The Challenge

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club will be 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 will include 106 guestrooms that will 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 will include a mix of suites and an entire floor of apartments with kitchens that will function as extended-stay units. The hotel is expected to open as a Preferred Hotel & Resorts property, with AAA Four Diamond status.

The restaurant will be called The Common Good, with 100 seats. It will be 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 will overlook a rose garden, which will host 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.