Custom Project: Gaylord Rockies Resort

in Custom Commercial

A grand-scale hotel with rustic alpine charm features 4 custom commercial and 16 residential fireplaces from Montigo

At the heart of the spectacular new Gaylord Rockies Resort sits a massive 13-ft wide by 6-ft tall traditional style commercial gas fireplace. 

Visitors to the world class Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center just 10 minutes from the Denver International Airport in Colorado are transported to a mountain-themed playground. The colossal structure encompasses 1.9 million sq-ft of high-end hotel, restaurant and convention space. Designed and constructed with a ski village vibe on an 85-acre site, the property boasts 1,501 rooms, five sit-down restaurants and an indoor and outdoor recreational park.

The resort’s interior design and décor is modeled after aspects iconic to Colorado – everything from cascading waterfalls over boulders and local nature artwork to native landscaping and even elevators designed to look like old mine shafts, paying tribute to Colorado’s gold rush history.

The recreational facilities at the resort include an 800-ft lazy river, expansive event lawns, a resort-style outdoor pool and an indoor pool venue with slides, tennis courts, pool bar, putting course and a basketball court. Outdoor spaces feature native vegetation and walking paths, while a 485,000-sq-ft convention facility is connected to the hotel lobby via a wide pedestrian corridor lined with retail outlets, a marketplace and a coffee shop.

Taking into account the sheer size of this $800 million project, it is no wonder that the resort required equally enormous fireplaces to enhance the space. Montigo worked with Colorado Comfort Products to design four Custom Commercial fireplaces to highlight the grandeur of the space.

The Great Room

A massive custom commercial 13-ft by 6-ft traditional single sided fireplace (BF156) commands the great room in pride of place next to the impressive 800-ft winding indoor river. In order to provide a seamless look with the surroundings, Montigo supplied a masonry mesh to ease installation of the brick liner. The brick was selected and installed to compliment the surrounding stone.

Gaylord Rockies Resort - The Great Room

Photo by Dan Ham Photo

Fireplace Details

  • Model: Custom Commercial BF156
  • Configuration: Traditional Single Sided
  • Gas Type: Natural Gas
  • BTU: 385,000
  • Vent Type: 16″ B Vent
  • Power Vent: 1.5 HP Roof Mounted
  • Special Features: Power COOL-Pack Glass, Expanded Masonry Mesh Liner

The Lobby

Montigo also supplied a 10-ft four-sided postless custom commercial fireplace with a traditional logset in the hotel lobby. This fireplace provides the space with tremendous warmth without feeling cramped. The traditional logset compliments the welcoming lodge feeling and artwork from local artists used in the décor throughout the hotel.

Fireplace Details

  • Model: Custom Commercial C4W10
  • Configuration: Four-Sided Postless
  • Gas Type: Natural Gas
  • BTU: 270,000
  • Vent Type: 14″ B Vent
  • Power Vent: 1 HP Flush-Mounted Wall Power Vent
  • Special Features: Power COOL-Pack Glass, Traditional Log Burner

Relâche Spa

Montigo’s Custom Commercial traditional single sided BF52 creates an experience of total relaxation and comfort at the 14,000 sq-ft European-styled Relâche Spa. The guests can enjoy an enhanced atmosphere of warmth in the Alpenglow Fireside Lounge, while the Power COOL-Pack glass system manages the amount of heat in the room, so things never get too hot.

Fireplace Details

  • Model: Custom Commercial BF52
  • Configuration: Traditional Single Sided
  • Gas Type: Natural Gas
  • BTU: 130,000
  • Vent Type: 12″ B Vent
  • Power Vent: 1.5 HP Inline Mounted Power Vent
  • Special Features: Power COOL-Pack Glass, Traditional Log Burner, Expanded Masonry Mesh Liner

Old Hickory Steakhouse

The Old Hickory, a classic American Steakhouse, is the perfect setting for Montigo’s Custom Commercial see through BF60ST fireplace. The casual but polished atmosphere in this dining room is enhanced with the traditional look of the fireplace, which can be enjoyed by guests from both sides of the smartly sophisticated and oh-so-cozy space.

Gaylord Rockies Resort - Old Hickory Steakhouse

Photo by Dan Ham Photo

Fireplace Details

  • Model: Custom Commercial BF60ST
  • Configuration: Traditional See Through
  • Gas Type: Natural Gas
  • BTU: 150,000
  • Vent Type: 12″ B Vent
  • Power Vent: 1 HP Flush-Mounted Wall Power Vent
  • Special Features: Power COOL-Pack Glass, Traditional Log Burner, Expanded Masonry Mesh Liner

Guest Suites – Presidential & Penthouse

Montigo’s Divine Series residential fireplaces were used to furnish the Gaylord guest suites with warm and sophisticated comfort. The Divine H36PV fireplace was the perfect addition to each of the resort’s 14 exquisite Presidential Suites.

Last, but certainly not least, the crowning jewels of the resort are two exclusive penthouses a grand match for the simple elegance of Montigo’s H38FSD, a 38-inch see through fireplace also from the Divine Series.

Gaylord Rockies Resort - Presidential Suite

Photo by Dan Ham Photo

Presidential Suite Fireplace Details

  • Model: Divine H36PV
  • Configuration: Traditional Single Sided
  • Gas Type: Natural Gas
  • BTU: 55,000
  • Vent Type: 5”/8″ Direct Vent
  • Special Features: Clean face, flush floor burner and traditional logset, built in power vent control box

Penthouse Suite Fireplace Details

  • Model: Divine H38FSD
  • Configuration: Traditional See Through
  • Gas Type: Natural Gas
  • BTU: 34,000
  • Vent Type: 5”/8″ Direct vent
  • Special Features: Clean face, traditional logset

Project Details

The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center has won multiple awards, including Development of the Year (Full Service) 2018 at ALIS and ENR Mountain States Best Projects 2019 Project of the Year, Best Residential/Hospitality, Excellence in Safety.

Owner: RIDA Development Corp.
Lead Design Firm: HKS Architects
General Contractor: Mortenson / WELBRO JV
Structural Engineer: Brockette Davis Drake
Civil Engineer: J3 Engineering Consultants Inc.
MEP Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers Inc.
Lighting Design: Lang Lighting Design Inc.
Life Safety: Howe Engineers Inc.
Interior Design: Looney & Associates
Landscape Architect: SWA Group
Subcontractors: All-Phase Concrete Construction; Black Roofing; Concrete Frame Associates; Colorado Hardscapes; Concrete Frame Associates; Encore Electric; Gallegos Masonry; Intermountain Electric; ISEC; Lightning Ventures; LPR Construction; Oldcastle Precast; RK Mechanical; Rolling Plains Construction; Spacecon Specialty Contractors; Suntec Concrete; Thorcon; Thoutt Bros. Concrete Contractors; Zimkor LLC; Colorado Comfort Products

Montigo works closely with architects and designers to engineer, handcraft and install awe-inspiring, bespoke fireplaces for one-of-a-kind spaces. We collaborate with you to create a sense of space with our fireplaces.

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