Downtown Denver’s 30-story Curtis Building was completed in 1974 and originally contained 14 floors of offices and the Executive Tower Inn. As part of a large-scale redevelopment and urban renewal project that revitalized a section of 14th Street, Milender White (MW) built a new hip hostelry, the Curtis Hotel, on floors 4-12 of the high-rise (the upper floors contain the Inn at Auraria, a 450-bed student housing facility).
The Curtis is a pop culture-themed destination featuring 336 guest rooms with contemporary décor, four levels of structured parking and 19,000 sq. ft. of amenity space including a grand ballroom, several meeting rooms, two restaurants and a coffee retailer.
The hotel was built out while the student housing portion of the building was fully occupied. This required MW to utilize a creative construction and mitigation plan to minimize disturbances to the upper floors and to ensure the safety of the residents and the public. We provided flexible solutions that resulted in cost savings and scope reduction allowing the owner to make changes that enhanced the overall quality of the finishes. MW also worked with the owner and architect to solve structural, design and cosmetic issues.