The Marriott Boulder’s captivating surroundings inspired the revitalized design of the hotel’s reception and lounge areas. The Flat Iron Mountains can be seen from the hotel and have a rich history of bringing gold seekers and silver miners from around the world. The owner wanted to keep the hotel’s historic character intact but with a more sophisticated atmosphere to entice guests to socialize.
LEO A DALY designers created a refined reception and lounge area with an understated casual atmosphere. The reception’s simple design of dark woods and neutral tones allows for the artwork to be the main focus of the area. Guests relax once entering the hotel’s lobby and view the reception desk that features art inspired by nature in the region. A piece of light gray reclaimed wood features a large buffalo as the subject. A knot in the wood becomes the buffalo’s eye.
Throughout the lounge, guests can sit back and relax on "found" pieces of furniture that are made of aged leather that will continue to wear to show the furniture’s history. The bar has an easygoing atmosphere made of simple reclaimed wood and finishes of authentic flat iron details. The lounge’s fireplace entices guests to sit and unwind after an active day around a warm fire. A plush banquet sits under a wall made of repurposed belts, and the cocktail cubby’s stone backing elements play up the area’s rural history.
At a glance
Renewed reception and lounge areas
Historic design elements blended with modern sophistication
9,060 SF of public space
Mix of dark woods, and light gray reclaimed woods
Aged leather and authentic flat iron finishes