Hartman Ely Investments
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Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

The Courtyard Hotel involved an extensive renovation and conversion for the historic Joslins Department Store ot one of Denver's most popular boutique hotels. The project included extensive exterior renovation to remove 1960's metal panels, restore the historic masonary and windows integrate a 1960's blank wall into a historic facade and add a setback sixth floor. The interior renovation included removal of existing escalators and the insertion of a new atrium, stairs and elevators to convert the department store floor plan to an efficient hotel layout. The Rialto Cafe is a 250 seat restaurant and is the project's main ground floor retail tenant.

​Jim Hartman was the the Project Architect for Fentress Bradburn Architects. Later in the project he became the Development Manager for National Properties. Jim Hartman was also instrumental in the project being placed on the National Register of Historic Places and receiving the State Historical Fund grant.

Jim Hartman ( with Fentress Bradburn Architects and National Properties )


Location: Denver Colorado
Project Size: 127,000 GSF
181 rooms
Project Cost: $24,000,000
Status: completed in 1997