Announcing the Sonesta Denver Hotel

An exciting change has taken place in Denver hospitality this winter. The 380-room Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown is now the Sonesta Denver! The popular downtown hotel is not the only Crowne Plaza making this move; it’s one of 11 Crowne Plaza properties nationwide who are transitioning from IHG management to Sonesta International Hotels Corporation management. 92 other IHG hotels are also donning the Sonesta name.


Sonesta Welcomes Guests to Sonesta Denver, Part of 100+ Property Transfer to Sonesta from IHG

December 8, 2020

 Denver, Colorado –  Sonesta Denver is proud to join the Sonesta International Hotels Corporation’s U.S. portfolio. The announcement comes as a result of major branding and management changes from Service Properties Trust (SVC), which includes the transfer of 102 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties to Sonesta.

The new Sonesta Denver hotel in downtown Denver is enthusiastic about the new flag and the possibilities it brings. Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Shine recently expressed this in an interview stating, “We couldn’t be happier for the chance to share our hotel’s distinctive amenities, value-adding partnerships with downtown businesses and incredible Denver location with a new group of loyal Sonesta travelers. Beyond that, we look forward to being a part of Sonesta, a company with a fantastic reputation for customer-centric practices.”

One of these partnerships is with Denver Pavilions, located just across the street from the hotel. Denver Pavilions is an indoor/outdoor entertainment mecca with restaurants, shops and more. Together with the hotel they’re launching “Making Spirits Bright,” a giveaway and stay package that will invite visitors to unwrap the magic of the season with sparkling lights, music, food, festive decorations, entertainment, and the beloved floats from the annual Parade of Lights to provide a safe celebration for our entire community. Details can be found on

The 380-room hotel’s $22 million renovation in 2018 put a laser focus on the needs and comfort of business and tech-savvy leisure travelers. With the recent health crisis, the hotel re-oriented these private and semi-private spaces to be perfectly suited for collaboration and socializing in safe, socially distant ways as well as working or enjoying downtime solo. Local businesses are using the many unique workspace options available in the 14 spacious suites, the onsite restaurant, Lockwood Kitchen and Bar, and lobby areas for meetings and temporary offices.

Workspaces unique to Sonesta Denver include “pods,” single-seat high-back sound-buffering stations with power outlets and USB ports as well as “nooks,” large sofas with high backs and screens with HDMI connectivity which seat 4 people with distance between them. The Studio is a private meeting space for small groups with comfortable, casual seating, tables and integrated technology for sharing, viewing and collaboration. The hotel also offers complimentary garage space to companies working from the hotel or holding meetings in the 10,700 square-feet of event space.

Available 24/7, The Marketplace is a premium, self-serve outlet that offers a variety of healthy, fresh, local and traditional “grab & go” food and beverage options. The Lockwood Kitchen & Bar offers guests regional cuisine inspired by the Mile High City. The restaurant serves favorites such as Colorado farm-raised cattle, buffalo, lamb and more to compliment their specialty cocktails and local craft beers.

Sonesta cares deeply about the health and well-being of guests and employees and will ensure that corporate policies for safety are implemented in each new hotel property from day one. Stay Safe with Sonesta is a rigorous health and cleanliness program outlined for all U.S. hotels to take the company’s standards on safe and clean hotels to the next level in response to COVID-19. Working with Ecolab Inc, a leading provider of cleaning and disinfecting solutions for the hospitality industry, Stay Safe with Sonesta meets or exceeds applicable CDC and/or governmental requirements and guidance related to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The program will continue to evolve to align with new protocols and follow updated guidance from public health authorities that will maintain greatest levels of protection for guests and employees of Sonesta.

Guests of Sonesta Denver will be encouraged to enroll in Sonesta Travel Pass, the brand’s award-winning and nationally recognized guest rewards program that gives its members perks, points, privileges and exclusives on top of the warm, friendly service and little extras you’ll find at any Sonesta to make each stay even more rewarding. Sonesta Travel Pass members earn up to 10 points per qualified dollar spent on their room that can be redeemed at participating locations in the United States, South America and St. Maarten. Sonesta will match preferred or elite status in any other hotel loyalty programs, or travelers can earn elite status with Sonesta Travel Pass in as little as just 12 nights.

Featuring a portfolio of diverse and distinctive properties as individual as its guests, there is no typical Sonesta. With a full range of exceptional options found in many of the most memorable destinations in the world, Sonesta proudly exceeds guest’s expectations delivering an authentic experience time and time again. Visit for a full list of new hotels as well as to find the latest brand news, updates and more information on the Sonesta Travel Pass guest loyalty program, and to book a stay.

About Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

Sonesta is one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the U.S., celebrating an approximate 350% increase in its national portfolio. You will soon find nearly 300 Sonesta properties across seven brands operating in the U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Peru and St. Maarten. Discover Sonesta hotels, resorts and suites in many of the most traveled U.S. destinations, including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Hilton Head, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and St. Louis. For more about Sonesta and its locations, visit or call +1.617.315.9200 or 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada. Follow us on social media @SonestaHotels.

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Sonesta Travel Pass is a winner in the 2020 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel award contest for Best Hotel Loyalty Program for the 3rd year in a row!