The team behind The Source, an 1880s foundry building turned artisan market in Denver’s River North (RiNo) neighborhood, is taking a deep dive into hospitality with plans to debut a 100-room hotel this August.
The 100-key project will be designed by Stephen Dynia from Dynia Architects, with the intent to create a duality between the historic 1880s warehouse that holds the existing Source, and the contemporary newbuild that will open as the first high-rise in the neighborhood. Dynia plans to preserve the integrity and residual authenticity of RiNo’s original low-rise industrial past by creating The Source Hotel from eight distinct, one-story buildings angled and stacked on top of one another.
The hotel will balance The Source’s existing galvanized metal and brick with a modern, utilitarian materials and color palette of concrete and light birch, as well as vivid blue represented in the neon market hall sign and custom wallpaper. From the rooms to the shared spaces, an industrial feel will be contrasted by light, warm wood and touches of natural elements. To bring the outdoors in, rooms feature garage doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The hotel, to be located on Brighton Boulevard and adjacent to The Source, will complement the building with an additional market hall that showcases: New Belgium’s first small-batch brewery in Denver; a collection of experiential, craft-focused vendors; three restaurants; and a rooftop terrace with views of the downtown skyline and Rocky Mountains. A courtyard will link The Source and the hotel with a bridge spanning from the original market hall to the new hotel building. Additionally, a series of patios will join the restaurant spaces and the market halls.