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Raising the Bar

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center

On August 23rd, construction crews and project teams celebrated the Topping Out of the hotel portion of Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center with a traditional beam raising ceremony and luncheon.  Nearly 1,500 craft, supervisory, design and owner team representatives came together to sign the beam, hear remarks from the project’s leadership and Aurora, Colorado’s Mayor Steve Hogan before it was raised to the highest point of the hotel, signifying completion of the structural system.

“The topping off celebration gave us an opportunity to thank our construction team and key city and state officials at our very first ‘banquet’ inside Gaylord Rockies’ expansive convention center,” said Mike Stengel, SVP of Gaylord Hotels Operations and Marriott’s Convention Hotel Strategy. “This special day was just the start of many great events to come here.”

The resort is scheduled to open late 2018.