Denver Hotels Petition Against Gaylord Project in Colorado

According to the Denver Post, 19 Denver-area hotels have signed a petition requesting that the Colorado Economic Development Commission reconsider an $81.4 million incentive package that was awarded last year to the 1,500-room Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center in Aurora. The petition was sent Friday to Ken Lund, the state's economic-development chief, and argues that plans for the property near Denver International Airport have been changed and that Gaylord needs to reapply for the funds under the Regional Tourism Act. The 19 signatories, who have asked for a response by Aug. 15, include the Brown Palace Hotel, the Curtis, Denver Marriott City Center and the Grand Hyatt Denver.