The city of Aurora, Colorado is your Gateway to the Rockies. Only a short drive to the mountains and conveniently located minutes away from the Denver International Airport (DIA) as well as the intersections of Interstates 70 and 225, accessing Aurora is easy for all visitors – no matter their travel plans. With direct flights from across the globe, Aurora is an international destination, and DIA is only a five-hour flight away from all major metropolitan U.S. cities. Aurora's proximity to a variety of locations makes it easy for meeting planners to choose the right venue for every event. A full list of event venues and options are available at Aurora Meetings & Events.
Aurora is home to multiple conference and convention centers designed to fit the needs of an event of any scale. Coming in 2018, Aurora welcomes the newest in premier Colorado meeting and convention centers – the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. Located 10 minutes from DIA with over 1,500 guest rooms and 480,000 square feet of meeting, convention, outdoor, and exhibitor space, the Gaylord Rockies is the first-class choice for any conference. The Hyatt Regency Aurora Denver Hotel and Conference Center, located directly across the street from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, offers an accessible conference and meeting center complete with 40,000 square feet of functional space. The newly constructed hotel and conference center offers all the must-have amenities your event needs.
Located at the apex of Aurora and Stapleton, the Renaissance Hotel Denver Stapleton is the perfect middle ground between Aurora and Denver. With easy access to the A-line, the new light rail system quickly transports visitors from DIA to Union Station within minutes. If your attendees will be flying into Colorado, the Crowne Plaza is an incredibly convenient location complete with a 60,000 square foot ballroom and elbow room for groups as large as 5,000 people.
The city of Aurora offers a variety of hotel options to create the unique experience you are in search of. Built in 2014, the Woolley's Classic Suites charming, yet modern design is fitting for any guest. The hotel is well decorated, voted the #1 Expedia Best-Reviewed hotel in 2015, not to mention its 6th place service rating worldwide. The Marriott Denver Airport Gateway Hotel is the perfect proximity from DIA, making it a great stay for anyone visiting the Aurora area. Moving south and catering directly to the technology hub of Aurora, the newly renovated Radisson Denver Southeast and the Hyatt Denver Tech Center are well-known favorites for the corporate traveler.
For an industrial and authentic meeting venue, planners often look to the one-of-a-kind Stanley Marketplace. Remodeled and revamped in 2017, this historic aviation factory is now a bustling market with more than 50 local businesses, restaurants, retailers and an exceptional beer garden. The Hangar at Stanley is the right mix of vintage charm and exceptional modernization that encourages contracts. This venue sells itself! Enjoy one of Aurora's 300 days of sunshine and discover the unexpected at Aurora Reservoir with white sand beaches, event pavilions for 600, and water craft rentals while overlooking crystal clear waters against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Great for off-site events, summer barbecues, and stand up paddle boarding, this venue is sure to impress.
The 10 award-winning golf courses and plentiful shopping centers in Aurora are ideal for entertaining your top clients. With dreamy mountains views, Murphy Creek Golf was named in Golf Digest's "Top Public Golf Courses" and Golf For Women's "Top 50 Golf Courses In America For Women". In addition to popular retail and fine dining options, Southlands is an outdoor lifestyle center that hosts live music and farmers markets boasting some of Colorado's best farm-fresh produce and nature made products.
A true Colorado experience would be incomplete without a visit to a renowned historical institution, earning Aurora's title as an All-American City. The Colorado Freedom Memorial, located at Springhill Community Park, is the first monument in America to honor all Colorado veterans of war in one place. An aviation experience like no other can be found at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum where visitors are invited to partake in flight simulations. This museum is also well known for having extravagant galas and beautiful lunches for groups anywhere from 20 to 3,500 people. For the die-hard history buff, Building 500 on site at the Anschutz Medical Campus was President Eisenhower's summer post and the former home of the Fitzsimons Army Hospital.
Aurora is your first stop from DIA and a central destination for day trips to many of Colorado's top destinations. With close proximity to the Rocky Mountains for year-round sports and leisure activities, Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park, professional sports stadiums, renowned theater and a diverse local community – Aurora is your Gateway to the Rockies!