Aspen’s Hotel Jerome, built by Macy’s president Jerome Wheeler, has been a landmark in Aspen since 1889. The 123 year-old “crown jewel” is now an Auberge Resort and has undergone a remarkable and extensive renovation. The hotel was closed for several months in late 2012, and debuted in December, much to the delight of local residents.
Much of the property’s layout, including the 93 guest rooms and suites, have been architecturally preserved but significantly redesigned by renowned architects Todd-Avery Lenahan of TALStudio in Las Vegas. Aspen based Row-land + Broughton provided research to ensure structural improvements and historical accuracy. “The hotel returns as the center of Aspen society,” says Brenda Wild, owner of The RE/MAX Collection in Aspen. “The grand ballroom, with its streaming natural light, has been host to many social gatherings in Aspen. This transformation provides the ultimate in resort stays.” The only departure to the hotel’s original style is the hotel’s spa. Clean lines and contemporary fixtures adorn the treatment rooms that will offer a range of massages and skin care services tailored specifically for those who enthusiastically engage in the wide array of Aspens’ outdoor activities.
The Jeromes J-Bar, an Aspen favorite watering hole, retains its treasured Chippendale chinoiserie bar and the hotel’s restaurant has been re-envisioned and reintroduced. The suninfused warmth of the day and sultry ambiance of the evening is perfect for intimate banquettes to high-visibility tables and window-side seating offering mountain views.
“The Jerome is an American icon and innovator and has long been Aspen’s favorite destination for those who want an iconic luxury stay,” adds Brenda Wild. “The detail and luxury in the heart of Aspen provides rooms that invite you to “settle-in” and enjoy all that Aspen has to offer.” Hotel Jerome, 330 East Main Street, Aspen, Colorado. Room rates from $475 to $4,600. For reservations, call 800/331-7213; hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com.
From The Collection Magazine
by William Hauptman