Westin Denver International Airport Hotel Opens

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USA: Denver International Airport (DEN) celebrated the opening of the Westin Denver International Airport hotel and conference center and its adjoining open-air plaza, which sit upon the airport’s new transit center that is set to open in April 2016.

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Together, these projects make up the DEN Hotel and Transit Center. The hotel and conference center offers 519 guest rooms and 35 suites. Offering airport-to-hotel convenience that is unparalleled in the United States, the conference center includes two ballrooms and 15 additional meeting rooms and boardrooms of varying sizes. The largest ballroom can accommodate up to 750 people.

The meeting space’s most dramatic feature is a massive prefunction area showcasing a panoramic, three-story, floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the airport rail station.

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DEN’s location in nearly the center of the United States – just a two-hour flight from the West Coast and three hours from the East Coast. Denver also boasts the third-largest domestic network of any major U.S. airport.

Airport and Westin guests will be connected to Denver’s vibrant downtown via the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) new University of Colorado A Line – scheduled to begin service on 22 April 2016 – that will take passengers from DEN to Denver Union Station in about 37 minutes.

“Today, we open an entirely new chapter in our international airport’s history,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “With this stunning new hotel, conference center and open-air plaza, we are elevating Denver and the Rocky Mountain region to new heights. The hotel and commuter line set to open in April are the first steps toward leveraging DIA as an economic powerhouse that will create tens of thousands of new jobs and bring more business opportunity to Metro Denver.”

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Designed by global architect, Gensler, and built by MHS, a tri-venture comprised of contractors Mortenson, Hunt and Saunders, the towering LEED certified building honors flight and aviation, symbolizing wings of a bird in flight hovering above the plaza and the iconic tents of the Jeppesen Terminal.

“Today’s opening of the Westin Denver International Airport marks the achievement of a major milestone towards our goal of solidifying DEN’s place on the world map, expanding economic growth in our region and elevating the overall travel experience in and through the Mile High City,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “This state-of-the-art addition will further the transformation of Denver’s airport into a destination in itself, with easy connectivity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountain region have to offer.”

The expansive public art program at DEN and at the new Hotel and Transit Center will make traveling to Denver a topnotch artistic experience as well. The large-scale public art at the Hotel and Transit Center is focused on the three main public areas, starting at the train arrival area, at the escalator that ascends from the train hall to the plaza, and the plaza itself. All of

DEN’s public art, including art within the hotel, are by Colorado artists and reflect the region, enhancing a sense of place at the airport.