district: River North
The Source – an 1880s foundry building transformed into an artisan market hall – a new hotel is close to the 38th and Blake A-Line train station and a variety of emerging bike lanes, native landscaping, and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure in keeping with the brand’s attitude to sustainability and environmental impact.
“It is very important,” explain owners Zeppelin Development, “for us to recognise our stewardship responsibilities as developers to protect the environment and to enhance the character of the community without taxing the local ecology and its natural resources,” something that has been applauded and awarded; the hotel having received an LEED Silver certification.
The Source Hotel has 100 guest rooms that feature a mix of polished concrete floors, contemporary furniture, custom Baltic birch casework and soft finishes by Winter Session. With intentions to bring the outdoors in, each room is a refuge of natural light and comfort, some providing views of the courtyard, others of the city or Colorado’s Front Range mountains. Up in the Skyline Suite, guests are treated to a custom sofa, wet bar, bespoke Calico wallpaper accents, a freestanding Japanese-style soaking tub with city vistas, and Malin + Goetz amenities.
Iconic American craft beer brand, New Belgium, have located themselves on the ground floor of the hotel, a ten-barrel system producing a constantly rotating tap list for Woods bar and restaurant on the hotel’s rooftop, and enabling guests to enjoy a fresh beer upon checking-in. Up on the expansive rooftop, a whopping 45 beers are available on draft, notably The Source Stout, brewed with cocoa husks and coffee, and the Mixed Cultures Wood Aged Sour, matured in a French oak barrel with aromas of pineapple and mango; brews from internationally-revered Denver brewery, Crooked Stave, are also on hand.
From Smōk, a restaurant combining influences from the most iconic barbecue-making regions around the country, to Safta, where chef Alon Shaya prepares Israeli cuisine including freshly-baked hot pita from a wood burning oven to signature smooth hummus and lamb dishes, as well as the offerings at the Market Hall, a 45,000 square feet space where a collection of 25 artisans combine, there’s something for everyone at this hip Denver destination. A florist, barber and independent shops including Poketo and Winter Session join a curated selection of retail kiosks and brands cementing this River North Art District hotspot as one of the country’s most forward-thinking hotel concepts.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 100 rooms & suites (27-45m2) (294-480 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture & interior design: Dynia (Colorado Springs) • bathroom amenities: Malin + Goetz • parking possible on-site (charged) ✅ pet friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk