Planners seeking convenience in the Rocky Mountain region need look no further than The Westin Denver International Airport, which opened November 2015. The 519-room property not only shares its grounds with DEN, but also will provide seamless transportation to downtown Denver when the new 23-mile East Rail Line opens in spring 2016. With added connectivity, planners won’t have to sacrifice the experience of meeting downtown, says Rob Ferguson, director of sales and marketing.
Designed by global architecture firm Gensler, The Westin’s curved glass roof was made to resemble a bird in flight, and the property is naturally lit throughout, including its nearly 10,000-sq.-ft. prefunction space with a three-story, 100-ft.-wide glass curtain wall. The hotel has more than 37,000 square feet of meeting space, and the outdoor Plaza Courtyard, a public area connecting the airport and `The Westin, has an additional 82,000 square feet that can accommodate up to 2,500 people.
During downtime, attendees can sip on organic wines at the on-site, bistro-style Grill & Vine and enjoy mountain views from its patio. Groups can get downtown in 35 minutes on the new rail system to catch a Colorado Rockies or Denver Broncos game; listen to live music at the 9,500-seat Red Rocks Amphitheatre; go shopping at 16th Street Mall; or tour several local breweries.
Visit the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal, where guests of The Westin have access to more than 140 shopping and dining outlets—no boarding pass required.