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O’Keef-Klein joins firm, will focus on rentals
Theresa O’Keefe-Klein has joined Coldwell Banker Mason Morse as a broker associate in the real estate firm’s Aspen office. The addition serves to expand the company’s vacation-rental business.
O’Keefe-Klein moved to Aspen more than 25 years ago after falling in love with the Roaring Fork Valley while on vacation, the company said in a statement.
She has 25 years of experience in the luxury-rental business. Her professional demeanor and respect for clients’ privacy allow her to focus on every detail of their stay, including obtaining lift tickets or hiring staff to help make their visit hassle-free, the company said.
Born and raised in Ohio, O’Keefe-Klein attended Kent State before moving to Texas. In Dallas, she worked for the Dallas Morning News and then went on to become a corporate account manager for Sprint.
Coldwell Banker Mason Morse has a 52-year history of real estate business in the Roaring Fork Valley. With five offices in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Redstone and Glenwood Springs, as well as an on-site sales office at the Grand Hyatt Aspen, the company has 63 broker associates and 12 full-time employees.
Conde Nast Traveler readers honor St. Regis Aspen
The St. Regis Aspen Resort has been named No. 1 in the “Top 40 Resorts in the West” category in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Nearly 80,000 readers, casting 1.3 million votes, participated in the 26th annual Readers’ Choice survey, which ranks the world’s best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts. The survey results are featured in the November issue of the magazine.
“We are flattered to receive the top honor on Conde Nast Traveler’s esteemed list,” said St. Regis Aspen general manager Heather Steenge-Hart. “We strive to offer each and every guest an exemplary experience, and we thank our loyal guests for their ongoing support.”
The St. Regis Aspen Resort features 179 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, including 20 accommodations with fireplaces and the signature St. Regis Butler Service.
Amenities at the resort include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a year-round outdoor pool, three hot tubs, a ski valet and the brand’s signature Family Traditions programming. The 15,000-square-foot Remede Spa offers an extensive menu of treatments, along with a sauna, a steam room and hot and cold plunge pools.
In 2012, the St. Regis Aspen Resort completed a $40 million comprehensive interior and exterior redesign, ushering in a new standard of luxury design in Aspen. In June 2013, the resort opened Trecento Quindici Decano, offering a contemporary Italian dining experience.
The resort is located in downtown Aspen at the base of Aspen Mountain. For more information, visit http://www.stregisaspen.com.
Grand Junction native joins Devlin Financial Services
Devlin Financial Services has added Sarah Simms to its team as a registered representative. She will specialize in retirement, investments and asset management.
Simms grew up in the Grand Junction area and graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a bachelor’s degree in business and finance.
Devlin Financial Services specializes in financial planning, group and individual health insurance and property and casualty insurance.
For more information, visit http://www.devlinfinancial.net.
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