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Gazette Premium Content Hotels fighting Aurora tourism project lose case in Denver court

By Carlos Illescas, The Denver Post - Updated: April 9, 2014 at 11:49 am
By Carlos Illescas, The Denver Post - Updated: April 9, 2014 at 11:49 am • Published: April 9, 2014

A Denver District Court judge on Wednesday tossed out a lawsuit filed by a group of mostly Denver hotels against Aurora's Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center, clearing the way for the 1,500-room hotel and water park near Denver International Airport. Judge Norman Haglund ruled that...

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A Denver District Court judge on Wednesday tossed out a lawsuit filed by a group of mostly Denver hotels against Aurora's Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center, clearing the way for the 1,500-room hotel and water park near Denver International Airport.

Judge Norman Haglund ruled that none of the claims by the plaintiffs to block the project had standing. In the lawsuit, the hotel group -- which includes The Broadmoor and Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs -- had sought to overturn the $81.4 million award to Aurora under the Regional Tourism Act by the Colorado Economic Development Commission in 2012.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs said they will decide whether to appeal the ruling.

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