Aspen Hospitality



Aspen Hospitality is a division of Aspen Skiing Company with a portfolio of owned and operated hotels and residences consisting of The Little Nell, Aspen’s only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel; and its affiliated Residences at The Little Nell, both of which are located at the base of Aspen Mountain; as well as the Limelight Aspen and Limelight Snowmass in Colorado; and the Limelight Ketchum near Sun Valley in Idaho. Limelight Denver opened May 2023 and two additional Limelight Hotels in Mammoth, California, and Boulder, Colorado, are slated to open in 2025. The company also owns and operates the ASPENX Mountain Club and the Snowmass Mountain Club.


Aspen Skiing Company, Henry Crown and Company, and Ojai Valley Inn


Named after a mining claim originally located not far uphill from where the hotel sits today, The Little Nell opened in 1989 and quickly began attracting a diverse international clientele, including celebrities, dignitaries, Fortune 500 magnates and political leaders. The Little Nell, a Relais & Châteaux resort, is proud to offer the only ski-in/ski-out access to Aspen Mountain as well as be the only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond, property in Aspen. Since opening, The Little Nell has worked with designers including Holly Hunt, Bentel & Bentel, Champalimaud Design, and Luis Bustamante to create a cosmopolitan yet intimate, contemporary yet timeless atmosphere. The Little Nell celebrates the bonds between people and guests travel from all corners of the world to be a part of what's known as 'the quintessential Aspen experience.' Guests seek the opportunity to spend treasured time together, to enjoy unique and memorable activities, to embrace life at its best. The Little Nell nourishes each moment along the way – from doorstep to dining room to guest suites to the slopes.

Limelight Hotels are contemporary properties set in the heart of authentic mountain and urban communities. Limelight Aspen, in downtown Aspen, Colorado, is just steps from the slopes and the downtown core. Limelight Snowmass in Snowmass, Colorado is located adjacent to the Elk Camp Gondola with direct access to 3,362 acres of terrain. Limelight Ketchum is situated in Ketchum, Idaho, near the base of Sun Valley’s famed ski area, Bald Mountain, and within walking distance to the town’s shops and restaurants. Limelight Denver opened in May 2023, and two additional Limelight Hotels in Mammoth, California, and Boulder, Colorado, are slated to open in 2025. All Limelight properties are designed around the communities and activities where they are located.

The Little Nell - Aspen, Colorado
The Little Nell - New York, New York (Estimated 2026)

Limelight Denver - Denver, Colorado
Limelight Aspen - Aspen, Colorado

Limelight Snowmass - Snowmass, Colorado

Limelight Ketchum - Ketchum, Idaho
Limelight Mammoth - Mammoth, California (Estimated 2025)
Limelight Boulder - Boulder, Colorado (Estimated 2025)

Residences at The Little Nell - Aspen, Colorado
Limelight Residences - Ketchum, Idaho
Limelight Residences - Snowmass, Colorado
Limelight Residences - Mammoth, California (Estimated 2024)

ASPENX Mountain Club - Aspen, Colorado
Snowmass Mountain Club - Snowmass, Colorado
Mammoth Mountain Club - Mammoth, California (Estimated 2024)
Boulder Mountain Club - Boulder, Colorado (Estimated 2025)


Aspen Hospitality is actively seeking acquisition and development opportunities for its Little Nell and Limelight hotel brands with a strategy focused on further invest in the hotel business as the owner-operator of high quality hotel assets in leisure destinations.


Andy Reed
Vice President, Investments


Wall Street Journal
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The plan would convert 10 floors of vacant office space above NBC ‘Today’ studios into Little Nell Hotel. Rockefeller Center is preparing to open its first hotel...
Press Release
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New ownership group set to convert Hotel Born in Denver to Limelight Hotel in 2023, becoming the first urban hotel for the Limelight brand...
U.S. News & World Report
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Millions of visitors travel to this town in central Colorado each year for its ideal ski conditions and massive slopes. Aspen Snowmass is one of the country's largest ski resorts....
The New York Times
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This year, The Little Nell, a boutique hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain, got access for its guests to the ASPENX Beach Club on top of a mountain...
The Denver Post
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Like all its hotel rankings, U.S. News & World Report only spotlights luxury hotels and resorts, meaning those “that consistently receive a 4-, 4.5- or 5-star...
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Aspen Hospitality forms strategic joint venture with continuum partners. Three years ago, Aspen Skiing Company introduced its hospitality division...

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Events Calendar
Explore events happening at The Little Nell and around Aspen, from wine dinners and parties to on-mountain activities and community gatherings.
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Wine Cellar Experiences
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.
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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.

The Little Nell