The luxury sector of the economy is in the dumps and the once highly touted Snowmass Base Village is mostly on pause, with financing virtually nonexistent to finish the 1 million-square-foot project. By all accounts it’s not the best time to open a four-star slopeside hotel with 173 rooms, top-notch interior design and high-end touches like mother of pearl in the furniture.But the Viceroy Snowmass, the anchor property of the Base Village project and the only building still under construction, is officially on its way to a ski-season opening — reservations are now being taken for the winter, starting Dec. 16.
By Catherine Lutz, July 12, 2009 Aspen Daily News

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