Boutique hotel with cool Asian eatery opening in Cherry Creek area.
When it opens on Monday the Sage Hospitality’s Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek North will be the high-toned neighborhood’s first new hotel in a decade. The Denver Post’s report, “Halcyon hotel welcomes its first guests in Cherry Creek North ,” lists a bunch features — some high-tech, others high-touch, and still others pure nostalgia. No pix yet, because I haven’t been there, and there as yet are no images on the hotel’s website, but I’m intrigued enough to post it now. Amenities include:
- E-bikes and Vespa scooters for guest use included in the room rate.
- Instead of a front desk, there’s a “kitchen counter” with complimentary beverages, Intelligentsia coffee and snacks served all day long.
- With no front desk, hotel hosts equipped with some sort of satchels and iPads check guests in quickly.
- “Gear garage” from which guests can borrow bicycles, long boards, GoPros, day packs, binoculars, fly-fishing gear– “even a vintage Leica M3 camera and a roll of film that the hotel will get processed and sent to your home.”
- In-room turntable and classic vinyl records.
- In-room Nespresso coffee machine.
- High-tech, high-speed connectivity.
- Basic bar set-up, including the hotel’s private-label rum, made by Laws Whiskey House.
- On-site fitness facility and roof-top pool.
Then of course there’s food, for which Cherry Creek North has a long reputation. The hotel is offering a short-run Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Package, currently priced only through August 14.
Two restaurants are on the docket, a steakhouse and a rooftop eatery to come but opening right away is an outpost of Portland, Oregon-based Departure Restaurant + Lounge. The inspiration, the food and the décor derive from Asia. Gregory Gourdet, a with-it “Top Chef” contender, designed a menu that not only includes various Asian cuisines but also reportedly accommodates guests with gluten-free, vegan and paleo dining preferences.