29 December 2016
The Fort Collins Coloradoan's 9 projects will change Fort Collins' skyline in 2017 listed The Elizabeth Hotel as number one.
"There is likely no more celebrated project in downtown Fort Collins than the new hotel expected to open in the fall. Construction on the $11.5 million parking garage adjacent to the hotel has begun, as developers hope to open the garage a month earlier than the hotel so they can make sure everything is working properly," the article states
"For many in the development community, Old Town's three decades of suffering through a lack of lodging is long enough. The Elizabeth is seen as complementary to the smaller Armstrong Hotel that is is popular with tourists and business travelers.
Despite previous efforts by the city and Downtown Development Authority to lure a hotel developer to Old Town, it took the failure of a Mexican restaurant and the partnership of three well-known regional entities to bring The Elizabeth Hotel to reality.
Sage Hospitality and its restaurant arm are partnering with McWhinney, Inc., of Loveland and Bohemian Cos. of Fort Collins to build and operate the hotel at 354 Walnut St. The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market will be the hotel's cornerstone, a place Sage Restaurant Group co-founder Peter Karpinski told The Coloradoan in October he wants Fort Collins embraces as its own.