January 3, 2024
DENVER, CO — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio, has announced via a press release its newest Denver location, Kimpton Claret Hotel, and the appointment of its general manager, Keith Siebenaler. Set to open in spring 2024, Kimpton Claret will be in the up-and-coming Belleview Station neighborhood. The new hotel gets its name from the vibrant shade of red found throughout the state of Colorado, from the springtime blossoms to the mountain-filled landscape.
Kimpton has tapped Keith Siebenaler as the property’s general manager, bringing him on to lead the team and oversee all aspects of the hotel opening and operations. With over two decades of hospitality experience, Siebenaler started his career with the Fairmont in Chicago, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C., before joining the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore nearly 10 years ago. He is no stranger to hotel openings, having been integral to the successful opening of the Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago, bringing it to a top-5 spot on TripAdvisor within its first year. Prior to Kimpton Claret, Siebenaler served as general manager for Kimpton Born in Denver and Kimpton Schofield in Cleveland.
“Belleview Station is a destination on the rise, and we are excited to open our doors there,” said Siebenaler. “The Kimpton Claret team is dedicated to providing our guests unparalleled service, amenities, and experiences, and we look forward to becoming a cultural hub for locals, frequent visitors, and newcomers. With close proximity to downtown Denver and sweeping views of the Front Range, our hotel is poised to offer the best of Colorado.”
Kimpton Claret is situated in the heart of the Belleview Station neighborhood along the growing Denver South Corridor. Belleview Station is home to restaurants and shops, a burgeoning tech scene, and easy access to downtown Denver via the light rail. A pioneer property for the area, Kimpton Claret will be home to Saverina, a ground-floor restaurant serving Italian-inspired modern American fare, and a 19th-floor rooftop bar offering 180-degree views of the Rocky Mountains.
This property is a collaboration between Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (an IHG brand), DTC Hospitality Investors, LLC, and developer Cypress 16, LLC in conjunction with McClurg Century Investments, LLC. Additional partners include KGD Architecture, serving as the property architect; KARAMANN, which is outfitting the entirety of the hotel’s interiors; and Harvey Cleary Builders, the general contractor for the construction of the project.
A new-build, Kimpton Claret features 190 guest rooms including four spacious suites; 10,000 square feet of meetings and events spaces; and two distinct dining outlets. The hotel will offer all the perks Kimpton is known for, including luxurious robes, participation in the “plant pals” program, yoga mats in every room, daily social hour, and more. Kimpton Claret has an indoor/outdoor event terrace and ballroom, with the option for events to be paired with personalized catering provided by the hotel’s in-house culinary team.
Kimpton Claret will be Denver’s second Kimpton property and the brand’s fourth property in the Intermountain West, joining Kimpton Monaco Hotel Denver, Kimpton Monaco Hotel Salt Lake City, and Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman.