Denver International Airport’s South Terminal Redevelopment Program is on track, according to city officials. The airport is building a new 500-room Westin hotel and a new rail station. The hotel is projected to open in 2015 and the electric commuter rail line serving the new station will open in 2016. The 22.8-mile rail line will take travelers from the airport to Union Station in downtown Denver in 30 minutes. Downtown Denver features 9,000 hotel rooms, 300 restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and a variety of cultural attractions and museums, all just minutes from the Colorado Convention Center.
In addition to the new hotel and Public Transit Center, the redevelopment program will include an open-air plaza, complete with new concessions and leasable space, which connects the development to the existing Jeppesen Terminal.
Denver’s Union Station is also being refurbished and turned into a retail and dining center with a 130-room hotel that will be an extension of the historic Oxford Hotel, as well as new restaurants and shops. Rail lines from Union Station will also extend to the Denver Tech Center; to Golden, Colo., 12 miles to the west; and ultimately to Boulder.