15 secrets of the new DIA Westin Hotel

Many people have speculated that the hotel looks like a navy ship, a cruise ship or a mustache. It’s supposed to resemble a pair of wings.

Secret No. 1: The building is shaped that way because the airport needed at least 500 rooms for the hotel to be financially viable, but it can only be so high due to FAA limitations, and can only be so wide because there are roads on both sides. So a plan was created to build a hotel that might have an odd shape, but had enough space for what turned out to be 519 guest rooms, plus a convention center, transit center and plaza. DIA owns the hotel but Westin will operate it.

Deb Stanley for KMGH-TV visited the still under construction Westin Hotel at Denver International Airport and explains the hotels unusual shape along with some other design novelties.

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