Hotel Jerome Aspen, an Auberge Resort
Aspen Colorado, USA
When did you last visit the Hotel Jerome—Aspen’s most historic hotel? If you have been in Aspen at all, you surely would have noticed the iconic brick structure that houses Hotel Jerome on Main Street that depicts an affluent western mining town. Like me, you would also have had an après ski or end of a hike cocktail in Jerome’s legendary J Bar.
Constructed in 1889 by Jerome Wheeler, Hotel Jerome is often described as the ‘crown jewel’ of Aspen and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Wheeler, co-owner of Macy’s at the time, wanted Aspen to have a hotel equivalent to those of Europe in its refinements and amenities. An avid supporter and investor in the town, Mr. Wheeler also commissioned Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House.
Recently added to the Auberge Resort Group, Hotel Jerome has undergone a multi-million dollar facelift—and the results are stunning. Centerpieces of the Hotel Jerome are: Prospect, an upscale hearty American bistro; The Living Room, a lobby lounge concept serving tapas and desserts; Auberge Spa; and upgraded mountain luxury guest rooms that deliver a spacious environment—the smallest room is 500 square feet.
All are designed with the intent of preserving the Jerome’s beloved character while adding contemporary interiors with rich layered tones. Many of the original architectural details have remained intact, including balustrades, Native American accents, and the Chippendale chinoiserie bar in J Bar.
Auberge Resorts has evolved into a world-class collection of hotels. The first resort was Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, followed by Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas—also a part of our IN CLASSIC STYLE family of destinations. The Auberge Collection now includes Calistoga Ranch and Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley, and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. All are designed and operated in classic style and design.