Luxury renovation slated for Aspen's Little Nell Hotel

The Little Nell hotel has an $18.2 million renovation underway.  The project will update 86 guest rooms and public corridors in the five-star hotel.  Work will begin just after Labor Day, with a scheduled re-opening date of December 1st, 2009, according to Aspen Skiing Company which owns and manages the hotel.

Renovations of the 20-year old hotel will include new in-room smart technologies to increase overall energy efficiency, along with new lighting, millwork, casegoods and soft furnishings. 

Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design, who has recently completed two restaurants for Aspen Skiing Company (Ajax Tavern and Sneaky’s Tavern), will serve as architect of record for The Little Nell project.  Interior design will be by Holly Hunt Design of Chicago.

“This will be the most comprehensive remodel to date for The Little Nell.  Aspen Skiing Company is committed to bringing this property forward to the next level of hospitality design, in terms of aesthetics and implementation of eco-conscious materials and operating systems.” said Jason Goldberg of Rowland+Broughton. 

In January, The Little Nell hotel was one of only 44 hotels in North America to receive Mobile Travel Guide’s 2009 Five-Star rating.  This is the eleventh consecutive year the hotel has received the honor.

Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design was established in 2003.  Today R+B is a bustling 13 person design ‘think tank’ with offices in Denver and Aspen.  Having both an urban and small town office has given the firm the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types and sizes.  The firm’s diverse project portfolio includes commercial, hospitality, high-end residential, interior design, institutional master planning and new town planning. 

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