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Hyatt Announces the Opening of Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

Set your sights Sky High. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott
International Inc., today announced the much-anticipated opening of W Aspen
The Sky Residences at W Aspen, located at the base of the world-renowned,
eponymous mountain. With ski-in/ski-out access to some of the world’s most
coveted slopes, stunning 360° mountain views and striking architectural and
interior design, W Aspen is the second W Mountain Escape globally, following W
Verbier in the Swiss Alps. Poised to carve out a new era of luxury in Aspen, W
is bringing its bold point of view to the iconic mountain town for year-round
access to alpine adventure.

W Aspen is nestled slope-side on Aspen Mountain – an 11,212-foot summit
internationally-renowned for skiing and snowboarding – tucked in at the end of
Durant Street, where Aspen’s famous Red-Light District once thrived. From the
Ute Native Americans and the silver miners of the late 19th century to the
swinging counterculture of the ‘60s and ‘70s and the current crop of
globe-trotting billionaires, Aspen’s ever-evolving residents and curious
culture rival the world’s most dynamic cities.

“Aspen’s people, vibrancy and natural beauty make this year-round
mountain town the perfect place for the W lifestyle,” said Anthony Ingham,
Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “W Aspen reimagines the traditional
ski chalet and allows people to experience the town in a way they never have
before, through evocative design, inclusive programming and a social scene that
is sure to become an essential stop on the global jet-setting calendar. The
first new build W Escape in the USA for 10 years, W Aspen marks a milestone in
the brand’s reinvigorated focus on North America.”

W Aspen The Sky Residences at W Aspen are owned by Northridge
Capital of Washington, DC, the owner for 16 years of the former Sky Hotel
situated on the same site, and co-developed by Northridge and local partner
Sarpa Development. “After more than five years of hard work,” commented
Northridge’s owner and president Dave Jackson, “we are thrilled to finally be
opening the W Aspen for the enjoyment of its guests and the local community,
and grateful to our partners at W Hotels, Haselden Construction, and too many
other team members to name for their tireless efforts to reach this goal.”

Sky’s The Limit

W Aspen brings a luxurious, playful style to the historically-rich town
of Aspen. Designed by global interior design firm NEMAWORKSHOP and Aspen-based architects Rowland + Broughton, alongside the W Brand’s award-winning design team, W Aspen centers on
the natural beauty and bounty of the mountains and the historical context of
the city it surrounds.

It begins with the exterior: a modern mountain chalet with long, sloping
roof lines that draw inspiration from the Rocky Mountain landscape. The essence
of the outdoors continues throughout the interior, where the Welcome Desk wood
formations echo the Rocky Mountains and intricately-detailed terrariums
represent seasonal Aspen activities from hiking and biking to skiing and
snowboarding.

On the second floor is The Living
Room, which serves as the central point of the Escape
experience and showcases a grid-pattern display on the bar – a nod to
traditional millwork structures used to create mine tunnels in Aspen during the
silver boom. Seating in The Living Room features brass and polished rods that
surround plush, velvety cushions synonymous with Aspen’s bohemian
counterculture of the early ’70s. Along the side, stadium seating leads to an
iconic suspended DJ booth that takes its cue from the largest silver nugget
discovered in Aspen at the turn of the century. Continuing to honor Aspen’s
role in the Colorado Silver Boom, light fixtures are informed by the look of a
miner’s headlamp and floors are swept with curving patterns that echo the soil
found at the bottom of a smuggler’s cove. At sundown, The Living Room’s outdoor
fire pit acts as a beacon at the base of the mountain – signaling to the skiers
above it is time to après.

Art reminiscent of iconic Americana paintings of the Rocky Mountains
layer the walls of W Aspen. Commissioned artists impart a more modern vision
through the lens of classic landscape paintings like those done by Albert
Bierstad and other greats. Longtime W collaborator Gaia showcases a series of
works throughout the Escape that tease an infatuation with American landscape
paintings but are superimposed with local millennial fragmented culture spirit
guides – adding a contemporary veil to the traditional. Accent pillows in the
Living Room and guestrooms are inspired by artists Herbert Bayer and Thomas
Benton and pay homage to the historical residents of Durant Street, named the
‘Soiled Doves of Durant’.

Cozy Up

W Aspen features 88 guestrooms and 11 W-branded residences, along with
four WOW suites and one Extreme WOW suite that can be a one, two or three
bedroom, all of which offer modern takes on Ute patterns and furniture inspired
by the decadence of ‘70s Aspen “pleasure palaces.” All guestrooms and suites
are playfully marked with room plates in a style reminiscent of the pop culture
icon Bob Ross, while interiors reference the cozy warmth of Swiss chalet
architecture through the use of rustic wood finishes, sloped rooflines and a
fireplace-inspired W MixBar. Each guestroom features pit and platform lounge
seating that nods to the plasticity of mile-high bohemia and is complete with
Ute-inspired accent pillows. Selected rooms feature a W design first, quad-queen bunk b, which
can sleep up to eight to cater to a younger adult clientele, as well as offer a
wink to the more hedonistic qualities of Aspen’s past.

The 2-bedroom Extreme WOW Suite is inspired by Aspen’s mountain culture
and is the quintessential location to play and stay. The suite features modern
industrial touches, rich ski-wear fabrics, a central fire pit surrounded by
curved pit seating, a hot tub open to the living area, a crystal and glass
barrier embracing a circular bed on a pivoting platform, and a DJ booth with a
mini LP vinyl player and curated music library – all playing on vintage luxury.
The plush r, blues and oranges in addition to psychedelic detailing add
extra electricity to this warm mountain escape.

Sky High

Whether one ne to cool down after a summer day of biking the trails
or warm up for après-ski cocktails, the place to see and be seen is the WET® Deck, Aspen’s only
year-round, all-weather, public rooftop. With jaw-dropping, panoramic mountain
views, a heated pool, hot tub, fire pits, cabanas, full bar, dance floor and DJ
booth, the WET Deck is poised to redefine Aspen’s social scene. Guests can
enjoy signature beverages from the center bar, which features a ceiling of
abstract crystal sculptures that mimic upside-down mountain peaks.

39 Degrees, a legendary après ski bar in the former Sky Hotel, returns as an
underground ultra-lounge cocktail bar and grotto inspired by the famed
Red-Light District of Aspen. Outfitted with platform and pit seating, crushed
velvet touches, cheeky Gonzo-style posters and pillows and a W-commissioned,
Gabriel Alcala mural that portrays an Aspen landscape through the lens of
‘excess,’ this hidden spot will keep the energy going late into the night. The
menu is a canvas, painting each taste bud with the flavors of sweet, sour,
bitter and salt. Highlights include sweet bites like Crab Dip with duck sauce,
sour bites such as Grilled Yuzu and Mirin Tiger Prawns, and salt and vinegar
dusted Chicken Wings with jalapeno are all designed to play perfectly with 39 Degrees libations.
Cocktails include timeless favorites like a W Sazerac or Sherry Cobbler as well
as new/next drinks like a Spiked Cucumber Splash with grapefruit and rose vodka
or a able cocktail like the Hidden Treasure, made with Montanva Oro,
Aperol, mango, orange, and pineapple.

From November through April, W Aspen’s Strategy Rooms serve as the hotel’s Ski
Snowboard shop which will be operated by Four Mountain Sports. The shop will
rent and sell the hotel’s first edition series of snowboards, which were
designed in partnership with Aspen’s own High Society Freeride and created by
Denver-based Never Summer. Inspired by the historical, cultural and social
aspects of the town, only 40 boards were made – 20 for women and 20 for men –
and are available exclusively at the hotel. From May through October, each 350
square feet Strategy Room sets the stage for the hotel’s art, fashion and music
programming as well as private events and intimate, mountainside weddings.

“The buzz and excitement for the debut of W Aspen has been building for
some time and we could not be readier to bring the infectious energy, spirit
and programming of W to this iconic American town,” says Greg Durrer, General
Manager, W Aspen. “We know that W Aspen will not only serve as a year-round
destination for travelers but that it will bring a bold new point of view to
the local social scene and become the latest player in the legacy of this
incredible cultural mecca.”

The Sky Residences Living

The Sky Residences at W Aspen offer an
exclusive d ownership opportunity with 11 W-branded Residences located
slope-side on Aspen Mountain. With a limited collection of only six
three-bedroom and five two-bedroom Residences, owners have access to a private,
owners-only roof deck with a spa, lounge seating, BBQ grills, outdoor kitchen
and fire pit. In addition, owners can enjoy all of the Escape’s amenities and
services at W Aspen, including Welcome Ambassadors and round the clock
security; in-residence dining and STYLE housekeeping services; WHEELS valet
service; FIT® state-of-art fitness facilities; two WET® Deck pools; and W’s
signature Whatever/Whenever® service promise, providing residents and hotel
guests alike with whatever they want, whenever they want it! The Sky Residences
at W Aspen are currently offered for sale by Forte Aspen. “The Sky Residences
at W Aspen feature compelling statements of space and design that defy
expectations,” said R.J. Gallagher, Jr. of Forte Aspen. “It’s where an owner
can get away from it all, while having it all. Effortless ownership, where
quality time with family and friends is the only order of the day. And night.”