The six-story mid-market hotel, located in Gateway Park, City of Aurora just off Pena Blvd. and I-70 and eight minutes from the airport terminal, complements the full-service and economy projects currently operating or planned for the airport. Hilton Garden Inns are noted for their value and for their exceptional service and amenities. The hotel will be managed by Outrigger Lodging Services. The development group, Gateway Hotel, LLC includes Outrigger Lodging Services; Millennium Hotels, LLC; and DIA Hotel Investors, LLC.
Outrigger Lodging Services and Millennium Hotels, LLC represent the family-owned businesses of the Kelley's who are most closely associated with the Hawaii's Outrigger Hotels Resorts. This is the family's first development project in the continental United States. However, Outrigger has had a reservation center in Denver since 1992. Stanley, Daniel and Deborah Gallery own DIA Hotel Investors. The Gallery's are the founders of Carts of Colorado, Inc., a food service equipment company.
"We strongly believe that there is a demand for a mid-price product designed to cater to the needs of the '90s traveler," said Dr. Richard Kelley. In addition, the Hilton brand brings great name recognition, a reputation for quality service, a powerful worldwide reservation system and Hilton HHonors the award-winning frequent-stay program," he said. "The City of Aurora has been most cooperative as we have brought this project through the planning and design phases," Kelley added.
The Denver Airport Hilton Garden Inn will feature a 3,000 square foot guest reception pavilion and automated self-check-in/check-out areas; three meeting rooms and a full-service 62-seat restaurant. The Pavilion Pantry offers a selection of microwaveable packaged, refrigerated and frozen items for the use of guests in their rooms. An exercise room, indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a laundry facility also will be available for guests' convenience.
Guest room accommodations will include: a hospitality center with microwave oven, coffee maker and mini refrigerator; spacious work desk with a pull-out shelf for a portable computer; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair, electric outlets and phone jacks at desk height; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; in-room entertainment with cable television and movies via Hilton's On Command(R) Video system; and two telephones equipped with two lines, voice mail and data ports.
The 3-1/2 acre site is adjacent to a full-service Marriott and an AmeriSuites hotel. There also is an Applebee's and a Rio Bravo restaurant under development nearby. Thomas J. Hogan, Jr. with Rabun Hogan Ota Rasche, who has designed a number of Hilton Garden Inns, is the architect on the project. The contractor is Haselden Construction Company of Denver. Chris Taylor, the Vice President of Real Estate Banking for U.S. Bank arranged the construction financing and the Civil Engineer on the project is George A. Cicoff, P.E. of J.F. Sato and Associates from Littleton.
Outrigger Hotels Resorts, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, owns and/or operates 38 hotels and resorts in Hawaii and across the Pacific. Their affiliated company, Outrigger Lodging Services, a partnership with Fitts Lodging Services, provides management services to 27 hotels throughout the continental United States.