The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club Opens on Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora

The Benson Hotel is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club, a new boutique hotel, has opened as the hospitality center for the nationally recognized University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The hotel has been expressly designed to accommodate the needs of the hospitals and the University by offering luxury guestrooms, a full-service restaurant, spacious light-filled meeting facilities, and an elegant ballroom and Rose Garden for large social functions.

The Benson Hotel, a Preferred Hotel & Resorts member, was developed by Denver-based Aimco. Olympia Hotel Management will operate the hotel. Denver-based Hyder Construction was the general contractor and Tryba Architects designed the building.

“We’re proud to introduce a remarkable luxury boutique hotel and a fine dining experience to the medical campus, our neighbors, and greater Denver,” said Peter Walterspiel, general manager of The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club. “We offer unprecedented guest accommodations for the Aurora area, world-class meeting facilities, and a stylish restaurant serving creative cuisine. The Benson Hotel promises to be a game-changer for anyone working in or visiting the area.”

The Benson’s 106 accommodations include a mix of guestrooms, suites, and an entire floor of apartment-style suites with kitchens. The guestroom designs incorporate sophisticated color schemes and textiles that vary across four different room motifs, each designed to celebrate Colorado’s natural beauty, some with warm wood paneling and others featuring whimsical botanical wallpapers, with contemporary hardware in all the bath areas

Standard Queen and King accommodations include a sitting space and work area. Expanded Studio and Premium King accommodations offer more room, a view of the mountains or garden, and a small kitchenette area. Finely appointed spacious suites offer views of the Front Range, the Rose Garden, and the Anschutz Campus, some featuring gas fireplaces and balconies.

The Common Good, The Benson’s 100-seat restaurant, serves a menu of freshly prepared cuisine created by Executive Chef Donovan Davis, a Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts veteran. With wall-to-wall windows in the dining room and a wraparound outdoor terrace for alfresco dining, it promises to serve as a community gathering space, featuring seasonally-driven comfort food using locally-sourced ingredients.

Meetings & Weddings

The meeting spaces include an elegant 3,800-square-foot ballroom on the hotel’s second floor, accommodating up to 250 guests. It features abundant natural light and two massive marble fireplaces. There will also be seven windowed boardrooms, while the 4,000-square-foot Rose Garden will host weddings and other outdoor events.

The Faculty Club at The Benson Hotel

The Faculty Club will serve as an off-campus, private environment for Aurora’s leaders, influencers, and the Anschutz medical community to gather socially. The members-only space provides a discrete setting with indoor seating, intimate conference rooms, and a full-service bar. Members will have priority access to the services offered at The Benson Hotel.

The Benson Hotel is named for Bruce Davey Benson, the longest-tenured president of the University of Colorado (CU) system, from March 2008 to July 1, 2019.


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