The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club will celebrate its grand opening and celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony during a private event the week of July 17, 2023.
The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club is the new hospitality center for the nationally recognized University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Long considered the gateway to the Rockies, Aurora has evolved into Colorado’s biotech hub and a health and life sciences research center. The Benson Hotel, a Preferred Hotel & Resorts member, is adjacent to the Fitzsimmons Innovation Community, the new business and residential district focused on medical and bioscience.
The Benson Hotel has been expressly designed to accommodate the needs of the hospitals and the University by offering guestrooms, a full-service restaurant, light-filled meeting facilities, and a ballroom and Rose Garden for large social functions. The Benson’s 106 accommodations include a mix of guestrooms, suites, and an entire floor of apartment-style suites.
The Common Good, The Benson’s 100-seat restaurant, serves a menu of freshly prepared cuisine created by Executive Chef Donovan Davis, a Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts veteran.
Visitors to The Benson Hotel & Faculty Club will experience a premier Western art collection featuring over 100 original new works by a selection of contemporary Colorado artists led by William Matthews. The Faculty Club at The Benson Hotel will serve as an off-campus, private environment for Aurora’s leaders, influencers, and the Anschutz medical community to gather socially.
The Benson Hotel is named for Bruce Davey Benson, the longest-tenured president of the University of Colorado (CU) system, from March 2008 to July 1, 2019. Olympia Hotel Management will operate the hotel, which was developed by Denver-based Aimco.