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Soul Community Planet has opened its first SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs following a nine-month, $6 million renovation of a former Knights Inn. SCP Hotels is a growing collection of properties that aims to help make the planet a better place through the use of green materials, eco-friendly products, solar energy, sustainable practices and water-conserving fixtures.

Celebrity designer Kelli Ellis of HGTV and The Design Network led the renovation of the hotel. The building was taken down to the studs, and then recycled materials were used to transform the space into the 98,000-sq.-ft. SCP Hotel Colorado Springs. The 174-room property features guestrooms clad with reclaimed and beetle kill wood. Ten original murals are placed throughout public spaces, and two living walls planted with native drought-tolerant succulents adorn the interiors.

“My goal was to create an edgy, cool vibe with this property that will resonate as a gathering place for guests, as well as the local community,” Ellis says. “The interiors are accented with industrial ceilings, hand-painted murals and subtle metallic elements. The use of reclaimed wood, living green walls, exposed brick, soft lighting and polished concrete create an earthy, eco-industrial feel throughout that we’re really proud of.”

The project also includes a 5,000-sq.-ft. fitness center. The hotel’s Provisions market offers more than 200 locally-sourced products. SCP Hotels will donate 5% of its profits to charitable causes that share its values.

Photo: Courtesy of SCP Hotels


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