Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center officially opened for business on December 18, 2018 and Denver has never seen a resort like this one. The property is managed by Marriott International and boasts some impressive specs: 1501 rooms, 486,000 square feet of conference spaces including a massive exhibition hall and 60 breakout meeting rooms. For the family, the resort has an indoor/outdoor pool, tennis courts, basketball, putt-putt golf, 5 restaurants and a quicker dining option for travelers in a hurry. With its proximity to Denver International Airport, large variety of uses, and enormous proportions, this is a game-changer for the Denver Metro Area.
Gaylord Rockies can be found at 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80019 and it definitely deserves its own street, if not its own zip code. The complex is just over 7 miles from the airport and is sure to become a mainstay for business travelers and visitors to Denver. In fact, there are already well over a million rooms booked through the year 2028. The property features panoramic vantages of the Rocky Mountains and Denver from several parts of the facility including the centerpiece, a 75-foot glass atrium. This is an iconic look at the city and an epic mountain view that visitors are unlikely to forget.
To complement the million-dollar view, the resort was constructed for 800 million dollars, a huge price tag. However, there is no denying the greatness of the property and it has a feel similar to some of the hotel resorts on the Las Vegas strip. Walking into the main entry way, you are greeted by the friendly staff. There is a sense that everything you need is already onsite. Even if you never leave the resort during your stay, you will get to enjoy many activities, dining experiences, an eclectic art collection and even some of the history of the great state of Colorado.
One of several dining options is sure to become one of the premier sports bars in the state. This is largely due to the 75-foot long, 14-foot high television that covers one massive wall of the restaurant. There is also a large amount of luxury seating with beautiful leather recliners, elegant bar tops and a second floor with tables, and casual seating areas for small groups and families. The bar offers several beers and custom cocktails and even has two proprietary draft beers that were developed by Dry Dock Brewing. This is a phenomenal place to watch sports, relax with friends and enjoy a casual meal or drinks.
The other restaurants onsite are a bit more formal and include a stylish steakhouse as well as Asian and Italian options. There is a Starbucks in the convention center, private dining rooms and many sitting areas to enjoy. In fact, the entire resort is hugely spacious with many areas for a quick sit-down. There are 26 fireplaces, 32 elevators and a massive spa that includes 17 rooms. The fitness center is state of the art with hundreds of pieces of equipment, plenty of natural light and it’s open 24/7. The indoor pool has a 45-foot water slide and the outdoor pool area includes a lazy river, firepits and a ton of luxury lounges. There are racquet sports, mini-golf, basketball hoops, trails for biking and jogging and you can even rent bicycles onsite.
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is a magnificent facility and is absolutely gargantuan. The convention center and hotel will draw national and international companies for decades to come. The resort spaces, swimming pools and myriad amenities will attract vacationers from all corners of the globe. This is a travel hub and a destination that is unlike anything in Colorado. Easily accessible from the airport as well as the city. Panoramic vistas of the entire front range. Gaylord Rockies is truly impressive and must be seen and experienced to be believed.