Welcome to Denver

The picturesque city of Denver is located at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and has an amazing 140-mile mountain panorama. Along with the natural beauty, the city boasts 300 days of sunshine and a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and award-winning dining. Denver also has one of the most unique city park systems in the nation with more than 200 parks within the city and 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains. When dining out at the multitude of restaurants you’ll notice the abundance of fresh and local ingredients as well as countless craft breweries, along with several distilleries and wineries! For more information about Denver, visit: https://www.denver.org/.

Westin Denver Downtown
1672 Lawrence Street
Denver, Colorado 80202


Meeting Hotel Information

The Westin Denver Downtown hotel is located near the famous 16th Street Mall and just 5 blocks from Union Station, the arrival station from Denver International Airport. Guests may also take a stroll down Larimar Square, one of the most historic blocks in downtown, and discover locally-owned shops and a vibrant culinary scene. Downtown’s most exciting things to do and see are all nearby. The hotel also features a rooftop pool with sundeck and The Westin Workout Fitness Center.

CGS is offering attendees a special meeting rate of $225 per night single or double occupancy. Please make your reservation by June 16.

To reserve your room at the Westin Denver Downtown, visit the group reservations page here  or contact the hotel reservation line at 888-627-8435. To receive the special rate, please refer to the room block name: “Council Attendees” when making your reservation.

A 15.75% tax will apply to the rate. The room rate will be available for three days prior to and after the meeting based on availability. Plan to make your room reservations as early as possible, reservation requests received after June 17 will be accepted by the Westin on a space-available basis.

Travel to Denver

Denver International Airport (DEN) is located 26 miles from the Westin Denver Downtown. Taxi service is available for a flat rate fee of $56.03 from the airport to the Westin with a travel time of approximately 40 minutes. The A Line Commuter Train also provides easy and affordable transportation between Denver International Airport and Union Station in downtown Denver. The fare is $10.50 and trains depart every 15 minutes. Additionally, ride share options (such as Uber and Lyft) are both available from the airport to the hotel.

For full ground transportation information, visit the DEN website.

What to Wear

Denver enjoys low relative humidity, making for beautiful, sun-filled days and cool, comfortable evenings. The average daily high temperature in July is 88 degrees. Additionally, a sweater or jacket may be needed in air-conditioned hotel meeting rooms. Workshop and Institute participants usually wear business casual clothing and find that relaxed, comfortable summer attire is appropriate for all of the sessions and meals. Casual clothing is acceptable for touring.