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Before and After: The Hotel Teatro Unveils New Restaurant and Lobby Concept

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August 28, 2014 at 2:22 PM | by | ()

We love hotel renovations nearly just as much as we love new hotels. But what we really love about hotel renovations is seeing the transformation that happens when an old, tired and lackluster room gets a modern makeover and transforms into new, spiffed-up, stylish guest room. Or put more simply, we love comparing the Before and After.

As new hotels continue to open up across the city of Denver, the Hotel Teatro is not letting the new kids in town steal the entire spotlight.

This month, the hotel showed off its recently transformed common areas, including a brand new lobby and restaurant concept. The changes keep the marble and architectural detail of the original 1911 building, but definitely inject a sense of modernism. Let's take a look inside with some before and after photos:

The makeover does away with the peachy colors and brings out the strength of the dark wood floors with brighter lighting, white walls, and furniture that carries a sense of elegance that the old design lacked. Pictured above and below is the new restaurant and bar, The Nickel and Barrel Bar. The former features a wood-fire grill that rotates its fuel seasonally - think oak, cherry, and peach wood - and the latter's claim to fame is a curated barrel-aged cocktail program. You can see more photos and the new menu here.

The two photos below picture the before-and-after transition of a library lounge now known as The Study, adjacent to the new bar and restaurant and a gathering place for breakfast, happy hour, small bites, and coffee breaks. The Teatro has started a coffee roasting program in tandem with Method Roasters, a local small-batch specialist whose coffee is served throughout the hotel.

The injection of natural light was high on the Teatro's list during the renovations, as it removed many of the outside awnings to help brighten up the interior. We definitely think the hotel succeeded in creating a more modern looking property. What do you think of the changes? Do you like the modern look, or did you prefer the warmth of the old design? Hit us with your thoughts in the comments below.

[Photos: Hotel Teatro]

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