Real estate development company Matthews Southwest is set to launch the United States Air Force Academy Hotel on the campus of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Construction will begin on the 317,000-square-foot property this spring and is estimated to be complete in 2024.
Atlanta-based BLUR Workshop will spearhead the design of the hotel, which is “inspired by the surrounding historic Air Force Academy buildings and the original architecture of the campus,” says BLUR principal Scott Morris. “The hotel’s minimal, clean design will contrast with the rugged beauty of the surrounding landscape, and it incorporates common aspects of the existing facilities but reinterprets these using more contemporary systems and materials. Most importantly, guests will be able to appreciate the gorgeous views this property offers and take full advantage of its exceptional location.”
The 375-room lifestyle concept will be home to 26,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event spaces equipped with outdoor terraces, including 12,000-square-foot grand ballroom and 6,000-square-foot junior ballroom. A signature rooftop bar and restaurant will be installed against the backdrop of Front Range views, while six other options will round out the F&B lineup. Fitness and spa facilities will also be available along with an elevated pool and an event lawn steps away from the Santa Fe Trail.
In homage to its landmark setting, the United States Air Force Academy Hotel will also be the only hotel in the country equipped with dual flight simulators.