Pinkard collaborated in a CM/GC relationship with owner’s representative BKG Service Corporation and Ivins Design Group architects to transform the Comfort Inn Downtown Denver Hotel into a Holiday Inn Express.
Scope of work included a gut and renovation of the fourth floor and the fully occupied lobby, life safety upgrades, and exterior renovations including the porte cochere and valet area.
Lobby renovations included new electrical, new mechanical units, and extensive demolition in occupied space. Full front desk operations were maintained throughout construction.
The fourth floor gut and renovation included extensive demolition, new mechanical systems, and creation of office and conference space.
All construction activities were sequenced around Holiday Inn/Brown Palace conference schedules, which required close communication with the hotel and a sensitivity to guest needs.
The 22-story structure was constructed in 1959 as the Brown Palace West – a modern addition to the historic Brown Palace Hotel. It is located across the street from the historic Brown Palace Hotel, and is connected to the Brown Palace by a second-floor skybridge and an underground service tunnel.
Because the two hotels share the same owner, they also share some administrative and operational space, including office space on the Holiday Inn’s newly renovated fourth floor.
Crow Holdings, Inc. owns both buildings in which The Brown Palace Hotel and Holiday Inn Express are housed. InterContinental Hotels Group is the operator; Quorum Hotels & Resorts is the management group.