Auberge Resorts unveiled a four-and-a-half-month revitalization of the newest hotel in its portfolio, Aspen's Hotel Jerome. The first ski resort in the Auberge collection of properties, the Jerome reopened with a new restaurant, a new Living Room lobby lounge concept and an Auberge Spa, in addition to completely revamped guestrooms.
Interior designer Todd-Avery Lenahan of TAL-Studio, in Las Vegas, along with Aspen-based architects Rowland + Broughton, oversaw the project and preserved many of the original finishes, including the Indian rug-patterned encaustic tilework floor, balustrades and pieces, such as the Chippendale chinoiserie bar in the J-Bar. Punctuating the historic furnishings is a mix of pieces from different eras and contemporary artwork.
The centerpiece for Hotel Jerome's renovation is Prospect, an upscale American bistro. The newest introduction to Aspen's renowned culinary scene, Prospect joins Auberge Resorts' roster of culinary destinations, such as Auberge du Soleil and Solbar, both in Napa Valley. A nod to the town's mining history, the 65-seat Prospect will offer American dishes that are meant to be shared. Executive chef Rob Zack will helm the venue.
New for Hotel Jerome is the lobby's Living Room concept, a space designed for après ski, serving American tapas and small desserts, courtesy of pastry chef Aleece Gallagher, a local favorite. J-Bar received a light treatment in the redesign.
Hotel Jerome's 93 guestrooms boast upgrades, from multi-stepped moldings, enhanced lighting and cashmere curtains to redressing the bathrooms. Touches, like a minibar designed as a leather campaign chest and the burnished-leather bed frames, are the standard in every room. Custom wall coverings and bespoke furniture, such as leather writing tables, will enhance the hotel's guestrooms which offer views of Ajax Mountain.
The newest addition to Auberge Resorts' collection of spas is the Auberge Spa at Hotel Jerome. The hotel also has an exclusive partnership with the Aspen Club, a 77,000-square-foot club with fitness programming and Sports Medicine Institute.
Located in the heart of downtown Aspen, Hotel Jerome also has meetings and events venues. More than 10,000 square feet of renovated indoor and outdoor space is available for groups from 20 to 600. Hotel Jerome's Grand Ballroom is the only above-ground ballroom in Aspen, offering sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding Elk Mountain Range and Red Mountain.
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