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DEN: The airport of the future has arrived

Jun 07, 2016


Denver International Airport (DEN) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary by opening a new 519-room Westin Hotel adjacent to the iconic Jeppesen Terminal and its white, tented roof.

The new Westin Hotel is linked to DEN via train. Credit: Denver International Airport

The opening was followed by the inauguration in April this year of a train that transports commuters between the airport and downtown Denver in just 37 minutes.

“The opening of our luxury hotel that sits just 200 feet from the Jeppesen Terminal, combined with the commuter rail, helps ensure DEN’s place among the world’s finest airports,” said airport CEO Kim Day.

In addition to luxury amenities and upgraded shopping and dining options, DEN is centrally located in the U.S., making it easy for passengers to fly to the East and West coasts and beyond.

DEN is also known for having one of the most efficient customs processes in the country, making it easier for passengers on flights from 20 international cities in eight countries, including a nonstop flight to Tokyo.

The 17th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest in the U.S., DEN is a vital engine of economic growth for the state of Colorado, as it generates more than $26 billion for the region annually.

Southwest USA 2016 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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