Awards

We honestly prefer not to blow our own horn, but we’re proud to say that the industry has been very kind in its praise.

Forbes Travel Guide

Recipient of the prestigious Forbes Five-Star Award (Formerly Mobil) in 2018, marking the 23rd consecutive year to receive this designation as "one of the best hotels in the world." Our signature restaurant and bar, element 47, has been awarded Five Stars since 2015, making it one of two Five Star restaurants in Colorado and the only in Aspen.


AAA FIVE-DIAMOND

Recipient for 27 consecutive years of the prestigious American Automobile Association's (AAA) Five Diamond Award, which recognizes properties renowned for uncompromising standards of excellence in all aspects of the operation.


US News & World Report

Ranked #1 for "Best Hotels in Colorado," and in the top 50 for "Best Hotels in the US" since 2014.


Wine Spectator

Since 1997, The Little Nell has been recognized as a "Grand Award Winner” for having an exceptional wine program, celebrating 20 years in 2017.


WINE ENTHUSIAST

Recognized as one of "America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants" in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 + 2017 In 2018, the Hall of Fame was announced for restaurants recognized four years or more, including The Little Nell.


JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION

Element 47 was nominated for "Most Outstanding Wine Program" in 2014 (finalist), 2016 (semi-finalist), and 2018 (finalist).


TRAVEL + LEISURE

The Little Nell is often recognized in Travel + Leisure's annual Worlds Best Awards, Most recently, The Little Nell was ranked #6 for "Best Resort Hotels in the American West," and also ranked #15 for "Best Continental U.S. Resort Hotels" in 2018.


Conde Nast Traveler

In addition to being named one of the top 500 properties in the world, The Nell is a member of the "Gold List" in 2014 and listed in the 2013 Reader's Poll as one of the "Top 270 Spas in North America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and at Sea" and as a "Top Resort in the West."


Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

Awarded the 2011 Hospitality Green Award for its work on sustainability, as well as being named the most environmentally responsible hotel in the state. In 2017, The Little Nell earned the Good Earthkeeping Award.


Trip Advisor

The Little Nell is a favorite of Trip Advisor, which has honored us with the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award since 2010. Named a Trip Advisor 2015 Silver Level GreenLeader for sustainable hotel practices.


AUSTRALIA'S LUXURY TRAVEL MAGAZINE

For the fourth year running, The Little Nell was named "Best Overseas Ski Property" in the 2016 Gold List Awards.


Celebrated Living

The Little Nell was named one of the "Best Boutique Hotels Worldwide" in 2016 on the Platinum List for Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ first and business-class in-flight magazine.


AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL’S 25 TOP PROPERTIES

The Little Nell received the honor of "Most Bespoke Service Experience" in 2016 in celebration of Fine Hotels & Resorts' 25th anniversary.


AMERICAN EXPRESS FINE HOTELS & RESORTS

The Little Nell received the honor of "Hotel Partner of the Year" in 2017, chosen among 979 properties as the very best.


Brides

The Little Nell was named one of the Best Wedding Venues in The West by BRIDES Magazine in 2016 and 2017.


ELITE TRAVELER

The Paepcke Suite was named one of the "Best 100 Suites in the World" by Elite Traveler.


THE AUSTRALIAN'S WISH MAGAZINE

Recently ranked as "World's Best Ski Resort," and 5th on the overall "The Travel Top 50" for 2014.


FREESKIER MAGAZINE

Ajax Tavern won Best Après-Ski Bar in Aspen in 2016.


Apres Ski Cocktail Classic

Chair 9 won the Peoples' Choice Award for best cocktail in the Great Apres Ski Pub Crawl in 2016 and 2017.

Goodies Goodies Goodie

7th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival
Celebrate Labor Day at Ajax Tavern's annual oyster fest, featuring a raw bar, BBQ favorites, wine and beer, live music, dancing and more! $5 of every ticket price + raffle proceeds will benefit Youth Entity, a local non-profit that engages and empowers youth to discover their potential by providing real-world learning experiences that prepare them for future success.
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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, elevate your perspective with an off road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain, or venture on a stargazing tour with our expert guide.
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Ajax Wine Dinners
The Little Nell Wine Academy presents weekly themed wine dinners hosted by our team of sommeliers, paired with a three-course, prix fixe menu from Ajax Tavern's Chef de Cuisine, Oscar Carrasco.


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