The twin-tower, 500-room hotel was designed by Gensler and it fulfills the original 1995 airport plans to have a hotel on site. If you’ve ever gotten stuck at DIA, this new on-site hotel and conference center is a welcome addition compared to the distant off-site hotels you get sent to when you have to stay over night. The four additions to the airport will sit directly next to the existing peaked-roof Jeppesen Terminal along the same axis. Travelers coming to the airport will enter from the train station through bright, white vaulted rooms with translucent ceilings that let in natural light. A new plaza directly above the station will connect to the main arrivals area and have dramatic views of the Rocky Mountains to the west.
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