The Greater & Greener Campus: Hotels, Venues & Transportation

Multiple Locations in the Heart of Downtown Denver

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Greater & Greener Conference Hotels

Greater & Greener is pleased to offer you great rates at two hotels in the downtown Denver area. Online and telephone reservations will open in mid-August.

Hilton Denver City Center Exterior


1701 California Street

Denver, CO 80202


The Hilton Denver City Center is just 3 blocks from the Colorado Convention Center & steps from major offices and the 16th Street Mall.  Along with elegantly renovated rooms and suites, the Hilton offers favorite amenities like all day dining, a Starbucks shop, indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains & city skyline add to a memorable stay. The Greater & Greener conference hub is less than a 10-minute direct walk from the hotel and all conference guests will receive free in-room WiFi.


The Greater & Greener conference rate is $209/night plus applicable taxes. You may make your hotel reservation online or by dialing (800) 445-8667 and ask for the "Greater & Greener Conference Rate." If you are eligible for a government rate, click here or dial the number listed above and ask for the "Greater & Greener Government Rate." Reservations must be made by June 25, 2019 to secure a room at these great rates.

Springhill Dawn


1190 Auraria Parkway

Denver, CO 80204



Marriott SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at Metropolitan State University (MSU) puts you in the heart of the action and is the city’s first LEED® Gold hotel! This innovative hotel offers warm, genuine service and striking skyline views. The hotel is just steps from the celebrated restaurants in Larimer Square and LoDo’s vibrant nightlife and is close to the Greater & Greener conference hub. A full-service bar and restaurant are located on the premises. This hotel also works closely with MSU providing scholarships and internships for students in the Hotel Management Bachelor of Science program. 


The Greater & Greener conference rate is $209/night plus applicable taxes and includes complimentary breakfast and free WiFi for conference guests. Regular conference guests may make hotel reservations online or by dialing (877) 249-9279, ext. 2800 and ask for the "Greater & Greener Conference Rate." If you are eligible for a government rate, please call Lauryn Lacis at (720) 439-2888 and ask for the "Greater & Greener Government Rate." Reservations must be made by June 25, 2019 to secure a room at these great rates..


The Greater & Greener Campus

The 2019 Greater & Greener conference is built upon a solid foundation of partnerships with Denver Parks & Recreation, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and Colorado University Denver - College of Architecture and Planning. Utilizing these venues for specific conference programming — all within close proximity to one another — participants will get to experience the unique character that is the cooperative partnership of Downtown Denver.


Ellie Caulkins Opera House

The Conference Hub

Ellie Caulkins Opera House
1400 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, known simply as "The Ellie," is a world-class music hall designed in the lyric style. With many renovations since its original opening in 1908, The Ellie invites top artists, performers and ensembles from around the world, and its lobby is adorned with public art pieces from artists like Dale Chihuly.

The Ellie will serve as the Greater & Greener Conference hub, hosting conference registration, keynote and plenary sessions, the exhibition hall, peer-to-peer and some breakout sessions, and the Exhibitor's Reception.



Colorado University Denver

School of Architecture and Planning
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

CU Denver/College of Architecture and Planning is located in Denver's lower downtown (LoDo), the city's oldest neighborhood. LoDo is home to some off Denver's best restaurants, galleries, and business including professional architecture and design firms.

CU Denver will host a majority of Greater & Greener's educational sessions and is a five-minute walk from the Ellie.

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Getting to Downtown Denver & Hotels

  • Getting to Downtown Denver from Denver International Airport

    Light Rail: The A Line commuter train, operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), offers convenient transportation between Denver International Airport (DEN) and downtown Denver. The approximate travel time is 37 minutes from DEN to Denver Union Station (see additional hotel information below if using this option). Trains run every 15 minutes during peak travel times, and every 30 minutes from 3 a.m. - 5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (for exact departure and arrival times, please consult the schedule on the RTD website). Tickets for the A Line may be purchased using cash or credit cards at the ticket vending machines located at the train stations or at the DEN Transit Center. Tickets can also be purchased at the RTD Information Booth at the Transit Center. The airport fare is $10.50 per day from any of the stations along the A Line and includes unlimited rides on the A Line during a single business day. The train is located on level 1.

    For an overview and a great video, click here.

    Ground Transportation: Both Uber and Lyft are app-based services available at DEN. Taxicabs are readily available and provide service to the Denver metro area. A one-way, flat rate charge to downtown Denver is approximately $56. Verify your rate before entering the vehicle. Taxicabs pick up and drop off from the terminal on Level 5, Island 1. If you are in Terminal East, the locations are outside of doors 505, 507, and 511. If you are in Terminal West, the location is outside of doors 506, 510, and 512. For more information about taxi service, click here.

  • Getting to the Hilton Denver City Center from Union Station

    By Bus: The Denver City Center Hotel is located at 1701 California Street. From The “A” Line train (from the airport), depart at Union Station (the last stop). Follow the signs to the Free 16th Street Mall Ride bus. Board the bus and disembark at California Street. Cross the mall, heading east (away from the mountains) on California for two blocks. The hotel is located on California between 17th and 18th street. This is a very busy bus route and offers a lot of “character.” An alternative to the Free Mall Ride is the Free Metro Ride bus. Hours of operation and Union Station bus gates can be found by clicking here.

  • Getting to the Marriott Springhill Suites Downtown Denver from Union Station

    By Bus: The Marriott Springhill Suites Downtown Denver is located at 1190 Auraria Parkway. From The “A” Line train (from the airport), depart at Union Station (the last stop). Follow the signs to the Free 16th Street Mall Ride bus. Board the bus and disembark at Market Street. Head west on Market (towards the mountains), crossing 15th Street, 14th Street, and Speer Boulevard. Speer Blvd becomes Auraria Parkway.

    By Hotel Shuttle Bus: The Marriott Springhill Suites Downtown Denver offers free shuttle bus service to the hotel from Union Station. The shuttle runs from 6:30 AM through 10:30 PM. To make arrangements, please call the hotel at (303) 705-7500 and push zero to get to the hotel operator.