10 Reasons to Meet in Aurora
March 20, 2019
Looking for a reason to meet in Colorado? There are plenty of reasons to host a meeting at the Gateway to the Rockies. With more than 13,000 hotel rooms, one million square feet of meeting space, and off-site experiences you can’t find anywhere else, Aurora is a different side of Colorado. Discover 10 reasons why you should host your next meeting here.
1. Easy access
Aurora is only minutes from Denver International Airport (DEN), the fifth busiest airport in the country with nonstop service to 209 global destinations. Aurora’s light rail, buses, and ride-sharing options also make getting around the city a breeze.
2. Gateway to the Rockies
Aurora is the first city to welcome visitors to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, where they can discover hiking, biking, climbing or just taking in the fresh mountain air.
3. Plenty of places to stay
Visit Aurora represents more than 65 hotel properties including full-service, brand-name properties, and locally owned boutique hotels.
4. Home to Colorado’s largest resort and convention center
Opened in 2018, the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is the largest in Colorado, with 1,501 guest rooms, 530,000 total square feet of event space, and seven dining options.
5. A hub of innovation
Home of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora excels in the field of medical advancement and technology and is expected to only keep growing as a leader in the medical community.
6. Ethnic eats
Aurora’s 250+ independently owned and operated eateries span a variety of digs, from Korean barbecue to Mexican taquerias and so much more.
7. Off the beaten path
As Colorado’s third largest city (and the country’s 54th largest), Aurora has the resources to accommodate groups large and small while still offering unique off-site experiences not found anywhere else.
8. Surrounded by nature
Aurora has 113 parks, 98 miles of trails, and 8,000 acres of open space to explore, allowing groups to fit in some Colorado adventure without having to venture too far away.
9. Built for business
Companies like Boeing, Amazon, Best Buy, and Panasonic all call Aurora home, but the city is also full of thriving locally owned businesses.
10. A top-ranked destination for groups
Cvent recently put Aurora on its 2018 list of “Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the U.S.”