White Lodging to Bring Dual-Branded AC, Le Meridien Hotel to Downtown
- Feb 23, 2015
Merrillville, Ind.-based White Lodging has revealed plans to develop a dual-branded hotel in downtown Denver that will feature both an AC Hotels by Marriott property and a Starwood-branded Le Meridien Hotel. Scheduled for completion in early 2017, the 18-story development will break ground in late spring 2015.
Located at 15th Street and California, just one block from the Colorado Convention Center, the property will incorporate a total of 491 guest rooms in the heart of Denver’s business district. The dual-branded hotel will offer guests access to nearby attractions such as the LoDo Historic District, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Pepsi Center, Coors Field and the home of the Denver Broncos – Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
According to a news release, each hotel will incorporate its own distinct entry, lobby and dining options. Le Meridien Hotel will feature 272 guest rooms, more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space, 24-hour fitness center, business center, lobby lounge and a full-service restaurant. The new hotel will also incorporate Le Meridien Hub, a modern reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby.
The AC Hotels by Marriott brand originated in Europe in 2011 as a joint venture with Spanish hotelier Antonio Catalan. The Denver AC Hotels by Marriott property will be the brand’s first to open in the city.
“We are delighted to expand our partnership with White Lodging to introduce Le Meridien to Denver in 2017,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader, Le Meridien and Westin Hotels. “Since Starwood acquired Le Meridien in 2005, Starwood has made significant investments in redeveloping the brand, which connects with guests through the art, culture and cuisine in key cities around the world.”