Csaba "Chubby" Oveges is as well known for his knowledge of wine, spirits and fine dining as he is for his unwavering charm. An Advanced Sommelier, he specializes in pairing wines, fashioning drinks, and anticipating guests’ every need. Chubby’s introduction to hospitality began at a young age helping at his family’s restaurant in Hungary’s Lake Balaton region. His career has since taken him around the world, first working for Kempinski Hotels in Budapest from 1998-2002, and eventually moving to Aspen in 2004 for a position at the Aspen Mountain Club, which is managed by The Little Nell. In 2009, he was promoted to maître d’ at Montagna at The Little Nell. In 2012, Montagna reopened as Element 47 which Chubby oversaw as General Manager. In 2014, he was promoted to Assistant F&B Director and then F&B Director in 2016. In 2019, Chubby earned his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. In 2020, Chubby was promoted to Director of Operations for The Little Nell, where he oversees all departments at the hotel. He and his wife, Ana Kelly, whom he met at The Nell, share a passion for fine dining and world travels.
A reputation as rich as its cellar - now is your chance to experience a unique part of The Little Nell wine program. Enjoy a private cellar tasting or dinner, catered to your every need and hosted by one of our sommeliers.
Aspen's most chic boutique located in the lobby of The Little Nell is now also available for online shopping. Artwork, apparel, jewelry, handbags, blankets, wine glasses, home goods and more are at your fingertips.
Cool temperatures, fewer people and vibrant fall foliage set the ideal atmosphere for an Autumn Adventure in Aspen! Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters or elevate your perspective with an Off-Road Tour to the top of Aspen Mountain.