Say good-bye to the long outdated “Cowtown” image Front Range communities like Denver and Castle Rock once projected.
True, cattle still graze on the open prairies that buffer The Front Range. The annual National Western Stock Show pulled in over 700,000 visitors in January. So yes, we enjoy our boots. But glance around most any section of Denver and you will see that when those boots come off, they like to bed down in top-shelf hotels.
Hip, cool, and urban hotels abound in and around The Mile High City.
There’s no reason The Front Range can’t compete with the offerings from travel meccas on both the east and west coasts.
Where else can visitors enjoy the cool of a city jazz club or a coffee house vibe along with a Rocky Mountain skyline?
Nearly 32 million hotel visitors came to Denver in 2017. That’s a boom and the boom is expanding.
Reports show that Downtown Denver has more than 10,000 rooms within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and all the fun a city can offer. The Denver area is home to more than 47,000 hotel rooms.
The recent hotel additions include:
Crawford Hotel at Denver’s Union Station, the Westin Denver Airport, The Maven, The ART Hotel and Hyatt Place Denver Downtown.
Another gem is about to emerge at Miller’s Landing, a 65-acre mixed-use development in the heart of Castle Rock. The development, which includes hospitality, entertainment, retail and officepossibilities has begun to design a new, full service, independent hotel that will anchor the west side of the development.
This 350-room hotel will provide an unmatched experience on the Front Range: 35,000-square-feete of indoor meeting space, 20,0000-square-feet of outdoor event space, glamping, spa and two restaurants. Further, the hotel will look to capture Colorado’s world-renowned reputation for wellness and will seek a “Wellness Building Institute” certification.
The hotel and meeting center will feature the finest backyard on the Front Range: Castle Rock’s prize Philip S. Miller Park – home to zip lines, mountain bike trails and a top-notch outdoor amphitheater. The current schedule projects a Q3 2022 opening for this new “gem by the rock.”
The Front Range has grown up. No other location can compare to all Colorado can offer visitors.
Castle Rock is poised to benefit from the transformation taking place on The Front Range. Not so long ago, Castle Rock was a place to speed past for visitors traveling between Denver and Colorado Springs. That’s not the case any longer. Castle Rock is now a destination, not just for those seeking a unique and fun hotel experience, but for families chasing unbridled possibilities with a western flair.
Castle Rock has doubled in size every decade for the last 40 years. More than 65,000 call Castle Rock home and that figure will expand to 130,000 by 2030.
The vision of Miller’s Landing fits perfectly with that growth curve. Not only will Miller’s Landing build a state-the-art hotel, but the multi-use development will help define the town for generations.
Take a look at Miller’s Landing. Take a look at the future.