Wander Into This Aspen Tree-Inspired Hotel


guest suite in a modern Colorado hotel

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Studio Gang’s greatly anticipated, aspen tree-inspired Populus hotel is slated to open this summer in Denver, with interiors by Wildman Chalmers Design. With the hotel, principal and design director Heather Wildman explores a forest concept through an earthy ground-floor lobby, the structure’s multifloor trunk and a rooftop canopy with a verdant green deck designed by Denver-based landscape architecture firm Superbloom. These spaces—which include 265 hotel rooms and two restaurants—are designed to engage the senses.

“The beauty of nature is that there’s so much going on around you all at once, and yet there is tranquility,” Wildman says. “The interiors’ subtleness within the multitude of layers aims to mimic these feelings of interest, strength and softness.”