Happy Friday! Today, we have a special post for 245 Columbine, now known as the Halcyon Hotel Cherry Creek. Thanks to Zach Porter and Nancy Kristof of Mortenson Construction, DenverInfill was able to get a peek inside the project just before completion.
As a refresher, the Halcyon Hotel is the first hotel to go up in Cherry Creek in this current boom. It features 154 rooms in an eight-story building. For this tour, let’s start out with the rooftop and work our way down through the building.
Cherry Creek always offers nice perspectives of the Denver skyline with a great mountain backdrop. It was a little hazy on our tour but there was still a great view. As you can see, the rooftop pool features this spectacular view.
This rooftop is utilized to its fullest extent. The east side of the roof features a bar with ample seating.
Even with the haze, the unobstructed view from this rooftop is great! Here’s a panorama; make sure you click to embiggen!
This project has many unique features. One of them is the cutout in the middle. This is to provide natural light to the interior rooms and hallways of the hotel.
Moving inside, the first stop is the presidential suite. This room offers great views, two stories of living and sleep space, as well as a very large private terrace. This room is still under construction but is going to shape up nicely.
Here is an average guest suite, which is everything you would expect in a hotel room. The finishes in the rooms have an antique feel with a modern spin.
And the bathrooms are really nice.
Some of the rooms also feature balconies that will be separated by large planters upon completion of this project. The second photo shows the unique facade that is used throughout the project. The metal cutouts make the project stand out in Cherry Creek.
Moving right along, the Hotel Halcyon will have large conference spaces along with a fitness center.
In addition to the rooftop bar, there are two more restaurants/bars. The Departure Lounge features an aviation-themed fiberglass centerpiece over the bar and a ground-floor retail pad outside of the hotel will be occupied by an Italian restaurant.
Here is the progress of the front desk lobby.
The Halcyon Hotel doesn’t feature any parking ramps. They connected the new garage to an already existing parking garage and installed a firewall to close in case of fire. This is some awesome engineering right here.
This project is shaping up nicely on the outside!
The hotel is expected to open in mid-August. Once it’s open, we will visit it for a final update. Stay tuned!