After working to get a hotel built at Main and First streets since 2010, Ketchum officially welcomed Aspen Skiing Company’s Limelight Hotel at a grand opening celebration in January. The 175,000-square-foot hotel features 111 guest rooms and suites, 14 private residences, and 4,000 square feet of indoor function space. Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design based in Aspen, Colorado, created an interior design look that positions the property as a base camp. For example, a large, centrally located seating area focuses on a monolithic stone fireplace hearth, dubbed the “campfire” and has an overhead design installation utilizing fiber optics and lighting that replicates walking through a forest and emerging below a starry night sky. Throughout the hotel, color palettes are inspired by colors and textures of the natural environmental with primary materials including white oak, reclaimed barn wood, blackened steel and natural stone.

Uncharted Society works with outfitters across the globe to give groups and individuals the opportunity to try motorsports on BRP-certified vehicles. Teams can bond in some of the nation’s most beautiful spots on a wide range of nature tours offered on land, snow, and sea. Check out these three examples from Colorado and Utah. 

 

One of the nicest things about The Gant Aspen is the condominium resort’s location on the fringe of downtown Aspen in a residential area. It’s peaceful and quiet with waterfalls at the entrance and lush landscaping throughout but situated only a few blocks from shops, restaurants, and skiing at Aspen Mountain. 

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Recently, I wrote about Santa Fe, New Mexico’s new Sky Railway, which made me think about all the train tie-ins for groups in the U.S. Mountain West and western Canada. Several tourist trains offer special events that groups can tag onto and allow private rental of train cars, and there are venues and museums that celebrate the railroad’s front-and-center place in the development of the West.