The Mile High City
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