Denver’s rapidly changing RiNo neighborhood is the beating heart of the mile-high city’s creative spirit. The Ramble Hotel, the industrial area’s first hotel, is both the perfect homebase to explore this vibrant part of the city as well as an excellent distillation of its unique personality. (Speaking of distillation, it’s also notable for being the first outpost of the world-famous NYC bar Death & Co—so you won’t have to travel far for an excellent drink.) It’s a place that authentically incorporates its surroundings to provide a new and exciting take on the Colorado capital.
The 50-room boutique hotel, which opened in May 2018, takes its “rambling” inspiration seriously with luxe interior design by LA-based firm Avenue ID. The aesthetic—featuring industrial elements combined with soft, tactile fabrics and “found” elements—invites guests to savor eclectic details of the property while walking through hallways and guestrooms. The art program in the hotel was curated by the Denver-based group NINE dot ARTS and features a majority of work by local artists, a good portion of which have studios in the neighborhood. You’ll see everything from animal paintings to striking portraits, in a wide-range of mediums.
Alongside captivating art and large industrial windows, antique Persian rugs and hickory flooring can be found in every room. Custom furniture from Denver-based designers exist alongside curated bars from Death & Co, custom throws from Paris-based Khadi & Co. and even some very cool throwback Victrola Bluetooth gramophone speakers. Room offerings range from a King Suite with a bed and cozy sitting nook to a Pied-a-Terre that’s a full loft with a large living room and a separate bed and bathroom.
The food-and-beverage options here play a large part in the overall ambiance, especially the ground-floor Death & Co outpost which also doubles as the hotel’s lobby. During the day, guests can grab breakfast and lunch food from DC/AM and a courtyard bar is open during the warmer months. If you’d rather explore the surrounding RiNo neighborhood, you won’t have to go far—there are 15 craft breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries in a one-mile radius of the property.
Time Out Tip: Don’t sleep on the adjacent restaurant Super Mega Bien which offers delicious pan-Latin cuisine from James Beard nominated chef Dana Rodriguez.