The Embassy Suites under construction downtown is among a growing number of hotels opening along the 14th Street corridor.

The 17-story building, being developed by WPM Construction, will have 120 rooms and four levels of underground parking.

Hotels along 14th Street account for 2,400 of the 7,000 hotel rooms in the Denver central business district. Travelers in town for conventions are their primary source of business, though they do draw guests in town on business or for pleasure.

The hotels range from the moderately priced Curtis Hotel to the ultra-luxurious Four Seasons Hotel and Residences under construction at 14th and Arapahoe streets.

Others include the Hotel Teatro, the Hilton Garden Inn and the

The Embassy Suites, developed by WPM Construction, is at 14th and Stout streets. Its rooms will be among the 2,400 in hotels along 14th Street.

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

 

"All of these hotels will have their own meeting space and their own distinct market position, but all will attract business from the convention center because of their proximity to it," hotel analyst Bob Benton said. "Hotels on 17th Street have a better shot at the commercial traveler, but that doesn't mean the ones on 14th aren't going to go after it."

The hotels also appeal to people with varying demographic characteristics, said Christine O'Donnell, president of the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association.

"The Hotel Teatro is a boutique and is going to have a different guest than the Curtis, which is a younger demographic," she said. "Their styles offer a good assortment of hotels."

Embassy Suites generally offers mid-range room rates and amenities including dining, fitness center, pool and business center.

Margaret Jackson: 303-954-1473 or mjackson@denverpost.com