The Little Nell
The Little Nell hotel opened its doors in 1989. It was built on the site of a funky ski-bum bar dating from 1947 by the same name, at the foot of the slope where the original mineshaft had been dug – the one named after that lady of the night. It was the only ski-in, ski-out access to Aspen Mountain (and it still is). It took only two years for the hotel to earn the Grand Slam of hospitality rankings – five Stars from Forbes, and five Diamonds from the American Automobile Association (we have earned them again every year since). In 1991, only 49 lodges and 16 restaurants in the U.S. earned five Diamonds. And in 2013, just 125 hotels and 53 restaurants on the whole continent, including Mexico.
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