As if all this wasn't exciting enough, the main terminal (also known as the "Great Hall") will house a complex of four restaurants (all run by the team behind Denver's popular Larimer Square area), 10 boutique shops, and a massive beer hall, serving a wide variety of local Colorado brews.
Outside, an area that used to be a parking lot in front of the train station will be converted into a park with fountains, trees, and outdoor restaurant seating.
Though the hotel isn't set to open until summer 2014, the refurbished train station will begin operating later this year, with eight train tracks in the rear of the station serving light rail trains heading to parts of Denver's south and west metro areas. In 2016, a commuter rail line will connect to Denver Int'l Airport (good news if you don't feel like waiting for taxis and shuttle buses after landing).
Though it will have a separate name, the Union Station Hotel will be a sister property to nearby The Oxford Hotel, another historic property that's been around since 1891, offering guests access to the Oxford's spa, fitness center and meeting space.