Everyone Wants The Scoop On The W Aspen In The City’s Former Red-Light District



Check In: W Aspen

Aspen has been buzzing about the W Aspen hotel and the Sky Residences at W Aspen since the project was announced in 2016. This August, it made its debut, bringing 88 rustic-glam guest rooms and suites and 11 residences to the base of Aspen Mountain. Marriott International partnered with Aspen architecture firm Rowland+Broughton and New York-based interior design firm Nemaworkshop to create a design inspired by generations of Aspen inhabitants and visitors.

At cocktail bar 39, a Victorian-bordello-inspired palette of crushed velvets and rich red hues nods to the hotel’s location in Aspen’s former red-light district. In the Extreme WOW suite, bohemian decadence is the theme, with a curvilinear banquette that hugs a central fire pit; a hot tub adjacent to the living area; and a round bed on a pivoting platform. And on the outdoor Wet Deck, cozy fire pits draw guests to the hotel’s apres-ski rituals–and the only public rooftop pool in town.

Photo: Courtesy W Aspen