We worked with Hyatt to update the public spaces, restaurant, and bar areas of their Denver Tech Center to reflect a more modern atmosphere and fit the city’s present-day character. Originally constructed in 1989, the space hadn’t been renovated since its opening. The goal was to develop a design that could be constructed in four continuous phases and allow the hotel to remain fully operational throughout.
The renovation features abstract elements and natural materials influenced by Denver’s landscape. Separate “pods” replace a traditional registration desk, and polished bronze finishes on the desktops and ceiling represent geodes found in the landscape that were cut and left. The renovated monumental staircase uses frosted mirror as its cladding to capture natural light and reflect it onto the main lobby level. The restaurant design joins the three-meal-a-day restaurant with the bar, Root 25, to allow greater flexibility between the individual venues. The overall result is a warm and inviting public space that reinvigorates the entire hotel and is a modern reflection of the vibrant Denver area.