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The Arrabelle Hotel exterior in the winter.
The Arrabelle Hotel exterior in the winter

The Arrabelle at Vail Square

Whether you desire a dream vacation where indulgence and pampering are top priorities or prefer to stay active and fit during your holiday, look no further than The Arrabelle at Vail Square. Located in the beautiful Lionshead Village of Vail, Colorado, The Arrabelle spills over with luxury of all kinds, tailored to the needs of spa enthusiasts and sports superstars alike! It matters not whether you are staying here with your significant other, friends or your entire family; you’re going to find it all –- pampering at the spa, proximity to trails and shopping, and outdoor activities galore. At 8,022 feet of elevation, this property will literally take your breath away.

     The Old-World charm The Arrabelle delivers is reminiscent of Europe’s grandest resorts. Modeled after the Swiss ski town of Zermatt, the architectural style that inspired Vail in its earliest days clearly carries on throughout the guest rooms, suites, and private residences at The Arrabelle. Outside, Vail Square maintains the iconic mountain chateau look, featuring an ice rink and fire pit, with a terraced area full of fountains and year-round concerts. Although built in 2008, The Arrabelle was updated this past June to give a new look and feel, including a fully renovated workout facility and new hydrotherapy spa equipment.   

Vail Twilight
Vail Twilight

     First things first: let’s talk about location. Tourists from all over the world come to Vail to experience more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls, and the most groomed terrain on the planet. For access to this, The Arrabelle at Vail Square provides the perfect ski-in, ski-out location for you and your family to enjoy. Take private ski lessons with your kids, or embrace your inner Lindsey Vonn by gliding down the iconic Champagne Glade.

     With more than 300 days of sunshine in Colorado per year, you are likely to get one of the classic “blue sky, powder days” at Vail –- an experience so surreal you will have to ski it to believe it. Note: be sure to pick up a complimentary GoPro camera at the front desk so you can document your entire day’s adventures!

     At The Arrabelle, no family member gets left behind or forgotten. Before heading out on the slopes, drop your furry friend at the doggie spa where Fido will receive his very own water bowl, bed, homemade doggie treats and a midday walk while you’re out adventuring. No, we’re not kidding.

     Later, when it comes time for après ski, head back inside for some rest and relaxation at the award-winning Rock Resorts Spa. The full-service, 10,000-square-foot spa is the perfect way to unwind. Signature treatments include a fruit and spice body wrap and the antioxidant glow facial. Guests can also choose from three in-room spa offerings -– including one for kids –- which can be ordered up right from the in-room iPad. Be sure to book your appointments early, as they do fill up! 

     In short, The Arrabelle does everything possible to make sure guests can wake up feeling refreshed and recharged in order to make the most of their vacation!

The Limelight Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the white River National Forest, Aspen is the epitome of luxury when it comes to Colorado mountain towns. Although originally founded as a small mining village, Aspen has grown to become the fabulous resort town it is today, while still remaining true to its rustic charm and elegance. A stay at the downtown Limelight Hotel will place you perfectly in the center of adventure headquarters, while still letting you feel wonderfully pampered and relaxed.

Skiing on a sunny day at Aspen Highlands
Skiing on a sunny day at Aspen Highlands

     The Limelight Hotel is an eco-friendly resort at the base of Aspen Mountain, but not the typical ski chalet you might think. There are no wooden beams or bear-skin rugs; instead, you’ll find an array of modern decor, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, shiny furniture, and bright orange accents. The building is an art piece in itself, with spacious seating and lookouts to take in the wonderful world outside. For these reasons, the Limelight attracts an eclectic and adventurous clientele – you can’t get more hip than this.

     With recently updated amenities, the guest rooms at the Limelight are full of things you will love: king-sized beds, flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and plush robes. The hotel also features an outdoor pool, two hot tubs, a rooftop terrace, a lobby fireplace, and a lounge with live music. A resort fee covers shuttle service, use of the fitness center, ski lockers and continental breakfast. However, be careful not to spend too much time basking in this modern comfort, for the world outside is probably what you came for!

     At the Limelight, there is a certain emphasis on “Limelightitude”, that is, the attitude of saying ‘yes’ to adventure, lightening up, and enjoying the present. In Aspen, you are smack in the middle of a Mother Nature masterpiece, and there is an entire bucket list of things to do.

     During the fall, a full array of autumn colors is on display, bringing many so-called “leaf peepers” to the area (visitors who come specifically to look at the changing leaves). Regardless of your outdoor ambitions, you are sure to find something that will excite you. From rafting along the Roaring Fork River, to rock-climbing near the Maroon Bells, hot-air ballooning to paragliding, the fresh air and gorgeous natural surroundings create the perfect place to get outside and explore, all within steps of the Limelight.

  In the winter, Aspen comes alive in the form of a snow globe, the beautiful scenery and open spaces lending themselves to be the focus of cold-weather recreation.  The Limelight is pleased to offer guests complimentary snowshoe tours, taking you along mountain streams, over ridgelines, and through valleys, while learning about mountain ecology and environment. Cross-country skiing, and of course, downhill skiing, also are popular activities for tourists and locals alike. It is no wonder that “I came to Aspen for the winter, but stayed for the summer” is a popular saying among those who have lived in town for a while. 

     After a long day on the mountain, what better way to enjoy the afternoon than relaxing in the Limelight Lounge, indulging in well-earned, free cookies and a new specialty hot chocolate bar. Mouths start watering just thinking about it.

     As a vibrant and lively music town, keep an eye on the Limelight’s website for information regarding upcoming events. Some highlights this fall and winter include cruiser bike adventures, “Paint N Wine” nights, the annual Christmas Tree lighting, and the return of the ESPN Winter X Games come January!

Omni Interlocken Resort

The award-winning Omni Interlocken Resort  is a hotel, golf club, and spa located in beautiful Broomfield, Colorado – a suburb of Denver with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. Named one of the top 10 best hotels for families by Child magazine, the Omni Interlocken Resort is the ideal place to stay for a family vacation or a business trip.

     With its striking scenery and a challenging 27-hole championship golf course, this property welcomes you to a retreat into modern luxury. Settled just outside the nearby college town of Boulder, this year-round Colorado hotel offers a wealth of onsite pleasures, as well as offsite adventures.

     Golfers will love the picturesque golf course, with its striking scenery and more than 400 feet of elevation changes. Designed by Graham & Panks International, (a partnership between David Graham, 1981 U.S. Open Champion and PGA Senior Tour player, and Gary Panks), Omni Interlocken Golf Course was ranked third in the “Best Resort Courses of Colorado” survey. The course consists of three individual regulation nine-hole courses – Eldorado, Vista and Sunshine.

     Spa enthusiasts can escape into a world of relaxation at the on-site Mokara Spa, complete with a jacuzzi and full range of treatments for both men and women. Downstairs, you will find two resort-style pools and a whirlpool, surrounded by mountain greenery and gentle waterfalls. Unlike many other pools in Colorado, the pool at Omni is open year-round, 24 hours a day. This means more time lounging, less time stressing. As you meander around the lush grounds, views of the nearby Flatirons mountain range provide a breathtaking background.

     Foodies will enjoy dining at one of the delicious restaurants on the property, whether it be in the hotel, near the pool, or at the golf club. Of special note is the Meritage restaurant, a casually elegant atmosphere that features an expansive menu and an “Art of Breakfast” buffet. The assortment of exquisitely prepared local cuisine creates flavorful meals with perfectly paired wines. If you would rather enjoy delicious cuisine in the privacy of your room, 24-hour guest room dining also is available.

     Children will be happy to learn of the special kid’s bags they will receive upon check-in, complete with books and board games for added entertainment during the day. Families are encouraged to attend the weekly dive-in movie shown at the outdoor swimming pools. While lounging poolside – or even inside the pool – guests enjoy complimentary popcorn while they watch a movie on the specially constructed big screen. Be sure not to miss out on the milk and cookies offered in the lobby!

     On top of all of this, the Broomfield location of Omni provides perfect access to nearby hiking and biking trails, as well as skiing and shopping. Whether your day trip takes you to an outdoor patio in Boulder, up to Eldora Ski Resort, through Estes Park or even further into the Rocky Mountains, the luxury accommodations at Omni Interlocken Resort are sure to make your vacation memorable.


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The Peaks

Rocky Mountain resorts offer much more than rooms with a view.

Majestic snow-covered mountains rearing high into the sky, brilliant gold aspen leaves shimmering against contrasting white trunks on dense forested slopes, and sunlit, rushing rivers cascading into wildflower meadows nestled within valleys—the setting must be Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by this stunning scenery, the resorts of Aspen, Vail and Telluride offer perfect destinations for the adventurous seeking unmatched outdoor experiences.

Exhilarating days spent hiking, biking or trekking may be interspersed with first-class games of golf or shopping among high-end boutiques selling designer brands from Prada to Gucci. When the sun sinks behind the peaks, a lively nightlife sparkles with a variety of theater performances, concerts and ballet.

As winter approaches, Aspen and Vail become the centers of the best skiing and après ski in the world. With more than 5,000 acres of skiing trails and cross-country skiing, this area is perfect for all winter sports enthusiasts, both novices and experts. Each pretty alpine-style village offers stunning accommodations that match the breathtaking outdoor views.

colorado-cool1At The Sebastian, guests may experience total recovery in a mountain-view pool, complete with steaming hot tubs, then follow the treat with a delectable dining experience. Rich décor, complete with fine paintings, is characteristic throughout the hotel. Bedrooms combine opulence with sleek contemporary style, and only the finest luxury amenities are provided; 400-thread Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a perfect night’s sleep. Intimate and elegant, the accommodation is a home away from home.

The Library holds an interesting selection of books that invite leisurely browsing. The Frost bar offers an impressive choice in spirits; guests may choose from among the signature Scotch collection, sleek hand-crafted cocktails, and a variety of microbrew ales. Relax and socialize over tapas and wine, or crudo or bistro fare in Leonora before attending a family celebration dinner in the private dining room.

In winter, the Sebastian’s base camp provides ski-in/ski-out access from Gondola One on Vail Mountain. Private ski valets ensure each transition is smooth, enabling guests to spend maximum time on the slopes.

Legends of the Bachelors add a historical dimension to the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch resort. Seven miners arrived here in the early 1900s—John Anderson, ‘Gundy’ Berg, Ed Howard, Charley Mays, John Mertz, Ferdinand Smith and Carrothers, who history records only by his last name—and stayed until the Great Depression. Meeting rooms are named for the miners, and rock-lined walls of the Grotto in Bachelor Gulch Spa evoke the caves found throughout the Rocky Mountains, places the Bachelors would have known well. Today, the wagging tail of Bachelor, the hotel’s St. Bernard ambassador, frequently greets visitors relaxing in front of glowing fires in the Great Room.

Stylish and imposing, the Ritz Carlton is one of the loveliest hotels in the area. Set on a hillside close to Beaver Creek Mountain with stunning views across Vail Valley, the Ritz Carlton evokes alpine charm. The beauty of the surrounding landscape is echoed in the interior décor; natural wood and stone combine with luxurious designer textiles and upholstery to create an instantly relaxing environment in which graceful blues, browns and beiges predominate. Each room boasts spectacular views of either the Eagle River Valley or Beaver Creek Mountain.

Soak away aches of the day in a sumptuous marble bathroom, enjoy gourmet in-room coffee and tea, or be pampered in a spa treatment or sauna.

Buffalo’s restaurant features seasonal dishes accompanied by one of the many local craft beers. At Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, guests may explore designer cocktails and indulge in fine dining at W. The adults-only Bachelors Lounge offers imported cigars from around the world, signature cocktails and a sommelier-crafted wine list par excellence.

In this area, guests can ski from village to village in winter and have ski-in/ski-out access to more than 1,800 acres of pristine snow-covered slopes. White-glove services for skiers include a ski concierge and direct access to the Bachelor Gulch Express high-speed quad chairlift, situated only a few minutes from the hotel.

At other times of the year, trail-riding on sure-footed horses offers full immersion in the spectacular scenery. The Ritz Carlton enjoys an exclusive partnership with Red Sky Golf Club, home to some of Colorado’s highest rated golf courses.

Children can enjoy the Bachelor Gulch Youth Spa program and the Ritz Kids scheme. In winter, a ski nanny is available to give mom and dad much-needed space. Four-footed friends are welcome, and a pampering service includes doggie massages, VIP packs and even Furry Paw Fridays, in which man’s best friend enjoys canine fun in the sun.

Aspen’s Hotel Jerome defines elegance, with its imposing Old World splendor, distinctive, historic red brick expanse and understated luxury. Its location right in the heart of town ensures guests are only steps away from the finest shopping. Often described as Aspen’s crown jewel, the hotel dates back to the 1880s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Chairs in the lounge beckon guests after a full day exploring the mountains. The characteristic leather and tartan, dark woods and sparkling linen can be found throughout the hotel. Interesting touches include mini-bars designed as leather campaign chests and burnished leather bed frames. Walk-in showers, oversize baths and marble surrounds are found in every bathroom, together with custom-blended bath products. Cashmere curtains and cubist-inspired carpets complete the décor.

In recognition of the fine quality of locally produced art, unique pieces by local artists are displayed on the walls, as are reproductions of archival pieces from the Aspen Historical Society’s collection, including a singularly impressive image of a Ute Indian chief.

Hand-stitched leather chairs, traditional furnishings and warm hardwood flooring create the perfect ambiance for dining and relaxing each evening. Inspired by local traditions and culture, the unique Food of Place series was created exclusively for hotel guests.

In contrast, the iconic J Bar offers an authentic, Old-West saloon feel, complete with burgers and beer, lobster Cobb or Aspen Crud. Rugged leather furniture conveys a sense of timelessness, and the Chippendale chinoiserie bar original to the hotel remains in use.

Concierge services provide access to unexpected treats, such as a twilight husky sledding excursion in which dogs hurtle down the slopes, pulling the adventuresome on a sled through the tranquil, snowy countryside.

The Viceroy Snowmass is among the newest resorts in the area and is proving highly popular. Well-situated to enable skiers access to four mountains—Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk—The Viceroy is close to the Elk Camp gondola and Village Express and Assay Hill chairlifts.

Sleek, elegant, sophisticated interior décor evokes a fresh, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Kitchens in each room are fully stocked with designer tableware, and the comfortable, serene bedrooms are the brainchild of renowned interior designer Jean-Michel Gathy.

Wonderful mountain or town views are visible from each room, including the dining room, which overlooks spectacular mountains. Relax in the Ute Indian-inspired Wellness Spa, try out the well-equipped fitness center or sip a drink on the year-round pool terrace.

The Viceroy also prides itself on its environmentally friendly policies, as it seeks to stay at the forefront of sustainable hospitality. A state-of-the-art Electrolyser system creates the hotel’s own cleaning products, ensuring air is healthy, clean and fresh throughout. Combined with signature luxury accommodations designed to exceed all expectations, the Viceroy Snowmass is a hotel for the 21st century.

Recently renovated in chic, natural-hued Aspen Modern, Little Nell is the sole 5-star, 5-diamond resort in Aspen. Here, a palette of cream, blue and chocolate creates a serene, calm environment, and down-filled sofas and lounge chairs tempt guests to stop and stay awhile. Many of the rooms boast panoramic views of the mountains, and suites offer heated marble floors and walls, steam showers and Jacuzzi soaking tubs. Glowing fires in fireplaces provide welcoming warmth after a cold day out on the mountains.

The town is right at Little Nell’s front door, making it easy for guests to enjoy a shopping spree amid high-end boutiques or take in an evening’s entertainment. Visitors may dine in comfort at the hotel’s award-winning Element 47 restaurant, which features alpine cuisine infused with seasonal ingredients. The unusual glass wine wall echoes the scale of the award-winning wine list. Those who prefer casual fine dining will enjoy Ajax Tavern, the ultimate après-ski venue with a pretty mountainside patio.

Regardless of the time of the year, Little Nell has much to offer visitors. During the summer, stargazing jeep tours are led by an astronomy expert, under whose supervision guests can enjoy a late-night picnic in the mountains, then discover the sky’s jewels viewed through state-of-the-art binoculars.

Set on Telluride Mountain amid the San Juan peaks, Hotel Telluride is sited within the historic community that shares its name. A quaint 19th-century silver-mining town, Telluride offers Victorian charm amid awe-inspiring, soaring peaks perfect for skiing, climbing and outdoor activities.

Each room at Hotel Telluride boasts its own special, breathtaking mountain view from the balcony or patio. Windows may be opened to enjoy the fresh mountain air, or guests may adjust room temperature using the individual climate-control system found in each room. Enjoy spacious bathrooms with large tubs and marble surrounds before settling down to sleep on custom-embroidered linens and down pillows. Each suite incorporates a gas fireplace and a wet bar. Eye-catching original artwork hangs on the walls, creating a focal point for each room. Outdoor hot tubs, a lovely sun deck and a fully equipped fitness center make this an ideal place to rest and reinvigorate.

Time to dine? The all-pervading scent of fresh-baked cookies wafts from the kitchen throughout the day, keeping appetites whetted. Unique among all the Telluride restaurants, the Nook offers casual American cuisine in a lodge setting. Here, mom and dad can enjoy homemade tavern fare made from fresh, local ingredients while youngsters choose from among kid-friendly selections on the diverse children’s menu. From cozy meals to family celebrations, the Nook is ready to meet a variety of culinary needs.

Each pet guest receives its own personalized pet welcome on the front desk’s doggie chalkboard, a plush dog bed and a special pet tag that includes the hotel’s phone number, in case Fido can’t find his way home.

With an annual average of 300 inches of snow, Telluride boasts more than 1,700 acres of ideal skiing terrain perfect for cross-country or downhill skiing. At 4.6 miles long, the Galloping Goose is the longest of the ski runs in the area. During other times of the year, guests enjoy camping, hiking, jeeping and world-famous music festivals.

The Peaks Resort and Spa stars as one of the most relaxing resorts in the area. Here, guests may find privacy in rustic, yet chic, private cabins and condos or enjoy socializing in the luxurious hotel. Spacious rooms decorated in classic white, cream and chocolate décor feature opulent wood furniture. Each room features a large seating area with a queen-sized sofa sleeper and two full-size baths.

Guests are in for a special treat at Peaks Palmyra, where magnificent mountain views enhance gourmet, innovative cuisine prepared by the finest chefs; the restaurant’s emphasis on fine dining includes organic, regional and international flavors. For quick meals, the Steaming Bean coffee house is perfect, with its grab-and-go menu of light fare. Live music is performed most nights.

Lovers of the links may enjoy privileges at The Telluride Golf Club. Perched 9,500 ft. above sea level, the club is one of the highest in the world, and mountains surround the 18-hole course. For a different sports experience, try heli-skiing, a specialty of the hotel.

Colorado’s largest spa, The Spa at The Peaks, offers an extensive range of treatments, cardio machines, group fitness classes, dry saunas, Roman tubs, steam rooms and an oxygen lounge. The hotel’s fantastic, two-level fitness center also includes heated pools. Complete the experience with a manicure, pedicure and visit to the hair salon.

Pets are welcome at the Peaks Resort, where an on-site doggy spa awaits pampered pooches and all rooms are dog-friendly. National Geographic has granted the resort its special Paw of Approval recognition. This pet-friendly culture is found throughout the town of Telluride, which provides numerous special Puppy Parking spots where dogs can chill out in comfort. In addition, gondalas include cabins exclusively for pets.

As if the views alone are not enough, the charming ambience of The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge is a don’t miss for Telluride visitors. This captivating lodge seamlessly combines a memorable residential experience with the personal and dedicated staff and amenities found only in the best luxury hotels. The Lodge is ideally located in the heart of Mountain Village, just steps away from the base of the world-class ski resort and the complimentary Gondola that connects the town of Telluride with Mountain Village.

Named after famed Austrian ski champ Franz Klammer, the lodge first opened in 1996 as Colorado’s first private residence club. Today, the pristine setting in a glacially carved valley surrounded by the San Juan Mountains is a must-see for anyone craving a memorable stay in a winter playground.

colorado-cool3An extensive $3 million refresh of the residences, Club Room and Fitness Center was recently completed, and today the unique property reflects the colors, textures and beauty of the region. The result is a fresh mountain feel with a contemporary vibe that guests are raving about. Each beautifully appointed two- or three-bedroom residence offers a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining area, washer and dryer, oversized bathrooms and a private balcony.  Lodge amenities include complimentary transportation to and from Montrose and Telluride airports, complimentary valet parking, 24-hour fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool, game room, business center and the popular — but private — Himmel Spa.

The European-style spa provides an exotic retreat, with services and treatments that will revitalize the body and nourish the spirit. The more adventurous can take advantage of everything Telluride — from downhill skiing or snowboarding, to dog sled tours, ice climbing, sledding and tubing, snowmobiling and so much more.

Truly a place that is designed to pamper, the attentive and enthusiastic staff makes sure that every guest will enjoy the comfort of a home away from home, minus the hassles of daily life. In this luxurious sanctuary, they make it their goal to deliver a memorable vacation experience that is part and parcel of the Fairmont brand.

Active holidays, winter sports, cultural events and designer shopping make Aspen, Vail and Telluride ideal year-round destinations for magnificent scenery, sumptuous dining and relaxing experiences for all ages.


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