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Sage Hospitality Selects the Doubletree Brand for its 336-room,
Pop Culture-themed Curtis Hotel in Downtown Denver

 
DENVER (January 21, 2010) -- Doubletree Hotels has announced the opening of the Curtis – a Doubletree Hotel in downtown Denver.  The 336-room, pop culture-themed hotel is located in the heart of downtown Denver, across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and a short walk from the Colorado Convention Center. Located at 1405 Curtis – just two short blocks from the landmark 16th Street Mall – shopping, dining, education, entertainment and the cultural scene are all just steps away from the Curtis – a Doubletree Hotel in this vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown district. 

“Doubletree is honored to welcome the Curtis – a Doubletree Hotel, as its first hotel of 2010.  The new offering of a Doubletree hotel in the downtown district of another major U.S. city and our brand’s fifth hotel in the Denver metro area represents Doubletree’s continued growth potential in gateway destinations throughout North America and around the world,” said Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree Hotels.  “Just as important, the good-natured individuality and fun-loving persona of the hotel complements our brand’s beloved CARE Culture – right down to the chocolate chip cookie welcomes we’ll provide downtown Denver guests each time they stay with us.”

The Curtis – a Doubletree hotel is operated by CPI – Sage ETH Denver Operator, LLC, a subsidiary of Denver-based Sage Hospitality Resources, LLC, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.  The hotel also is managed by Sage Hospitality Resources, LLC.

“With proximity to dozens of major corporations, an ideal location next to our state-of-the-art convention center and the largest live theater district west of the Mississippi, the Curtis – a Doubletree Hotel is the place to stay in downtown Denver,” commented Kim Corrigan, hotel general manager.  “Whether your next visit to Denver is for business or pleasure, our friendly, fun and professional staff looks forward to greeting guests with a new brand, a refreshing hotel experience, a great guest rewards program and the legendary, warm Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie welcome at check-in.” 

“We are thrilled that the Curtis has become a member of the Doubletree portfolio of hotels,” said Walter Isenberg, president and chief executive officer of Sage Hospitality. “We appreciate that the hotel will be able to retain its unique, playful personality while taking advantage of a leading, global sales and reservations network and that our guests will be able to take advantage the Hilton HHonors guest rewards program through our new Doubletree and Hilton Worldwide affiliations.”

From the moment guests walk through the lobby doors at the Curtis – a Doubletree hotel, the best of pop-culture surrounds them.  Guest can play a game of rock-paper-scissors, then browse the pop-culture themed lobby library. The 5 & Dime novelty store brims with treats from the past. Each guest floor reflects a pop theme from TV to music to art or sports and beyond. Sharp, stylish, contemporary guest rooms and suites deliver convenience and comfort. Along with complimentary, wireless high-speed Internet access, other residential-style features include flat-screen, LCD TVs; MP3-compatible stereo clock radios; Wolfgang Puck gourmet coffee service; and Neutrogena® bath and body products. Wake-up calls from well-known personalities upon request are just a couple of the special touches awaiting guests to this Downtown Denver hotel.

With more than 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event facilities, the Curtis – a Doubletree Hotel features two spacious ballrooms and 15 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 250 people for banquets and up to 435 for theatre-style seating.  State-of-the-art, audio-visual equipment and a fully-equipped Business Center also are available to cover business travel needs.  From “tic-tac-toe” notepads to whimsical food and beverage offerings, a professional and friendly onsite events team at the Curtis – a Doubletree Hotel will organize any meeting, conference or social gathering with style and a dash of fun.

Before or after a long day of flights, sightseeing or meetings, guests can enjoy the convenience of an array of incredible dining options at the Curtis – a Doubletree Hotel.  Lattes, espresso drinks, Frappuccino® or Tazo await at the hotel’s on-site Starbucks® outlet.  Breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizers or dinner may be enjoyed at The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, a Sage Restaurant Group concept. The hip downtown eatery, popular with Denver locals as well as visitors, boasts global comfort food with such signature dishes as Southern Style Chicken and Waffles, Lobster Mac & Cheese and BBQ Pork Sliders.  Amazingly fresh seafood entrees, raw oyster bar, fanciful cocktails, and much more are proudly presented at The Oceanaire Seafood Room. The highly acclaimed, upscale restaurant features fresh seafood flown in daily and prepared exactly to taste buds specifications. In-room dining also is available 24 hours a day.

The Curtis – a Doubletree Hotel is located within 15 minutes of all major sports venues and such exciting tourist attractions as historic Larimer Square, the LoDo entertainment and dining district, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Denver Art Museum, the University of Colorado Denver and more.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit the hotel’s website at www.thecurtis.com, call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 303-571-0300.

About Doubletree Hotels
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 200 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree Hotels are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers.  From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward program, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.

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Contact: 

Thomas Wingham
Doubletree Hotels Media Relations
703-883-5315
thomas.wingham@hilton.com
 

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Also See: Sage Hospitality Spending $30 million to Remodel the Shuttered 336-room Executive Tower Inn; Will Reopen as a Pop Culture-themed Hotel Called The Curtis / July 2006
Sage Hospitality Selected by Metropolitan State College of Denver to Develop and Operate a 190-room Campus Hotel and Learning Center for the School’s Hospitality Program / September 2009
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