Aspen is renowned for its swanky shopping, celebrity regulars, and out-of-this-world lodging. This destination hotspot is anything but lacking in the luxury category, and with new renovations to one of the town's favorite nightlife venues, the Sky Hotel is busy as ever.
Whether enjoying a summer vacation or skiing down the world-class slopes, Sky Hotel, situated at the base of Aspen Mountain, is a “must see” while in town. Home to Sky’s 39 Degrees Lounge, hailed as the 'hippest lounge in town,' and a walk-out pool terrace, the traditional mountain lodge meets Los Angeles sensibilities with modern décor and rustic touches. Outside, a heated pool, hot tub, and poolside bar is a dedicated local and visitor hang out.
Offering 90 standard rooms and six one-bedroom suites, the hip hotel is often frequented by sports stars and celebrities alike. Whether chatting with Lance Armstrong in the oversized lobby chairs during the recent LiveStrong event or sipping chardonnay with A-listers during the daily wine happy hour, the scene is always lively at this Aspen social hub.
The rooms recently underwent an upgrade, with new paint, carpet and headboards fittingly resembling cozy cable-knit sweaters. The funky and fun minibar items include everything from oxygen shots in a can to sunglasses or goggles. Suites include fireplaces and décor in homage to Robert Redford.
The recently remodeled pool features new tile work and two firepits—a great accompaniment to a cool summertime martini or warm cup of cocoa in the winter. Steps from the slopes, the ski valet is happy to take your boots or carry your skis right to the hotel. Two Escalade shuttles also help to cart guests around, and during summer months complimentary bikes are available to cruise around Aspen.
With typical Kimpton flair, the Sky Hotel excels in customer service, accommodating guests and under promising, over delivering often. Brand-wide programs such as “Forgot it? We got it!” KimptonKids, EarthCare, and 24/7 fitness facilities are staples of the brand and found at this property as well.
Unique programs such as the pet-friendly (no size restriction or extra fee) and WiFi for Kimpton InTouch members (no fee there either) make for a pleasant surprise when checking in. Relax in a lighthearted animal print robes or an extra tall “Giraffe” print robe (available upon request). With no resort fees, you're left with extra cash to spend at the hotel's 39 Degrees Lounge or shopping in town.
Host to Aspen Fashion Week and other festivals and special events, the city is always filled with a fair amount of famous guests. From Prada and Gucci retailers down the street to the annual Aspen Food and Wine festival, there is something for every luxury traveler.
If you go: The Sky Hotel is located in the heart of Aspen. Flights to Aspen airport are available from select U.S. cities and Denver International Airport is just under four hours from the resort town—a scenic Colorado drive during spring and fall months. Complimentary shuttle service is available to Aspen airport through the Sky Hotel.