Architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor has partnered with Limelight Hotels to renovate the brand’s flagship property in the heart of downtown Aspen.
Ahead of the 2021-2022 ski season, the Limelight Hotel Aspen has officially opened to welcome guests to the newly renovated hotel, which was completed in partnership with architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor.
The internationally acclaimed hospitality-focused company takes a contextual approach to designing each of its destination projects with distinct design inspiration and thoughts from location, space, history and culture. culture of each project. The company’s distinguished portfolio of hotels across the United States includes: TWAHotel, Ace Hotel New York and Brooklyn, Graduate Roosevelt Island.
Stonehill Taylor’s design is a tribute to Aspen’s heritage as a center of innovation, referencing the discovery of silver and the heritage of skiing in the idyllic mountain town.
The renovation project encompasses all public areas, including the lobby, lounge, meeting rooms, pool and fitness areas, restaurant and bar, in addition to the 120 rooms and six suites. The new look presents its adventure-loving guests with a fresh, bright and welcoming environment that pays homage to the place’s vibrant past and vibrant present.
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The area’s natural environment and local mythology, including the “Silver Queen” – the appearance of a reclining woman’s profile on the crest of Aspen Mountain – is also an inspiration throughout the hotel which manifests itself in graceful textures and organic shapes throughout. the hotel. The interiors have an industrial and modern yet playful spirit, reminiscent of a luxury chalet. A contemporary look is created through the artful processing of natural materials combined with metals and touches of bright colors. The palette is a neutral mix of earthy wood tones and bright accents that reflect the vibrancy of mountain living.
A perfect example of this is the use of amber tinted glass, brushed bronze and whitewashed oak used in the reception area to create an atmosphere reminiscent of the golden glow of the sun setting over the mountain. . In contrast, custom digital artwork will be displayed on an oversized TV screen to add a modern touch and the range of metallic finishes, which also include splashes of silver, recall the history of Aspen and the discovery of silver. .
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