May 16, 2018
When Denver International Airport opened in 1995, an era of major transformation began for Denver's old facility, Stapleton Airport. More than 20 years later, that transformation continues thanks to the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, which was built adjacent to the old airport in 1986 and has just completed a $15 million renovation.

Stapleton -- which became the country's largest-ever urban redevelopment project -- is now home to a residential neighborhood and an entertainment district that comprises numerous restaurant, breweries and shops, not to mention a movie theater and more than 50 parks.

The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel has 400 guest rooms and 40,000 square feet of meeting space spanning 26 meeting rooms, all of which have been completely renovated to showcase a new, modern design. The redone guest rooms, for example, feature a white, silver, and brown color scheme; new 50-inch smart TVs; new bathrooms; and new lighting, carpet, and furnishings. Meeting spaces have been revamped with new lighting fixtures, wall coverings, A/V and carpeting.

Also renovated were the lobby and the hotel's dining, which includes a new American regional restaurant -- Fifty300 -- that's inspired by Rocky Mountain ski towns, complete with booths that resemble a ski lift.

"After much anticipation, we are thrilled to reveal the hotel's reimagined look to both Denver and visiting guests," said Brian Lenfestey, area general manager for Renaissance. "Offering the same high-quality service that Renaissance is known for, this renovation elevates the guest experience and gives us an edge in an ever-evolving city."