Overlooking the city of Denver skyline, framed by the Rocky Mountains, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center delivers 1,501 rooms, 485,000 square feet of convention center space and an extensive indoor/outdoor water park on a sprawling 85-acre site.

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 High City.

The resort’s interior design and décor is modeled after aspects iconic to Colorado – everything from cascading waterfalls over boulders and local nature artwork to native landscaping and even elevators designed to look like old mine shafts, paying tribute to Colorado’s gold rush history.

The Centennial State feel is carried over into guest rooms, with aspen tree-inspired carpets, lumberjack plaid print pillows and hiking and camping maps in the closets.

In the Convention Center, charming Colorado details are sprinkled throughout including elements that represent ski tracks, snow drifts and snowflakes.

Local food and beverage partnerships are also an integral part of resort including a collaboration with Dry Dock Brewing Co., an award-winning brewery in Aurora, which offers two exclusive resort branded brews.

Offering a premier meeting and convention destination, Gaylord Rockies has a number of new indoor and outdoor event rooms, including the 20,000-square-foot Aurora Patio and the 175,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall.

“Adding a western group destination of this magnitude to Marriott Internationals portfolio allows our organisation to leverage existing large conference business demand into the property," explains Mike Stengel, Senior Vice President of Gaylord Hotels at Marriott International.

"This spectacular new-build will also create new demand in the market with meetings customers who have never considered Colorado for their events.”