BOULDER-It’s taken almost 20 years, but construction has started on the 200-room, $24 million St. Julien Hotel at Ninth Street and Canyon Boulevard in the heart of Boulder. It’s long been considered the “last great site” for a hotel development in the notoriously anti-growth Boulder. The hotel, and an adjoining $12 million, 650-space, parking garage is a public-private partnership being developed by St. Julien Partners and Boulder’s Central Area General Improvement District.

The four-story, 150,000-sf, full-service hotel has been architecturally inspired by the Arts and Crafts era, and has the “look and feel” of indigenous local materials such as granite, sandstone and slate. It will feature a full-service spa with 12 treatment rooms plus a salon, men and women’s sauna and steam rooms, an indoor pool with sundeck and a separate fitness area.

State-of-the-art conference space and one of the largest meeting facilities within the city of Boulder will accommodate groups of up to 400 people. The 4,800-sf ballroom can be divided into three separate rooms, plus three additional meeting rooms. The property is scheduled to open in January 2004.

Chicago-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will operate the St. Julien. Preferred Hotels operates 116 distinctive, independent luxury hotels and resorts.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.