81615 Travel Guide
Colorado Hotels / Hotel Openings / Hotel News / Westin Hotels / Kimpton Hotels / Aspen Hotels / Snowmass Hotels / Photo Gallery / → All Tags
The Westin Snowmass has been open for almost a month now, and we must say, she's looking good. The hotel's position on the mountain makes it the most convenient ski-in/ski-out at Snowmass, as it's located just above the main lift. Plus, the free ski valet, slope-side hot tubs, and adjacent village give the place a resort feel. There is even hope that this new 254-room Westin will draw more nightlife to Snowmass mountain, but as of now, it's still considered the quiet part of town.
Aspen proper is where the partying happens, and Kimpton's Sky Hotel is right in the thick of it, with its steamy pool scene and locally renowned 39 Degrees Lounge (just ask Snoop Dogg, err, Snoop Lion, who has stayed at Sky). The hotel underwent renovations last spring, redesigning guest rooms to reflect "a retro vibe of a 70s ski lodge."
Read on to see photos from both of these great properties.
You've just arrived at the brand-new Viceroy Snowmass and as you start bobbing your head to the trance music that greets you in the lobby, you realize something terrible--you've forgotten your brand-new Chanel ski goggles. (Hopefully, the Chanel snowboard didn't get lost in baggage claim either.)
Fortunately, you're in luck. The Viceroy has partnered up with the champagne Veuve Clicquot for the annual Clicquot Snow Week, taking place in Aspen in March. That means that the Smith Transit goggles branded with the Veuve Clicquot name will be available through the hotel.
Now that ski season has hit its peak (very punny, we know), it's the perfect time to check in with the Viceroy Snowmass to see if the resort is living up to its name.
A handful of TripAdvisor readers have chimed in with reviews, all of which praise its service, chic quotient, and over-the-top luxury amenities. We're hearing a lot of what we expected: gourmet food, cool bath fixtures, and obsessively clean—it is a Viceroy, after all—but we were surprised to hear one user describe it as having an "LA style 'boutique' feeling."
Just how "LA" is the Viceroy? So La-La that there's "[t]rance music...piped in EVERYWHERE you go." That's wildly different than the Overlook Hotel-esque ski resorts we're used to staying at.
While the spoiled ski bunnies will have to wait another year for the Montage Deer Valley to open, in the meantime, they can have their personal assistants switch their itineraries to The Viceroy Snowmass in Colorado which still expects to open on November 25.
Also still in effect through December 23rd, is a special deal that gets guests who book one night there, any additional nights at 50 percent off. But wait, it gets even better still.
The opening rate on November 25 is only $150 a night for a studio residence with mountain views which includes a king-size bed, fireplace, a small kitchen, 42-inch flat screens and WiFi. The room sizes start at 375-square-feet which is a little on the small side for a "studio" room category but hey, the price is right. Just don't expect any fresh powder at your feet.
Hotel Opening Rates / Hotel Openings / Viceroy Hotels / Kor Hotels / Ski Hotels / Aspen Hotels / → All Tags
It's official: The dreamy Viceroy designs will be a-comin' round (to) the mountain. The Viceroy Snowmass has promised that it will be up and running by this coming ski season located in the new Base Village area, just a few minutes from Aspen.
The new Viceroy has 173 guest rooms and residences; some have mountain views, and all (duh) get to take advantage of the kickass ski-in, ski-out location. Also, the building is designed to meet LEED Silver standards, with a fine-dining restaurant (with a display kitchen and an 87-foot glass bar and lounge that spills into the lobby), an après-ski bar and lounge, a full-service spa, a fitness center, and a swimming pool and pool café.
The hotel is now accepting reservations for the new season beginning November 25, and rates are starting from $370 a night (for a valley-view studio). And from the opening day until December 23, 2009, reserving one night will get you any additional nights at 50 percent off which is a seriously good deal. Hit the website to reserve.