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Westin Denver International Airport Earns Top Hospitality Awards


DENVER – Oct. 19, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) today announced that the Westin Denver International Airport hotel has earned three top awards from the travel, hospitality and engineering industries.

The Westin Denver International Airport includes 519 rooms, 35 luxury suites, a 37,500-square-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. The hotel opened in November 2015.

“The opening of the Westin Denver International Airport marked the completion of a vision for an on-airport hotel that began more than two decades ago,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “In less than a year of operation, this magnificent facility has exceeded expectations with enough guests to fill more than 600 Boeing 757 aircraft. We congratulate our partners at Westin for these prestigious industry awards.”

The prestigious awards include:

Engineering News-Record (ENR), Mountain States – Best Project, airport/transit

An ENR Mountain States panel of 12 judges selected the DEN Hotel and Transit Center project – which includes the Westin Denver International Airport, the outdoor plaza and a public transit center and rail station – as the “Best Project” in the airport/transit category. In its 16th year, panelists review projects from across the nine-state region, including Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The award acknowledges the MHS (Mortenson, Hunt, Saunders) tri-venture and Gensler architects.

The Hotel and Transit Center is also eligible for the ENR Project of the Year award, a highly coveted industry award. The Project of the Year winner will be announced Oct. 27.

Travel Weekly – Gold Magellan Award

One of the industry’s most prestigious hospitality awards – the Gold Magellan Award recognizes the Westin Denver International Airport in the category of hospitality, overall business/conference resort/hotel. The Magellan Awards are distributed by Travel Weekly and honor the best in the travel industry. The Gold Magellan Awards recognize a broad range of industry segments, including hotels and resorts, travel destinations, cruise lines, online travel services, airlines and airports.

“The Magellan Awards are a very sought after award in the area of travel and hospitality,” said Tom Curley, general manager of the Westin Denver International Airport. “We take great pride in offering the very best for our business conference clients at this world-class destination.”

Smart Meetings Magazine – Platinum Choice Award

This highly esteemed award salutes excellence in service and amenities among meeting hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Recipients of the award have demonstrated exemplary standards of excellence ranging from ambience, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space and packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining options, and technical support. Votes are cast by industry professionals, the Smart Meetings editorial team and Smart Meetings readers.

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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