Mortenson/WELBRO, a Joint Venture, built the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, CO for RIDA Development Corporation. This 85-acre development includes a 1,500-room hotel, more than 1.9 million square feet of hotel, retail, commercial and convention space, indoor/outdoor recreational park, and convention facility.
Recreational facilities include an 800 foot lazy river, expansive event lawns, a resort-style outdoor pool, a 22,000-square-foot indoor pool venue with slides, tennis courts, a pool bar, a putting course, and a basketball court. The outdoor space is planted with native vegetation and includes walking paths.
This Colorado styled resort accommodates 1,500 rooms, including 110 suites and four restaurants. The Great Room serves as the epicenter for access throughout the resort and convention center; this space provides fun theming elements such as an authentic railroad caboose and mountain lake with a geyser and a 95-foot-high roof at its peak.
The convention facility is connected to the hotel lobby by a wide pedestrian connector that is lined with retail, a marketplace, and a coffee shop. The convention center incorporates three levels of exhibit space and is served by a banquet kitchen, employee facilities, laundry support spaces, and truck loading bays.
The Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center created more than 10,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs and will attract more than 450,000 net new visitors to the state each year.
Facts And Figures
1,965,000 square feet
Completion: December 2018