New Project: Element Hotel Downtown

A new hotel is coming to the Golden Triangle district, Element Denver Downtown, located on Elati Street directly south of the Denver Justice Center parking garage. Part of the Starwood/Marriott family of hotels, the new Element hotel will feature 157 extended-stay guestrooms in a seven-story structure.

The site is currently occupied by an auto-repair facility and features a lot of asphalt and a fairly unpleasant sidewalk environment. Below is a Google Earth aerial photo showing the site outlined in yellow, along with a Google Street View image of the existing conditions:

The new building will stack up as follows: The ground floor will feature the main lobby, fitness center, conference room, bar/lounge, an outdoor patio, and the parking garage entry via the alley. The second level will contain valet-only parking spaces for 72 vehicles. Levels three through seven will hold the 157 hotel rooms. The top floor also includes an outdoor terrace and conference center.

Thanks to the Beck Group, the project’s architect and general contractor, here are some renderings of the proposed Element hotel:

This is the proposed ground-floor site plan:

Construction is expected to begin later this spring with completion for late 2018.

By |2018-11-11T15:06:46+00:00March 10, 2017|Categories: Golden Triangle, Infill, Lodging, Renderings|Tags: |5 Comments


  1. Jason March 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Lots of construction going on here – just across the street is Triangle 22 on Elati (, a project that has 22 condos. Doesn’t look like the blog covered this development. Kind of a bummer that they tore down a building for these condos, given there was a building on the site and just north of it was a parking lot. On the plus side, they look like they are for sale, if you have $700k to burn.

    • JerryG March 14, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Fortunately, Google street view shows that the historic building to the south of the construction site is still there. Therefore, I am not too concerned about the loss of a post-1960s, single-story, parking lot-fronted building. What is replacing that building is an improvement, although I am disappointed that the development is not something more substantial.

  2. Chris M March 14, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I wish they could have gotten a few more windows above the base of the building. The lack of them makes the building look like any cookie-cutter extended stay hotel you’d see on any airport exit.

    • Concierge Robert buterbaugh March 20, 2017 at 9:17 am

      I agree .. a generic building.

  3. Concierge Robert buterbaugh March 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Another ugly rectangle. In 20 years we will hate these stack-a-block buildings.

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