Recap: Kimpton Hotel Born Walking Tour

We toured the striking architecture and diverse collection of original works of art at the Kimpton Hotel Born on Monday, February 10.

About the tour:
Our tour of the Kimpton Hotel Born covered the beautiful architecture, modern design and stunning curated art collection. The tour started with the interior of the hotel including the lobby, meeting rooms and a guest room. As we made our way through the hotel, we looked at and discussed the curated artwork within the spaces. Next, the tour moved outside to discuss the exterior of the building in addition to two restaurants, Citizen Rail and Tavernetta. This was a fantastic opportunity to experience this elegant hotel and its vast art collection, featured in Modern in Denver, with tour guides Tom Gallagher, Semple Brown Principal Architect, Haily Tweedie and Erin Killian, Semple Brown Associates, and Adam Lerner, former Director at the MCA Denver and Curator.

About the building:
The Kimpton Hotel Born features 200 custom guest rooms, 20 suites and 9,000 square feet of ballroom, meeting and board room spaces, which are shared with the adjacent office building. Featured within the hotel are two restaurants, Citizen Rail and Tavernetta, also designed by Semple Brown.

About the art collection:
The Kimpton Hotel Born is home to over 700 works of art by 32 Denver area artists. The works were curated with the intention of giving each guest the opportunity to experience an original work of art in their hotel room. The artists selected are among the leading artists in Denver. Many of them have exhibited at the neighboring MCA Denver.

Photo courtesy of Semple Brown Design.