The Challenge

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club is the center of hospitality at the nationally recognized Anschutz Medical Campus, situated between downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. It is designed to accommodate the needs of the Hospitals and University by offering high-quality meeting facilities, full-service lodging, and space for meetings and social functions. The Benson Hotel is named for Bruce Davey Benson, former president of the University of Colorado (CU) system from March 2008 to July 1, 2019, and includes 106 guestrooms that feature four different guestroom design schemes so that repeat guests will not have the same experience every time.

Design & Construction

The designs reflect the location and the academic essence of the project, incorporating separate academic, garden, plains, and mountain themes. They include a mix of suites and an entire floor of apartments with kitchens that function as extended-stay units. The hotel is a Preferred Hotel & Resorts property, with AAA Four Diamond status.

The restaurant is called The Common Good, with 100 seats. It is a community gathering space and an everyday-of-the-week restaurant, with locally-sourced ingredients and seasonal menus in a lively space. Meeting space includes a 3,800 square foot ballroom space on second floor for social events. The hotel overlooks a rose garden, which hosts outdoor catered events.

A Unique Opportunity

The Olympia Companies is devoted to pursuing opportunities in the hospitality industry. We strive to leverage the commitment, strength, and intellect of our team members to explore and develop assets as well as prospects.

In addition to our Management, Design, and Development services, we posess expertise in developing Restaurants, Property Branding, as well as Acquisitions.