Ski Buzz: The New W Aspen Set for 2017

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Aspen is getting a new W Hotel. The brand's second alpine hotel and its first in North America, The W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen is slated to open just in time for the 2017 winter ski season.

W Aspen, formerly the Sky Hotel, will be situated at the base of Aspen Mountain. Designed by award-winning firm Nemaworkshop in partnership with Rowland+Broughton Architecture and W’s in-house design team, the hotel is being billed as a "modern day mountain chalet" that celebrates the spirit of Aspen, offering 88 guestrooms (including six suites) and 11 W-branded fractional residences. An oversized split level Living Room (the W brand's take on the hotel lobby) serves cocktails and cuisine. Additionally, the hotel will have a 1,600-square-foot outdoor patio and a 12,000-square-foot rooftop bar and pool overlooking Aspen Mountain. 

A full service ski shop will provide guests with equipment rentals and storage capabilities, while an 1,100-square-foot FIT (the W brand’s modern gym concept) will help travelers stay in shape. 

The hotel will also have more than 1,600 square feet of event and meeting space. 

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