Aspen’s first new luxury hotel in 25 years opens

W Aspen features quad-queen bunks - a first for the brand

The long-awaited W Aspen & The Sky Residences at W Aspen have opened, heralding the arrival of the first new luxury hotel in the US city in 25 years. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the W Aspen provides ski-in/ski-out access to some of the world’s most coveted slopes, stunning 360° mountain views and striking architectural and interior design.

W Aspen features 88 guestrooms and 11 W-branded residences, along with four WOW suites and one Extreme WOW suite that can be a one, two or three bedroom, all of which offer modern takes on Ute patterns and furniture inspired by the decadence of ‘70s Aspen “pleasure palaces.”

The interiors of all guestrooms and suites reference the cozy warmth of Swiss chalet architecture through the use of rustic wood finishes, sloped rooflines and a fireplace-inspired W MixBar. Each guestroom features pit and platform lounge seating. Selected rooms feature a W design first, quad-queen bunk beds, which can sleep up to eight to cater to a younger adult clientele.

The two-bedroom Extreme WOW Suite is inspired by Aspen’s mountain culture and is the quintessential location to play and stay. The suite features modern industrial touches, rich ski-wear fabrics, a central fire pit surrounded by curved pit seating, a hot tub open to the living area, a crystal and glass barrier embracing a circular bed on a pivoting platform and a DJ booth with a mini LP vinyl player and curated music library – all playing on vintage luxury.

Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide, said, “W Aspen reimagines the traditional ski chalet and allows people to experience the town in a way they never have before, through evocative design, inclusive programming and a social scene that is sure to become an essential stop on the global jet-setting calendar. The first new build W Escape in the USA for 10 years, W Aspen marks a milestone in the brand’s reinvigorated focus on North America.”

Whether one needs to cool down after a summer day of biking the trails or warm up for après-ski cocktails, the place to see and be seen is the WET Deck, Aspen’s only year-round, all-weather public rooftop. With panoramic mountain views, a heated pool, hot tub, fire pits, cabanas, full bar, dance floor and DJ booth, the WET Deck is poised to redefine Aspen’s social scene. Guests can enjoy signature beverages from the centre bar, which features a ceiling of abstract crystal sculptures that mimic upside-down mountain peaks.

The Sky Residences at W Aspen offer an exclusive shared ownership opportunity with 11 W-branded Residences located slope-side on Aspen Mountain. With a limited collection of only six three-bedroom and five two-bedroom Residences, owners have access to a private, owners-only roof deck with a spa, lounge seating, BBQ grills, outdoor kitchen and fire pit.

W Aspen is the second W Mountain Escape globally, following W Verbier in the Swiss Alps.

For  more details on W Aspen, see waspenhotel.com

For information on The Sky Residences at W Aspen, visit waspenskyresidences.com

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