Best Hotel Profiles: The Little Nell, Aspen USA

The Little Nell is the only 5-star hotel in Aspen! Discover more about this incredible hotel in the mountain with an incredible service, luxurious amenities and the artistic touch of the Little Nell.

The hotel industry is all about exceeding guest expectations. That's why guest satisfaction is at the heart of a hotel's business model and why the standards it sets are key to its success. Here is a hotel where the standard is respected with a setting and exceptional service! 

The Little Nell's core values are: 

  • To live each moment with passion
  • Awaken the spirit of its guests and employees
  • Uplift the community
  • Honor the luxurious place where they are

Let's go now to discover more about this wonderful establishment that will make you want to go there as soon as you finish reading!


At the time, Aspen was a very prosperous silver mine in the United States. Today, that has changed as the town has become a popular tourist destination. Visitors from all over the world come to experience the beautiful scenery and stay in unique places, such as The Little Nell

Aspen is known for its art, music, culture, excellent skiing, Hollywood history, and many brand-name stores. The land on which The Little Nell now stands has had quite a history over the past hundred years: 

  • Summer hunting grounds of the Ute Indians
  • Miners' retreat
  • Railroad stop, and depot
  • Pasture for the Aspen Dairy
  • Ski lift, or Watering hole for skiers

Opened in 1989 and named after a mining claim, the hotel attracts a diverse international clientele, including celebrities, dignitaries, Fortune 500 tycoons, and political leaders.  


The Little Nell is an art gallery on its own and features a modern aesthetic throughout the hotel. In fact, the hotel contains original abstract art by internationally renowned painters, sculptors, and photographers. Notably, the main restaurant, Element 47, was designed to include a significant collection of contemporary Aspen art, as an integral part of the dining experience. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Little Nell Hotel underwent a major renovation of its rooms and suites by renowned interior designer Holly Hunt.

Luxurious setting

Let's start with the best part, The Little Nell is Aspen's only five-star, five-diamond hotel! Moreover, it has been named one of the best hotels in the world, 26 years in a row by the Forbes Travel Guides

As you can see, the establishment has been awarded all the most prestigious distinctions including: 

  • America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants" since 2011
  • AAA five-diamond for the 28th consecutive time
  • The best hotel in Colorado in 2021 by US News and World Report
  • Certificate of Excellence award since 2010 by TripAdvisor 
  • Element 47 restaurant has been nominated for "Most Outstanding Wine Program" multiple times by James Beard Foundation.

Plus, the hotel has a great location as it is close to the ski slopes. The famous Chicago designer Holly Hunt was given the task of renovating the hotel in an "Aspen Modern" style. Since then the luxury has only been enriched! These quality renovations and carefully chosen details make the 92 rooms at Little Nell and the rest of the hotel stand out from other properties in Aspen and the USA! 

To top it all off, the hotel has outstanding amenities to ensure guests have an exceptional stay. With two restaurants, three on-site bars, a fitness center, three treatment rooms, an outdoor heated pool, and an outdoor spa. The hotel's five-star amenities are all the more luxurious!

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