GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.—Today, the Republican National Committee invited Denver to the next stage of the site selection process for hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention. After visiting Denver for a technical visit in April, all members of the RNC Site Selection Committee and certain national party officers will make an official visit to Denver early next month.
“With our gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains and welcoming Western attitude, we believe there is no city better equipped or more excited to the host the Republican National Convention,” Denver 2016 Chairman Pete Coors said. “Our broad coalition of business, civic and political leaders have worked hard to show the Site Selection Committee why Denver is the perfect choice for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and we look forward to continuing this effort as we advance in this exciting new phase.”
Following today’s announcement, members of the Site Selection Committee and accompanying RNC delegation will travel to Denver in early June to pay an official visit and experience first-hand why so many people choose to call Denver home.
Denver is no stranger to the world stage. The city hosted the 1993 World Youth Day, the 1997 G8 Summit, the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2012 DU Presidential Debate.
“Denver has a strong reputation for hosting successful world-class events, and we look forward to the opportunity to show off our beautiful city once again,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “The city’s track record, numerous downtown accommodations and terrific summer weather make Denver an excellent choice to host the RNC in 2016.”’
Gov. John Hickenlooper added:
“We're thrilled and grateful to hear this news, but not entirely surprised. After all, Denver is a thriving city and has the almost unfair advantage of being in Colorado, a place of unparalleled natural splendor. With over 300 days of sunshine and the world’s greatest outdoor playground just a short ride way, no other city but Denver can offer the combination of convenience and experience that we can.”