And with that, ‘go big’ doesn’t even seem to do justice when talking about this mass convention center development which includes 1.9 million square feet of hotel, restaurant, retail, and indoor and outdoor recreation space. To expand (excuse my play on words) – we’re talking 1,500 rooms, eight restaurants and bars, four ball rooms, 81 conference centers, three event lawns, a 20,000 square foot patio, an indoor and outdoor pool, spa, ‘experience shower’, putting course, basketball court, tennis courts, a lazy river, coffee shops, marketplace, and oh, a casual lake and geyser in the hotel lobby. If the shock factor is not enough, the $800 million Gaylord Rockies Resort is the biggest hotel under construction in the United States and has employed thousands of workers which have totaled monthly payrolls of 20 million dollars. A few other significant numbers? They Gaylord has booked over a million rooms throughout the next ten years with the latest reservations going into February 2028 and is expected to bring 450,000 new visitors to Colorado annually. For the last round of need to know facts – the hotel’s 460-person sports bar will boast the largest LED screen in the state (75 feet long), the urinals in the men’s bathroom will be made out of Kegs, and Odell’s and Drydock will create their own ‘Gaylord Rockies’ signature beer. Sold yet? Book your Colorado staycation as early as December 18.