We’ve said it a number of different times in a number of different ways, and now we’re saying it again: Southwest Airlines LUVs Denver! Today marks the official grand opening of The Southwest Porch at Skyline Park, located in the heart of Downtown Denver. The Porch is an outdoor lounge that will provide Denver residents and visitors alike with a relaxing venue to enjoy some Southwest hospitality, along with Neapolitan-style pizzas from Denver’s own Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada, and drinks served up by Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret.
We tapped the creative genius of Denver’s The Perfect Petal to custom design a Porch that would blend in nicely with the Mile High City’s beautiful surroundings, and we think they nailed it! Check out the photos to see for yourself.
I know, I know, we are an airline, so what’s up with opening up a Porch? Well, if you know Southwest, then you know that we are much more than just an airline. We are an integral part of the communities that we serve. We make it our mission to engage the local communities we serve by partnering with organizations and finding ways to improve the quality of life where our Employees and our Customers work and live.
In Denver, we've teamed up with the Denver Nuggets, the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver's Rescue Mission, and Denver's Road Home, just to name a few. We thought a Southwest Porch would be a natural extension of our commitment to the community in a lively and fun way.
Many of you are familiar with The Southwest Porch at Bryant Park in New York City, which we opened to celebrate our inaugural service into LaGuardia in June 2009. Think similar concept, but the elements and design are specifically created with a local Denver flavor that will complement the Mile High City’s popular 16th Street Mall.
The Porch gives us an opportunity to enhance Denver's thriving downtown area in the heart of Skyline Park, where we've also sponsored movies and concerts. It's also a way for us to display our unique personality, as well as thank Denver for embracing our rapid growth and our presence in the community.
So, whether you live in Denver or find yourself visiting the Front Range, I invite you to make your way to The Southwest Porch at Skyline Park. I think you'll find it's worth the trip!