developed by local Denver firm Gravitas Development Group. Most recently, Gravitas developed 25th & Larimer, a mixed-use complex made entirely of shipping containers, located directly across the street from the new project.
“Not only is our most recent development in RiNo, but our office always has been as well,” said 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.”
Los Angeles-based Avenue Interior Design (Avenue ID) is directing the interior design concept, including execution of all public spaces and guestrooms at the hotel. Avenue ID has not only created interiors for boutique brands such as The Redbury and Kimpton Hotels, but also for larger brands such as The SLS Hotels and MGM Resorts International. Design at The Ramble Hotel will integrate industrial elements inherent to the RiNo neighborhood with eclectic “found” elements, and soft, luxurious fabrics that highlight patterns and texture. Johnson Nathan Strohe (JNS) is the architect of the project.
The lobby will feature a 4,700-sq.-ft. space with 20-ft. ceilings. The hotel takes inspiration from French Salons of the 17th century. As such, the hotel’s name is a nod to Catherine de Vivonne, Marquise de Rambouillet.
Gravitas Development Group employed the assistance of leading consultant, Imprint Hospitality, to develop the hotel’s operations and systems; however The Ramble Hotel will be owned and operated independently by Gravitas Development Group.