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Every guest room and suite at The Little Nell is different. There are 30 varieties of rooms, and all 92 have unique characteristics that lend a distinct residential feel to the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. It’s not just the décor that’s different. Since the building itself has an interesting shape, the room layouts vary, too.
All the standard rooms and junior suites underwent a renovation in late 2009, spearheaded by Chicago-based interior designer Holly Hunt, who created a design style she calls “Aspen Modern.” This resulted in rooms that have a modern feel and feature muted tones of gray and beige.
The beds stand out with plush linens (think big down duvets and rows of oversize pillows) and unique, decorative pillows. All the rooms have marble bathrooms with heated floors and backlit vanities, plus a sunken tub and separate shower with thick towels and robes. There are also large windows that offer nice views and plenty of natural light, as well as some kind of living area, whether it’s a couch and coffee table or large upholstered chairs. You’ll find a workspace (either a desk or a large table and chair), though most people who visit Aspen find they’re hardly interested in working.
As a nod to the “Aspen Idea” and to the city’s roots, internationally-renowned residential designer Holly Hunt has recreated our boutique hotel accommodations to offer guests the highest level of comfort away from home. The Little Nell’s modern “Aspen Aesthetic” design exhibits touches of classic Aspen with warm tones and a residential feel. The aesthetic is geometric and sculptural, in palettes of cream, blue and chocolate. The textured fabrics, walnut tables, wide leather chairs, velvet wrapped banquets, closet “barn doors” and stone-clad gas-burning fireplaces add to the feeling of comfort and elegance. Modern artists with classical foundations were selected to complement the design and unique attributes of each room.