by Larry Kulchawik
Exhibit industry folk often speak a lot about the exhibits they do at the top shows in the top convention centers in the U.S. With more than 13,000 shows held in North America each year, the truth is that the majority of the events are held in smaller convention centers and hotel facilities. The Gaylord Hotels and Marriott International recognized the need for a hotel conference facility in Denver and opened the Gaylord Rockies Resort in December 2018 for its first conference and convention event.
From the scenic banks of the Potomac in Washington, D.C. to the lively heart of Music City in Nashville, Gaylord Hotels celebrate the heritage of their destinations. Fueled by the brand’s hallmark “everything in one place” concept, Gaylord Hotel designers blend magnificent settings, well-appointed rooms, friendly bars, quality restaurants, and state-of-the-art convention facilities to host meetings and conventions all under one roof.
Located minutes from Denver International airport, and a short train ride away from the city of Denver, the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center features more than 1,500 guest rooms and well-appointed suites with 485,000+ sq.ft. of meeting and convention space. As a gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Gaylord Rockies offers a memorable experience for its guests with first-class restaurants, a luxurious spa, a lobby with winding waterways and picture perfect sunset views. Rustic alpine charm and an “open-air” environment make this Rocky Mountain front range retreat an adventure in itself. Organizers and suppliers will really like the physical design of the convention center–all on one floor with high ceilings, indoor loading docks, accessible electric ports, and wi-fi connectivity.
Most conference visitors elect to attend any given meeting event for several reasons: (1) Speaker sessions (in many cases to earn CEU credits), (2) Networking (to meet with peers and potential customers), (3) The tradeshow (to discover new ideas and meet suppliers), (4) an attractive location to visit and enjoy. The Gaylord Rockies Resort offers show organizers and attendees all four reasons to plan their event under one roof.
“Our five Gaylord properties in the U.S. each offer a similar setting to achieve the “under one roof concept” to achieve success for a show organizer to deliver a memorable meeting experience for each attendee,” says Michael Kofsky, sales & marketing/Gaylord Rockies Resort. This new state-of-the-art facility in the front range of Denver is surely worth a look when planning your next meeting.
The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is located at 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80019, (720) 452-6900, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dengr-gaylord-rockies-resort-and-convention-center.
This story originally appeared in the March/April issue of Exhibit City News, p. 80. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_flipbook_marchapril2019?e=16962537/67925242