Aspen Skiing bought the Limelight in downtown Aspen in 2010 and has since grown the 126-room hotel into one of the resort valley’s most popular lodges, with dog-friendly, relatively affordable guest rooms and a festive lobby. The company – which operates four ski areas in the Roaring Fork Valley and Aspen’s tony Little Nell hotel – last year announced plans for a 102-room Limelight at the base of its Snowmass ski area, a project the town of Snowmass Village hopes will spark stalled base village development plans.
- The Limelight Hotel Ketchum will start opening in phases this week. The first 44 hotel rooms, the lobby lounge and the bar and restaurant are opening.
- The Limelight is offering a “construction special” on its website. Rooms on the second floor were going from $150 per night starting Friday while construction remains underway on the third floor.
- The Aspen hotel is the model for the new project, but the Ketchum property will have its own distinct identity, according to Skico officials.
“The remaining rooms in the 99-room hotel as well as 14 residences in the upper floors will open in coming weeks. The project is on schedule.”