The truth is, when celebrities come to Aspen they’re often staying in private homes with friends and a personal concierge. But, when they opt for the detailed attention of a hotel staff, here are their picks.
1 The Little Nell
Perched at the base of Aspen Mountain, The Little Nell offers five-star service with slopeside access. These amenities make it a favorite among the star-studded crowd who also like to shy away from public attention. The hotel lobby is a combination of Fortune 500 execs meeting over scotch next to models and silver screen regulars sharing wine. Regulars include Mariah Carey, who has reportedly bought out the penthouse in prior years for a view of Aspen Mountain.
675 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611
2 Viceroy Snowmass
Bigger rooms, less people and exceptional service that's standard with Viceroy properties is why celebrities stay in this Snowmass locale. From rockstars playing Belly Up to Hollywood families looking for something more appealing to the kids (tipis upon request!), the Viceroy has cornered a celebrity market which isn't offered in Aspen. And the secret's out.
130 Wood Rd Snowmass Village, CO 81615
3 St. Regis Aspen
Over event weekends, like the Food & Wine Classic and New Year's Eve, look no further than the St. Regis for Hollywood faces. The Chefs Club restaurant regularly features celebrity chefs. Year-round, media moguls mix with start-up icons in the hotel's welcoming lobby bar. By the pool, executives share ideas over slushy drinks. It's always a grab-bag, but there's always someone famous at the St. Regis Aspen.
315 E Dean St Aspen, CO 81611
4 Hotel Jerome
With a Todd-Avery Lenahan-designed renovation last winter, the Hotel Jerome reclaimed its place as the crown jewel of Aspen. And with it came crown-jewel guests. Over the Aspen Ideas Festival, worldwide luminaries make the property their temporary home. By day, celebrities gather in the contemporary-meets-Western lounge, and by night they retire to historic hotel rooms.
330 E Main St Aspen, CO 81611
5 The Sky Hotel
As one of the hippest hotels in Aspen, it's a must for apres-ski. Celebrities regularly stop by to scope the scene, which often features DJs on weekends. And because they end up liking the 39 Degrees vibe so much, they'll return for an overnight stay at the the Sky Hotel, which was once named home to one of Playboy's hottest pool scenes in the country.
709 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611