As someone who has lived in and traveled to many big cities, I always find it a plus for tourists and meeting-goers alike to have a nice walkable area to explore.
In Denver, they have “LoDo” or Lower Downtown. It’s a section with pedestrian-only areas filled with shops, restaurants and attractions and a the 16th Street Shuttle, a light-rail train that goes right down the center of LoDo.
It’s also home to Denver’s Union Station, which the Regional Transportation District recently approved for redevelopment, including plans for a new 130-room, to-be-named hotel. It will be one of only two hotels in LoDo, across the street from the 80-room, historic Oxford Hotel. The two will be affiliated with each other.
It’s projected to open in 2014. Union Station, built in 1881, will also undergo major renovations to consist of new retail and dining. It’s a short walk or ride via free shuttle to the Colorado Convention Center and over 8,000 hotel rooms.
Learn more about meeting planning in Denver in the Cvent Destination Guide.