Sage Hospitality announced that The Maven, a vibrant independent hotel concept, will open next spring in Dairy Block, Denver’s most innovative new urban development.

Developed by McWHINNEY, Grand American Inc. and Sage Hospitality, Dairy Block is designed to pay homage to the rich history of LoDo while creating a lively new community gathering place.

The Maven will feature an energetic lobby designed by Brooklyn based design studio Crème, Jun Aizaki Architecture and Design. The lobby eliminates traditional boundaries, creating a unique connection between The Alley and the hotel, an inviting space that welcomes both locals and visitors. The Maven will celebrate local talents with a rotating Cole.Evansction of creative art and handmade products.

“The Maven will live on the Dairy Block as a community member, interacting with the retailers and engaging guests and locals year-round,” said Walter Isenberg, President and CEO of Sage Hospitality. “Maven means a trusted expert who seeks to pass knowledge on; we seek to curate adventures in Denver for our guests, beginning with Denver’s exciting Dairy Block.”

The Maven’s 172 rich and modern guest rooms are being designed by JNS and will exhibit a rich color palette, Loft-style décor and the latest in hotel technology. The hotel will feature a 2,300 square foot ballroom with hardwood floors and a mixture of exposed brick and wood walls. One end of the ballroom will offer a stage and garage doors that open onto The Alley to host concerts and other events.

Colorado’s Saunders Construction, Inc. is serving as the General Contractor for the entire project, which celebrated the topping out of construction on the office tower and hotel this week.