The new W Aspen is poised to be the hottest après-ski, dancing-in-your-ski-boots party house in town.
In a King Fabulous guest room, a retro-shaped light fixture illuminates the minibar.
The first luxury hotel to open in Aspen in 25 years under the W banner wants to be in the heart of town’s social scene. The new construction on the site of the former Sky Hotel looks positioned to do just that—become party central—with an 8,000-square-foot roof deck, a living room with a DJ booth in the form of the largest silver nugget to come out of Smuggler Mine, a cocktail lounge and an Extreme Wow Suite with a central soaking tub and DJ booth (vinyl included), complete with an elevated circular rotating bed. Yeah, baby! The hotel was designed by Aspen-based architecture firm Rowland + Broughton, with interiors by global firm NEMAWORKSHOP and Marriott’s design team, all to tap into Aspen’s history, from its mining days (notice the mine shaft hallways) to the counterculture decades of the 1960s and ’70s with bursts of bright orange and blues in the guest rooms and colorful murals in the public areas. Select rooms feature head-to-toe queen bunk beds—some sleep up to eight—catering to the next generation of Aspen iconoclasts, and offering a “wink to the more hedonistic qualities of Aspen’s past.” See you at the W. Rooms from $299, suites from $1,059, 550 Spring St., marriott.com
The Living Room restaurant has a mountain-modern feel with clean blond wood details anchored by wall-to-wall carpeting with a topographical design.
A suspended DJ booth in the form of the largest silver nugget to come out of Smuggler Mine adorns the hotel entrance.
Photography by: Jason Dewey courtesy of the W Aspen