History of Sage
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. Through valued partnerships with internationally recognized hotel brands, Sage grew a portfolio focusing on running successful select and full service hotels. Sage became recognized as a preferred management company for industry leaders such as Marriott International, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In 2006, the game began to change for Sage as Peter Karpinski joined the leadership team. Peter came with one goal, to create the best restaurants in the world, using Sage’s hotels as the original traffic driver and expanding to local exposure, driving new customers and aggressive results on the food and beverage side of the experience. Ten years later, Sage Restaurant Group owns and operates 11 unique restaurant concepts, with more coming nationwide.
Also in 2006, Sage made its first mark in the creative branding field with the Nines, part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection in Portland, Oregon. Sage created a vision for the Nines, atop the redeveloped Meier and Frank building, on the ninth floor. The space is appointed to the Nines, the vision reflecting that of a jewel box. Stepping into the Nines after an elevator ride up, the guest experiences something special. With the results and reviews pouring in from Sage’s first flagship in branding, the team was hooked, the bar for experiential travel was set high. Sage began to look for more creative opportunities—taking a dive into creating modern luxury experiences, which led to The Curtis Hotel in Denver, The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station and The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel.
Continuing an aggressive growth strategy with creativity and results, Sage aims to expand in both its restaurant and hotels divisions. Targeting hotels focused on modern luxury—creating places that people go to and not through. Taking places that have become tired and adding an energy to them through innovative design, art infusion, strong leadership and creative solutions, Sage Hospitality continues to grow and lead the hospitality industry in development, investment and management.
For more than 30 years, Sage Hospitality has been a reliable and creative source for hotel management services.
We’ve since caught the development bug, creating places that people don’t just pass through, but they purposefully go to. Finding new solutions to old problems is one of our pastimes and we love to find partners that are right in step with our forward direction. Creating communities in our workplace, in our cities and in our business is what Sage is all about and cultivating those communities is what we do daily.
HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek
Halcyon defines the modern luxury experience in a way the seasoned traveler has never seen before. Inspired by the way it feels to visit a dear friend in Colorado, Halcyon’s rooms feature comfortable surprises and affluent amenities. Halcyon guests are treated to the comfort that the best host would provide including snacks, coffee and the Gear Garage—a treasure chest of tools needed for the ultimate Colorado adventure.
The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block
The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block features 172 loft-style rooms, accented by rich colors and expert design. The Dairy Block is the last full block in downtown Denver to be redeveloped and Sage is proud to partner with McWhinney and Grand American in creating another urban destination in the heart of the city.
Sage Restaurant Group
Departure is Cherry Creek’s exclusive retreat for both quick bites and leisurely dining. Step beyond its iconic façade into a world of cutting-edge interiors that seamlessly blend Denver’s pioneering past with its progressive future. Settle into your seat at Departure’s coolly elegant lounge or claim your perch on our patio and toast to the spirit of exploration with its menu of global cocktails.
Sage has moved beyond cookie cutter to light the way—not for what our hotels “should be”, but “could be”. At Sage Hotels and Sage Restaurant Group, we’re looking for people who aren’t afraid to step a little outside of the box. Our associates are the best in the business. Smart and calculated, authentic and different, creative and independent, learn more about Sage’s company culture and open positions by visiting our careers site.View Available Positions