NEWS FROM THE LIMELIGHT HOTEL ASPEN SUMMER 2018
Limelight Hotel Aspen—the Limelight Hotel is a 126-room property nestled in the heart of downtown, Aspen, Colo. just steps away from world-class mountain activities and adventure. The Hotel is known for its contemporary décor, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Top amenities include an expanded continental breakfast, free in-town transportation, adventure concierge, complimentary activities for guests, outdoor pool and hot tubs, vibrant lounge and happy hour, monthly harvest dinners and pet-friendly rooms.
New Limelight Hotel Property
New Limelight Hotel Snowmass
Last spring, Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) renewed construction on the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass for a scheduled completion date of November 2018. The new hotel will feature 99 hotel rooms and 11 for-sale condominiums, plus a new restaurant, a children’s game area as well as a five-story climbing wall that will be open to the public and the largest of its kind in the state. Modeled after the company’s existing properties in Aspen, Colo. and Ketchum, Idaho, the hotel will be located adjacent to Snowmass Mountain’s Elk Camp Gondola providing ski-in/ski-out access. The new hotel property will remain consistent with the Limelight brand featuring amenities and extras such as an expanded continental breakfast, après ski deals in the Lounge, live music, adventure activities such as First Tracks and Inside Tracks, a ski concierge as well as pet-friendly rooms. Stonehill & Taylor, based out of New York City, have been selected to design the interior, with plans to continue the Limelight’s contemporary yet casual design theme. The hotel is pursuing an LEED certification.
Sunset Hike and Picnic
The Limelight Hotel is pleased to offer the new outdoor adventure titled Sunset Hike and Picnic. Guests can choose from one-of-three local hikes, Smuggler Mountain, Hunter Creek or Ajax (either the Ute Trail or the road), to be led by a Limelight guide. Once at the top of the hike, guests will be greeted by Limelight Chef who will serve a three-course upscale family-style picnic on a pre-set table with linen, glassware, and silverware. Relax and enjoy the scenery while sipping on beverages and savoring delicious local fare. Cost is $75 per person. Call (970) 925-3222 to make a reservation.
Food & Beverage
New Limelight Frojito
This summer, the Limelight will offer the specialty cocktail titled ‘Frojito,’ or in other words, a frozen mojito. The drink will include Bacardi rum, lime juice, mint simple syrup and ice combined and frozen in a slushy machine. The Limelight Frojito costs $8 during happy hour and $12 during regular Limelight Lounge hours. The popular Limelight Happy Hours takes place every day from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
New last summer, the Limelight Hotel introduced the popular frozen rosé or in other words ‘frosé.’ This ideal beverage for a hot summer day is made with dry rosé as well as a small amount of simply syrup and garnished with a strawberry. It is then combined and frozen in a slushy machine. The Limelight Frosé costs $8 during happy hour and $12 during regular Limelight Lounge hours. The popular Limelight Happy Hours takes place every day from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Limelight Summer Harvest Dinner Series
Continuing this summer, the popular Limelight Summer Harvest Dinner Series will take advantage of food items that are at the peak of freshness from local farms. From stone fruits to root vegetables and tomatoes to melons, the twice a month beer dinners will feature a taste of Colorado with an abundance of fresh produce. While the food items will fluctuate depending on what is in season, the three-course Beer Dinners format will remain the same and still feature select craft breweries. In addition, two wine dinners have been inserted to the schedule this summer. Beer/Wine dinner’s cost $45 per person and the Grand Slam Dinner (that features a distillery as well) will cost $65 per person. Dinners start at 7 p.m.
Beer Dinner Schedule
- Jun. 12—Wine Pairing Dinner (TBD)
- Jun. 26—Elevation Brewing Co. Pairing Dinner
- Jul. 10—Ballast Point Brewery Pairing Dinner
- Jul. 24—Grand Slam Dinner—pairing of a wine (TBD), spirit (Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal) and beer (New Belgium)
- Aug. 7—Avery Brewing Co. Pairing Dinner
- Aug. 21— Boulder Beer Co. Pairing Dinner
- Sept. 4— Odell Brewing Co. Pairing Dinner
- Sept. 18—Wine Pairing Dinner (TBD)
- Oct. 2— Oskar Blues Brewery Pairing Dinner
- Oct. 16— Telluride Brewing Co. Pairing Dinner
Summer in the Limelight Lounge switches gears to more refreshing beverages including the return of the popular Limelight Sangria Flight. After a day spent enjoying the outdoors, sit back and relax in the Lounge or on the patio while tasting the Limelight’s sangria featuring a trio of white, red and rosé for $12. Or simply enjoy one glass for $8. The red sangria features cabernet with vodka, brandy, fresh juices and triple sec. The rosé sangria mixes rosé wine with agave, raspberries, strawberries, raspberry peach Grand Marnier and tequila. Lastly, the white sangria is highlighted with white wine, Bacardi, lime, kiwis and strawberries.
Limelight Pups Lighten-Up with Pet Amenities
The pet friendly Limelight offers pet amenities for man’s best friend when they stay at the hotel. Amenities to use during their stay include a colorful dog bed, metal water bowl, collapsible and glow-in-the-dark Limelight logoed food bowl, gift bag from the Only Natural pet store which includes a sample of dog food, discount coupon and sticker as well as a Limelight logoed dog tag. Upon check-out, visiting Limelight pups may keep the Only Natural Pet store gift bag as well as the dog tag. In addition, pet owners may purchase the Limelight logoed food bowl, a collapsible logoed camping bowl, Limelight bandana and logoed leash for their furry friends.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Adventures
Once again back by popular demand, guests staying at the property have the unique opportunity to participate in the Limelight Hotel’s complimentary stand up paddle boarding (SUP) activity. In conjunction with Aspen Kayak and SUP Academy, guests will depart the Limelight Hotel at 9:30 a.m. and head to the Northstar Nature Preserve located on the East side of Aspen. The three hour adventure will consist of a guided lesson and tour with local stand up paddle board and kayak legend, Charlie MacArthur. In the summer, MacArthur runs the Aspen Kayak and SUP Academy and has been certifying and coaching students and instructors in the art of river running, freestyle and racing techniques since 1990. The activity includes transportation and SUP/kayak equipment and will run from June through September every Wednesday and Friday.
This summer, the Limelight Hotel Aspen will have a branded Limelight paraglider available to guests who wish to paraglide in conjunction with Aspen Paragliding. Aspen Paragliding is a premier paragliding school that provides professional tandem instruction, certification and mountain/thermal soaring clinics. During the summer, tandem flights are scheduled three times a day and cost $295/person with flights taking off from the top of Aspen Mountain. For more information, visit www.aspenparagliding.com.
Both the Limelight Hotel Aspen and the Limelight Hotel Ketchum have gone straw free, meaning plastic beverage straws are not provided unless specifically requested, and then a paper straw is given. The hotel properties enacted this policy to align with the movement that throw-away-plastic is an unnecessary product and is adding to the plastic pollution in our oceans.
Colorado Locals Rate
For Colorado residents looking to spend more time in the mountains, the Limelight Hotel offers the Colorado Locals Rate that is available from Apr. 8-Jun. 12, 2018 with rooms starting at the highly-discounted rate of $155 per night for standard/deluxe room types. All other room types are 20% off. To book now visit www.limelighthotels.com/aspen/offers/co-locals-rate.
For more information about the Limelight Hotel, visit www.limelighthotel.com or call (855) 925-3025. Follow the Limelight Hotel @LimelightAspen on Twitter, @limelighthotel on Instagram or at www.facebook.com/TheLimelightHotel. Or simply stop by at 355 South Monarch St. Aspen, Colo. 81611.
For a gallery of photos representing the Best of the Limelight Hotel Summer 2018, click here: https://aspensnowmass.imagerelay.com/sb/5bd151d9-b871-46e2-8fc5-ea6b1750220b/limelight-summer-2018.
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About the Limelight Hotels
Limelight Hotels are contemporary properties set in the heart of authentic mountain communities. The Limelight Hotel Aspen, in downtown Aspen, Colorado is just steps from the slopes and the downtown core. The Limelight Hotel Ketchum, in Ketchum, Idaho, is near the base of the Sun Valley’s famed ski area, Bald Mountain, and walking distance to the town’s myriad of shops and restaurant. The Limelight Hotel Snowmass began construction in the spring of 2017 at the base of the Snowmass ski area in Colorado with a scheduled completion of Nov. 2018. The properties are designed around the communities and activities where they are located. Guests enjoy outdoor pools, hot tubs, ski valet, an adventure concierge, monthly beer dinners, an expanded continental breakfast and in-town transit. Guests also enjoy complimentary ski programming and adventure activities year round including snowshoeing, biking, stand up paddle boarding and more. Pets are welcome. www.limelighthotels.com