Why Meet in Aurora?

Aurora, Colorado is your Gateway to the Rockies. Explore our top 10 reasons to plan you next meeting, event, and convention here.

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 more than 210 global destinations. Aurora’s light rail, buses, and ride-sharing options also make getting around the city a breeze.

2. A 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.

With more than 65 hotel properties, Aurora has it all, from full-service, brand-name properties to 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 and Panasonic call Aurora home, but the city is also full of thriving locally owned businesses, restaurants, and more.

10. A top-ranked destination for groups.

Aurora, Colorado has been ranked number 33 on Cvent’s list of Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States for 2019 which is a nine-point increase from 42nd place in 2018 and a 23-point increase from 2017.

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