A new Embassy Suites hotel has opened in downtown Denver, across the street from the Colorado Convention Center, Hilton Worldwide announced last month. The hotel, which is home to the Embassy Suites brand's 50,000th guest suite, has several green features and is among the first Embassy Suites hotels to pursue LEED certification.
"We're very excited to expand our presence in the downtown Denver area," said Jim Holthouser, global head of Embassy Suites Hotels and full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "The brand is known for offering a strong value proposition to business and leisure travelers, and we're thrilled to bring more of that value to Denver with the fourth-largest property in the Embassy Suites Hotels portfolio and our 50,000th suite."
The Embassy Suites Denver – Downtown/Convention Center has 403 guest suites and 14 meeting rooms comprising 22,543 square feet of meeting space. Among its green features are a solar reflective roof that reduces heat transmission and a water-efficient plumbing system that's designed to reduce water usage by over 30 percent compared to a typical system.
"An Embassy Suites hotel at the Colorado Convention Center will strengthen Denver's standing as a world-class meeting destination and enhance the City's capacity to accommodate business travelers," said Denver Mayor and Colorado Governor-elect John W. Hickenlooper. "The hotel's goal to earn LEED certification fits the green vision of the Mile High City and of the Convention Center, which was one of the first convention centers in the nation to achieve ISO 14001 certification. The certification means that the building meets the standard for environmental management systems that aim to reduce the environmental footprint of a business and to decrease the pollution and waste a business produces."
The new property's signature design element is a 13-story glass curtain named the "Sky Curtain," which lets an abundance of natural light into the hotel's atrium. Inside, the hotel also offers two full-service restaurants, a business center, a fitness center and an indoor saline swimming pool.