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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Westin Denver International Airport Celebrates First Anniversary


Facility Exceeds Expectations, Notches Top Awards in First Year

DENVER – Nov. 18, 2016 – In its first year of operation, the Westin Denver International Airport has exceeded preliminary performance expectations, garnered some of the top awards in the construction and hospitality industries and delighted more than 131,000 guests from around the world.

When the Westin opened at Denver International Airport (DEN) on Nov. 19, 2015, it signaled the completion of a longtime vision for an on-site hotel and a connected transit center that today connects the airport with downtown Denver via commuter rail service. The Westin includes 519 rooms, 35 luxury suites, a 37,500square-foot conference center with 15 meeting rooms, two ballrooms and an 82,000-square-foot open-air plaza that connects the hotel with the airport’s iconic Jeppesen Terminal.

“In just one year, the Westin has become a sought after destination for business meetings, conferences and relaxation by passengers around the world,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “From the floor-to-ceiling glass walls to the ballrooms and boardrooms, passengers are experiencing Denver like never before via this new front door to the city. We are grateful to our partners at the Westin for an amazing first year, and we look forward to more successes to come as people continue to discover this incredible facility.”

“Denver International Airport has long been a major economic engine for city,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “The addition of the Westin hotel, along with the rail connection to downtown, have been game changers for this already great facility and have enhanced our business opportunities and connectivity.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have met and exceeded our sales goals in nearly every category, from weddings to conferences, for the hotel in its inaugural year,” said Tom Curley, general manager of Westin Denver International Airport. “Our hotel offers a meeting and travel experience that is second to none, offering four diamond Westin amenities and world-class conference facilities just steps from DEN airport.”

Westin Denver International Airport, By the Numbers:

  • $42.4 million – Estimated total revenue for 2016 (14.9 percent higher than projected)
  • 131,049 – Estimated number of total guests – enough to fill about 574 Boeing 757 aircraft.
  • 100,000 – meals served by the Westin banquets team – enough to feed 1,886 football teams
  • 99,033 – Occupied guestrooms
  • 59,607 – Starwood Preferred Guests member guestrooms
  • 48,754 – Beers sold
  • 40,868 – Glasses of wine sold
  • 13,700 – Pool and workout area entries
  • 11,458 – Burgers sold
  • 10,478 – Vehicles parked since opening
  • 1,200 – Group bookings
  • 537 – Pet guests
  • 500 – Rooms booked for the largest business meeting to date
  • 360 – Keyless room entries
  • 30 – Celebrity and entertainment group guests

Westin Denver International Airport, Awards:

  • Mountain States Engineering News-Record Best Projects – 2016 Colorado Project of the Year
  • Mountain State Engineering News-Record Best Projects – 2016 Best Projects, Airport/Transit Category  Associated General Contractors of Colorado ACE Awards – 2016 Project of the Year
  • Associated General Contractors of Colorado ACE Awards – ACE Award, Project of the Year Over $70 million
  • Travel Weekly – Gold Magellan Award in the category of hospitality, overall business/conference resort/hotel
  • Smart Meetings Magazine – Platinum Choice Award excellence in service and amenities among meeting hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • CODA Award for “Shadow Array” – Collaboration of Design + Art
  • Denver Business Journal 2016 Real Estate Champion Award
  • 2016 Rocky Mountain ACI Excellence in Concrete Award in Commercial/Industrial Buildings

More About the Westin Denver International Airport

The Westin Denver International Airport is a modern 433,000-square- foot hotel that is a convenient destination for both business and leisure travelers at Denver International Airport (DEN). Each of the 519 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms, including 35 suites, offers ultimate comfort, innovative technology, and wall-to-wall windows with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s High Plains. Guests are provided with refreshing accommodations, such as Westin’s signature Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Bath, featuring the Heavenly® Shower, and can indulge in multiple dining venues that offer a variety of cuisines and nourishing SuperFoodsRx™ menu options. The hotel is home to a 37,500- square-foot conference center with a spectacular 10,000-square- foot pre- function area that showcases a panoramic three-story, floor-to- ceiling glass curtain wall. Guests can re-energize in the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, recharge in the 11th floor indoor swimming pool and hot tub overlooking the iconic tent roof of the DEN terminal, or enjoy an event on the 82,000-square-foot open-air plaza. More adventure awaits guests who choose to experience downtown Denver via 37-minute commuter rail service, making conventions at the airport a world-class experience. For more information, visit

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