Introducing Aspen Hospitality

The hospitality division of Aspen Skiing Company, an operator of ski resorts in North America, The Little Nell Hotel Group, has been rebranded Aspen Hospitality.

Alinio Azevedo has been promoted to CEO of Aspen Hospitality from his most recent leadership role as managing director/COO. He specializes in the development, financing, operation and asset management of the hotels and clubs that make up Aspen Hospitality’s portfolio, according to the company. Under Alinio’s leadership, Aspen Hospitality will continue to pursue opportunities for further expansion into new markets, including coastal and urban destinations.

Aspen Hospitality’s current list of owned and operated hotels, residences and private clubs:

  • The Little Nell in Aspen, CO
  • Residences at The Little Nell in Aspen, CO
  • Limelight Hotel Aspen in Aspen, CO
  • Limelight Hotel Snowmass in Snowmass, CO
  • Limelight Hotel Ketchum near Sun Valley, ID
  • The ASPENX Mountain Club at the summit of Aspen Mountain
  • The Snowmass Mountain Club at the base village in Snowmass

The company will open several new properties in the coming years:

  • Limelight Hotel & Residences Mammoth in Mammoth, CA (estimated opening in late 2024)
  • Limelight Hotel Boulder in Boulder, CO (estimated opening in early 2025)

Additional properties in the pipeline will be announced soon.

“Over the years, our family has invested a great deal of thought and research into the expansion of the company’s hospitality division, exploring markets throughout the U.S.,” said Jim Crown, owner/managing partner, Aspen Skiing Company. “Our first property, The Little Nell, has been one of the most celebrated luxury hotels in the country since opening in 1989, and we are actively pursuing opportunities to introduce additional Little Nell properties in the near future. Since the opening of Limelight Hotel Aspen more than a decade ago, Limelight Hotels have redefined the concept of elevated casual services and amenities in ski resorts and towns. We are now expanding the Limelight portfolio to also include urban destinations, creating basecamps in the places our guests want to explore.”

Azevedo said, “Our focus has been on carefully growing our coveted brands into supply-constrained markets where we can make a difference with our experience in connecting our hotels and private clubs to the communities where they operate. The next few years will bring many new opportunities for our guests and team members.”