by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 01, 2006

The Denver Art Museum

The Mile High City has welcomed a new architectural jewel: the Daniel Liebeskind-designed expansion of the Denver Art Museum. Called the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, the angular, titanium-clad structure mirrors the Rockies. The castle-like North Building, designed by Gio Ponti, has been renovated as part of the $180 million expansion. A new event area, the Duncan Pavilion, holds 150 for a reception.

In hotel news, the 1,100-room Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center became a union property in October. Slated to open in 2007 is the 202-room Ritz-Carlton, Denver, which will have 13,000 square feet of meeting space.