The Ultimate Guide to the W Hotel


Jenny Ellis

The main entry way into the W Hotel.

The W Hotel opened its doors to the public for the first time on August 29th. This new addition to Aspen replaced the local favorite Sky Hotel. The grand opening on August 29, 2019, drew many curious spectators.

The W is the newest luxury hotel in Aspen. The 128,000 square-foot property has 4 floors, 83 rooms, and 5 suites. With plenty of space for guests, the hotel is staffed with 200 employees. The pet-friendly hotel has many amenities to offer to guests and locals as well.

For guests, the hotel offers tea and coffee in room, on-site laundry, maid services, and even car rentals. The W also highlights three dining options within the hotel. In addition to all of this, the hotel offers an outdoor pool on the top deck\; this amenity is open to not only guests but locals too. This upper deck is one of their most commonly used spaces. It is unique from other buildings in town because it has a completely open area around the whole deck allowing one to see all of Aspen. Coley Cook, the W Aspen insider has been a part of the hotel since the beginning.

“W Aspen offers a rooftop complete with 360-degree views of Aspen Mountain. W Aspen goes above and beyond to create once in a lifetime experiences for our guests,” Cook said.

Kara Cordstein, a guest from Chicago, spoke about the pool, her favorite amenity. She spoke about the atmosphere created by the hotel and how the design incorporates the outdoors.

“It’s really big and open, and it’s just a fun time up there,” Cordstein said.

Her and few other guests have been up to the deck since the hotel opened during “off-season”. Not only is the pool and hotel a nice place to hang out on a sunny or snowy day\; it just might draw a newer audience to the streets of Aspen.

Long-time local Chris Lemons thinks these contemporary and somewhat whimsical amenities a well as the cost are appealing to guests.

“A bit lower price point than other places in town just might entice a younger crowd onto the Aspen scene,” Lemons said.