by Elise Shoening | January 09, 2020

The Centennial State is working its way up meeting planners' shortlists. Over the past two years, Aurora, Colo., has risen 23 points on Cvent's roundup of the Top 50 Meetings Destinations in the U.S. Meanwhile, the Mile High City continues to add new hotels and is expanding its convention center.

The city of Aurora has instituted a $2 destination marketing improvement fee per room night, hoping to bring in an extra $3 million per year to promote the city. The charge is in addition to the city's 13 percent total tax on hotel rooms. Meeting hotels in Aurora include the 249-room Hyatt Regency Aurora Denver and the brand-new 1,501-room Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

Read more about what's new in this destination, along with full venue details, activity itineraries and more on Northstar Meetings Group's Colorado Destination Guide.