Harper’s Bazaar is an indisputable authority on luxury. From fashion and beauty to lifestyle and travel, HB knows sophistication, and has been reporting about life’s finer things since it was first published in 1867.
Well, we are excited to post that Harper’s Bazaar loves the Hotel Jerome! Here’s an excerpt of what HB had to say about our historic hotel:
“Adventure and elegance collide when summer arrives in the beautiful ski town of Aspen, Colorado”
There’s an age-old saying among locals in Aspen, “I came for the winter, but stayed for the summer.”
Renowned as one of the world’s most glamorous ski resorts, surrounded by glorious mountains, bubbling creeks and lush green forests, it’s no wonder Aspen is second home and holiday favourite for a host of A-listers (including Jack Nicholson, Kevin Costner and Elle Macpherson). But what keeps drawing everyone back is its unbeatable summers.
When the warmer weather hits, Aspen transforms into a cultural haven, a mecca for luxury shoppers and a playground for adventurers and thrill-seekers. An unrivalled calendar of events, from music concerts and food and drink festivals to art exhibitions and sports challenges, makes Aspen one of the best summer holiday destinations in the USA.
The Hotel Jerome is proudly referred to as Aspen’s “crown jewels”, sitting in the heart of the town and epitomising everything it means to be a luxury American ski-lodge – warm, luxurious, comfortable and steeped in history.
Having recently undergone an almighty refurbishment, the hotel’s decadent roots have been updated to suit the modern Aspen traveller.
Rooms are cosy, spacious and come complete with custom-blended Jerome toiletries, gluten-free treats and state of the art technology, including plasma TVs and iPads that act as an in-room, interactive concierge service.
The décor is extravagant and authentic. A range of contemporary artworks commissioned by local artists sit alongside Pitkin County antiques, heirlooms and archive pieces reproduced exclusively by the Aspen Historical Society – think Wild Wild West with a touch of 20th century glamour.
The J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome is one of the town’s most revered watering holes. Famed for its authentic decor, array of delicious cocktails and bar snacks, friendly atmosphere, and most importantly the Aspen Crud. If you only try one drink at the J-Bar, this is it – a delectable vanilla ice cream soda spiked with Jim Beam bourbon, created at the hotel during the Prohibition Era and still proudly sold as the Jerome’s signature drink almost a century later.
The hotel also boasts two dining options – Prospect for fine traditional cuisine and the Living Room for relaxed lunches; a heated pool offering somewhere to retreat and relax and a host of in-house amenities including ski concierge, picnic basket service and babysitters.
The Jerome Spa is the perfect place to relax your body, rejuvenate your mind and revitalise your senses. The full service menu takes inspiration from the history of Aspen and combines natural ingredients, local minerals and medicinal plants to give your body a boost of TLC where it needs it most.
When you arrive, book yourself in for a High Altitude Sports Recovery Massage – you won’t regret it. And, be sure to take advantage of your guest access to the world-renowned Aspen Club & Spa. Just minutes from the hotel, this 70,000 square-foot health and fitness centre houses tennis courts, swimming pools, spa facilities, physical therapy clinics, a sportswear boutique, over 60 group classes and much more.
To read the rest of HB’s guide on how to Aspen, visit: http://www.harpersbazaar.co.uk/guide/hotels/north-america/usa/colorado/hotel-jerome-aspen-colorado-review-guide