Denver International Airport
The Westin Denver International Airport is a stunning piece of architecture as well as a functional hotel for travelers coming through Denver International Airport. The huge steel-and-glass building is shaped like a pair of wings and is clearly visible when driving into the airport along Pena Boulevard and even from the air upon landing. The white tents covering the main terminal can also be seen reflecting in the mirror-like windows of this modern structure.
The unusual design of the hotel accommodates 519 guest rooms, 35 suites, and a large conference center without interfering with nearby roadways or topping the height restrictions of the airport.
One of the best things about staying at this property being only 150 feet from the terminal entrance, which might allow you to sleep in longer if you have an early flight. There is also a transit center located on the lower level that can connect you to Union Station or downtown in around 35 minutes. The trains run every 15 minutes during peak times and 30 during non-peak.
The adjoining plaza is also an impressive space and larger than a football field. Future plans include using this for various events and drawing visitors from the city via the transit system.
Inside the hotel, the lobby area is clean, bright, and white with exposed columns throughout. Unobstructed wall-sized windows in the guest rooms afford grand views of the nearby mountains, airport tents, runways, or the transit center. Being located right on the airport property usually means you have to endure sounds of planes taking off and landing, but here, the thoughtful construction translates into a quiet, serene experience.
The main guest rooms have a neutral color palette with soft shades of gray and sienna. They are clean and comfortable, and each comes with Westin’s signature Heavenly series, including Heavenly Bed, Bath and Shower.
Guests can enjoy a dip in the hotel’s 11th-floor swimming pool while enjoying views of the DEN terminal’s white tents, meant to represent the nearby Rocky Mountains. Those wanting to stay in shape while traveling can pop into the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio.
Dining options on the site include a Starbucks and Grill and Vine, featuring traditional Colorado cuisine with a twist and menus offering healthy “SuperFoodsRx.”
The Westin Denver International Airport Hotel is also one of the few properties to achieve LEED Gold certification. This commitment to sustainability includes high-efficiency lighting, fixtures that conserve water, green housekeeping practices, and waste minimization.
For anyone flying out of Denver Airport, this hotel may be one of the perfect places to spend the night. For beauty, efficiency, and ease of travel, the Westin Denver International Airport is hard to beat.