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Aspen Skiing Co. prepares to break ground on Ketchum hotel

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Aspen Skiing Co. will break ground Friday on a new Limelight Hotel in Ketchum at the base area of Sun Valley. The goal is to complete the hotel by December 2016.
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Aspen Skiing Co. will break ground Friday on construction of a Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho, the company announced Tuesday.

The project marks Skico’s first import of its hotel brands to a different resort. The hotel will feature 99 hotel rooms, 14 free-market condominiums for sale and 12 “lock-off” units. It also will have a restaurant and lobby lounge. It is modeled after the Limelight Hotel in Aspen.

The Ketchum hotel site is near the Sun Valley ski area’s River Run base area.

The ground-breaking will offer a short ceremony with Skico Managing Partner Jim Crown and CEO Mike Kaplan as well as Ketchum Mayor Nina Jonas.

“We are thrilled to be getting underway with this project and are pushing hard to open in December of 2016,” Kaplan said. “We have received tremendous support from the community and local and state government to make this project possible and we would like to thank them.”

Skico spokesman Jeff Hanle said Skico continues to look for other opportunities to add hotels at resorts and cities. “That’s really all we have that’s on the books and active right now,” he said about the Ketchum project. Skico also is trying to build a Limelight in Snowmass Village, but the project is stalled in the approval process.

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