There’s still time to sneak in a summer holiday. Join The Scoop as we travel to premier destinations throughout the month of August. Our first stop: Aspen.
Nestled deep in the Colorado Rockies, the historic mining town is a favorite stomping ground for South Floridians. Ideal ski conditions put it on the map in the 20th century, but summer activities such as hiking, cycling and art are becoming more popular each year. Many residents own homes both in South Florida and Aspen and are familiar with the latter’s evolution into a summer playground.
W Hotels also took notice. Slated to open by month’s end, W Aspen will be the first newly constructed hospitality property and brand to launch here in 25 years. Thanks to its mountainside, ski-in/ski-out location, the 88-room hotel with 11 Sky Residences further marks the introduction of W Ski Escape North America. Aspen counts numerous luxury hotels, but the W Aspen is the only one that welcomes non-guests to experience its rooftop pool and lounge. With panoramic views and dj sets, the 12,000-square-foot deck will be a major après-ski hot spot following its summer debut. Design themes address several other chapters in Aspen’s timeline including the indigenous Ute people, Victorian silver boom and Seventies’ disco era. References to local luminaries like Hunter S. Thompson and his signature Gonzo journalism come alive, too. See you on the dance floor!
550 South Spring Street; 970.431.0800; whotels.com