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Born in the Mile High City

Kimpton’s second property in #Denver recently celebrated its one year birthday. Located in LoDo right next to the fantastic Union Station, the Kimpton Hotel Born is as cool as it is convenient


The 200-room hotel was developed by the same people that are responsible for the Union Station neighborhood, Continuum Partners, and was conceived to fit seamlessly into the stylish neighborhood, which it does with aplomb.

Perfectly located for both those arriving from Denver International Airport on the light rail and those coming in by train via the California Zephyr (read about our recent trip on the #train here), the hotel is a great place for a city break in Denver or as a jumping off point for a Rocky Mountain getaway. It is also, of course, perfect for those who want to stay in the heart of downtown.

With exposed concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and an original art collection of nearly 700 pieces by local artists, the hotel is a combination of urban chic and modern alpine. The exterior of the building was designed to reflect the brick masonry of LoDo's original historic warehouse, while the knotty pine paneling in the lobby, which may or may not be to everybody’s taste, is homey and evokes the mountain lodges that are a short drive or train ride West.

Forty of the 200 rooms are suites (the 160 standard rooms range from 350 to 404 square feet) and are between 602 to 1,141 square feet. Two of the suites are premier suites and come with additional space and some additional features.

The aforementioned art collection is something they are very proud of at Kimpton, and rightly so. The more than 700 pieces are all original and limited edition and they are all from artists based in the Denver area. The hotel went to Adam Lerner, director of the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art, who in turn asked 32 artists to each produce a small collection specifically for the #hotel. Approximately 300 pieces are on display in the hotel’s public spaces and corridors with the rest offering a sort of mini gallery experience in each of the guestrooms. Ask for a map of the art so you can take a self-guided tour.

For anyone who has stayed in a couple of Kimpton properties, you’ll know they are pretty good when it come to the little extras.

There is of course a fitness center, there are yoga mats in every room, and then there is the complimentary nightly wine hour that gives those in town for a good time an opportunity to get a jump on proceedings with a few drinks in the small but very welcoming lobby. There are also complimentary bicycles for use.

An additional $20 per night fee provides guests access to transportation within a two-mile radius of the hotel, access to the nearby Colorado Athletic Club and the Museum of Contemporary Art and printing and copying services.

Oh, and Hotel Born is pet friendly, which sometimes means dog friendly. Born is indeed cat friendly, too so feel free to bring your feline companion, but it might be a good idea to check prior to booking if your pet is something a little more exotic.

As for #drinking and #dining options, there is the trendy eatery Citizen Rail, which we will hopefully be checking them out sooner rather than later, so check back to see reviews of them when we get a chance to visit!

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Photos: Cris Molina


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