DENVER - A year-and-a-half ago, Denver's Union State was just a giant hole in the ground.
Now, a giant white canopy is going up on the westside - which is part of what's going to be an eight-track commuter rail hub when everything is finished.
The hub will include some 2 million square feet of mixed-use development, including a brand, new hotel inside.
"We really thought it was important to bring 24/7 life into this building, and no better use than a hotel," Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Sage Hospitality, said. "And so, the combination of the hotel - which will effectively bring people into this building - combined with some really great Colorado food and beverage offerings, is going to bring some real energy into this building, preserving historic character while breathing new life into the future."
The Union Station building itself is being redone with the intent of preserving much of its 19th century charm. The hotel is going to have 112 rooms.
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