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Hilton in, Marriott out at downtown Denver hotel following $27-million renovation

Denver Post file Taxi cabs line up for fares along California St. in front of the Marriott Denver City Center Hotel in downtown Denver in this file photo.

A prominent downtown Denver hotel is getting a new name and new management following a multi-year, $27-million renovation.

The Denver Marriott City Center is expected to morph into the Hilton Denver City Center Dec. 1 [, owner Chesapeake Lodging Trust announced last week.

“We appreciate the years of service by our Marriott friends and partners; however, we are happy to welcome Hilton into our hotel,” Chesapeake CEO James L. Francis said in a news release.

The 613-room hotel, located at 1701 California St. is coming off an all-encompassing, three-year face lift, according to the property owner.

“Our strategic plans in Denver began several years ago when we began a transformational renovation of all public areas, food and beverage facilities and every guestroom and bathroom,” Francis said in the release.

The hotel occupies the first 20 floors of the 43-story City Center building, the largest mixed used structure in Denver. Chesapeake touted the hotel’s proximity to the Colorado Convention Center when it purchased if for $119 million in 2011.

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