by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 23, 2012

Gaylord Entertainment, which has proposed building a 1,500-room hotel in Aurora, Colo., outside Denver, received approval from the Colorado Economic Development Commission for $81.4 million in tourism-related tax incentives, according to the Denver Post. Gaylord had requested $153.4 million. The project, announced last June, calls for an $800 million resort and convention hotel 10 minutes from Denver International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Denver. The 85-acre property could open in 2015 with 400,000 square feet of meeting space.