The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colo., is set to renovate three of its existing restaurants, launch a new dining experience, remodel the Grand Lodge and increase the amount of function space with a new event pavilion just five years after opening.

Scheduled for completion in 2024, these enhancements are Phase Two of the current multi-year investment plan by ownership group Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. The additional enhancements will complement the Phase One investments, which included a redesign of the outdoor lawn spaces and the addition of dining terraces for Old Hickory Steakhouse and Mountain Pass Sports Bar, all completed in April.

Phase Two enhancements include the addition of new bar and restaurant concepts in the Grand Lodge. Opening in spring 2024 are Embers Lodge Bar and The Fortunate Prospector. Later in 2024, the two current restaurants (Monte Jade and Vista Montagne) will be re-concepted to Garden & Grain and Copper Table.

The new event pavilion, Mountain View Pavilion, named for its views of the Rocky Mountains, covers 12,118 square feet of indoor event and pre-function space, more than 14,000 square feet of outdoor terraces and patios as well as 15,000 square feet of turfed lawn areas. Interior plans include floor-to-ceiling windows, banquet space, a sky light, an indoor fireplace and west-facing mountain views. The Pavilion is set to open in 2024.

This investment in Gaylord Rockies is part of a long-term growth plan within the Gaylord Hotels brand, with ongoing enhancements in food and beverage, recreation, meeting space and guest rooms in all five properties.