The Clayton Members Club and Hotel
Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration
OWNER: BMC Investments
LEAD DESIGN FIRM | ARCHITECT: 4240 Architecture
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Haselden Construction
CIVIL ENGINEER: Martin/Martin Inc.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Cary Kopczynski & Co.
MEP ENGINEER: ME Engineers
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Dunn & Kiley
INTERIOR DESIGN: AvroKO
ACOUSTICAL DESIGN: Wave Engineering
SUBCONTRACTORS: Edge Construction; Midwest Drywall; RK Mechanical; Tower Electric
Just when it seemed Denver’s Cherry Creek North shopping and business district had reached the height of swank, along comes the Clayton Members Club and Hotel. This 90,000-sq-ft design-build project transformed two four-story structures into a six-story multifunctional private club and hotel. Housed in the former Inn at Cherry Creek, the glittering new edifice offers three restaurants and seven bars—including a hidden speakeasy—plus a rooftop pool and lounge, a 5,000-sq-ft conference space, a 2,400-sq-ft ballroom and a business center that includes a co-working lounge. In contrast to the 37 rooms of its predecessor hotel, the Clayton houses 63 guest rooms and suites. The project required extensive structural modifications to the existing hotel to support the loads and programming called for in the new design. The design also posed significant challenges as the team encountered 1,000 engineered conditions, each of which required a unique solution.