An Inside Look at The Source Hotel

Photos courtesy of The Source Hotel (photographer JC Buck)

If you’ve been anywhere near The Source lately, you’ve seen the serious construction surrounding it. Although it’s cumbersome, it’s for a good reason — The Source Hotel announced it will open its doors next door to The Source this year.

The team behind both The Source and The Source Hotel invited us to peek at the progress so far, and they shared a few things you have to look forward to when it opens in just under three months — including 100 rooms, a rooftop pool with a view and an additional market hall with three restaurants and a small-batch brewery from New Belgium.

The Plans

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As many may know, The Source Marketplace occupies a historic 1880s warehouse. However, the hotel is a contemporary new build, designed by Stephen Dynia from Dynia Architects. To match the feel of its sister space and the low-rise vibes of the RiNo neighborhood, The Source Hotel’s eight stories were designed to be eight distinct, one-story buildings angled and stacked.

Interior plans were drawn to match the metal and brick notes of The Source while also adding modern touches of concrete and lots of natural light. Most of the 100 hotel rooms will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, but — most notably — about 20 rooms will have raiseable garage doors on the far wall to open the space up completely.

In between the two, the team planned a courtyard and a bridge connecting the market and the hotel, with a series of patios sprinkled throughout in the restaurants. The city of Denver has invested more than $29 million into the surrounding space on Brighton Boulevard — installing bike lanes, new landscaping, pedestrian-friendly pathways and more. 

The Present

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Construction is well on its way inside and outside of the hotel. As you can see from the photos, some of the signature features — like the garage doors and soaking tubs — are already in place. Bigger areas — like the lobby — are beginning to take shape, with an estimated 250 people working on the project daily.

While the team builds, announcements keep rolling in about who will occupy the lobby space including Safta (a Modern Israeli restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya from New Orleans), Smök (a true barbecue concept from Bill Espiricueta), New Belgium in the lobby (including a tap by the check-in desk!) and The Woods (the rooftop restaurant and bar). 

The rooftop will also feature barrel aging from New Belgium, a fitness center and a saltwater pool that can dial up to 105 degrees in the winter. The true breath-taking part of the roof will be the view, though. You have a perfect view of the city and mountain ranges — from Pikes Peak to Long’s Peak. See for yourself… 

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The Future

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After you pass through the lobby, with a barber shop, the aforementioned restaurants and a 2,300 square-foot event space (also with sweeping views and open-air garage doors, you’ll reach the hotel rooms.

The Source Hotel shared a glimpse of what the rooms will look like inside once they are complete — with polished concrete floors and wooden headboards that extend up over the bed and onto the ceiling. Inside the room, you’ll find local products filling the mini bar, from New Belgium beers to (what they hope will be) bottled cocktails from Leopold Brothers. Although with all the food waiting for you in the lobby and The Source, we doubt you’ll stay in the room long.

Rooms start at $249 and include kings, double queens, extended kings (added couch) and suites with varying views (city, mountain or courtyard). The team is already accepting reservations, and, if you act quickly, you could be one of the first to stay there. 

The Source Hotel is located at 3330 Brighton Boulevard, Denver. For more information on room reservations and hotel features, visit the website here

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