4 Reasons Colorado Is Calling You

By Michael J. Solender, November 26, 2018

The meeting mix is heavy here, where planners find 605 rooms, 53,000 square feet of meeting space (28 event rooms with 17 breakouts and capacity to host up to 1500), a state-of-the-art fitness center, local art, and airy, open space.

Food and beverage take on a distinctive Colorado feel here with Pint Brothers Alehouse serving as the anchor restaurant serving American classics, local beers and handcrafted cocktails.

Sheraton Denver Downtown  

General Manager Tony Dunn and his team are taking the stalwart Sheraton Denver Downtown to new levels of guest experience with several initiatives underway, including a phased room renovation beginning later this year.

“Our goal is to be a connection place in the community which is right in line with Sheraton’s mission and new rebranding initiative,” says Dunn, “This property has a long history of being a central community gathering place stretching back to 1959 when the I.M. Pei designed the property, originally a Hilton Hotel and the former May—D&F Department Store.”

Today, the two buildings comprise the Sheraton and are connected by a walkway that spans over the busy Court Place. The hotel is the largest convention property in downtown Denver, situated on the 16th Street Mall in the heart of the financial and business district, within easy walking distance to Colorado Convention Center.

Planners find 1,231 rooms and suites; 133,000 square feet of flexible event space; 58 meeting rooms; and amenities including a heated rooftop pool, full fitness center and several on-site restaurants.

Dunn hosted Connect at the newly opened underground “Speakeasy” developed at the property. The retro-style 1920’s cocktail bar is accessed through a private elevator. “The project was a bit of a surprise to me,” says Dunn of the clubby lounge that can host groups of around 50. “Our building engineers used the area for storage and asked about repurposing the space. When I first saw what they’d done, I was blown away. The first gathering we had was an employee party.”

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