Olympia Hotel Management to operate the Benson Hotel and Faculty Club

Olympia Hotel Management has been chosen to operate the Benson Hotel and Faculty Club, a new boutique hotel developed by Denver-based Aimco, located in the heart of the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club will be the welcome center for the nationally recognized Anschutz Medical Campus, located between downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. It is designed to meet the needs of hospitals and the university by offering high quality meeting rooms, full service accommodations and space for meetings and social functions. The Benson Hotel is named after Bruce Davey Benson, former president of the University of Colorado (CU) system from March 2008 to July 1, 2019, and will feature 106 guest rooms that will feature four different design schemes so regular guests will n don’t have the same experience every time. The designs reflect the location and academic essence of the project, incorporating distinct academic, garden, plains and mountain themes. They will include a mix of suites and an entire floor of apartments with kitchens that will function as extended-stay units. The hotel is slated to open as a Preferred Hotel & Resorts property, with AAA Four Diamond status.

The restaurant will be called Le Bien Commun, with 100 covers. It will be a community gathering space and an all weekday restaurant, with local ingredients and seasonal menus in a lively space. Meeting space includes a 3,800 square foot ballroom on the second floor for social events. The hotel will overlook a rose garden, which will host outdoor events.

Within the hotel will be the Faculty Club, designed as a gathering place and serving as the heart of a vibrant community with spaces dedicated to collaboration, innovation, connection and recreation. The Faculty Club will provide a venue to promote campus achievements, showcase and honor award-winning faculty, and continue a long tradition of excellence in research, education, and patient care.

Aimco designed the Benson Hotel and Faculty Club with Denver-based Tryba Architects, and construction of the hotel is expected to be completed in 2023.

Hotel website

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club
13025 East, boul. Montview
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

Nicholas E. Crittendon