Wings Over the Rockies Announces New Sister Facility

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    POSTED February 8, 2018

Wings Over the Rockies (Wings) is proud to release its plans for its new nation entertainment and education campus, Exploration of Flight. Designed to highlight the future of aviation and space centers, Exploration of Flight is an impressive 15-acre campus that will act as the sister facility to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood. Exploration of Flight will be located on the south side of Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado.

“This facility will be unique to the nation,” explained Wings Over the Rockies President & CEO, John Barry. “Our Air & Space Museum in Lowry will concentrate on the past while the Exploration of Flight Campus at Centennial Airport will focus on the present and future. One organization, two locations."

The aerospace-focused Colorado nonprofit has spent more than a decade in the planning and fundraising portion of the project but is expecting phase one to be complete in summer 2018. The gallery will feature interactive exhibits and activities designed to enthrall and educate visitors about aviation. With world-class shows, a thrilling simulator, tours of Centennial Airport, live takeoffs and landings, the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery will enable guests to experience flight like never before.

Hilton Denver City Center is a new, modern, upscale retreat hotel in the heart of the city. With 613 rooms towering in a 20 story building, the $27 million multi-phased renovation features newly renovated public spaces, guest rooms, and dining venues. CEO of Visit Denver, Richard Scharf, Councilman Albus Brooks, and Tim Benolken, Hilton’s senior vice president of operations for North America were present at the ribbon cutting ceremony. 


The Lookout, the newly expanded lobby bar at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, has been reopened. The expansion included the addition of several large screen televisions and triple the seating, costing more than $500,000.

The Lookout's menu includes appetizers, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, desserts, Colorado microbrews, hand-crafted cocktails, and wines.


Cheyenne Mountain Resort has now joined Dolce Hotels and Resorts' portfolio, also a part of Wyndham Hotel Group. Cheyenne Mountain Resort is AAA Four Diamond and is an IACC-certified resort. The new title of the resort is Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort.