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Brown Palace Hotel Spa

Brown Palace Hotel Spa

Denver, Colorado, USA

Brown Palace Hotel Associates Limited Partnership

6,000 Sq. Ft.

Hospitality, Recreation Multi-Family

To keep abreast with trends in the luxury hotel market, the Brown Palace Hotel added a new spa to its 114-year-old building in downtown Denver.

To make room for the spa, Pinkard demolished 5,000 sf of space on two floors and relocated the Brown Palace Flower Shop across the street. Pinkard also did a complete gut and renovation of the first-floor public restrooms.

Project Challenges:

Working with marginal as-built drawings

Maintaining a tight schedule despite numerous unforeseen conditions.

Minimizing disruptions to hotel guests.

Creating space for and installing a two-stop elevator.

Quality Control

Prior to construction, Pinkard met with the architect and subcontractors to review the scope and field conditions that followed demolition.

Asbestos-containing material (ACM) was found on plumbing fittings above the hard-lid ceiling and beneath the carpet. Although the owner secured the services of an abatement contractor to remove these materials prior to construction, additional ACM was discovered during demolition. Pinkard phased the ACM removal during off-hours to maintain the tight construction schedule.

Construction Expertise

Adaptive Reuse – A Contractor’s Perspective

"I know I can speak for the Brown Palace and our entire design team when I say that your belief in our vision went a long way in making this a success. Thank you all for your tireless dedication to making this incredibly challenging project a success."


"Although (our construction) plan was thorough and very well thought out, this 114-year old hotel contained many more obstacles than we ever imagined. In my 36 years as an owner’s representative and project manager, I can honestly say that the project was in my top five as most challenging. Pinkard was very resourceful in meeting these challenges, and provided an excellent level of workmanship. My client loves their new spa, and is very pleased that the level of quality is in keeping with their Four Diamond standard."

Owner's Representative

"We had a very demanding standard for quality. Pinkard made sure that the subs did what they were supposed to do and did it correctly. The final product speaks for itself - workmanship is excellent."

Hospitality Client

" With this demanding schedule and the countless unforeseen conditions, this project could have been a nightmare. Your understanding and dedication to the CM/GC team relationship made a difficult job bearable."


"Pinkard understood my desires for the end users. At the end of the day, we knew that no one was going to know or care about the headaches involved with getting ductwork into the ceiling. Pinkard understood the needs of the end-users and made it a very successful project."


"Because (the Brown Palace Hotel) provides unique, Four Diamond service and luxury to a very demanding clientele, any inconvenience to the guests would have been unacceptable. Pinkard handled these issues expertly."

Owner's Representative

"Occupied facility issues were handled excellently - the scheduling of noisy or disruptive work was something that Pinkard and the hotel worked very well together on. If a new guest was in the Brown, I’m not sure that they would have even known that construction was underway."

Owner's Representative


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