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The Crawford
Hotel at
Union Station

Denver, Colorado

The Story

project type
  • Hospitality
Region
  • Mountain West
Quick Facts:
  • Over 641 artworks exclusively featuring Colorado artists and galleries

  • Dozens of artifacts salvaged during renovation and restored

  • Original 1914 expansion blueprints on display

  • Unique artworks in each of the 121 guestrooms

  • Reimagined historic subjects

Press/Media
  • The Crawford Hotel at Union Station—Winner of the “Play” category and “Best of the Best” project for 2015.

  • November 14, 2013, “Sage Hospitality Announces The Crawford Hotel at Denver’s Union Station,” Hospitality Net

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Located inside Denver’s historic Union Station, The Crawford celebrates not only the history of Denver but also the rebirth of this iconic transit-oriented hub into a mixed-use destination for dining, social gathering, and busy travel activity. Our NINE dot ARTS curating team enthusiastically created an eclectic brand narrative of storied artworks and found objects from the renovation of Union Station. Exclusively featuring Colorado artists and galleries, the artwork mimics the eclectic intrigue of personal art collections: inherited objects, vintage family pictures, postcards from past travels and artworks collected over a lifetime. The guest rooms provide a quiet oasis from the bustling ant farm of the great hall and downtown Denver. Guests will have a completely unique experience during each stay – like visiting your friend’s house, each room tells its own story and every corridor has an original art piece or antique. Here, you get the comforting qualities of home, the convenience of the city, and the feeling that you never have to leave. There is something unexpected in every visit – a detail that catches your eye, an image that makes you laugh or the pleasantries of someone you just casually met at the bar. You can stay as long as you want. And, if you want to leave, you can take the train from here to anywhere you want to go.
Like the best personal collections, every piece of art in The Crawford, every corridor, and every room tells its own rich and vibrant story.
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- James Prendeville, General Manager, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin

“NINE dot ARTS continues to exceed my expectations. As curators, their ability to identify and source artworks that are immersive and experiential has helped make our property a unique destination.”

- Chad Mcwhinney, CEO and Co-founder, Mcwhinney

NINE dot ARTS did an amazing job finding pieces that tell a story and communicate who we are as a philanthropic organization. The art in our office is a source of joy and pride, and is an essential part of the character of a space that is used by many, many community organizations.”

- Thomas A. Gougeon, President, Gates Family Foundation

“The NINE dot ARTS discovery process made creating a custom art collection, a seemingly daunting task, simple and fun. They truly understood our business and how to visually express what we do in unique and meaningful ways. Their knowledge of the art industry combined with their experience and countless local and national connections are extremely impressive.”

- Jenna Samek, Director Corporate Communications, Fourpoint Energy

“NINE dot ARTS was great to work with and made the art selection fun while capturing our story. They captured not only our image, culture and diversity but also those things that are outside the box that make the project feel right.

- Gary Branch, Director of Construction, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Our ability to create authentic experiences for our guests is a key differentiator against our competition, and the art program that NINE dot ARTS created is a prime example. Much of the art comes from current Boston University (BU) students and alumni, which really connects with our guests. As a result, we continue to grow our share of business from BU.”

- Adam Sperling, General Manager, Hotel Commonwealth

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Nine dot Arts

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Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder

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