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Mountain Mayhem: Welcome, W Aspen

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem

The highly anticipated opening of the W Aspen and the Sky Residences at W Aspen met guests’ expectations at its grand debut on Thursday, Aug. 29. Festivities kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a spirited celebration throughout the property’s myriad gathering spots. The W brand’s second offering in its “Mountain Escape” category features an 88-room hotel along with 11 residences available for fractional ownership.

On the afternoon of the opening reception, locals lined up to partake in the party and tour the various venues, which include the Wet Deck lounge and cabanas on the rooftop; the Mine Shaft, the living room and the outdoor terrace on the second level; 39 Degrees nightclub and the welcome desk on level one, and more. If you plan to meet friends at the W, it’s safe to settle on a specific spot ahead of time or you may be on a scavenger hunt to track them down. 

It truly did take a village to bring the W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen to life over the past few years. The property is owned by Northridge Capital of Washington, D.C.; managed by Marriott and co-developed by Northridge and local partner Sarpa Development. The design was a collaboration by interior design firm Nemaworkshop, Aspen- and Denver-based architects Rowland + Broughton and the W’s design team.