MILL VALLEY, Calif.—Auberge Resorts has unveiled a comprehensive, four-and-a-half-month revitalization of the newest hotel in its portfolio, Aspen’s Hotel Jerome. The first ski resort in the Auberge collection, the Jerome has reopened in time for the winter holiday and ski season with a new restaurant, a new Living Room lobby lounge concept, and an Auberge Spa, in addition to revamped guest rooms.
Interior designer Todd-Avery Lenahan of TAL-Studio, in Las Vegas, along with Aspen-based architects Rowland + Broughton, oversaw the project and preserved many of the original finishes, including the Indian rug-patterned encaustic tilework floor, balustrades, and the Chippendale chinoiserie bar in the hotel’s J-Bar. Punctuating the historic furnishings is a mix of pieces from different eras and contemporary artwork.
The centerpiece for Hotel Jerome’s expansive renovation is Prospect, an upscale American bistro. A nod to the town’s rich mining history, the 65-seat Prospect will offer diverse American dishes that are meant to be shared. Executive Chef Rob Zack will include on his menu several classic Jerome dishes using contemporary techniques.
Another new feature is the lobby’s Living Room concept, a space designed for après ski, serving American tapas and small desserts, courtesy of Pastry Chef Aleece Gallagher. J-Bar, the restaurant and bar adjacent to the hotel lobby, received a light treatment in both menu and design.
Hotel Jerome’s 93 guestrooms feature upgrades such as multi-stepped moldings, enhanced lighting, cashmere curtains and redressed bathrooms. A minibar designed as a leather campaign chest and burnished-leather bed frames, are the standard in every room. Custom wall coverings and bespoke furniture were also added to the rooms.
The new Auberge Spa at Hotel Jerome offers treatments and products from skin and bodycare partners include Intraceuticals, Tara Spa Therapy, 04M, and Marie Veronique Organics’ new Pacific line. The hotel also has an exclusive partnership with the Aspen Club, a 77,000-square-foot club with fitness programming and an internationally recognized Sports Medicine Institute.
The resort features more than 10,000 square feet of renovated indoor and outdoor space that is available for groups from 20 to 600. Hotel Jerome’s Grand Ballroom is the only above-ground ballroom in Aspen, offering floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding Elk Mountain Range and Red Mountain.