AURORA, Colo. -- In a little more than a month, one of the largest hospitality projects in the world will open in Colorado. Denver7 is the first news crew let inside the Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Convention Center over the last few months to see the updated progress.
"This is the first project that I have been on, to this scale,” said Jim Obermaier, Director of Engineering. "We really want to give them a feel of the Colorado Rockies."
Below is a breakdown of the project:“The convention center and the water park completely separate this hotel from anything in Colorado and puts it even on a national level on the scale of this hotel,” said Obermaier.
The project is nearing completion on December 18, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
“Beds, furniture, ironing boards, irons, all of the little objects are coming in over the next month,” said Obermaier.
The team is going through each hotel room, 1,501 of them, checking every small task off the list before opening day next month.
"Making sure every electrical socket works, all of the fan coil units work, you've got hot water from the faucet you have water pressure,” said Obermaier.