NEW YORK—W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is set to debut the W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen for the 2017 winter ski season.
W Aspen, formerly the Sky Hotel, will be developed by a joint venture between Sarpa Development and the hotel’s owner, Northridge Capital. Situated at the base of Aspen Mountain, the rebranded property will provide skiers the ability to ski right into the hotel.
“As one of the most stunning and vibrant year-round resort towns in the world, Aspen is a destination that has long been on our wish list,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels. “We’re confident that combined with the brand’s unique programming and cutting-edge design, W Aspen will appeal to locals and international travelers alike.”
The hotel is being designed by design firm Nemaworkshop in partnership with Rowland+Broughton Architecture and W’s in-house design team. Accommodations will include 88 guestrooms, including six suites, and 11 W-branded fractional residences. Additional property features will include a 1,600-sq.-ft. outdoor patio and a 12,000-sq.-ft. rooftop bar and pool, overlooking Aspen Mountain.
“We have had an incredible 15-year run with The Sky Hotel, and believe the W brand represents the next step in the hotel’s evolution. W has truly perfected the art of mixing urban style with mountain spirit, and combined with a brand-new facility and thousands of square feet of public amenity space, W Hotels will bring a new energy to our destination, elevating the Aspen experience for both residents and visitors,” said David Jackson, president, Northridge Capital.
Onsite amenities include a full-service ski shop for equipment rentals and storage capabilities, an 1,100-sq.-ft. FIT gym and more than 1,600 sq. ft. of event and meeting space.