by Matt Alderton | May 15, 2018
When Denver International Airport opened in 1995, it commenced an era of major transformation for Denver's old airport, Stapleton Airport. More than 20 years later, that transformation continues thanks to the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, which was built adjacent to Stapleton Airport in 1986 and has just completed a $15 million renovation, it announced last week.

Stapleton -- which became the country's largest-ever urban redevelopment project -- is now home to a thriving residential neighborhood and a bustling entertainment district that comprises numerous restaurant, breweries, and shops, not to mention a movie theater and more than 50 parks.

Located in the heart of the community, the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel has 400 guest rooms and 40,000 square feet of meeting space spanning 26 meeting rooms, all of which have been completely renovated to showcase a new, modern design. Renovated guest rooms, for example, feature a new white, silver, and brown color scheme; new 50-inch smart TVs; new bathrooms; and new lighting, carpet, and furnishings. Meeting spaces, meanwhile, have been revamped with new lighting fixtures, wall coverings, A/V, and carpeting.

Also renovated were the lobby and the hotel's dining program, which includes a new American regional restaurant -- Fifty300 -- that's inspired by Rocky Mountain ski towns, complete with booths that resemble a ski lift.

"After much anticipation, we are thrilled to reveal the hotel's reimagined look to both Denver and visiting guests," said Area General Manager Brian Lenfestey. "Offering the same high-quality service that Renaissance is known for, this renovation elevates the guest experience and gives us an edge in an ever-evolving city."