The Ramble Hotel, an independently owned and operated three-story hotel is due to open in spring 2018. Set in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, the location’s distinct character will be an inherent characteristic of The Ramble Hotel, which has been developed by local Denver firm, Gravitas Development Group. The LuxPad finds out more…
Los Angeles-based Avenue Interior Design (Avenue ID) is directing the interior design concept, including execution of all public spaces and guestrooms at the hotel. Design at The Ramble Hotel will integrate industrial elements inherent to the RiNo neighborhood with eclectic elements and soft, luxurious fabrics that highlight patterns and texture. The hotel’s intended permanence as a fixture in the RiNo neighborhood will be evident through its exterior, which will display a high level of detailed masonry work not often seen in new-build projects.
The Ramble Hotel will offer 50 guestrooms, an intimate theatre and bar, flexible meeting space, an outdoor courtyard and independently owned restaurant. It will also be the home of Death & Co, one of the most significant and influential bars to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. The Death & Co bar at The Ramble marks the first outpost outside of its original location in New York’s East Village, which first opened in 2006 to immediate acclaim. Death & Co will not only operate the lobby bar, but also the hotel’s beverage-forward room service program, a café bar providing coffee and breakfast services, a reservation-only private bar and the food and beverage program within the property’s outdoor courtyard and private event venues.
“We’ve long thought about growing Death & Co but have been understandably careful to do so. I believe the Death & Co DNA can be expanded to a host of different spaces and experiences, and with Death & Co at The Ramble we’ll be able to show that. The property is very dynamic and Gravitas shares our passion for hospitality and an obsession for the details,” says David Laplan, co-founder of Death & Co.
The ethos of the hotel will be fully embodied within its lobby, a 4,700 sq. ft. space with 20 ft. ceilings. The hotel takes inspiration from French Salons of the 17th century, and the Salon’s utility in society as not only a platform for the exchange of ideas through conversation, but as a catalyst to creating community. As such, the hotel’s name is a nod to Catherine de Vivonne, Marquise de Rambouillet, a renowned salon host known for her gatherings in which participants from all walks of life, who held sincere and passionate ideas and a love of good conversation, were welcomed.
“This project is about believing in a vision, takings risks and challenging the conventional hospitality model,” said Ryan Diggins, Gravitas Development Group partner. “Remaining independently branded and managed provides us with the best chance to evolve at the speed of Denver. We place a very high value on flexibility and autonomy, and feel it gives The Ramble Hotel the best opportunity to remain culturally relevant, not only for the opening, but for years to come.”