Executive Chef Keith Theodore was raised in Maryland where, at ten years old, his father invited him to assist with dinner before he departed for his overnight shift as a police officer. Following a recipe from a "Williams Sonoma Cookbook," Keith's natural talent and affinity in the kitchen unveiled itself. Since then, cooking has been a personal and professional part of his life. In 1993, Keith joined Colorado Springs’ Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel, The Broadmoor, where he worked as a cook's apprentice under Siegfried Eisenberger, a three-time gold medalist at the Culinary Olympics, and he where eventually became sous-chef. In 2009, Keith visited Aspen and instantly fell in love with the town, making a move here the following winter. Throughout his career, Keith has played a critical role at several establishments including Omni la Mansion del Rio in San Antonio, Texas; The St. Regis Aspen, and Syzygy Restaurant that was among the top restaurants in Aspen until closing in the 2000s. He joined The Little Nell's team in 2013 as Executive Banquet Chef and worked his way up to Executive Sous-Chef and Executive Chef. He left in 2020 to lead Beckon in Denver as Chef de Cuisine, returning to The Little Nell in 2023 as Executive Chef.


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Dual treatment room in the Dior Spa at The Little Nell
Dior Relaxation Escape
In celebration of The Little Nell’s 35th anniversary, Dior has created an unprecedented experience at the base of the famed Aspen Mountain. Dressed in the same Toile de Jouy Soleil as the Fall 2024 Dioriviera collection, Dioriviera at The Little Nell includes a Dior Spa residency, the hotel’s pool, hot tub cabana, and a bespoke floral installation inspired by Christian Dior’s love of flowers, encompassing The Little Nell’s living wall and garden.
Birds eye view of the town of Aspen with mountains covered in greenery in the background.
Events Calendar
Explore events happening at The Little Nell and around Aspen, from wine dinners and parties to on-mountain activities and community gatherings.
Woman and child catching fish with fly fishing guide
Summer Adventures
Sunny skies and blooming wildflowers set the ideal atmosphere for a Summer Adventure in Aspen. Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters on a fly fishing excursion, or elevate your perspective with an off-road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain.

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