After working to get a hotel built at Main and First streets since 2010, Ketchum officially welcomed Aspen Skiing Company’s Limelight Hotel at a grand opening celebration in January. The 175,000-square-foot hotel features 111 guest rooms and suites, 14 private residences, and 4,000 square feet of indoor function space. Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design based in Aspen, Colorado, created an interior design look that positions the property as a base camp. For example, a large, centrally located seating area focuses on a monolithic stone fireplace hearth, dubbed the “campfire” and has an overhead design installation utilizing fiber optics and lighting that replicates walking through a forest and emerging below a starry night sky. Throughout the hotel, color palettes are inspired by colors and textures of the natural environmental with primary materials including white oak, reclaimed barn wood, blackened steel and natural stone.
Whether it’s the sheen of the snow-covered mountain slope in the background or the lush forest surrounding a two-story, floor-to-ceiling window spread, art is simply more sublime in mountain towns.
Aspen Art Museum
Square Footage: 33,000
Capacity: 250 reception/150 banquet
Art Experience: The rotating exhibitions—from whimsical to classical—in the modern space feature photography, painting, sculpture and more.