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. Today, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center officially opened its doors as the largest combined resort and convention center in Colorado. Experience Rocky Mountain Excitement at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora, Colorado Experience Rocky Mountain Excitement at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora, 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. The Denver area has seen unprecedented growth in the past decade, but Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is the definition of a gamechanger for the region, delivering 1,501 rooms, 485,000 square feet of convention center space and an extensive 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.
The Perfect 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 perfectly positioned as a gateway destination to the Rocky Mountains with quick access to the Mile HighCity.