If you thought this dainty domicile was born painted fully pink, you’d be incorrect. Its name isn’t even Reid–well, maybe it’s the home’s first name. Today, the Klee House serves as the welcoming gatekeeper to guests of the Catbird Hotel, festooned with the brand’s deep blue and pink colors. A large bronze rhino sitting near the base of the historic house hints to visitors that this is not one’s ordinary hotel.
Rising above Denver’s flourishing RiNo neighborhood (hence that 992-pound rhino statue), the Catbird Hotel was completed in 2021. If the “pinkalicious” house was any clue to the hotel’s interior and decor, Catbird’s team describes the design as “an ode to everyone’s favorite eccentric aunt.” An environment populated with comfy and funky furniture provides cozy living by the lobby’s fireplace or purposefully designed Klee house meeting rooms.
Catbird’s playful spirit, however, doesn’t stop at the decor. Dubbed “The Playroom,” hotel guests can check out a multitude of items to placate their inner child. One can rent a record player to jam to their favorite tunes in their room, borrow a ukelele for a new rendition of “Rocky Mountain High,” or even rent vespas to breeze by the colorful murals of the surrounding district. Most importantly, each room features the award-winning designs of DLR Group that come with a projector—allowing guests to watch their favorite flicks or old-school Westerns.
Every guest’s room key is nestled in a paper sleeve labeled with the words: “Just remember: These are the good ol’ days.” Sipping on a cocktail at Red Baber, the hotel’s rooftop bar, it’s not hard to feel that sentiment looking out onto the busy Denver skyline and mountains beyond. Located within a city known for its adventurous spirit, this hotel provides many adventures to choose from. It may even convince a guest to paint their own home pink.