Boutique hotel with 68 rooms at Main and Garmisch in Aspen to open in December

The exterior of new 68-room boutique hotel MOLLIE Aspen.
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If you’ve driven down Main Street lately, you’ve probably noticed the modern building on the corner of Main and Garmisch on the site of the former 1960s era Molly Gibson Lodge.

After years of planning, followed by construction, the 68-room boutique hotel MOLLIE Aspen is on track to open in December, according to owner, developer and operator HayMax Capital.

“MOLLIE is a boutique, authentic experience that we can’t wait to share with Aspen,” said Michael Brown, co-owner of HayMax Capital.

The hotel’s namesake is inspired by the Mollie Gibson, a local figure known for her restless enthusiasm for the outdoors and ability to bring people together, the company said, adding, “The hotel pays homage to her significant contributions to Aspen’s early social, artistic and sporting fabric.”

Designed by Post Company, MOLLIE’s interiors are inspired by the Aspen tradition of being rooted in its location and gazing abroad, a blend of understated luxury and residential comfort, company spokespeople said. Internationally acclaimed firm, CCY Architects, also partnered as a collaborator for the project. 

“The rooms were designed to be a respite after a busy day in the mountains, featuring natural materials like white oak for the ceilings and cabinetry, beautiful decorative lighting and carefully curated in-room products,” said Brown.

Renderings of a guest room at MOLLIE Aspen.
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The property uses native materials from Aspen and the wider Western region, accentuated with natural woods, earthen ceramics and hand-dyed textiles.

The hotel’s culinary program is led by Gin & Luck, the group behind the Death & Co. brand, and consists of a lobby bar and restaurant with year-round outdoor seating and an all-day café.

“Our vision for the food and beverage spaces was to create a place where people can enjoy food and cocktails with friends and family but also feel comfortable striking up a conversation with a stranger,” Brown said. “There are three distinct food and beverage spaces that will offer something for everyone — whether it’s a quick stop for coffee and breakfast to go, sitting down for a meal at the restaurant or lounging poolside with a snack and cocktail at the roof terrace.”

Set atop MOLLIE’s top floor is a rooftop pool and bar that transforms into a speakeasy by night, serving signature cocktails and light fare with unobstructed views of Aspen Mountain.

Renderings of the upcoming rooftop deck and pool at MOLLIE Aspen.
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