The Holiday Chalet was originally built in 1896 for Henry and Mary Bohm of the Bohm-Allen Jewelers firm. It was then purchased by Mary Bohm's father, Noah Hayden Griffith, shortly before his death in the flu epidemic of 1918.
The widow Griffith, in search of additional income to support her family, converted the mansion into an apartment house and gradually expanded the rooms. A sunroom was added to each apartment, as well as closets with French doors, purportedly the first interior French doors in Denver. The Griffith family resided at the apartment house from 1922 to 1952.
During World War II, however, the apartment house was restricted by a rent freeze and when property taxes were raised again in 1952 it stopped being a viable source of income for the Griffiths. This is when the decision was made to convert the property into a hotel.
The Holiday Chalet remained in the Griffith family for the next 52 years, drawing guests from all around the world. In 2004 the hotel was purchased by Crystal Sharp, a local fashion designer and business entrepreneur, who maintained the hotel for the next 13 years.
In 2017 the Holiday Chalet was purchased by Suites IQ and is currently under new ownership.