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Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center’s range Reaches for New Heights

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Originally appeared in Hotel F & B  in November, 2016

Three Simple Ways to A Greater Range

Targeted tweaks help keep Range restaurant fine-tuned and focused on future growth.

By Michael Costa

When a restaurant climbs a mile high, that’s no time to just rest at the mountaintop. It’s time to sharpen the pick-axe and reach for new heights.

The Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center opened in 2014, but the building it occupies is rooted in more than a century of history. The property is inside the former Colorado National Bank building, built in 1915.

The bank moved to a different location in the early 2000s and was sold to Stonebridge Companies, who spent millions of dollars and four years carefully renovating the structure into a Renaissance, with many exceptions made to preserve the history of the building, including 16 lobby murals painted in 1925 by legendary Colorado artist Allen Tupper True.

While much of the past has been preserved in the hotel, the property’s restaurant, Range, is decidedly forward-focused. The 110-seat streetside space can be described as a modern whiskey saloon, with Executive Chef Paul Nagan’s “New American West” cuisine—regionally sourced dishes with ultra-contemporary presentations—and an intensely local, Colorado-centric beer/wine/spirits program rounding out the concept.

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