Gaylord Rockies Resort Officially Opens its Doors
AURORA —This week, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center officially opened its doors as the largest combined resort and convention center in Colorado.
Just 10 minutes from Denver International Airport, the resort is the fifth Gaylord Hotels® property and one of the largest resorts in the world to debut under the Marriott International brand this year. HKS Architects — named one of the top five architecture firms in the U.S. for 2018 by Architectural Record — designed the resort.
Gaylord includes 1,501 rooms, eight restaurants, 485,000 square feet of convention center space, and a 22,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor water park on a sprawling 85-acre site. For major convention planners and travelers (both business and leisure), Gaylord Rockies redefines and reimagines what a large-scale resort can be.
“Adding a western group destination of this magnitude to Marriott Internationals portfolio allows our organization to leverage existing large conference business demand into the property. This spectacular new-build will also create new demand in the market with meetings customers who have never considered Colorado for their events,” said Mike Stengel, senior vice president of Gaylord Hotels at Marriott International.
More than 2 million visitors are expected to visit the resort over the first several years and an impressive 1.1 million room nights are already booked.
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