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The Sky Residences at W Aspen are redefining slope-side luxury

The highly anticipated W Aspen opens this summer

By Lauren Glendenning

Mountain deluxe architecture and decor, rooftop amenities with some of the best views in Aspen, and urban-chic vibes thanks to the iconic W Hotels brand — The Sky Residences at W Aspen are transforming the town’s luxury shared ownership market. The Sky Residences at W Aspen, a limited collection of only six three-bedroom and five two-bedroom W-branded Residences, are debuting this summer. The Sky Residences are offered for sale as a 1/10th shared ownership interest in real estate. As the property at the base of Aspen Mountain has taken its new shape after the Sky Hotel’s demolition in 2017, it’s clear that what was once one of Aspen’s most exciting and hip gathering spots is not only going to carry on that tradition, it’s going to exceed it. “The Sky Residences at W Aspen feature compelling statements of space and design that defy expectations,” said R.J. Gallagher, Jr. of Forte Aspen: Residential Marketing & Sales. “It’s where an Owner can get away from it all, while having it all. Effortless ownership, where quality time with family and friends is the only order of the day. And night.”

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Built for Aspen

Located on the third and fourth floors of W Aspen, The Sky Residences are modern and luxurious, with many energy-efficient building and lifestyle features fit for this environmentally-conscious town. “W Hotels Worldwide is a really unique brand in the sense that no two properties are the same,” said Owner and Co-Developer David Jackson of Northridge Capital. “W Hotels starts with the local community and comes up with a design narrative that fits in with that community.” In Aspen, reflections and echoes of Aspen’s past, as well as its current environment, will be visible throughout the property. Patterns in carpets will feature Ute Indian tribal designs, while artwork and other interior decor will incorporate some of the go-go days and Aspen’s jetsetters, as well as silver mining relics. “As you walk around, you’ll recognize so many details unique to Aspen and its history,” he said. Well known street artists are completing artwork on the walls at several highly visible locations throughout the property. The staircase on the north end of the property is the site of a street art installation expanding from the basement level all the way to the rooftop. “This art is going to be incredible. I predict people will want to travel to Aspen just to see it,” said Jackson. With architecture by Aspen firm Rowland + Broughton, local expertise from Sarpa Development, and Northridge Capital’s experience as owner of the Sky Hotel for 16 years, this is a team that knows Aspen. The result is a property that fits in with the town both architecturally and culturally. “Our incredibly beautiful views of the majestic mountains and our historic town are open for everyone to enjoy. When combined with the excitement and fun the W Aspen team will bring to the property, Aspen will once again set the bar as no other place can,” expressed Co-Developer John Sarpa.

Owning a Piece of Aspen

From a dedicated residential staff to the perks of Whatever/Whenever® Concierge services, The Sky Residences at W Aspen Owners can enjoy a carefree lifestyle where everything is taken care of. Amenities include 24-hour front desk services, housekeeping, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, below-grade parking garage, room service, and more. Jackson and Sarpa point out that the W Aspen staff will make Owners feel like celebrities around the clock. W Hotels is known for impeccable service combined with an unsurpassed ability to quench guests’ lust for life. The Sky Residences at W Aspen are a place where Owners can begin new family traditions and create lasting memories. “This shared ownership opportunity offers a unique combination of the hip W brand and the prime Aspen location,” said Gallagher. “All of these amenities right at Owners’ fingertips — in one of the greatest locations, in one of the most desirable towns, in the world.” Public amenities include an underground late-night speakeasy — named 39 Degrees as an homage to the Sky Hotel — a rooftop bar with hot tub, cabanas, and spectacular views of Aspen Mountain from one of the highest points in town. Owners have access to all W Aspen amenities, plus Owners-only perks such as an exclusive rooftop, the private Owners’ deck on the 4th floor, with a fire pit, hot tub, and BBQs. “If Owners want to be part of the scene, it’s there and accessible to them. If they want to escape from it, they can retreat to the Owners’ deck,” Jackson said. “This is a very special property in terms of its rare and prominent location and its colorful history with the community of Aspen and its visitors. As the owners, developers, and stewards of W Aspen, we understand its significance as a resort asset and the role it plays in keeping Aspen a desirable, must-do tourism hot spot. But most of all, we are proud to carry on the Sky Hotel legacy as a neighborhood gathering place and the heartbeat of Aspen.”

The Sky Residences Amenities

  • Private, Owners-only 4th floor roof deck with spa, lounge seating, BBQ grill, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit

  • Spacious floor plans are strikingly furnished with open, gourmet kitchens, distinctive appointments, and impeccable detailing, and include expansive balconies, increasing the livable floor area for each Residence

  • All the Residences are in prime locations within the building, featuring expansive views of Aspen Mountain, Independence Pass, Red Mountain, or downtown Aspen

  • Owner amenities entitle Owners to enjoy the convenience and exceptional experience of living at a fine resort property

  • On-property ski locker room

  • On-site ski/snowboard shop with daily and weekly equipment rentals and demos available