Hotel and Transit Center

A dynamic Hotel and Transit Center seamlessly integrates the airport’s transit options while creating an exciting destination for visitors and residents alike.

Size
758,000 SF

Year
2016

Location
Denver, CO

Partner
Gensler

Awards
2017 Award of Merit American Institute of Architects, Denver (Commercial or Institutional)

2017 Airports Going Green
Outstanding Sustainability Infrastructure Development Award

2016 Denver Business Journal “Champions of Real Estate Catalyst Award”

Client
Denver International Airport

The Hotel and Transit Center at Denver International Airport (DEN) creates an on-site 519-room hotel and Public Transit Center that accommodates the A Line commuter rail; a rail line connecting DEN with downtown Denver’s Union Station. One of the busiest airports in the country, the addition of the hotel and transit center, linked to the original, tent-roofed Great Hall of the Jeppesen Terminal, establishes the airport not only as a transit hub, but as a stand-alone destination for leisure, conferencing, nightlife, and fine dining.

Dramatic glazed grid-shell canopies accent the design and shelter plaza visitors and train passengers. Within the podium, passengers can check bags as they get off the train. The transit center podium includes a bus center, ballroom, and meeting room spaces to support hotel conference activities and events. Flanked by new restaurant spaces, the public plaza offers year-round community programming and events, with major new public art installations are integrated throughout the project.

The Hotel and Transit Center, a culmination of sophisticated design, coordination, engineering, and construction practices, reinvents the way the airport connects to the city while improving passengers’ travel experience.

In collaboration with Gensler

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