The Little Nell

The Little Nell has become an industry and community icon. This 92-room hotel was part of a complete re-configuring of the base of Aspen Mountain, and is exemplary for creating cohesive public and private spaces. The complex site programming utilizes rooftop terraces and sub-grade connections to create a community gathering space, linking the city center with the mountain base: it is truly a “front door” of the community. The hotel living room, restaurant and bar wrap around a private landscaped courtyard with pool and spa, all constructed over parking.

The hotel received its Five-Star rating eighteen months after opening, and has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute’s Award of Excellence.   




Aspen, Colorado

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210,000 SF

1.98 Acres

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