Mountain Mayhem: Rooftop receptions |

Mountain Mayhem: Rooftop receptions

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem
Juls Sharpley with Bubbles & Bowties Event Planning and artist Kelly Peter who painted en plein-air at the party.
Maureen Poschman, Janelle Patrick and Dominica Devaney.
Aspen Street Lodge general manager Brittany Shami with Sarah Reynolds Lasser of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association.
Connie Power, director of sales for The Limelight hotels in Aspen and Snowmass with Stewart Mann, newly promoted to event manager for both properties and Brianna Scarcelli who was also just promoted to associate director of sales for both properties.
Resident chef Aaron Dalchow with cauliflower flatbreads he grilled for the open house events.
Bartender extraordinaire Erik So serves up Billecart-Salmon champagne.
Aspen Street Lodge set on the southeast corner of Aspen Street and Hopkins Avenue.
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One of the Lodge Rooms at Aspen Street Lodge with dual bunks.
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As the writing on the wall in this lounge implies, get a room, and there are plenty at Aspen Street Lodge.
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Penthouse living at Aspen Street Lodge.
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The boutique-inspired, luxury suite hotel, Aspen Street Lodge, hosted open house events in early June, inviting colleagues and friends to tour the new property and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres on their resplendent rooftop. Set on the southeast corner of Aspen Street and Hopkins Avenue, it’s right in the heart of town and with a park on either side. I always loved this spot when it was the Hotel Lenado, which was a locals’ favorite with its corner restaurant for breakfast. In its new iteration, it is a special setting for private events as a buyout-only property.

At the open house receptions, Aspen Street Lodge general manager Brittany Shami welcomed all and offered tours along with her team so guests could see the spacious layout with its nine guest rooms, two penthouse suites and common areas including an outfitted media and game room, plus the rooftop deck with heated pool and hot tub.

Resident chef Aaron Dalchow prepared appetizers on the rooftop grill with savory bites like cauliflower flatbread with braised leeks, fontina cheese, a dusting of extra virgin olive oil from Italy and wild mushrooms.

And for a unique and memorable touch, a plein air painter put her brush to canvas capturing the mountainscape as guests mingled and toasted in the afternoon sun.

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