Gaylord Rockies Opens Its Doors
The sheer scale and awe-inspiring majesty of the Rocky Mountains has captivated visitors to Colorado for hundreds of years. But there’s never been a resort to match the epic grandeur of the Rockies. Until now. On Dec. 18, 2019, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center officially opens its doors. Here’s what to expect from the largest combined resort and convention center in Colorado.
A Resort Like No Other
Just 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. The Denver area has seen unprecedented growth in the past decade. However, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is the definition of a gamechanger for the region. It features 1,501 rooms, 485,000 square feet of convention center space and an extensive indoor/outdoor water park on a sprawling 85-acre site.
An Ideal Location
Overlooking the city of Denver skyline, framed by the Rocky Mountains, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is the first true tourism product in Aurora, Colo., a rapidly growing community directly east of Denver. As one of the closest combined resort and convention centers to Denver International Airport – the fifth busiest airport in the nation – the property is a gateway destination to the Rocky Mountains and Denver.
A Hyper-Local Approach
Setting it apart from other similarly-sized resorts, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is built from the ground up to authentically capture a Colorado sense of place. Here, you’ll enjoy everything from cascading waterfalls over boulders and local nature artwork to native landscaping. Don’t miss the elevators designed to look like mine shafts, paying tribute to Colorado’s gold rush history. Even more, the guest rooms carry over the Centennial State feel. Guests will enjoy aspen tree-inspired carpets, lumberjack plaid print pillows and hiking and camping maps. Additionally, the Convention Center sprinkles charming Colorado details throughout. You’ll see elements that represent ski tracks, snow drifts and snowflakes. Finally, local food and beverage partnerships include a collaboration with Dry Dock Brewing Co. The award-winning brewery in Aurora will offer two exclusive resort branded brews.
The Ultimate Colorado Meetings & Events Venue
As Colorado’s premier meeting and convention destination, Gaylord Rockies’ “everything in one place” approach ensures groups maximizes their time together. Unrivaled meetings expertise and exemplary service standards guarantees a successful, stress-free experience. Planners can bring their conference, convention or meeting to life in one of the property’s new indoor or outdoor event rooms, including the 20,000-square-foot Aurora Patio and the 175,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall.