The new creativity of the River North

The Ramble hotel was designed by JNS in Denver and Los Angeles-based Avenue Interior Design to reference the neighborhood’s industrial history and creative present while creating a welcoming and engaging environment

The Ramble, Denver
The Ramble, Denver

Owner/DeveloperRyan Diggins/Gravitas Development Group
Main Contractor: Sprung Construction
Hotel operator: Gravitas Development Group
Architecture: JNS
Interior design: Avenue Interior Design
Lighting design: AE Design
Furnishings: bespoke furniture, Arteriors, Californiaís Finest, Composition, Currey & Company, Fin Art Co., HAY, Lily Jack
Lighting: Allied Maker, Chelsom Limited, Circa Lighting, Currey & Company, El Sol, Pottery Barn, School House Electric, Shades of Light, Spike Lighting, Visual Comfort
Bathrooms: Mirror Image, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Company, Waterworks
Fabrics: Casamance, Lee Jofa, Lelievre Paris, Moore & Giles, P/Kaufmann Contract, Opuzen, Robert Allen, Tiger Leather, Valley Forge
Rugs: Lolo
Bed Throws: Topo Designs
Art Consultant: NINE dot ARTS
Branding: Studio Mast and AAmp Studio (for Death & Co.)
Photo credits: Adam Larkey, Adam Ripplinger, Elliott Clark, courtesy of The Ramble Hotel

Denver non smette mai di ingegnarsi quando si tratta di rivisitare le proprie radici spiccatamente occidentali in chiave raffinata. Ora questa evoluzione si esprime appieno nel Ramble Hotel, che è stato inaugurato a maggio nel florido quartiere artistico River North (noto anche come “RiNo”). Andrea DeRosa e Ashley Manhan, responsabili del team di Avenue Interior Design, hanno concepito gli ambienti comuni e le camere in modo da fondere elementi nuovi e antichi, inserendovi suppellettili e accessori d’epoca con dettagli studiati ad hoc. I tappeti vintage, acquistati dall’importatore e rivenditore Lolo, contrastano con le scenografiche tende in velluto, le testiere trapuntate con bottoni e i copriletti del brand parigino Khadi & Co., che accentuano le intense sfumature di blu e le atmosfere nostalgiche. Gli altri arredi provengono da fornitori come Currey & Company, Arteriors e Fin Art Co. di Denver.

Death & Co., the iconic Manhattan bar that was instrumental in catalyzing the ongoing craft cocktail revival, is another major draw to this independently owned and operated boutique hotel. Its partnership with the Ramble Hotel is the bar’s first expansion beyond the East Village in New York City, and Death & Co. is instrumental in shaping all elements of the cocktail program — from the lobby bar to the intimate Suite 6A lounge with only 20 seats, as well as the room service menu. Other food and beverage venues at the Ramble Hotel include the DC/AM daytime cafe, The Garden for casual lounging, and the Latin-influenced Super Mega Bien overseen by chef Dana Rodriguez. The Ramble Hotel functions as a new cultural hub for RiNo, since it also houses Vauxhall, a live performance venue that contains an additional entrance off the street. Special event space totals 5,000 square feet/approximately 465 square meters (both indoors and outdoors).

The Ramble Hotel is positioned to draw from and significantly add to RiNo’s innovative community spirit, which is distinguished by its art galleries, artists’ studios, public murals, design offices and craft breweries and distilleries. The Hotel’s developer and owner, Ryan Diggins, via his Gravitas Development Group, also constructed the neighboring 25th & Larimer project that’s composed of repurposed shipping containers. Furthermore, Denver-based consultants and curators at NINE dot ARTS selected works by local artists to display throughout the Ramble Hotel, and Denver craftspeople and artisans were involved in all aspects of fabrication. The design team looked farther afield for more inspiration, turning to the historical figure of Madame Rambouillet, a 17th century salon hostess in Paris, as a guiding spirit of sorts.