Creating places people go to, not through.
Brand means more than just a logo. A brand is who you are, the essence, the vibe. It’s the feeling you get when you walk into a place that you know is special and it’s the touch points that make it that way. That’s what Sage Studio creates.
We create some of the best hotel and restaurant brands in the world. By partnering with best-in-class architects, developers, owners and branding companies, Sage has created some of the most memorable experiences across the country. We don’t just want to be a bed or a hot meal to someone, Sage is a memorable experience, something you want to tell your friends about, somewhere you want to come back to.
Sage Studio is a new company comprised of services that we’ve provided all along, learn more about our curated brands here.
Sage Hotel Brands
Retro, kitschy and cool, the Curtis is an experiential hotel supported by Hilton, branded specifically for someone looking for something different. The Curtis features themed and hyper-themed suites and a different retro genre for each of its floors. With an upbeat tempo and a perfect downtown Denver location, the Curtis encourages all guests to “stay happy.”
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 Brands
The Corner Office
The Corner Office is the flirty rendezvous where edgy global dishes meet chic creative cocktails in the heart of downtown Denver. Designed with a modern mid-century eye, The Corner Office features a sexy bar + lounge, bustling dining rooms, communal table, lively outdoor patio and private event rooms each infused with intrigue and style. Our friendly and fun staff is vibrant, personable, and always accessible.
Step into cutting-edge interiors and join us on a culinary journey through Asia. Culinary Director Gregory Gourdet uses authentic ingredients and traditional techniques to offer a menu of quick bites and adventurous dining. Settle in at Departure’s cooly elegant lounge or claim your perch on the patio and toast to the spirit of exploration with Departure’s menu of global cocktails.
Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market
Fort Collins & Savannah
The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market is busting with vibrant energy – a local gathering place offering regional brasserie cuisine, sommelier selected wine shop and variety of thoughtfully selected artisanal products. Emporium welcomes you to stay awhile and savor the experience with a wine tasting or cooking class, or make a quick stop for a gourmet sandwich or house-made charcuterie board.
Hello Betty Fish House
Hello Betty Fish House restaurant and bar provides a visual reflection of the local, eclectic characters of Oceanside’s beach life, from the rebellious, thrill-seeking surfers to the rugged, sea-worn fishermen that have worked nearby for countless decades, Hello Betty Fish House will be filled with unexpected twists of typical surfer, fishermen and fish-market textures.
Denver & Westminster
Kachina’s inspiration is found in the Four Corners region of Southwest America and Baja Mexico. Go on an adventurous culinary road trip with twists on Mexican and Southwestern standards, like shrimp ceviche, green chili stew, guacamoles, salsas and Navajo fry bread tacos. Taste what happens when the open road is roamed alongside authentically prepared cuisine, fresh margaritas and sipping tequila, and, of course, great friends.
Mercat a la Planxa
Mercat a la Planxa combines the best of both the old and new worlds, bringing a Catalan aesthetic to the heart of Chicago. Located on Michigan Avenue, Mercat features fresh meats and produce with the energetic spirit of a Barcelona market, captivating diners with its masterful remix of authentic Spanish cuisine.
A new kind of neighborhood eatery, The Original is Portland’s downtown destination for unexpected all-day dining. Far beyond conventional comfort food, The Original updates long-time favorites with a welcome dose of style and sophistication. Cultured yet casual, swank and sexy – The Original’s mod-Americana cuisine and playful ambience create a mood that is sleek, chic and effortlessly cool.
Pint Brothers Alehouse delivers hand-crafted casual style and flavor in a space that connects the social vibrancy of our indoor beer garden and bustling bar with the comfortable booths and warm dining room. Pint Brothers does just what our name suggests — it gives you your moment to become family over your pints.
Cleveland, Denver, Philadelphia & Portland
The Urban Farmer backdrop is warm and elegant, yet quaint and rustic. Visually telling the life-story of the hardworking, country farmer who marries the cosmopolitan art-collector. Each location of Urban Farmer, though inspired by the same unexpected couple, have their own twist that is uniquely original and authentic to the city it lives within. Urban Farmer’s menu emphasizes the pride of locally-sourced ingredients and straightforward preparations. Our chefs build personal relationships with local farms, ranches and fisheries, bringing a taste of their dedication to the table and reaffirming the direct connection between land and plate.
Sage Bar and Coffee Shop Brands
Fort Collins & Savannah
Bowerbirds gather everyday objects and arrange them into something beautiful. Bowerbird Coffee partners with local coffee roasters to offer signature blends in a fresh, bright, young atmosphere. We are proud to be a gathering spot for all that live, work and play in the communities we brew.
Magic Rat Live music offers swinging sounds on tap weekly, from big-name artists, to local late-night jam sessions. Magic Rat is an experience, everything about the live music venue is an unexpected turn of expression. Refined but a bit off-beat and uniquely comfortable to all audiences, the charming quality of the of Magic Rat Live Music is that the audience commingles in its mutual respect for the music.
Poka Lola Social Club
With a nod to turn of the century American soda fountain culture, Poka Lola reinvents the every-man’s cocktail bar. The essence of the bar from its playful name down to the details of the interior and the menu is simple: It’s an inviting meeting place with an element of intrigue and discovery, a beginning point or an end point to an evening out; it respects the past and draws inspiration from it, but never takes itself too seriously.
Sage is the company that upped the hospitality art game by ditching the prints and hiring professional art curators to fill the rooms, hallways, restaurants and public spaces of all of our recent renovations and new developments. Each collection is built around the hotel’s essence reflecting the brand and the urban centers that they’re based in. Most of our curated collections are specifically sourced and purchased locally, giving an authentic feel while supporting the art community, taking better care of the communities in which we live, work and play.
The Crawford Hotel
Sage collaborated with Colorado art curators NINE dot ARTS to fill The Crawford Hotel and Denver Union Station with significant pieces of art that were locally curated from Colorado artists. Reflecting the past of the 100-year-old train station and looking toward the building’s bright future, the hotel and public spaces offer an eclectic mix of historical and contemporary pieces.
As one of the first specially curated art collections by Sage, the Nines—a Luxury Collection hotel, spared no expense in delivering our first taste in modern luxury. A collection worth more than $1 million offers a sexy take on the hotel’s jewel box theme. Conversation pieces are showcased in the lobby, while texture and sparkle are carried throughout the hotel—the Nines provides an art tour that rivals any museum.
The Logan, Philadelphia's Hotel
Sage Hospitality Group and Host Hotels & Resorts employed Allison Barry Fine Arts to curate the collection for The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel—once again recruiting local Philadelphia artists to reflect the independence, grit, strength and beauty of the city and the hotel’s brand. As Sage’s most recent hotel, photo opportunities were developed with the art, creating moments guests felt worthy of posting about on social media.
The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block
The Maven Hotel is the anchor of a full downtown Denver development that Sage is partnered in, called the Dairy Block. This full-city block features a number of restaurants, unique retail and experiences like an open and finished Alley as an attractive public gathering space. As the first building to open on the block, The Maven needed a unique collection of local artwork that above all else, is like nothing you’ve ever seen in a hotel before. Sage worked with NINE dot ARTS to curate fascinating and interactive pieces both in the hotel and along the block, creating a new destination in lower downtown Denver.