Aspen Élite

Aspen has become a second home to discerning individuals and has transformed the town into the most glamorous ski resort in the United States. Spectacular hotels, pristine scenery and vibrant nightlife complement world class skiing.

In the 1940’s Aspen’s period buildings and wonderful snow was recognized as the formula for a marvelous ski resort.

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A Marvelous Ski Resort & A Capital of Cultural Refinement

In the 1940’s Aspen’s period buildings and wonderful snow was recognized as the formula for a marvelous ski resort. A group of potential investors local to the area including industrialist Walter Paepcke and his wife Elizabeth began to buy property and redevelop it, transforming Aspen from a small town into a nascent skiing community. It quickly grew in popularity due to its excellent skiing and comfortable accommodation.

This popularity swelled after Aspen held the FIS World Championships in 1950 and has only increased since then.
Built upon the skiing and scenery, in recent years Aspen has seen huge demand for real estate from all over the world and as a result has the second most expensive property per square foot in the United States.

An influx of successful individuals has led to downtown Aspen being colonized by the most recognized global fashion brands providing yet another exciting off slope activity. Although Aspen is mainly known for it’s skiing, the Aspen Music Festival has been performed in the town for over 50 years. The classical music festival takes place over eight weeks from July to August and sees over 100,000 patrons attend, hailed as unique by critics due to its small town setting, this intimate and stylish gathering is one not to be missed.

Young and Trendy Crowd

Aspen’s young and trendy crowd frequent a wide range of venues from gastro-pubs with expert mixologists to extravagant dance clubs. The Caribou club is Aspen’s most exclusive members club. There is no name on the door, but you know exactly where you are. That’s because the Caribou Club, although quite private and unlike anywhere else, has elements that are reassuringly familiar. The Caribou will remind you of places perennially in fashion, where you know you’ll meet old friends from all over the world. It is quietly old-world and well-bred, like a vintage Bordeaux, but unassuming and comfortable like a Beaujolais. It is the sort of establishment where the bartender might ask what you would like, but most probably will say, “a martini, three olives, one ice cube,” because he remembers you from the night before.

PBR Tall Boys meet Pomegranate and Espresso Martinis in the underground layer of Escobar Aspen Nightclub Bar Lounge. Opened in 2011, Escobar Nightclub Bar Lounge features an amalgamation of electronic, swing, and lounge music, with ambience unmatched by any other venue in the Aspen nightlife scene. Founded by a group of seven young entrepreneurs from Aspen and abroad, the team behind Escobar Nightclub opened the pop-up venue to fuse local passion and culture with a lounge vibe to provide an exclusive environment for discerning clientele.

Sumptuous Gourmet Fare

The luxury hotels that dot its landscape dominate the fine dining scene in Aspen. It is no wonder that with such luxurious accommodation these hotels also provide sumptuous gourmet fare. Chef’s Club by Food & Wine is a unique and brilliant concept, which sees famous chefs from all over the country come to this elegant restaurant in the St. Regis Hotel. Food & Wine’s Best New Chef award winners will rotate the menu annually and make appearances at the resort to showcase the concept to guests and local residents alike. The Best New Chefs featured on the Summer 2013-Winter 2014 menu are: Bryant Ng of The Spice Table in Los Angeles, Jason Franey of Canlis in Seattle, Missy Robbins of A Voce in New York City, Viet Pham of Forage in Salt Lake City. Food & Wine editors will customize the wine and cocktail lists to complement updated menus.

Paying tribute to silver and Aspen’s mining heritage, the Little Nell's latest treasure, Element 47, serves up divine cuisine with Executive Chef Robert McCormick’s distinctive, artistic flair. Savor contemporary American cooking infused with seasonal ingredients. Select from a Burgundy-rich, award-winning wine list with assistance from a team of Master Sommeliers, or find a seat at the bar for a more casual rendezvous over Colorado beers and spirits.

The Envy of all other American Ski Resorts

To cater to its many well to do visitors, Aspen’s luxurious hotels are the envy of all other American ski resorts. The St. Regis Aspen is a contemporary version of a Gilded Age mountainside manor that provides an uncompromising base for arbiters of fine food and wine, connoisseurs of culture and adventure seekers. Located just steps from Aspen’s signature slopes, featuring premier amenities and St. Regis service, the St. Regis Aspen embodies all that the world renowned name has come to represent.

Guests of The Little Nell enjoy luxury services and unparalleled access to America's most famous mountain town. A cosmopolitan yet intimate ambience provides a welcome respite from the hectic pace of modern living. An intuitive and thoughtful staff delivers the finest in haute cuisine, exclusive adventures and amenities designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Relax in the elegance and ease of The Little Nell: Aspen's most legendary hotel.