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The Slate Denver, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is Set to Open its Doors

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Summer break may be here, but The Slate Denver is educating guests year‑round with a school‑inspired hotel experience

DENVER, Co. – Opening its doors on May 24, 2022, The Slate Denver, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, will bring a new class of style and experience to the Mile High City. Located at the former site of the historic Emily Griffith Opportunity School, the four-story hotel adds 251 upscale guest rooms, literal old school-designed hallways, inspired meeting spaces, and a restaurant, bar and lounge to downtown Denver. The hotel is across the street from the Colorado Convention Center, and minutes from Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Meow Wolf: Convergence Station and other popular sites for locals and travelers alike.

“It’s been exciting to oversee the revitalization of this historic property, and we are honored to have helped launch The Slate Hotel,” said Navin Dimond, founder, CEO and chairman of Stonebridge Companies. “Stonebridge has been part of the Denver community for more than 30 years now, and with the hotel’s opening, we pay tribute to the Mile High City’s past, present and future.”

“We’re beyond thrilled to welcome our first guests and introduce downtown Denver to a revitalized piece of the city’s history,” said Kirby Kiner, general manager of The Slate Denver. “Since the project’s inception, we’ve worked hard to maintain the integrity of the hotel’s foundation to honor the legacy of the Emily Griffith Opportunity School and its vast impact on generations of Denver residents. In time for Teacher Appreciation Month, we, and our longtime partner Hilton, couldn’t think of a better time to open our doors and invite guests into our re-invented schoolhouse.”

Where History & the Present Meet

The foundation of The Slate Denver has a fascinating history. In 1916, education pioneer Emily Griffith set out to create a school of opportunities for people of all ages and races, founding the Emily Griffith Opportunity School, a place “for all those who wish to learn,” no matter their age or background. It became one of the first trade schools in the country, and in 1926, the school opened its first location in downtown Denver. As the school continued to expand, so did the building, with additions to the building constructed in 1947 and 1956. To honor Emily Griffith and the designated Denver landmark, The Slate Denver’s design is inspired by the property’s educational roots – from the typewriter artwork and original school staircases and hallways, to the school-themed meeting rooms and restaurant and bar.

A Culinary Experience

Under Chef Michael Poompan’s guidance, Teachers’ Lounge Food + Drink will offer a touch of modern elegance in a relaxed and comfortable historical setting. The menu will include local ingredients and a contemporary take on classic dishes, such as the delightful Crispy Bison Meatloaf Bites made from Colorado’s Rock River Ranches bison, and the Jumpin’ Good Goat Cheese made from cheese produced in the heart of the Rocky Mountains; as well as the property’s signature apple-themed cocktail, The Emily. Teachers’ Lounge Food + Drink will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Community Hot Spot

The Slate Denver’s adjacent restaurant and retail block, Emily’s Alley, is Denver’s most anticipated new shopping, dining and gathering destination. It will host several seasonal activities, including music performances, artisan showcases, farmers’ markets and more. This unique outdoor space will allow guests to feel a sense of community and belonging among the bustling energy in the heart of downtown Denver.

Up-and-Coming Meeting Spot

Located steps away from the Colorado Convention Center, The Slate Denver is downtown’s newest meeting locale. With 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel provides a real education into what the modern meeting can be. Meeting venues, such as Assembly, 1916 Boardroom, Library and Study Hall, have state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and high-speed Wi-Fi for both in-person and hybrid meetings. The Slate Denver also offers year-round outdoor patio seating and private salon space adjacent to Teachers’ Lounge Food + Drink.

The Slate Denver, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class hotel brands.

The Slate Denver, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is located at 1250 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado, 80204. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call +1 (303) 292-5000

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About The Slate Denver

Conveniently located in downtown, The Slate Denver, Tapestry Collection by Hilton opens to guests May 24, 2022. The modern hotel is located on the site of the .4-acre landmark that once housed the historic Emily Griffith Opportunity School. Paying homage to the former institution with thoughtful design enhancements, subtle touches and unique experiences, the 4-story property adds 251 guest rooms to downtown Denver. Amenities include the use of digital keys, complimentary Wi-Fi, a business center and state of the art A/V system to accommodate virtual, in-person and hybrid meetings, 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space, an outdoor patio, fitness center and Teacher’s Lounge Food + Drink, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. For more information, visit

About Stonebridge Companies

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Its diverse portfolio of more than 65 hotels includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.  

About Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a portfolio of over 120 independent hotels each with an original, vibrant personality, encouraging guests to enjoy off-the-beaten-path experiences in destinations worth exploring. While each property has a unique story to share that comes to life through uplifting design and unique food & beverage, every Tapestry Collection property is united by the reliability that comes with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience Tapestry Collection by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Tapestry Collection by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.