Denver currently has 8,500 hotel rooms downtown within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center and 43,000 rooms metro-wide.

More than 1400 new hotel rooms are planned or under construction in The Mile High City, including a new 500-room Westin at Denver International Airport and a 230-room Marriott Renaissance in one of downtown Denver's most historic and beautiful buildings.

Denver currently has 8,500 hotel rooms downtown within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center and 43,000 rooms metro-wide.

New hotel projects: 

Union Station Hotel, Oxford Hotel
Open date:
Spring 2014
This new, 130-room hotel will be built as part of the redevelopment of Denver's Union Station and will be affiliated with the existing 80-room Oxford Hotel, located across the street and run by Sage Hospitality. In addition to the new hotel, the redeveloped station will feature retail and restaurants developed by the same group that runs Denver's Larimer Square, home to some of the city's top eateries including Bistro Vendome, Capitol Grille, Osteria Marco, Ocean Prime, Rioja and TAG, as well as some of the city's one-of-a-kind boutiques.

Denver's historic Union Station was built in 1881 and is undergoing a major restoration as it moves towards becoming the city's main transportation hub. The station already serves as a downtown stop for light rail lines heading south to the Denver Tech Center and Littleton.  A new light rail line will open west to Golden in March 2013, and in 2016, there will be direct rail service from Union Station east to Denver International Airport.  Union Station is also the northern terminus for the free, electric shuttle buses that run up and down Denver's mile-long 16th Street Mall and is the station for AMTRAK's California Zephyr, with two trains daily heading east and west.

The new hotel will add to the accommodations available in Denver's hip historic district, known locally as "LoDo." This 26-square block area is home to more than 90 brewpubs, restaurants, rooftop cafes and music clubs.  It contains one of the largest collections of Victorian and turn-of-the-century brick warehouses in the nation, as well as being home to Coors Field, the 50,000-seat stadium for the Colorado Rockies.  

The new hotel will also have easy pedestrian and biking access to LoHi, or Lower Highlands, a booming area of downtown Denver that is filling with chef-owned restaurants, breweries, one-of-a-kind galleries, rooftop view bars and boutiques. The neighborhood is accessible to Union Station by a series of pedestrian bridges and bike paths. 

Marriott Renaissance in the Colorado National Bank Building.
Open date: 2014
This full-service, four-star, 230-room hotel is scheduled to open in 2014. The hotel will feature banquet and meeting rooms, including one inside the former bank's vault, a ground-floor restaurant and retail space, and a lounge in the mezzanine overlooking the lobby. Built in 1915, the Colorado National Bank building is one of the most historic and beautiful in downtown Denver. The lobby space is surrounded by huge, wall-size murals painted by local artist Allen Tupper True. Considered one of Colorado's premier native-born artists, True focused his work on Western subjects. The murals in the bank building depict the lives of American Indians on the Plains before white people arrived.

The Art Hotel
Open date: TBA
In November 2013, ground was broken on The Art Hotel, located in Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District. The $50 million, 165-room boutique hotel will be part of a nine-story office/retail complex called the Museum Center. The hotel will begin on the fourth floor, and will feature art-centric furnishings and decor, including vibrant wall coverings in each suite.  

Aloft Hotel Denver, Downtown
Open date: 2014
A new 150 room Aloft Hotel Denver at 15th and Stout, within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center and 16th Street Mall is expected to open in 2014.  Additional details are not yet available.

Westin Hotel, Denver International Airport
Open date:
2016                                                                  
A new 500-room Westin Hotel is under construction at Denver International Airport as part of the South Terminal Redevelopment project. The new hotel is projected to open in 2015.  The hotel will have its own station on the electric commuter rail line that will run from the airport to downtown Denver, opening in 2016.  The 22.8 mile rail line will run trains as often as every 15 minutes, taking just 30 minutes to get from the airport and Westin Hotel to Union Station in downtown Denver.

"When the rail line is completed, Denver will be the easiest, most convenient and most central meeting location in the nation," said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau. "The city is just 340 miles from the exact center of the Continental U.S., closer to the exact center than any city our size. We are served by the fifth busiest airport - 11th busiest in the world - and we will have easy and fast rail service directly from the airport to our walkable downtown. Once downtown, meeting delegates will find 9,000 hotel rooms, 300 restaurants, great shopping, nightlife and a wide variety of cultural attractions and museums, all in a safe, pedestrian-friendly environment just a few minutes walk from the state-of-the-art Colorado Convention Center," Scharf said.

The new South Terminal Redevelopment Program at Denver International Airport will complete the original vision of the facility. In addition to the new hotel and Public Transit Center, the Program will build an open-air plaza, complete with new concessions and leasable space, which connects the development to the existing Jeppesen Terminal. Denver household names such as the Tattered Cover Bookstore, Elway's restaurant and the farm-to-table restaurant Root Down will be moving into the airport shortly, and dozens of new shopping and dining experiences are expected to be added over the next few years.

The new hotel comes on the heels of announcements that DIA will begin daily non-stop service to Tokyo in March 2013, and recently added direct flights to Mexico City and Reykjavik, Iceland with connecting service to 26 cities in Europe.  

Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites from Stonebridge
Open date: Second Quarter 2013
Hotel developer Stonebridge Cos. has paid $9.4 million for the building at 550 15th St. in downtown Denver, formerly occupied by Xcel Energy. Stonebridge plans to develop the site as a 400-room Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites. Additional details are not yet available.  

Other hotel news: 

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center Undergoes a $5M Renovation 

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, the only Four Diamond hotel in the Denver Tech Center, completed a $5 million hotel renovation in 2013, including a new restaurant concept, upgraded lobby and public spaces. The hotel is architecturally stunning, featuring a 12-story atrium lobby with 451 sleek modern guestrooms, including 12 suites and 30,000 square feet of function/meeting space. The 12th floor Centennial Room, with 180-degree panoramic Front Range views is a stunning and desirable venue. The hotel is a short distance from both downtown and Denver International Airport.

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa Joins Autograph Collection

The Brown Palace hotel and Spa, Denver's most iconic luxury hotel has joined the Autograph Collection, an exclusive portfolio of independently owned and operated properties. Originally opened in 1892, this Denver icon joins the company of some of the world's most exceptional properties. Autograph Collection, an exclusive collection of upper upscale and luxury hotels within Marriott International's global portfolio, is comprised of independent hotels with distinct personalities in major cities and desired destinations worldwide. A natural fit for The Brown Palace, Autograph Collection celebrates innovative hotels that offer a variety of one-of-a-kind, authentic experiences. 

Springhill Suites by Marriott at Metropolitan State University
Open date:
August, 2012
A new 150-room Springhill Suites by Marriott recently opened on the campus of Metropolitan State University of Denver.  Some 80% of the staff working the hotel are students, part of the 650 students in the University's hospitality program. This is one of only 10 college student operated hotels in the nation (14 in the world) and is the only one in an urban setting.  The hotel is in downtown Denver, within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center.  The hotel has 7,500 sq. ft. of meeting space and access to 30,000 sq. ft. of academic space, classrooms and breakout rooms.

Ritz-Carlton Denver receives third AAA Five-Diamond Award 
Description:
For the third year in a row, the city's 202-room Ritz Carlton received the AAA Five-Diamond Award in November 2012. The first hotel in Denver's history to get the prestigious designation, only three other hotels have earned the five-diamond title in Colorado: The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the Little Nell in Aspen, and the Ritz in Bachelor Gulch at Beaver Creek. The Ritz-Carlton Denver opened in 2008 and features the equally award-winning restaurant, Elway's, owned by local hero and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, John Elway.

Name Changes

The Red Lion Denver Central will be changing its name to DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Stapleton North.   

The Doubletree by Hilton Denver - Stapleton is dropping "Stapleton" and changing its name to Doubletree by Hilton Denver

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