Rowland+Broughton Architecture to design redevelopment of Sky Hotel

Sky Hotel
The Sky Hotel will be redeveloped into the W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen.

Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design was selected as architect for the redevelopment of the Sky Hotel, now W Aspen, at the base of Aspen Mountain and as interior designer for The Sky Residences at W Aspen.

Northridge Capital LLC, owner of the Sky Hotel in Aspen, recently announced plans to redevelop the property in partnership with local developer Sarpa Development. W Hotels Worldwide has been selected as the operator for the new hotel and residences at 709 E. Durant Ave.

The architectural design for the project is reminiscent of the modern chalet form, including long, sloping rooflines, that was prevalent in Aspen when skiing was first introduced, according to the architecture firm. The project will offer 88 guest rooms, including six suites, and 11 W-branded fractional residences. Additional features include an oversized split-level living room lobby, as well as a 1,600-square-foot outdoor patio and a 12,000-sf rooftop bar and pool, both of which will overlook Aspen Mountain.

Rowland+Broughton also will work closely with W’s in-house design team on all aspects of the W Aspen project and in partnership with Nemaworkshop of New York City for interior design of W Aspen public spaces and hotel rooms.

“We are proud to be a part of such an amazing project,” commented Rowland+Broughton Principal John Rowland, AIA. “W Aspen is a great example of how the true spirit of a property can be maintained while elevating the experiences of the next generation of travelers and residents. By design, the architectural concept of a modern ski chalet links Aspen’s past, present and future. As Aspen architects and residents alike, we look forward to seeing our combined vision take shape.”

Along with Rowland, the R+B project team is led by Principal Sarah Broughton, AIA, and Project Manager Scott McHale, LEED, AP.

W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen are scheduled to open in 2018.

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