• New Hotel Snapshot: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora

    Colorado’s largest combined resort and convention center launched in December.

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • New Hotel Snapshot: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora

    Colorado’s largest combined resort and convention center launched in December.

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • New Hotel Snapshot: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora

    Colorado’s largest combined resort and convention center launched in December.

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center opened its doors on Dec. 18, 2018 and began welcoming groups in January 2019. The new resort, a marquee property for Marriott International, is the fifth Gaylord Hotels resort in the nation and one of the largest hospitality industry projects to break ground in the United States since 2016.

A hyper-local Colorado spirit is at the heart of the property. One of the local food and beverage partnerships is Dry Dock Brewing Co., an Aurora brewery that is producing two exclusive Gaylord Rockies beers. The design and décor resembles the Colorado outdoors, such as boulders molded after iconic attractions and a restaurant with a log cabin-esque ambiance. Elevators on the lower level are designed to look like old mine shafts, while guest rooms feature aspen tree-inspired carpets, lumberjack plaid on pillows, and hiking and camping maps in closets. The convention center has Colorado details sprinkled throughout, including elements that represent ski tracks, snowdrifts and snowflakes.

A vintage travel theme helps launch Colorado chapter of WIPA.

 

There is no denying the stunning daytime scenery of Colorado, but the state’s amazing celestial landscape after normal meeting hours provides all sorts of great options for groups.

Twice each month from May through September, groups meeting in Leadville or nearby can enjoy a stagecoach ride beneath a full moon with Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting. Based on the 19th-century tradition of mail delivery by stagecoach, moonlight rides are offered on the eve and night of the full moon.

 

This recent trend not only benefits lone eagles, remote employees and business travelers, it’s resulting in handy new options for meeting and event locations.