Heath Construction hired to build 1st phase of Estes Park Wellness Center

ESTES PARK — Fort Collins-based Heath Construction has been hired to build the initial phase of Estes Park’s Wellness Center that is being developed by the Estes Park Medical Center and the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora.

Built adjacent to the iconic Stanley Hotel, the $30 million project is a public-private partnership between the Estes Park Medical Center and the Grand Heritage Hotel Group, which owns the Stanley Hotel.  The Wellness Center will provide a high-profile “wellness tourism” destination, more than 70 year-round jobs and millions in annual revenue for the town, according to a statement by Estes Park officials.

The initial phase of construction will include a 33-room boutique hotel. The first phase of design and construction is expected to be complete in late 2015, while the overall Wellness Center complex is slated to open in 2016.

Voters in the town of Estes Park backed a ballot initiative April 1 supporting the sale of the land in downtown Estes Park to the Grand Heritage Hotel Group. The project will be operated as public-private partnership between Grand Heritage Hotel Group and the Estes Park Medical Center, with strategic council from the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.