$6M Renovation Of Colorado Springs Hotel Complete
Soul Community Planet has launched its first SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs after a nine-month, $6M renovation.
Celebrity designer Kelli Ellis of HGTV and The Design Network took an old hotel down to its bones and used eco-friendly and recycled materials to transform the property at the base of Pikes Peak at 2850 South Circle Drive into a 98K SF, 176-room hotel.
“My goal was to create an edgy, cool vibe with this property that will resonate as a gathering place for guests, as well as the local community,” Ellis said. “The interiors are accented with industrial ceilings, hand-painted murals and subtle metallic elements. The use of reclaimed wood, living green walls, exposed brick, soft lighting and polished concrete create an earthy, eco-industrial feel throughout that we’re really proud of.”
The rooms have been renovated using reclaimed and beetle kill wood, as well as other sustainable elements. The 2K SF lobby includes coworking spaces, a 500 SF meeting room and free WiFi for guests.
The hotel will have SCP Fit, a 12K SF health and wellness center that will open later this summer. The full-service fitness club — free to guests and open to memberships for the community — will have 5K SF dedicated to free weights, cardio, indoor rock climbing, yoga, spin and CrossFit studios. There also will be indoor and outdoor pools and locker rooms.
The hotel, which is part of the Colorado Proud initiative, will have a 1K SF SCP Market where guests can find locally sourced food, craft beer and gourmet coffee.
Soul Community Planet co-founder and CEO Ken Cruse said the SCP Hotels brand represents the core values of holistic hospitality: personal wellness (Soul), social connections (Community) and sustainable practices (Planet).
“Our goal is to provide simple, pure, handcrafted experiences for people who want to make positive choices for themselves and for the planet,” Cruse said.