Union Tower West broke ground today at 1801 Wewatta in Denver’s Union Station neighborhood. Members of the development team and the City of Denver were on hand. The developer for this project is Portman Holdings. The general contractor is Hensel Phelps and the architect is Joh Portman & Associates.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock welcomed the Union Tower West project to the Mile High City. “We are excited about this project, the new Hotel Indigo, and the office project that will accompany it. This is the type of project we envisioned when we decided to redevelop Union Station and make it the hub of our transit system,” said Hancock.
This mixed-use development will include office space and a hotel component and will rise to 12 stories. The hotel portion, a Hotel Indigo will include 180 rooms and signage is shown in the most recent rendering of the project. Global brand Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel and each of its locations are designed to reflect the local culture. There are 61 Hotel Indigos around the world and plans call for that number to reach 100 in the next three to five years.
President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership Tami Door was on hand and addressed the crowd. “We do know that this city has been built by great strategy, great leaders and great thinkers. We are absolutely thrilled to have Hotel Indigo here and we know that this is going to be a great addition to an already vibrant tourist market,” said Door
Above Hotel Indigo will sit 100,000 feet of Class A office space. Opportunities for food and beverage concepts are available in 10,000 square feet of featured retail space. Union West Tower will be constructed on the block that is located just to the northeast of the 17W residential and retail development that just broke ground a few weeks ago. Denver’s Union Station, the transit hub of the front range population corridor is located just a block and and half away from this development. RTD commuter rail service to Denver International airport will begin in 2016. A RTD light rail station sits adjacent to the Union West Tower site with current service and connections to Denver’s west, southwest, and southeast suburbs.